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Rode

Rode

 

With a grim outlook for Freedman Electronics, Peter was desperate for a solution to the company’s financial situation and amongst other ventures he recalled a microphone he had found almost ten years previously at a trade show in Shanghai, China in 1981.[2] After gauging local market interest he imported 20 of them.[3] “They were shit... two out of the 20 weren’t working at all” Peter recalled in an interview. “I opened them up, and saw they’d used inferior components and the soldered joints were bad. So I fixed up the parts, made a board mod here and there and got them to a point where we could sell them. They weren’t super quiet compared to what we're doing now ... but they worked.” [2]

 

 

 

Sales of the modified microphone began to take off in Sydney, which (in the Australian vernacular) was likened to “a rat up a drain pipe”. This gave lend to the unofficial title the ‘Rodent-1’, which was later broken up to become the RODE NT-1. Peter Freedman dropped in the ‘Ø’ character as a salute to his Scandinavian heritage, and Rode was born.[6]

 

 

 

Following the microphone’s early popularity, the company decided that it would be a wise investment to move more of the manufacturing to Australia. This move would improve product quality, reduce reliance on offshore contractors, and ensure that all manufacturing knowledge developed would stay in-house


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  1. RODE BOOMPOLE BAG FOR BOOMPOLE, SHOTGUN MIC, SOFTIE AND SHOCK MOUNT RODEBOOMPOLEBAG

    RODE BOOMPOLE BAG FOR BOOMPOLE, SHOTGUN MIC, SOFTIE AND SHOCK MOUNT RODEBOOMPOLEBAG

    - Neoprene Case
    - Inside Pocket
    - Shoulder Strap
    - Image shown with optional equipments
    - Boom Pole is not included
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    KD14.950

  2. RODE DEADCAT VMP WIND MUFF FOR VIDEO MIC PRO

    RODE DEADCAT VMP WIND MUFF FOR VIDEO MIC PRO

    - Artificial Fur Wind Cover
    - Acoustically Transparent
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    KD11.950

  3. RODE DS-1 MICROPHONE DESK STAND

    RODE DS-1 MICROPHONE DESK STAND

    - Adjustable 11 to 15.74" (280 to 400mm)
    - Includes Cable Clips
    - Includes 3/8" to 5/8" Adapter
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    KD9.950

  4. RODE STEREO VIDEOMIC CAMERA-MOUNTED MICROPHONE

    RODE STEREO VIDEOMIC CAMERA-MOUNTED MICROPHONE

    - Integrated Shock Mount
    - Camera Mountable
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    KD79.950

  5. RODE MICON 7 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHONES (LECTROSONICS) RODE MICON-7

    RODE MICON 7 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHONES (LECTROSONICS) RODE MICON-7

    - For Rode MiCon Mics & Headsets
    - TA5-F Connector
    - Connects to Lectrosonics
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    KD9.950

  6. RODE BLIMP

    RODE BLIMP

    -Protection from Wind Noise
    -Isolates From Shock and Vibration
    -Fits NTG1, NTG2, NTG3, NTG4 and NTG4+
    -Fits Any Shotgun Mic up to 12.75"
    -Integrated Mogami Mic Cable
    -Dead Wombat Windshield Included
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    KD99.950

  7. RODE SM2 ELASTIC SUSPENSION MICROPHONE SHOCK MOUNT

    RODE SM2 ELASTIC SUSPENSION MICROPHONE SHOCK MOUNT

    Compatible with the Classic II
    -K2
    -NTK,
    -NT2-A
    -NT1000
    -NT2000
    -NT1-A Microphones
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    KD19.950

  8. RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER CONDENSER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES

    RODE SMARTLAV+ LAVALIER CONDENSER MICROPHONE FOR SMARTPHONES

    - Clip-On Mic for iPhone and Android
    - Improved Sensitivity & Signal-to-Noise
    - Quality Recording to Your Smartphone
    - Use with Rode Rec App for Apple iOS
    - Works with Many Other Recording Apps
    - Omnidirectional Polar Pattern
    - Mic Clip With Cable Management Included
    - Kevlar-Reinforced Cable
    - Foam Pop Shield Included
    - Small Pouch Included
    - Iphone not included Learn More
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  9. RODE VIDEOMIC ME DIRECTIONAL MIC FOR SMART PHONES

    RODE VIDEOMIC ME DIRECTIONAL MIC FOR SMART PHONES

    - Lightweight at Only 1.2 Ounces
    - Flexible Mounting Bracket
    - 1/8" TRRS Connector
    - 1/8" Headphone Jack on Rear
    - Includes Furry Windshield
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    KD14.950

  10. RODE LAV-HEADSET MEDIUM

    RODE LAV-HEADSET MEDIUM

    - Ergonomic Headset Mount for RODE Lapel Mics.
    - Spring Steel Construction
    - Rear Cable Management
    - Secure Microphone Hold
    - Medium Size - Teen to Adult
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    KD9.950

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