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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 MICRO BOOMPOLE PRO

    RODE MICRO BOOMPOLE PRO

    - Compatible Microphones:
    - NTG1
    - NTG2
    - NTG3
    - NT4
    - NT5
    - NT55
    - M3
    - VideoMic
    - Stereo VideoMic
    - VideoMic Pro
    Learn More
    KD39.950

  2. RODE BOOMPOLE CLIPS

    RODE BOOMPOLE CLIPS

    -Secures Cable on Rode Boompoles
    Learn More
    KD4.950

  3. RODE SHOTGUN MICROPHONE SHOCK MOUNT SM4

    RODE SHOTGUN MICROPHONE SHOCK MOUNT SM4

    - SM4 Adjustable Shock Mount for Rode NTG2 Microphone Learn More
    KD19.950

  4. RODE NT2-A MULTI PATTERN STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE

    RODE NT2-A MULTI PATTERN STUDIO CONDENSER MICROPHONE

    -SM6 Shock Mount & Pop Filter
    -XLR Cable
    -Dust Cover
    -John Merchant Instructional DVD
    -Multi-Pattern Selectable
    -Variable Pad and Filter
    Learn More
    Pre-Order KD119.950

  5. RODE MICON 3 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHONES (SHURE) RODE MICON-3

    RODE MICON 3 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHONES (SHURE) RODE MICON-3

    - For Rode MiCon Mics & Headsets
    - 4-Pin Connection
    - For Shure Bodypacks
    Learn More
    KD8.950

  6. RODE NT-USB USB MICROPHONE

    RODE NT-USB USB MICROPHONE

    - 16-bit/48 kHz Resolution Capture
    - Cardioid Polar Pattern
    - 1/8" Headphone Monitoring Jack
    - Direct Mix Control
    - iPad Compatible
    - Includes Pop Shield & Tripod Desk Stand
    - Includes Ring Mount, & 20' USB Cable
    - Includes Storage Pouch
    Learn More
    KD59.950

  7. RODE SM6 SHOCK MOUNT WITH DETACHABLE POP FILTER

    RODE SM6 SHOCK MOUNT WITH DETACHABLE POP FILTER

    - Removable Pop Shield
    - Telescopic Arm and Head Angle Adjustment
    - Shock Mount Supports Large Rode Mics
    - Isolates & Protects Against Noise
    - microphone not included Learn More
    KD14.950

  8. RODE VIDEOMIC PRO WITH RYCOTE LYRE SHOCKMOUNT

    RODE VIDEOMIC PRO WITH RYCOTE LYRE SHOCKMOUNT

    - Broadcast Quality Condenser Microphone
    - Rycote Lyre Shockmount
    - 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
    - Lightweight
    - Lower Noise and Higher Sensitivity
    - 9V Battery Powered
    - 1/8" Mini-Jack Output
    - Two-Step High Pass Filter
    - Three-Position Level Control
    - Includes Camera Shoe Mount
    Learn More
    KD69.950

  9. RODE M5 COMPACT 1/2" CONDENSER MICROPHONE (MATCHED PAIR)

    RODE M5 COMPACT 1/2" CONDENSER MICROPHONE (MATCHED PAIR)

    - Matched Pair
    - 1 dB or Less Sensitivity Between Mics
    - Cardioid Polar Pattern
    - 1/2" Gold-Plated Membrane Capsule
    - Permanently Polarized
    - Gold-Plated Output XLR Connectors
    - Included Clips & Windscreens
    - Designed & Built in Australia
    Learn More
    KD59.950

  10. RODE UNIVERSAL BLIMP MOUNT ADAPTER FOR RODE BLIMP

    RODE UNIVERSAL BLIMP MOUNT ADAPTER FOR RODE BLIMP

    - Interchangeable Adapter for Rode Blimp
    - Mounts Blimp System onto Boompoles
    - Compatible with any 3/8" Mount
    Learn More
    KD4.950

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