• Rode NTG1 Lightweight Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone
Rode NTG1 Lightweight Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone

Rode NTG1 Lightweight Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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  • A lightweight condenser shotgun microphone designed for professional applications in film, video, television and production
  • The low weight (105g/3.7oz without battery) makes it an ideal boom microphone
  • Features a native 20Hz-20kHz response and a high-pass filter at 80Hz to prevent low-end noise such as traffic from being recorded

Customer Reviews

Light Weight- Highest quallity in value: making it hands down, Best in Class.Light weight, and strong.It came with everything. The clip holder, for a mic stand. The USB charge cable. The Sticker.Plus opportunity for 10 year warranty, upon proper registration. Zipper case.The one Con: you need to plug in the mini USB into the "blind hole". While I understand the cavity protects themini USB, plugging it in, is awkward. Because you need to properly align the plug to the receptacle, at the bottom of the XLR plug. But this is the proper location for such a plug, and not a deal breaker,to plug It in and charge it. Then 3 green LEDS blink 1-2-3, while charging. But what a beautiful Microphone. And not overly long, unless you demand something less than 10.94 " Just under 11 inches long. The audio quality is Immortal as well. Your basically getting a $1000 microphone for about $300. Making it hands down, Best in Class.That being said, be advised it took over hour to charge it, on my computer USB port. 5if one XLR pin is longer than the other 2, don't worry...FYI: If you notice pin 1 on the mic is longer than the others, don't worry. This is a design feature of all or most XLR Rode mics. The following is from Rode's website:Why is one pin of the XLR connector longer than the other two? is this normal?Yes, this is perfectly normal and is a design feature of the R DE microphone.The ground XLR pin (pin 1) is designed to be slightly longer than the other two pins. This is to ensure that when an XLR is plugged into the mic XLR socket the first pin that comes into contact is the ground pin. This feature is implemented in all R DE microphones to protect the microphone circuitry from a static electricity short that could potentially damage the microphone circuitry. 5Great for DSLR VideoThis has been on my list since I got my Canon 60D.My first project with the setup was recording a marching band competition. Previous years I just used the built-in X-Y mics on my Zoom H4n. This year I was able to mix in a track from this mic, recorded on the DSLR's audio track (using a dual-mono-wired cable).Excellent off-axis rejection allowed me to reduce loud persons that lack the courtesy to be quiet during a performance, and also one guy who decided to come up and ask me questions as I was shooting/recording a performance (during editing, I faded the mix to the Rode at those points).Second project was a middle-school play in a cafeteria with a stage. Same setup. This time the audio from the Zoom just wasn't usable (small room with glass on two sides, hard ceiling and floor, humming from kitchen appliances nearby) but the NTG2's off-axis rejection made the audio as good as it could possibly be recorded from the back of the room in such a venue. I also chose the Rode shockmount and WS6 sock over the dead-cat based on reviews and comparison recordings on YouTube. 5Can't Give It 5 Stars, Here's Why...I went on Ebay and got an older-model Audio-Technica long shotgun that works amazingly well and a $25 Lyx Pro. Still, I had heard that Peter McKinnon and Curtis Judd use the NTG2 (at least sometimes). Rather than not get a warranty, I made sure to order directly from Amazon (and not Fulfilled by Amazon, which voids the warranty). Bought this brand new. I get it delivered and plug it up and there's an electrical hum when I use the microphone plugged into my Zoom F4 using AC power. This hum is not there while on batter power with the Zoom F4. Strange. Not even the cheap $25 shotgun from Lyx does that. I have other microphones from Rode (Broadcaster, smartLav+, Video MicMe) and they all work exceedingly well. I was quite taken aback when I realized I have an audio issue with this NTG2 mic.I love the quality of the microphone when there is no hum. It sounds pretty good. I will keep it at 3 stars until Rode return my inquiry and inform me if this is how the mic is or if there may be some defect/repair option available. 3Great mic for the moneyGreat mic for the money. I have been using this for the past year in my film production classes and It gives really good broadcast quality audio and can be used foley. If your in search of better sound and don't have thousands of dollars this is the way to go. Pair it with a zoom h5. Also for those wondering. the NTG1 and NTG2 are really the same mic. The 2 is longer only because it has a spot for a battery so you are able to use the mic without needing phantom power. 4If you're reading this review you know that the NTG 3 is a good microphone.However the current default seller - Eagle Camera - sold me a counterfeit unit.How to tell if the unit is a counterfeit without comparing audio-The Rode logo on the windscreen will be more grey than it is white. This is something counterfeiters haven't been able to nail and it is a clear giveaway that a unit is fake.-There is sloppy paint run off in the XLR pin jack.-Counterfeiters won't bother printing special documents such as stickers or anything requiring more than cheap paper. The unit I received didn't have any stickers.Despite my report to amazon Eagle Camera is still the default seller at the time I am writing this - beware. 1Used with the right preamp, this mic is beautiful and crisp.Ok so I was debating on this or the NTG-3. I was completely sold on the NTG-3, until I personally used the NTG-2. A lot of people say you can't tell the difference between mics until you compare. Well that is true, however a lot of people do not record the correct way and then sometimes good mics sound bad and bad mics sound good.I use this in conjunction with my Zoom H6 which has beautiful preamps. The sound is amazing. The quality is superb. I am super happy with this as I know how to use it 'correctly' and have gotten superior results over any other mic I've used in the past. I also use this with the RODE Blimp to cut out all wind noise.Used correctly, this can match the NTG3 quality and results. Save the money and buy this with the RODE Blimp and still save $100 5Okay sound quality, but broke in less than 90 days!!!The sound quality on this mic was okay. It was much nicer than you would get from a phone or from the DSLR itself. It is not, however, all that much different from the sound you would get from some much less expensive condenser mics. However, I am not an audio expert, so keep in mind that this is an untrained ear we are talking bout. However, since most people watching or listening to your production will not be audiophiles, I think it is important to note that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and a hundred dollar mic.However, worse than the sound quality was the fact that the mic has broken on me in less than 3 months!I purchased a NTG2 microphone from Amazon (not fulfilled by, it was sold by Amazon itself). I ordered the microphone on June 10th. I used the microphone a few times and then took out the battery and stored it in an air-conditioned room with all my other camera/audio gear around the end of June or beginning of July. When taking the battery out, I noticed that when unscrewing and re-screwing the mic back together, it seemed a very tight fit. I was very careful to thread it perfectly, but it still seemed like a rough connection. Anyway, this morning, I went to get the mic out since I need it for an upcoming production. I attempted to unscrew the bottom in order to place a battery inside the mic, and was met with resistance. It seemed to be stuck a little bit, but after trying a few times, the mic did finally unscrew (with considerable effort). I placed a battery inside the chamber, and attempted to close the mic, but as I pushed the pieces together, something sort of popped and the handle slid completely off the mic, leaving me with two pieces. There is a white washer around the bottom of the mic that is stopping me from getting the 2nd piece back on. Further, there is a small crack in the battery compartment. If I take the white washer thing off, I can easily screw the pieces together, however, this item is barely 2 months old. I expect a mic that cost me almost $300 to work perfectly. Instead, I have parts falling off of it, and cracks in the plastic. I am attaching a few pictures so that you can see what I mean 1Fake mics coming from Amazon, Rode no longer honoring warretiesRecently I decide to save up for my first big purchase into sound gear, the Rode NTG3. I got it in and hooked it up, I wasn't impressed, even disappointed. But all the reviews I read, the fact it was my first time using a shot gun mic and the knowledge that it was a $700 mic left me feeling that it was something I was doing wrong.Well I was double checking something on the rode site when they had this announcement plastered over the top. From Rode website"Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. R DE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit R DE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase R DE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any R DE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support."Amazon gave me a refund even though I didn't have the original box and it was over 90 days after my purchase. They were great about it, but still was leery of the fact I may have spent so much money for a fake.Today I got my mic in (ordered from B&H) and the change was noticeable. I got good levels at a much lower input level on my Zoom H4N, hiss was much less and the audio sounded fuller. I had a fake mic for sure.Amazon did right by me, but still felt like I need to give a warning! 1I really like this mic...but I don't love it.I bought this mic after reading so many great reviews, and overall I can't disagree with any of them. The self powering is great and the battery life is exceptional. Self noise is low, and they pickup quite well. But there is just something about the sound that I get from this mic that I find lacking. Overall, this is an exceptional mic, but the sound is just a smidge hollow for my personal taste. 4
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Description
  • A lightweight condenser shotgun microphone designed for professional applications in film, video, television and production
  • The low weight (105g/3.7oz without battery) makes it an ideal boom microphone
  • Features a native 20Hz-20kHz response and a high-pass filter at 80Hz to prevent low-end noise such as traffic from being recorded
Reviews

Customer Reviews

Light Weight- Highest quallity in value: making it hands down, Best in Class.Light weight, and strong.It came with everything. The clip holder, for a mic stand. The USB charge cable. The Sticker.Plus opportunity for 10 year warranty, upon proper registration. Zipper case.The one Con: you need to plug in the mini USB into the "blind hole". While I understand the cavity protects themini USB, plugging it in, is awkward. Because you need to properly align the plug to the receptacle, at the bottom of the XLR plug. But this is the proper location for such a plug, and not a deal breaker,to plug It in and charge it. Then 3 green LEDS blink 1-2-3, while charging. But what a beautiful Microphone. And not overly long, unless you demand something less than 10.94 " Just under 11 inches long. The audio quality is Immortal as well. Your basically getting a $1000 microphone for about $300. Making it hands down, Best in Class.That being said, be advised it took over hour to charge it, on my computer USB port. 5if one XLR pin is longer than the other 2, don't worry...FYI: If you notice pin 1 on the mic is longer than the others, don't worry. This is a design feature of all or most XLR Rode mics. The following is from Rode's website:Why is one pin of the XLR connector longer than the other two? is this normal?Yes, this is perfectly normal and is a design feature of the R DE microphone.The ground XLR pin (pin 1) is designed to be slightly longer than the other two pins. This is to ensure that when an XLR is plugged into the mic XLR socket the first pin that comes into contact is the ground pin. This feature is implemented in all R DE microphones to protect the microphone circuitry from a static electricity short that could potentially damage the microphone circuitry. 5Great for DSLR VideoThis has been on my list since I got my Canon 60D.My first project with the setup was recording a marching band competition. Previous years I just used the built-in X-Y mics on my Zoom H4n. This year I was able to mix in a track from this mic, recorded on the DSLR's audio track (using a dual-mono-wired cable).Excellent off-axis rejection allowed me to reduce loud persons that lack the courtesy to be quiet during a performance, and also one guy who decided to come up and ask me questions as I was shooting/recording a performance (during editing, I faded the mix to the Rode at those points).Second project was a middle-school play in a cafeteria with a stage. Same setup. This time the audio from the Zoom just wasn't usable (small room with glass on two sides, hard ceiling and floor, humming from kitchen appliances nearby) but the NTG2's off-axis rejection made the audio as good as it could possibly be recorded from the back of the room in such a venue. I also chose the Rode shockmount and WS6 sock over the dead-cat based on reviews and comparison recordings on YouTube. 5Can't Give It 5 Stars, Here's Why...I went on Ebay and got an older-model Audio-Technica long shotgun that works amazingly well and a $25 Lyx Pro. Still, I had heard that Peter McKinnon and Curtis Judd use the NTG2 (at least sometimes). Rather than not get a warranty, I made sure to order directly from Amazon (and not Fulfilled by Amazon, which voids the warranty). Bought this brand new. I get it delivered and plug it up and there's an electrical hum when I use the microphone plugged into my Zoom F4 using AC power. This hum is not there while on batter power with the Zoom F4. Strange. Not even the cheap $25 shotgun from Lyx does that. I have other microphones from Rode (Broadcaster, smartLav+, Video MicMe) and they all work exceedingly well. I was quite taken aback when I realized I have an audio issue with this NTG2 mic.I love the quality of the microphone when there is no hum. It sounds pretty good. I will keep it at 3 stars until Rode return my inquiry and inform me if this is how the mic is or if there may be some defect/repair option available. 3Great mic for the moneyGreat mic for the money. I have been using this for the past year in my film production classes and It gives really good broadcast quality audio and can be used foley. If your in search of better sound and don't have thousands of dollars this is the way to go. Pair it with a zoom h5. Also for those wondering. the NTG1 and NTG2 are really the same mic. The 2 is longer only because it has a spot for a battery so you are able to use the mic without needing phantom power. 4If you're reading this review you know that the NTG 3 is a good microphone.However the current default seller - Eagle Camera - sold me a counterfeit unit.How to tell if the unit is a counterfeit without comparing audio-The Rode logo on the windscreen will be more grey than it is white. This is something counterfeiters haven't been able to nail and it is a clear giveaway that a unit is fake.-There is sloppy paint run off in the XLR pin jack.-Counterfeiters won't bother printing special documents such as stickers or anything requiring more than cheap paper. The unit I received didn't have any stickers.Despite my report to amazon Eagle Camera is still the default seller at the time I am writing this - beware. 1Used with the right preamp, this mic is beautiful and crisp.Ok so I was debating on this or the NTG-3. I was completely sold on the NTG-3, until I personally used the NTG-2. A lot of people say you can't tell the difference between mics until you compare. Well that is true, however a lot of people do not record the correct way and then sometimes good mics sound bad and bad mics sound good.I use this in conjunction with my Zoom H6 which has beautiful preamps. The sound is amazing. The quality is superb. I am super happy with this as I know how to use it 'correctly' and have gotten superior results over any other mic I've used in the past. I also use this with the RODE Blimp to cut out all wind noise.Used correctly, this can match the NTG3 quality and results. Save the money and buy this with the RODE Blimp and still save $100 5Okay sound quality, but broke in less than 90 days!!!The sound quality on this mic was okay. It was much nicer than you would get from a phone or from the DSLR itself. It is not, however, all that much different from the sound you would get from some much less expensive condenser mics. However, I am not an audio expert, so keep in mind that this is an untrained ear we are talking bout. However, since most people watching or listening to your production will not be audiophiles, I think it is important to note that you would be hard pressed to tell the difference between this and a hundred dollar mic.However, worse than the sound quality was the fact that the mic has broken on me in less than 3 months!I purchased a NTG2 microphone from Amazon (not fulfilled by, it was sold by Amazon itself). I ordered the microphone on June 10th. I used the microphone a few times and then took out the battery and stored it in an air-conditioned room with all my other camera/audio gear around the end of June or beginning of July. When taking the battery out, I noticed that when unscrewing and re-screwing the mic back together, it seemed a very tight fit. I was very careful to thread it perfectly, but it still seemed like a rough connection. Anyway, this morning, I went to get the mic out since I need it for an upcoming production. I attempted to unscrew the bottom in order to place a battery inside the mic, and was met with resistance. It seemed to be stuck a little bit, but after trying a few times, the mic did finally unscrew (with considerable effort). I placed a battery inside the chamber, and attempted to close the mic, but as I pushed the pieces together, something sort of popped and the handle slid completely off the mic, leaving me with two pieces. There is a white washer around the bottom of the mic that is stopping me from getting the 2nd piece back on. Further, there is a small crack in the battery compartment. If I take the white washer thing off, I can easily screw the pieces together, however, this item is barely 2 months old. I expect a mic that cost me almost $300 to work perfectly. Instead, I have parts falling off of it, and cracks in the plastic. I am attaching a few pictures so that you can see what I mean 1Fake mics coming from Amazon, Rode no longer honoring warretiesRecently I decide to save up for my first big purchase into sound gear, the Rode NTG3. I got it in and hooked it up, I wasn't impressed, even disappointed. But all the reviews I read, the fact it was my first time using a shot gun mic and the knowledge that it was a $700 mic left me feeling that it was something I was doing wrong.Well I was double checking something on the rode site when they had this announcement plastered over the top. From Rode website"Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. R DE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit R DE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase R DE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any R DE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support."Amazon gave me a refund even though I didn't have the original box and it was over 90 days after my purchase. They were great about it, but still was leery of the fact I may have spent so much money for a fake.Today I got my mic in (ordered from B&H) and the change was noticeable. I got good levels at a much lower input level on my Zoom H4N, hiss was much less and the audio sounded fuller. I had a fake mic for sure.Amazon did right by me, but still felt like I need to give a warning! 1I really like this mic...but I don't love it.I bought this mic after reading so many great reviews, and overall I can't disagree with any of them. The self powering is great and the battery life is exceptional. Self noise is low, and they pickup quite well. But there is just something about the sound that I get from this mic that I find lacking. Overall, this is an exceptional mic, but the sound is just a smidge hollow for my personal taste. 4
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  • Return or exchange requests can be made within 10 days of the delivery date.
  • To return or exchange any items, please email us at info@directnine.uk, clearly mentioning your order number and our customer support team will guide you on the process.
  • To be eligible for return, products must be in the exact condition you received them in. All packaging material must be undamaged and unused with the price tags intact.
  • Orders can be cancelled before dispatch. If the order has already been dispatched, cancellation fees might be charged.
  • Due to the nature of the products that we sell, we will not be able to replace or refund unwanted items if they have been opened or any seals are broken.
  • The refund will not include the import duties or the cost of delivery or return postage.
  • If your refund is approved, then it will automatically be credited to the original method of payment, within 7-10 days.
  • DirectNine reserves the right to alter and enforce this Return and Refund Policy at any time without having to serve a prior notice to users.
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Shipment tracking ID will be provided after your product(s) is dispatched. The delivery date stated is indicative and subject to availability, payment authorization, verification, and processing. In case your product(s) is not delivered due to an incorrect or invalid address, we will not be able to process any claims. However, we will notify you if it is returned to us.

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