Rode S1

Condenser Vocal Microphone

  • Studio quality vocals
  • Flexibly mounted 3/4" real condenser capsule - externally polarised
  • Polar pattern: Super-cardioid
  • Frequency range: 20 - 20,000 Hz
  • Peak SPL: 151 dB SPL
  • Sensitivity: 5 mV
  • Inherent noise: 18 dBA
  • Satin nickel-plated metal housing
  • Robust mesh head made of heat-treated steel
  • Integrated metal mesh pop protection
  • Low handling noise
  • Matched high-pass filter in the signal path
  • Requires 48 V phantom power
  • Length: 18.3cm
  • Weight (without battery): 308 g
  • Including clamp RM1 and transport case ZP1

Note: After activating the phantom power, the S1 requires approx. 10 to 15 seconds before it is ready for operation.

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Polar Pattern Supercardioid

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Rode S1 or the journey into the unknown

Gordon H., 29.07.2012
After I ordered a S1 at a cheaper provider on the Internet, I was very unsure whether the processing quality of Rode, because it did not work so right. If it worked, I was however very satisfied with the sound. So I have studied forums to find out what it could be (consoles and cables exchanged, run on different circuits), but the problem still existed (unpredictable signal loss or even additional noise after repair). I could not guess that I would still hold a defective microphone in the hands after the second complaint. So I had the phantom power of my Yamahapultes in suspicion, since the S1 according to forum contributions is probably something bitchy with the phantom power. I was even on the verge of buying a new console when I decided to order a second reference microphone from Thomann. However, I could not determine where the error was. If he is with Rode himself, the company is not recommended for me. If he has his cause in the customer service of the other provider, I have already drawn my conclusions. In any case I could have bought a Neumann for the sum of two S1.

Here is the story to decide for a condensation micro. Finally, it is not self-evident that a decade-old SM58 user (by the way, without a single failure ...) is considering the switch to a condensation mixer. For a long time, we have been recording live recordings with our duo, with the micro also being used as a HiHat replacement with the mouth. Everything always sounded crystal clear and present, only the voice (especially the mouth Hi-Hat) was dull in the middle and despite the elevation. The original idea was to use a SM58 beta, but I could not quite make friends with it. When rummaging through the condensation corner, I then decided to break with the "vintage tradition". See, the voice can now be found in all frequency bands without any significant equalization.

Conclusion: If it works, the sound is great for my sound. If it does not work, the whole evening is messed up. From the point of view, it corresponds to a dynamic micro, only slightly longer. My next condensation microphone will definitely be a Neumann by Thomann.

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In the meantime, I have worked with different cables and lo and behold, there are probably also problems here. Rode has added a completely dumb rubber ring to his S1 to prevent the problem of wobbly plugs in the micro. Once the contact is interrupted, the micro needs several seconds to restart. It would have been better to name a reference plug that works reliably. The black Neutrik plugs seem to work.
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New favorite microphone! <3

Jamyno, 26.03.2018
I am a singer (soprano) and was looking for a suitable for my voice condenser micro. After testing on-site the "usual suspects" (Neumann etc.), I was a bit frustrated, because none of them really convinced me. The sound of these microphones was ok, but not so mega that I wanted to spend so much money. I discovered the Rode S1 in my watch list and was allowed to test it in addition - and suddenly the sun came up!
When Rode S1 came my depths (which I do not have so much;)) to its best advantage, without my heights (more than enough available;)) were shrill or would have sounded squeaky.
For me it is clear that the Rode S1 is the perfect mic for my voice and I can whistle well on Neumann & Co.
A nice side effect is of course the appealing exterior; The matte gold of the mike looks very valuable and feels very comfortable even in the hand.
I have not regretted the purchase so far and would recommend it to anyone in search of a wonderful condenser microphone.
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