How to Set Up Your Rode Nt-1A Microphone or Nt-1 Kit
If you are using the Rode Nt-1 kit with included interface, the setup process is nearly identical.
Here’s what I cover in the video:
Attaching your shock mount to your mic stand.
Inserting your mic into the shock mount.
Positioning the microphone in the correct direction (the Rode Nt1-A has a cardioid pickup pattern which means that it only picks up sound from the front and rejects sound from the back and sides. The front of the mic is indicated with a circle.)
Adjusting the attached pop filter.
Connecting your microphone to your interface with an XLR cable.
Connecting your interface to your computer with a USB cable.
Understanding the functions, dials, and switches on your interface.
Selecting your interface as your “recording device” inside of Audacity.
Adjusting your recording levels in Audacity.