As a podcaster, the sound of your voice represents you to the world. Yes, your content matters, but your standards are represented by the quality of your audio. Clear, clean sound invites your listeners to stay and listen to you; tinny, muffled, or distorted sound can annoy your listeners and drive them away. The microphone you select is the first step in presenting your audio persona. Do you want top notch sound for your listeners? Sure, you do!
The Rode NT1, manufactured by Rode Microphones LLC, is known for its clean sound and excellent build quality. As a podcaster or field recording professional, you will like its broad, flat frequency response and ability to accurately capture voices in a cardioid pattern, single channel mode. The sound is clean and natural, capturing the band of audio spectrum suited to the human voice. On the charts, it actually is a pretty flat from the low end to the high end. Listening to a recording made on an Rode NT1 is almost like "being there in person."
The Rode NT1 can be summarized in four words: flat, clean, quiet, small .