Rode nt4 vs. nt5

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by hudd, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. hudd

    hudd Active Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    i was wondering what would be better for recording cymbals the nt4 or the nt5
  2. IIRs

    IIRs Well-Known Member

    Oct 23, 2005
    NT5 probably: more flexible, though you might need an extra mic stand.
  3. moonbaby

    moonbaby Mmmmmm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2005
    Why have you limited yourself to just those 2 mics? I have a pair of NT5s, and they are very "hit or miss" on anything metallic, especially cymbals and hi-hats. If you are on a budget, you'd be better off with a single better-quality mic than a pair of cheaper ones.
    Check out the Shure SM81, the AKG C451, or AT4041...I have all of those, too, and they make a much s-m-o-o-t-h-e-r mic on cymbals, IMHO. They all work very well on all sorts of other acoustic instruments, too.

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