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Rode NT2A Variable Pattern Studio Condenser Microphone, Complete Vocal Recording Solution Package

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The NT2-A microphone is Rode's response to the evolving needs of the modern recording engineer. It was designed with an emphasis on versatility while maintaining a wide, natural sound. With a frequency response extending below 20 Hz and above 20 kHz, this microphone can capture the subtle harmonics of any instrument with an extremely high level of detail. Considering its wide frequency range and three switchable polar patterns, it's easy to see why the NT2-A is an increasingly popular choice in both home and professional studios for recording acoustic instruments like drums, voice and piano. The NT2-A is a perfect solution for the engineer who wants to constantly experiment with new and interesting sounds without sacrificing sonic quality. Because of its flexibility, the NT2-A has been the go-to microphone for a wide range of famous recording artists. From Lil' Wayne's iconic vocals to the distinct guitar tone of Queens of the Stone Age, this mic has been crucial in shaping distinctive sounds.

Control the Polar Pattern, Pad, and Filter
Dial in the sound you need with the three-position switches on the front of the NT2-A's body. Change between cardioid, omni, or figure-8 polar patterns, switch between a flat, 40 Hz and 80 Hz cuts on the high-pass filter, and alter the
pad between 0, -5 dB and -10 dB to record louder sources without as much risk of distorting.

The ability to filter your sound while recording instead of during post gives you a truer idea of your sound, and ultimately how everything will fit within the mix. Instead of using your mixer's EQ section, which could add noise to the signal by passing it through unnecessary electronics, capture the sound you want up front with the NT2-A's high-pass filter.

Thanks to the NT2-A's adjustable pickup patterns, all you need is one pair to experiment with a wide range of different stereo miking techniques such as XY, Blumlein, OTRF, and Mid-Side. Typically, that level of creative control would take a locker full of diverse microphones, as well as a lot of complicated setup and teardown time. The NT2-A makes it easy.

Designed Around the HF1 Capsule
The core of the Rode NT2-A is the internally shock-mounted 1-inch HF1 dual diaphragm capsule seated under a strong, steel mesh head. Made popular by the Rode K2 microphone, this capsule has long been well-regarded for its low noise floor, ability to handle high SPL, and wide dynamic range. Rode designed the NT2-A to augment the strengths of the HF1. With transformerless SMT circuitry, the NT2-A mic has an impressive 87 dB signal-to-noise ratio and the ability to handle up to 147 dB of SPL. This means you get an extremely natural and articulate sound that pairs well with most interfaces and preamps.

Studio Solution Pack Included
Wield the full power of the Rode NT2-A right out of the box with the Studio Solution Pack, which includes what you need in order to fully integrate the NT2-A into your mic arsenal. To help you take advantage of the full power of the NT2-A, Rode has included an instructional DVD created by Grammy-nominated producer, John Merchant. See a detailed demonstration of trusted mic positions and stereo techniques in action on a wide range of instruments.

Since handling noise and popping Ps are a common problem on otherwise great tracks, Rode has included a heavy-duty SM6 shockmount with an integrated pop shield. The Studio Solutions Pack even comes with a heavy-gauge 20-foot XLR cable and protective dust pouch for proper storage, which helps ensure a long life for your microphone.

Features:
- Australian designed and manufactured
- HF1 1 edge terminated, gold sputtered, dual 5 um diaphragm capsule
- Low-noise, transformerless SMT circuitry
- Wide Frequency Range of 20 Hz - 20 000 Hz
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- 3-position variable polar pattern: Omni, Cardioid and Figure 8
- 3-position variable high-pass filter: Flat, 80 Hz or 40 Hz
- 3-position variable pad: 0 dB,-5 dB or -10 dB
- Satin nickel finish
- High strength heat-treated steel mesh head
- Recording Techniques DVD with John Merchant
- 20-foot XLR Cable
- Microphone Dust Cover
- SM6 shockmount
- 10-year warranty

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