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The NT1 5th Generation is a revolutionary studio condenser microphone that fuses the classic sound signature of the iconic NT1 with cutting-edge, next-generation technology. It features RØDE’s groundbreaking (patent-pending) Dual Connect output, offering both XLR and USB connectivity for incredible versatility, a world-first “unclippable” 32-bit float digital output, advanced digital signal processing, and more, all while delivering the same warm, silky character, extremely low noise, and high SPL handling that the NT1 is renowned for. The NT1 5th Generation is a true studio workhorse that excels on everything from vocals and speech, to guitar, piano, drums and percussion – the ultimate studio microphone.
Dual Connect XLR & USB Connectivity
32-bit Float Digital Output
1" Gold Sputtered Capsule
Our Iconic Original Studio Microphone, Reborn
The NT1 5th Generation is the latest evolution of the iconic NT1. First introduced in 1991, the NT1 is the world’s most popular studio microphone, renowned for its warm, classic sound and incredible versatility. The NT1 5th Generation takes the much-loved and respected core of the NT1 and introduces state-of-the-art features while preserving the legendary sound quality that made the original the go-to microphone for countless creators. A perfect marriage of tradition and innovation.
Featuring RØDE’s groundbreaking, patent-pending Dual Connect output, the NT1 5th Generation can either be connected to an audio interface or mixer via XLR or directly to a computer via USB for studio-grade, plug-and-play recording. Unprecedented flexibility for any studio setup.
Classic Sound on the Cutting-edge
The NT1 5th Generation delivers the same warm, silky character, extremely low noise, and high SPL handling capability that the original is revered for, with improved circuitry for even lower self-noise – an astonishingly low 4dBA, making it the world’s quietest studio condenser microphone. When using the XLR output, it delivers the rich, classic studio condenser sound you know and love from the NT1. When using the digital output, you get this same sound plus a slew of cutting-edge features to further enhance your audio for recording pro studio sound directly into your computer.
The Digital Studio of the Future
The NT1 5th Generation features a professional-grade audio interface built into the microphone, which is perfectly optimised to preserve its pristine audio fidelity and also offers a range of highly innovative features for enhanced sound, including our ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp™, high-resolution (192kHz) A/D conversion and advanced digital signal processing. This is so much more than just a studio condenser microphone, it's an all-in-one digital recording solution.
The “Unclippable” Microphone
The NT1 5th Generation features a world-first 32-bit float digital output – a revolutionary recording format that allows you to record everything from a whisper to a scream, the softest guitar to the loudest drummer without having to worry about setting your gain – simply adjust your audio after recording and all the dynamics of your performance will be maintained, with zero risk of clipping or distortion. Gamechanger.
Versatility Like No Other
With its smooth frequency response, extremely low noise, high SPL handling, flexible connectivity options and powerful digital capabilities, the NT1 5th Generation offers versatility like no other studio mic. It excels in any recording application, from vocals and speech to guitars, drums to piano, and can fit into any workflow, from a solo bedroom recording setup to a professional studio.
Craft Your Sound
Craft your sound with advanced APHEX® audio processing, driven by the NT1 5th Generation’s powerful on-board DSP. Add compression, a high-pass filter, noise gate, and the legendary APHEX® Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ to your audio with ease using the free RØDE Connect and RØDE Central companion apps. Dial in the perfect sound with the touch of a button using the intuitive VoxLab™ editor or fine-tune each processor using the advanced editor.
Premium Components, Built to Last
Made from premium components, the NT1 5th Generation is built to the highest standard in RØDE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia. The HF6 capsule is precision manufactured to sub-micron tolerances to ensure the utmost consistency in tonality and frequency response and is internally shock-mounted for minimising external vibrations. The body is machined from rugged aluminium and is available in black or silver, with high-grade finishes that are extremely resistant to scuffs and scratches, ensuring the NT1 5th Generation is ready to take on the rigours of recording day in, day out.
Everything You Need to Start Recording
The NT1 5th Generation comes with everything you need to start recording in the box, including a studio-grade shock mount and pop filter for minimising unwanted sounds in your recording caused by plosives, knocks and bumps, a premium XLR cable with Neutrik® connectors and Canare cabling, and a high-quality USB-C cable.
Unlock More Creative Potential with the RØDE App Suite
The NT1 5th Generation is compatible with a range of free RØDE apps, including the RØDE Central companion app, RØDE Connect podcasting app and UNIFY streaming app, all of which allow you to configure settings, access the advanced DSP, update firmware and more.
RØDE Central is an easy-to-use companion app for your NT1 5th Generation, giving you access to its advanced APHEX® processing and effects, input gain control and firmware updates. After configuring your microphone in RØDE Central, these settings persist in order to be used with your DAW or other audio software.
RØDE Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting with the NT1 5th Generation. Along with offering access to the microphone’s advanced DSP and firmware updates, this software lets you connect up to four RØDE USB microphones to a single computer and features an intuitive interface for mixing and recording your podcast.
UNIFY is the ultimate virtual mixing software for streaming with your NT1 5th Generation. Route your audio sources into one intuitive mixer, find your perfect sound with professional processing, create completely independent mixes and record it all as multichannel audio for editing in post-production or simply output direct to OBS to stream it live.
Custom ASIO Driver for Windows
To get the most out of your NT1 5th Generation when using it with a Windows computer, download its custom ASIO driver. This allows you to record in 32-bit float, control the input gain, change the buffer size, and record with up to eight individual NT1 5th Generation microphones via USB simultaneously.
NT1 5th Generation User Guide
Discover everything you need to know about using your NT1 5th Generation studio condenser microphone in this comprehensive user guide, including how to record with both the analog and digital connections, using the 32-bit float output, advanced DSP and more.
User Guide & Support
The NT1 5th Generation is a groundbreaking studio condenser microphone that fuses the classic sound signature of the iconic NT1 with cutting-edge, next-generation technology.
Discover everything you need to know about using your NT1 5th Generation here.
The NT1 5th Generation is an incredibly versatile microphone for studio recording and other applications. It features a wide frequency response with rich bass articulation and sparkling top end, high SPL (sound pressure level) handling capabilities, ultra-low self-noise (just 4dBA) and thanks to our patent-pending Dual Connect technology, you can capture this stunning sound via an analog (XLR) or digital (USB-C) connection.
Pickup Pattern and Placement
The NT1 5th Generation is a side-address microphone and features a tight cardioid polar pattern. This means it will pick up sound perpendicular to, and in front of, the body of the microphone, while rejecting sounds behind it. The gold dot on the body of the NT1 5th Generation indicates the front of the microphone, so make sure that this is pointed towards your sound source.
Getting Set Up
The NT1 5th Generation comes with all the accessories you need to get recording, including a studio-quality shock mount, pop filter, XLR cable, USB-C cable and dust cover.
Using the Shock Mount
The SM6 shock mount and pop filter provides excellent isolation from unwanted sounds produced by external bumps and other movement, as well as plosives (puffs of air from your mouth that can overload the capsule). It can be attached to any standard microphone stand or studio arm, either upright or upside down. The mount features both 5/8” and 3/8” thread sizes.
Attaching the Pop Filter
To place the pop filter on the shock mount, loosen the joint on the ‘L’-shaped bracket so that its threaded socket faces up. Screw the pop filter into this socket until firmly secured. Once in place, the height of the pop filter can be adjusted using the telescopic arm, as well as its left-to-right orientation and back-and-forth tilt.
Mounting the NT1 5th Generation
Place the NT1 5th Generation inside the SM6 shock mount and rotate the microphone clockwise to screw it loosely into the base of the mount. Adjust the orientation of the microphone so that the gold dot faces the pop filter, and then tighten the ring beneath the mount while holding the microphone to secure it in place.
Using The Analog Connection
Connecting Your NT1 5th Generation via XLR
Once you’ve mounted your NT1 5th Generation, you can connect it to your analog equipment (such as an audio interface, mixer or outboard gear) via its XLR output. To do so, plug the female end of your XLR cable (three holes) into the base of the microphone (three pins). Before connecting the other end of the cable to your mixer, audio interface or similar device, ensure the input volume is fully down to avoid unexpected feedback or loud sounds.
Powering Your NT1 5th Generation via XLR
For the NT1 5th Generation to function when plugged in via XLR, you’ll need to supply it with 48V phantom power. Most mixers, audio interfaces and other audio equipment with an XLR input are capable of providing phantom power, which is supplied to the mic via the XLR cable. In most cases, you will need to activate it via your device, as not all microphones require phantom power.
Using The Digital Connection
Connecting the NT1 5th Generation to a Computer via USB-C
As well as an analog XLR output, the NT1 5th Generation features a digital USB-C connection for recording directly into your computer or laptop without the need for an external audio interface. Simply plug one end of the supplied USB-C cable into the base of the NT1 5th Generation – you’ll see the port in the same opening that houses the XLR pins – and plug the other end into your computer. If your computer doesn’t feature a USB-C port, you’ll need to use a USB-A to USB-C cable such as the SC18 instead.
Note: The NT1 5th Generation is compatible with computers running Windows 10 or later and Mac OS 10.15 or later.
ASIO Driver for Windows
To get the most out of your NT1 5th Generation when using it with a Windows computer, including 32-bit float and multi-mic recording, download its custom ASIO driver.
Updating Firmware to Use the ASIO Driver
To use the ASIO driver with your NT1 5th Generation, your microphone needs to be running firmware version 1.1.3 or above. If you have incompatible firmware, you will receive an error message telling you to update (pictured left).
To update your NT1 5th Generation to the latest firmware, download RØDE Central.
Using the ASIO Driver
To enable the ASIO driver, close all programs and apps, open your DAW of choice, and select the ASIO driver as your audio device in your DAW’s settings. You can find more detailed information on this process in the walkthrough guides found in the “Recording With the NT1 5th Generation in 32-bit Float” section below.
The custom ASIO driver unlocks some of the NT1 5th Generation’s powerful features when recording via USB on a Windows PC. It is required if you want to record in 32-fit float mode or connect multiple NT1 5th Generation microphones to a single computer for multitrack recording. It also allows you to control the input gain for connected microphones and select the device buffer size. The ASIO driver is not required for 24-bit recording.
The NT1 5th Generation has been tested with a range of computer soundcards and external audio devices to ensure compatibility.
Note: The ASIO driver is only compatible with stereo output devices. Devices with multichannel outputs are not supported.
Using the NT1 5th Generation with Your Audio Software
Once connected to your computer, you’ll be able to select “RØDE NT1 5th Gen” as an audio input in both your computer’s device settings as well as within your audio software, just like you would with your built-in laptop microphone or a channel from an audio interface.
Monitoring Your Audio
To listen to what you’re recording with your NT1 5th Generation when connected via USB, you’ll need to plug a pair of headphones into your computer’s 3.5mm headphone output (or audio interface if you’re using one). Once connected, you can select these headphones as the ‘output’ device in both your computer’s device settings as well as within your audio software – if you’re using the ASIO driver, this is done in the ASIO configuration panel within your DAW (see the 32-bit float walkthrough guides below for more information). Within your DAW or audio software, you may need to enable monitoring and/or arm the track that your NT1 5th Generation is on.
Note: The ASIO driver only supports monitoring with devices that have a stereo output. Devices with multichannel outputs are not supported.
A Note on Latency
All digital audio devices, the NT1 5th Generation included, are subject to some degree of latency, which means there may be a delay between your vocal or instrument performance and what you hear in your headphones. The amount of latency present will depend on a number of factors, including the computer and audio software you’re using, as well as how many programs you have open. In most cases, the latency will be low enough to be unnoticeable. If you’re experiencing issues with latency in your recording software, refer to the software’s user guide for latency management solutions such as reducing buffer size.
Setting Input Gain, Sample Rate and Bit Depth
The NT1 5th Generation is capable of recording audio with a sample rate of up to 192kHz and a bit depth of up to 32-bit floating point. If the software you are using is listed below in the “Recording the NT1 5th Generation in 32-bit Float” section, you can follow the process outlined in the linked guide to adjust your input level, sample rate and bit depth settings.
On Mac: Navigate to ‘System Settings’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘Input’ and select “RØDE NT1 5th Gen”. Adjust the ‘Input Volume’ slider until the loudest sound you will be recording pushes the ‘Input Level’ meter to around the 75% mark.
Navigate to ‘Applications’ > ‘Utilities’ > ‘Audio MIDI Setup’ and select “RØDE NT1 5th Gen” from the list on the left. Select the sample rate and bit depth you wish to use from the ‘Format’ dropdown menu.
On Windows: Navigate to ‘Control Panel’ > ‘Sound’ > ‘Recording’ and select the “RØDE NT1 5th Gen” from the list of devices. Click ‘Properties’ and go to the ‘Advanced’ tab to select the sample rate from the ‘Default Format’ dropdown. Click the ‘Levels’ tab and adjust the ‘Microphone’ slider to increase or decrease the input gain.
Note: To access the 32-bit float option for bit depth on Windows machines you’ll need to download and install the ASIO driver, close all other programs and apps, open your DAW, and then select the ‘NT1 5th Gen (Float)’ ASIO Driver from within your DAW settings. For more information on this process, see the following section on “Recording the NT1 5th Generation in 32-bit Float”.
Recording With the NT1 5th Generation in 32-bit Float
The NT1 5th Generation is capable of recording 32-bit float audio, meaning you can capture audio at any level without ever having to worry about your audio clipping or distortion. Recording in 32-bit float allows you to lower the level of ‘clipped’ audio to restore it or increase the level of quiet audio without increasing the noise floor after the audio has been captured.
On a Mac computer, you can set your sample rate and 32-bit float bit depth in the Audio MIDI Setup, then open your DAW and match the project and device settings to this bit depth and sample rate, and start recording. On a Windows computer, you will need to install the ASIO driver (see above for more information), close all other programs, open your DAW, and then select the ASIO driver as your audio device within your DAW of choice.
The process for recording in 32-bit float differs between DAWs. See below for step-by-step walkthrough guides for popular DAWs that support 32-bit float recording.
Note: Not all DAWs support 32-bit float recording, including Logic Pro and GarageBand, and some DAWs don’t support ASIO drivers at all, such as Audacity.
|DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)||Mac||Windows|
|Ableton Live||Download Walkthrough Guide||Download Walkthrough Guide|
|Adobe Audition||Download Walkthrough Guide||32-bit Float Not Supported|
|Audacity||Download Walkthrough Guide||ASIO Not Supported|
|Cubase||Download Walkthrough Guide||Download Walkthrough Guide|
|GarageBand||32-bit Float Not Supported||N/A|
|Logic Pro||32-bit Float Not Supported||N/A|
|Pro Tools||Download Walkthrough Guide||Download Walkthrough Guide|
|Reaper||Download Walkthrough Guide||Download Walkthrough Guide|
|Reason||32-bit Float Not Supported||32-bit Float Not Supported|
|Studio One||Download Walkthrough Guide||Download Walkthrough Guide|
Connecting Multiple NT1 5th Generation Microphones via USB
On macOS devices, it’s possible to create an aggregate device that can combine up to eight NT1 5th Generation microphones into a single, multi-channel virtual device. This can then be used in your DAW to capture and record audio from all microphones at once on separate tracks.
To use multiple NT1 5th Generation microphones via USB at once on Windows, you’ll need to first install the ASIO driver. Close all other programs, open your DAW of choice, and then select ‘ASIO’ as your audio device or driver type within your DAW settings, and then select either ‘NT1 5th Gen’ or ‘NT1 5th Gen (float)’ as your ASIO driver. From here, each of your connected NT1 5th Generation microphones will show up as separate inputs, and you can record them to separate channels just as you would with a multichannel audio interface.
Note: You can also use RØDE Connect to quickly and easily connect up to four NT1 5th Generation microphones to a single computer (see below).
Using with RØDE Connect
Download and install RØDE Connect to access extra features for your microphone, including advanced audio processing and the ability to connect up to four NT1 5th Generation or other RØDE USB microphones to a computer simultaneously.
Here, you can adjust the microphone’s input gain, adjust the VoxLab™ processing (including Depth Sparkle and Punch), and access granular control over advanced processing, including a noise gate, compressor, high-pass filter and the legendary APHEX® Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ processors.
Check out the RØDE Connect user guide for more details on how to use the software for recording podcasts and streaming.
RØDE Connect will automatically prompt you to update your NT1 5th Generation firmware when you run the software with the microphone connected and an update is available.
Note: To make use of audio processing, you'll need to select a 48kHz sample rate and 24-bit bit depth for your NT1 5th Generation's digital (USB) output.
Using with RØDE Central
RØDE Central is a companion app for a range of RØDE products and can be used to update your NT1 5th Generation firmware as well as adjust the microphone’s input gain, adjust the VoxLab™ processing (including Depth, Sparkle and Punch), and access granular control over advanced processing, including a noise gate, compressor, high-pass filter and the legendary APHEX® Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ processors.
When the processing settings are enabled via RØDE Central, these settings persist in the NT1 5th Generation, meaning you can close the app and use the microphone with your DAW or other recording applications with these effects enabled.
Note: To make use of audio processing, you'll need to select a 48kHz sample rate and 24-bit bit depth for your NT1 5th Generation's digital (USB) output.
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