Rode M3

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Condenser Microphone

  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Ideal for recording strings, choir and acoustic guitars
  • Frequency range: 40 - 20,000 Hz
  • 130 dB SPL
  • 21 dBA Inherent noise
  • Output impedance: 200 Ohm
  • 48V Phantom power or battery power (9 V battery)
  • Robust metal housing
  • Elastic mounted 1/2" capsule
  • Switchable high pass filter
  • Switchable preattenuation (-10 dB/ -20 dB)
  • Length: 225 mm
  • Diameter: 33 mm
  • Weight: 360 g
  • Incl. wind shield and clamp
available since August 2007
Item number 114494
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Battery Powered Yes
Directional Microphone No
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut Yes
switchable pad Yes
characteristic cardoid
Condenser Microphone 1
Incl. Clamp 1
Polar Pattern Cardioid
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A versatile good mic.
Alani 13.05.2017
I have been using this microphone for some years both in home-studio and live situations, recording and amplifying acoustic guitars, greek folk instruments (bouzouki, tzouras, baglamas), even voices.

Whatever you put in front of this mic, you will get a decent sound.

On live situation it does what it should. If phantom-power is not available, you can go with the battery.

I got a second one to start experimenting with XY/ORTF arrays and I got pretty interesting results.

If I have to find a drawback, I would say it is a bit heavy. For this reason, if you are looking for two low-price microphones especially suited for stereo-recording, go for Rode M5: beside the fact that they are sold in matched-pair, (this could be not-so-crucial for you) they are a way lighter than M3 and you could avoid some hassles with the mic-stand and the need for counterweights.

In summary, M3 is a sturdy, well-built, good mic.
At this price point, the M3 is a great product.
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Great for the price!
Irvas 01.01.2022
It is good mic for acoustic guitar. I use it in combination with large diagram mic to get extra high frequencies of my Taylor guitar. Also tried for vocal in the rehearsal room and it sound great without microphony. Great piece of equipment for home recording.
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Perfect all-rounder.
Trundle. 05.01.2021
Very versatile and can be used for just about anything. Surprisingly good sound for the price, sturdy construction - and the battery option is really handy. I first used this as an ambient room mic (set up as per a shotgun), as far from the kit as I could get it and it worked so well I almost felt like I didn't need anything else other than the vocal mics. Although my efforts are directed at recreating a vintage mid-century vibe, I think this peice of kit would come in very handy, no matter what.
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Vocals, acoustic, amps
Dapapa 16.01.2019
This is my all-round mic. It does it all from Vocals, Acoustic guitar and even guitar amps micing!

Love the attenuator feature; -10dB and -20dB
The -20 is only to be used for very loud sources!
For home recording I use the -10dB as it helps to reduce the guitar amplifier noise.
For vocals and acoustic 0dB is working fine.

Built like a tank! Very heavy! I like it! Sounds warmer and rounder than my SM57 clone. Also much louder than my 57 clone.
So far very happy with this mic! Time will tell how long it lasts but with the 10 year Rode Warranty one can't loose anything! Great deal!
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