The new Rode NT2A have made me happy since the first day I have received it. The same day I used it for recording acoustic guitar in studio performance. Before that was minimum difference between strings gauge and picks that i used. But this mic takes it as it is. I checked five different picks and two different strings (thin 12' and thick 13'). That was a ten different timbres that I can take from one of my guitar now. That is amazing! Also wanna say about vocal recording. The quality of recorded vocal tracks equals the sound of 1500$-2000$ condenser microphones that I heard before. Great solution between price and quality I think. Very comfortable to buy in a bundle with stand and pop filter. Once you unpackage this it ready for job the next second.
I have now made some recordings with this microphone and am very satisfied with the sound results. Vocal, guitar, piano and sometimes a cajon was recorded. The microphone emits a warm, full sound and due to the switchable characteristics, it can be used for almost any purpose. For homerecording it is absolutely top and I think even in the professional recording studio it could have a worthy place. So if you are looking for a good all-rounder, this microphone is well-served. The processing is very good and the microphone seems quite robust.
For the sake of fairness, however, I must criticize two things. The microphone itself could be better protected in my opinion eg in a separate case. In the carton it is admitted in the foam, but it is protected only on the side of the foam. Below it is directly on the bottom of the carton, which I think for this price but a bit lean. On the other hand, no lock nut is included in the delivery. This is needed if you want to use the microphone without the spider. Although the mother can be catered for at the customer's request, it is not available regularly. The price for this accessory part is then determined accordingly. I then turned to a suitable mother ...
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