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Rode M3

Rode M3
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item number 114494
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available since August 2007
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Rode M3 - condenser microphone with cardioid polar pattern, frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz, 130dB SPL, 21dBA self noise, 200ohm impedance, status LED, high pass filter, includes windshield and stand mount. Suitable for recording strings, choirs and acoustic guitars. Requires 48V phantom power or 9V battery. Dimensions: 225 x 33mm (LxD). Weight: 360g. 10 years Rode Warranty, incl. Windshield and Microphoneclip (plastic case is no longer included)

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4.6 out of 5 stars

Great Versatile Mic

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I use the M3 mainly for tutorials and pod casts etc. Perfect for this type of aplication

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Yeah I don't think this is good for recording guitars , its very muddy the sound and get a much better result with the condenser mics I have.

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This Condenser microphone stood up to my expectations.

The overall weight of the microphone is brilliant. Its not too light or too heavy and has a nice tidy design.

I was looking for the best possible mic on a budget and I don't think I could have got better than this!

It captures the sounds that I wanted for recording Acoustic guitar which is the harmonics, finger picking, strumming and light drumming. I use this along with my guitars pre-amp to get an even clearer sound. I found that talking into the mic from one or two feet away is also good for capturing your voice.

I would definitely recommend this product to anyone.

Nice Mic from Rode!

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I use this Mic in the studio and i have to say: it's cheap but it's a good one. We use it as a overhead microphone and sometimes for several instruments like guitar oder brass instruments. The sound is very clear and low-noised.

a good investment ;-)

Affordable quality SDC microphone by Rode

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This is the second M3 I've purchased - so that in itself gives a hint as to how satisfied I've been with this mic.

As with other Rode products the M3 is VERY solidly built and feels like a substantial piece of kit. It comes nicely packaged with a leatherette pouch and a very good quality mic clip, a well as a basic foam windshield. The M3 also comes with Rode's impressive warranty.

At this price point, the M3 has some impressive and very useful features - pad switch, a bass roll-off filter, and the option to power it by battery - very handy if no phantom power is available. This could make it a good option for field recording or news-gathering/interviewing applications.

In use I've found this to be an extremely versatile mic - my first test involved an interview-style recording of a presentation my girlfriend was preparing for her job. She was quite taken aback on hearing her voice played back - it was very cleanly recorded, very intelligble and with nice full lows and good midrange clarity. This was done through Motu preamps - so not exactly boutique quality pre's but nonetheless the M3 delivered excellent sound.

I've used it on a variety of sources since - it handled percussion very adequately (bongo drums) and I've used it for single mic'ing of a glockenspiel with respectable results. I've also used a stereo pair during studio rehearsals to capture a trio of backing vocalists, with excellent results.

I can't really fault this product - at the asking price it represents excellent value for money and personally I would favour these over a well-known industry standard dynamic mic for sheer flexiblility. The only slight negative I can think of is that these are fairly large microphones so may not suit every situation. for me this is not a problem, but I can imagine situations where a less bulky mic might be more appropriate.

I would highly recommend this microphone to anyone looking for a flexible workhorse SDC on a tight budget, and I can see myself investing in a few more of them in future.

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