Posted on November 12th, by Graeme in News.

Rode M5


No surprise, a good microphone can make a big difference to your recordings. A really versatile tool microphone-wise is a “matched” pair of condensers. This means two microphones that have been tested and checked to perform as close to identically as possible – which should save a lot of fussing around on your preamps.  Paired condensers are great for drum overheads, miking up choirs and such… but they also make for cool stereo recordings of acoustic guitars and any other acoustic instrument for that matter.  If you’re looking for a “different” sound, a matched pair might do the trick. Hot on the heels of the NT1 last week, RØDE Microphones has announced the release of its new M5 compact condenser microphone. Based on the existing small diaphragm NT5, the M5 features a half-inch cardioid electret condenser capsule and is available in acoustically matched pairs. Designed and made in Australia, the M5 exhibits low noise and has a full frequency response that makes it ideal for studio recording and live performance. The matched pairs have been carefully selected to ensure a variation of no more than 1dB sensitivity between the microphones. A premium foiled certificate is supplied to verify the authenticity of the pair. The M5 is finished with RØDE’s proprietary ceramic coating for a matt black finish, and is supplied with WS5 windshields and RM5 stand mounts. We should see stocks in store by December at a RRP $249 each. Haggle for a deal on those matched pairs. More info at

Australian Distributor: Rode Microphones