Rode's NT USB+ mic promises studio-quality performance with the convenience of USB

Rode launches NT USB + studio-grade mic
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Today Rode launched the NT-USB+ microphone, a professional-grade USB microphone with next-generation features for recording studio-quality audio directly to a computer or mobile device. Built with a studio-grade condenser capsule and ultra-low-noise, Rode's high-gain Revolution Preamp delivers pristine audio ideal for a wide range of recording applications, including vocals and instruments, podcasting, streaming, and more. 

When we reviewed the Rode NT USB Mini Mic last fall it earned our prestigious Editors' Choice award and a spot on our best USB mics list, so the new larger model is building on a strong foundation. 

Rode NT USB + specs

Price: $169

Polar Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz

Bit Depth: 24-bit

Sample Rate: 48 kHz

Computer Connectivity: USB-C

Analog Outputs: 3.5mm headphone jack

Weight: 1.2 pounds

Dimensions: 7.2 x 2.4 x 1.9-inches

Rode's free Rode Connect software gives you access to the Powerful APHEX audio processing for taking any recording to the next level. It also features a headphone output for monitoring with zero latency and comes with a pop filter and desktop stand.

Rode launches NT USB + studio-grade mic

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The other great aspect of the Rode mic ecosystem is all the other free compatible Software: such as  RØDE Central, RØDE Connect,  RØDE Reporter, and the recently released RØDE X UNIFY (free with any RØDE X mic, subscription without). 

We will have a review of Rode's latest NT USB+ in the next few weeks, but if you can't wait, the Rode NT USB + mic is available starting today for $169 at Rode.

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.