rode nt5. has anyone tried this mic?

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Member Since: Apr 03, 2002

i am semi-interested in these microphones and i was just wondering if anyone here uses them or has heard their sound before? are they good for studio applications?

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Oct 26, 2002 09:00 pm

I have never used one, but have heard many peeps being happy with them. If you get the chance and are looking into some high-perf mics, look at www.appliedmic.com/ these folks don't sell at places like Guitar Center and MF, they are all hand made mics that sell for a few more bucks but sound awesome.

Just a thought, I am not sure where they sell retail, maybe SamAsh or someplace like that...if the sell retail at all.

That said, The Rodes are really nice from what I have heard. I am sure somebody with more personal experience will come in to state their case one way or the other.

P.S. good to see ya again stupe, ya don't come around so often these days. Nice to see ya pop in now and then. :-)

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Oct 26, 2002 09:23 pm

The Rode mic's are very good at what they do. That said, I will tell you straight out, they are a very sterile sounding mic. In the digital recording world, this mean's that you will not alway's end up hearing playback sound like it did live. They have a very crisp sound, I have used them for some wind instrument recording and piano recording. But on vocal's and other thing's like guitar such, they do not have that full warm sound I like to hear. I will say it all depend'a on what your trying to get out of the mic. If dead on sterile tone that emphisize's the high end is what you are after, the Rode stuf is very good for the money. But if you want warm and fuzzy, try Oktava, or for the total true sound's play back and hear what you heard live, give the guy's at applied mic a look. They are top of the line and will build a mic just for what you are looking to do.

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Oct 26, 2002 11:56 pm

:) noise i know you are a die hard mk319 advocate. i really want to own one too someday. right now my large diagphram condensor is a audio technica 4047s/v running through an art mp tube and a behringer compressor, and im happy with it.
and db, i'll never forget my roots! i remember when i first started with recording, you and noise were the coolest! ps: i like the new avatar icons, my guy ROCKS!

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Oct 27, 2002 06:18 am

just thank us in your speech when accepting your first award for best album production at some music award show :-)

that's all I ask...

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Since: Apr 09, 2002


Oct 27, 2002 07:05 am

As dB stated you might want to check out AMT's stuff. I use there mic's all the time. I've also been to there headquarter since I endorse for them. Itís a two man operation. One person is the tech but both guys know there stuff. It is very true that they make each mic by hand. The only problem you may encounter with them is that they may be out of stock with what mic or mic's you may need and it may take a few months to get it. They do have resellers and I'm hoping that home recording will carry them in the future. I make my living playing jazz and many of the top musicians in this area of music use this company for not only there stock items but custom mic's also. They also have a very huge following in the classical world too. Steve wonder uses there mic's for his mouth harp.
I would give them a call and ask plenty of questions. Ask for Les and say that Sonny's percussionist who hangs out on the Home Recording Forum recommended them to you. Les is the owner and be prepared to talk for maybe an hour or so. Many top engineers both live and studio know of this smoking company. Your call will also help this forum so I encourage that you give them a call. They also have a connection with Nady and another company that I can't remember right now for wireless hookups. The group I play with won a Grammy for best Jazz Album this year using there stuff. If you need any help hooking up with them hit me on AIM or Messenger. If youíre playing acoustic instruments this is the way to go. They also stand behind what they sell totally.
I hope I helped in some small way.
Gus

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Since: Apr 03, 2002


Oct 27, 2002 07:52 am

Gus is right, Les likes to talk, fortunately he is a very cool dude too and knows his business. I have enjoyed the time I have spent with him on the phone or email.

We had been talking about some various deals and such stuff to get some of these mics in my hand, but after the marketplace went to hell everybody got caught up in other things trying to keep bottom lines and such.

Hopefully, with a little of Gus' help we can get the ball rolling on this again. many high-rollers use these mics, and they have a couple condensors that are good for miking the ol Marshall cab too, not just for acoustic type uses, though that is generally what they promote since it is their primary target audience.

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Since: Jan 27, 2006


Jan 27, 2006 02:02 pm

All,
I just picked up the NT5 pr. they were recomended by a local studio. I couldn't find any info on the web from Rode on how to use them. AKG and other manuf. offer a great deal of info on their site. We tested them in the store with an guitar and sound recorded in Cubase was better than the AKG C1000S and the Rode NT4.

Sound Gal - Michelle
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Since: Jul 11, 2005


Jan 28, 2006 12:18 am

I use a Rode NT 5 pair on all my recordinghs for overheads. i definately recommend them - great value and great sound.

Prince CZAR-ming
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Since: Apr 08, 2004


Jan 29, 2006 03:45 pm

3.5 years, that's got to be a record =)

Pinnipedal Czar (: 3=
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Since: Apr 11, 2004


Jan 29, 2006 05:12 pm

Awesome !

I still laugh about the "DEALS OVER" thread !

Administrator
Since: Apr 03, 2002


Jan 29, 2006 05:15 pm

jeezuz...talk about diggin up the past...

Ya know whats weird is that I was thinkin about Gus the other day, wondering what the heck happened to him...he was a cool member, and quite active around the time this thread started.

Sound Gal - Michelle
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Since: Jul 11, 2005


Jan 29, 2006 05:22 pm

ROTFL I didnt even notice!

Czar of Midi
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Since: Apr 04, 2002


Jan 29, 2006 06:04 pm

It seems the old threads do indeed get read then!

But they do seem to be digging up older threads as it goes along here.

by the way, welcome to HRC Cafe Deluxe.

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