The Rode NT1-a is a very silent cardioid condenser microphone for studio use. It's known for its clear, warm sound. This studio microphone is very versatile as well. You can record vocals, guitar, and other instruments, but this microphone is also very suitable to keep a video blog. Because of its popularity, the NT1-a can be found in many studios worldwide. The Rode NT1-a comprises a complete set with a shock mount, pop filter, XLR cable, and a dust cover.