Rode has announced an update to its popular NT1 studio condenser mic, which includes a Dual Connect output for both XLR and USB and an ‘unclippable’ 32-bit float digital output.
Billing it as the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone, the Rode NT1 provides a low 4dBA of self-noise, making it ideal for recording all types of activity, from interviews to musical performances.
The fifth generation NT1 also boasts a new Dual Connect output that offers both XLR and USB ports within the same housing. This means you can connect the NT1 to an audio, mixer, console or other piece of equipment via XLR or directly to a computer via USB for plug and play recording.
Also new is a 32-bit float digital output that records the full dynamic range of the microphone and enables users to adjust their audio to the desired level after recording has stopped.
Other features include up to 192kHz analog-to-digital conversion and a studio-grade shock mount and pop filter. The Rode NT1 microphone body is made of aluminium and is available in black or silver.
The Rode NT1 5th Generation price tag will be $249, with a release date set for March 2023.