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 RCP RODECASTER PRO INTEGRATED PODCAST PRODU......

    698813005543
    KD219.00
    Available
  2. RODE PODMIC DYNAMIC PODCASTING MICROPHONE

    698813005567
    KD39.95
    Available
  3. RODE NTG2 CONDENSER SHOTGUN MICROPHONE

    0698813000470
    KD89.95
    Limited Quantity
  4. RODE NT1-A CARDIOID MICROPHONE (KIT W/ SMR SHOCK......

    0698813000142
    KD79.95
    Available
  5. RODE AI-1 SINGLE CHANNEL USB AUDIO INTERFACE

    698813001194
    KD44.95
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  6. RODE WIGOW WIRELESS COMPACT DIGITAL MIC 2.4 GHZ ......

    698813006472
    KD79.95
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  7. RODE NTUSB USB MICROPHONE

    698813003969
    KD64.95
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  8. RODE NTUSB MINI STUDIO QUALITY USB MIC

    698813006687
    KD44.95
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  9. RODE SC3 3.5MM TRRS TO TRS ADAPTOR FOR SMARTLAV

    698813003198
    KD4.95
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  10. RODE RODELINK LAV OMNIDIRECTIONAL LAVALIER MICRO......

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    KD34.95
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  11. RODE ME-L VIDEOMIC DIRECTIONAL MIC (IOS DEVICES)

    698813005192
    KD29.95
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  12. RODE SC6LKIT MOBILE INTERVIEW KIT FOR IOS DEVICE......

    698813005291
    KD69.95
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  13. RODE SC6-L MOBILE INTERFACE FOR IOS DEVICES AND ......

    698813005451
    KD29.95
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  14. RODE DEADCAT GO WIND MUFF FOR VIDEO MIC GO

    698813003921
    KD9.95
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  15. RODE DEADCAT VMP WIND MUFF FOR VIDEO MIC PRO

    698813002160
    KD11.95
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  16. RODE VIDEOMIC ME DIRECTIONAL MIC FOR SMART PHONE......

    698813004478
    KD24.95
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  17. RODE VIDEOMICRO COMPACT ON-CAMERA MICROPHONE

    698813004362
    KD24.95
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  18. RODE BOOMPOLE PRO CARBON FIBRE

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    KD49.95
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  19. RODE VIDEOMIC PRO WITH RYCOTE LYRE SHOCKMOUNT

    698813004195
    KD69.95
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  20. RODE MICON CONNECTOR FOR TRRS DEVICES & SMARTPH......

    0698813003150
    KD9.95
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  21. RODE MICON CONNECTOR FOR MIPRO DEVICES RODE MIC......

    0698813003099
    KD9.95
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  22. RODE MICON ADAPTER CABLE FOR SENNHEISER SK500/2......

    0698813002825
    KD29.95
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  23. RODE MICON 7 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHON......

    0698813002146
    KD9.95
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  24. RODE MICON 6 CONNECTOR FOR RODE MICON MICROPHON......

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