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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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Affordable quality SDC microphone by Rode

Stephen137, 25.09.2013

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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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M. Ziad, 20.12.2015

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This is my favourite mic for recording acoustic guitar and drums, it's just perfect.

I used it a couple of times for vocals, on max it picks up sounds from the neighbours house lol.

Excellent value for money

06.04.2016

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Sound:In short,it sounds wonderful.Frequency response is flat,while the mic is capturing all the little nuances of your instrument or voice.Allthoug small diaphragm condensers are especially good with guitars,I found out that this mic excels at vocals.It gives my voice a warm timbre without changing the core characteristics of the sound.As all condensers,m3 is prone to the proximity effect (though not as much as most other mics).Placement is also important,as it is with every directional mic.Roll-off switch helps a lot especially if closemicing the sound source.

Built quality:As most rode products,this mic is built like a tank.It has fallen to the ground quite a few times,without any consequences.The clamp that is provided with the mic seems unbreakable.

Overall:An absolutely wonderful mic for its money.Not much mire to add really.

I love this mic!

Glen B., 19.06.2016

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I've used this mic for recording acoustic guitar with great results, vocals with the included pop filter are great, I've even used it live. Great sounding mic *almost* matches my Rode NT2a mic that's nearly 3x the price.

A must have mic for recording or live situation.

Bandara, 15.08.2014

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Our church sound department was in the process of upgrading our existing mic collection when we came across Rode M3. We saw Rode M3 being used at another church worship service and was amazed by the sound quality, available options and the heavy duty build quality it had. so we did some research and decided to buy not just one but five of them.
Our sound team is very satisfied with the over all experience that we get on daily basis with our Rode M3. we use them on vocals, piano and also as the main podium mic.

Sound is incredibly smooth and flat, on vocal needs very less eq and we leave the high-pass filter on so it applies filter at 80Hz to reduce low frequency sounds and any handling noise that may occur.
We use these to mic our grand piano and also as the main podium speakers microphone. we have had no feedback issues compared to aka c1000 that we have been using before.
We did replaced all our old battered up AKG c1000 with the Rode M3's and have to say its one of the best choices we have made. The price you pay for such an amazing mic like this is just plain bargain. If you are in the process of deciding which mic to by for your studio or live gig just give this mic a try, it'll be worth it.
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