Rode’s NT-USB Mini microphone promises “studio-quality” recording in a compact, easy-to-use package

Promising “studio-quality” recording in a compact package, Rode’s NT-USB Mini is a compact USB microphone designed for musicians, podcasters and pretty much anyone else for that matter.

We’re promised a high-quality condenser capsule that can capture vocals, instruments and more, with the built-in pop filter reducing plosives. What’s more, the pickup pattern is said to have been optimised to reduce extraneous noise and keep the focus on what you’re recording.

The NT-USB can be hooked up to your computer or tablet with a single cable, so you can just plug in and go. There’s a “studio-grade” headphone amplifier with volume control, and you can switch-in a zero latency monitoring mode as and when you need it.

The mic comes with a magnetic desk stand, and can also be placed on a studio arm or mic stand. A 360-degree swing mount means that you can position the mic upright, on an angle, sideways or upside down.

Built from steel and reinforced nylon resin, we’re assured that the NT-USB is durable enough to be taken anywhere. 

Find out more on the Rode website. The NT-USB costs $99 and is available now.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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