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RODE NT2-A, Audio-Technica AT3035, Studio Project C1 or Sterling Audio ST55,66 etc?

Hi, I'm in the market for a condenser mike and am trying to decide which one to get. I've read a lot on here and reviews on musians friend and sweetwater about the ST55, 66 etc. Today I went to a music store and had the chance to listen to the RODE NT2-A and the AT3035. It seemed as if the AT was a bit brighter maybe, the RODE had some neat features like dual diaphram, and other knobs.

RODE LDCs: NT2A vs. NT1A vs. NT1000

Hi there,

The question is quite obvious from the subject of the post: I'm looking to buy my first LDC, and was wondering which of the above was best. It will be used mainly for vocals - male and female - so it will have to be quite versatile. It would be great if I could use it for other sources as well though (acoustic guitar, toms, strings).

What are their main differences? Is the NT2a only more expensive because of its switchable polar patterns?

RODE NT2-A for grand piano recording

I am assembling gear for recording my grand piano in my living room. The room acoustic is pretty good, fairly well damped but I think sufficiently live for a pleasing sound. I don't really want to spend too much, certainly no more than $1500. I will be using the Focusrite Sapphire with my MacBook Pro.

[Edit: I forgot to say that for near-field monitoring I am using the Blue Sky EXO.]


I am about to buy a 003 and some new microphones and was considering the RODE NT1a but soon realised that i had enough cash for the nt2a. My question is because the nt2a has different pads and polar pattern settings etc will it be just as good as a mic in the same price range thats focussed on a specific polar pattern etc.. I will be using the mic for vocals, mainly for me but also for other people as well as acoustic guitars.

if i've missed something out which i'm sure i have just ask me and i'll try and answer it as best as i can. btw my price range is about $800(aus)

RODE NT2A vs. Studio Projects C3

Hi All,

I'm not whether to post this in the budget or pro forum, but here it is.

I want to buy 2 large diaphragm condenser with switchable patterns (card. omni and eight).
Both the NT2A and the C3 are within my budget

I expect to use them as stereo main pair (xy, ortf, ms, blumlein)
for acoustic al groups / choirs
And also for close up recording of acc. guitar, vocal, maybe more

Which ones would you prefer?
NT2A vs. C3 ?

Any comments are welcome


Recording vocals, NT2A or AT4040, which is better?

Hi all,

Just interested as to what people thought was the better mic between the RODE NT2A and the AudioTech. AT4040 - for recording vocals (and acoustic instruments)?

I have looked at some prices, and in Australia the 4040 seems to be more expensive then the NT2A, but in the US the 4040 seems to be cheaper?

Is there something I'm missing here?



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