Rode NT-USB+ launch – Pro-grade USB mic with studio-grade condenser capsule

Witness the rebirth of the iconic Rode NT-USB+, loaded with next-generation features

Rode NT-USB+ launched
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XLR microphones provide depth and clarity unmatched by USB microphones – hence why musicians and 'pros' prefer the former over the latter. Rode's new NT-USB+, the successor of the renowned NT-USB, aims to change that by cramming as many high-end features into a compact USB microphone body as possible. 

Rode had a busy year. First, the iconic audio brand launched the portable Rode VideoMic GO II, followed by its first headphones, the Rode NTH-100, then the RodeCaster Pro 2, and only a few weeks ago, they also introduced Rode X, a brand-new sub-brand, to the world. Now, Rode is back at it again with a microphone launch. There really is no stopping them this year!

The Rode NT-USB+ is based on the original NT-USB, which was released in 2014 and has long been beloved by musicians, podcasters, streamers and others for its small form factor and studio-quality sound. The NT-USB+ builds on this and adds a number of next-generation enhancements to make the new mic the go-to condenser USB of this generation.

Rode NT-USB+ launched

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"The original NT-USB was an instant success when it launched almost a decade ago, setting a lofty standard for studio-quality USB microphones," said Rode CEO Damien Wilson. "With the NT-USB+, we are setting a new standard." What new features, you might ask? The mic has an updated, studio-grade condenser capsule and tight cardioid polar pattern that is said to deliver "pristine audio ideal for recording vocals, speech and instruments."

You also get ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp and high-resolution 24-bit/48kHz analogue-to-digital conversion, high-power headphone output for zero-latency monitoring, USB-C output and internal DSP for advanced audio processing powered by APHEX. Rode even threw in a high-quality pop filter and desktop mount to make the NT-USB+ all the more appealing for on-the-go content creators.

Need we say more? Head over to Rode today to find out more about the NT-USB+ plus. Price and availability TBC.

Matt Kollat
Section Editor | Active

Matt Kollat is a journalist and content creator who works for and its magazine counterpart as an Active Editor. His areas of expertise include wearables, drones, fitness equipment, nutrition and outdoor gear. He joined T3 in 2019. His byline appears in several publications, including Techradar and Fit&Well, and more. Matt also collaborated with other content creators (e.g. Garage Gym Reviews) and judged many awards, such as the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance's ESSNawards. When he isn't working out, running or cycling, you'll find him roaming the countryside and trying out new podcasting and content creation equipment.