RØDE are an institution in the microphone industry and for good reason. Based in Silverwater in Sydney they are Australia's most successful Microphone manufacturer. Born out of Freedman electronics in the 1980's in Ashfield Sydney, RØDE was born out of one mans desire and passion to design and produce a product that could be used by everybody but sound like the professional microphones that cost considerably more. Now RØDE boast a state-of-the-art plant that has over 30 million dollars in precision machinery and a support staff of more than 140 people. As well as their main hub in Sydney, RØDE also have offices in Seattle, Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong, making RØDE a truly global company. The Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone is the logical progression from the famous NT1A-the worlds quietest studio condenser microphone. The Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone has been totally redesigned and has-in a world-first for RØDE- the transducer itself is suspended inside the microphone using Rycote’s industry-leading Lyre system, minimizing external vibrations at the capsule level. The capsule is then married to high-grade electronics that have been designed to provide the lowest noise level of any studio microphone available.