Evaluation: RØDE NT1 5G «tribrid» condenser studio microphone with 32-bit float, DSP via USB-C or analog XLR outputs by Allan Tépper

However, there are a few things you need to consider when using a mic with any mobile device. By following these steps, you can drastically improve audio quality for your video calls and conferences – and this can make all the difference between a call that is relaxed and flows smoothly, and one that is hard work for everybody. To adjust your microphone volume, you will need to access the level control either in your computer’s audio settings or in your conferencing app settings. It’s a good idea to check your volume before jumping on a call to make sure it isn’t too high or low – roughly 2/3 of the way across the level meter is a good place to be sitting. If you’re close to your microphone when talking and in a relatively quiet room, you shouldn’t need to adjust it at all.

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If you’re looking to upgrade the audio quality of your video calls, the RØDE range has many solutions, including USB microphones, on-camera mics and mobile mics. If you have a smartphone with a 3.5mm headphone jack (and no USB-C or Lightning port), you can use any microphone with a 3.5mm output. As most smartphones have a TRRS jack, you will need to make sure your microphone either has a TRRS connector or you are using a TRS to TRRS cable or adaptor as mentioned above. These will not work properly when plugged directly into a smartphone, which usually have a TRRS input.

Plug the other side of the Jack cable into an available microphone input. How you can operate your RØDE NT1-A is connected correctly to the PC via a USB and Jack plug to connect, we show you in this guide. The RØDE NT1-A is one of the most popular Studio microphones on the market, and actually has only an XLR plug, but this is not a Problem. In this video I walk through how to set up a Rode Nt1-A microphone kit (or Rode Nt-1 kit) with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface.

You will also need a TRS cable that you plug in the section “MAIN OUT” in your console. You might want to go for the NT1 if you like making your tweaks, and defining your own sound as a flatter sound is easier to work with.

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From here, press the back button in the top left of the screen to get back to the main settings screen for Channel 1 and select ‘Level’. If you are using a condenser microphone, this is where you can switch on phantom power.

Select Your Mic Type

First, you can use the 3.5mm output, just like you would with a DSLR camera. The VideoMic NTG even has an auto-sensing output that detects if you are connected to a camera or mobile device and switches the type of output between TRS and TRRS so you don’t need to mess around with switching cables. If your iOS device has a Lightning connector, you will need to use an Apple-certified 3.5mm to Lightning adaptor to plug your VideoMic NTG in. Not only is it right at home on-camera or on a boom pole, it’s also light and compact enough to use with a smartphone or tablet for run and gun filmmaking, vlogging, or even taking video calls.

How To Get Better Sound on Your Zoom Video Calls

Famous for making that warm and silky sonic character usually only found in higher-end mics accessible to the more budget-conscious, the NT1 has evolved over the years and is commemorated in the NT1 Signature Series. Available in multiple colorways with the same classic build, capsule and electronics that have made the NT1 a mainstay the world over, RØDE NT1 Signature Series microphones deliver sublime sound with style. I love the F3 recorder, even though I never thought I really needed to have 32-bit float recording. I initially picked the F3 because at its price (recently reduced U$50 to U$299.99 from its original price of U$349.99 which I paid), the F3 has the best preamps even for gain-hungry dynamic microphones, without the need for any pre-preamp.

Allan Tépper paid the normal price for Audio Hijack (previously known as Audio Hijack Pro) and then has paid for upcoming upgrades since then. Some of the manufacturers listed above have contracted Tépper and/or TecnoTur LLC to carry out consulting and/or translations/localizations/transcreations. Some links to third parties listed in this article and/or on this web page may indirectly benefit TecnoTur LLC via affiliate programs. Allan Tépper is not liable for misuse or misunderstanding of information he shares. The NT1 comes with the RØDE SM6, a high-quality suspension shock mount that provides isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.

The NT1A has a slightly higher max SPL as compared to NT1 with a 137dBA vs. 132DbA. This, however, won’t make much difference in the sound unless you are recording instruments. The NT1 resembles the NT1-A in design but for the microphone, which was uniquely designed from scratch.

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