Rode announces NT-USB "studio-grade" microphone

Fresh from updating its iXY microphone for iPhone, Rode has announced the NT-USB, which it bills as a "studio-grade microphone with the convenience of a digital USB interface".

A 'side-address microphone', the NT-USB is designed for recording musical performances and spoken words. It can be used with your PC, Mac or iPad (via a Camera Connection Kit).

The body of the NT-USB features a 3.5mm zero-latency headphone monitoring jack, along with dials to adjust the monitoring level and mix between the computer/iPad audio and the microphone input. A pop filter is included (this attaches to the base of the mic), as is a desktop tripod stand. You even get a pouch to carry the thing around in.

Find out more on the Rode website. Pricing and shipping information is still to be confirmed.

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.