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M3, Small diaphragm condenser microphone from RODE.

7 user reviews
Prices starting at $105 Average price: $134

RODE M3 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: RODE
  • Model: M3
  • Category: Small diaphragm condenser microphones
  • Added in our database on: 09/19/2007

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RODE M3 user reviews

Average Score:4.5( 4.5/5 based on 7 reviews )
 4 reviews57 %
 4 reviews57 %
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moosers's review

The Rode M3 is a small diaphragm condenser microphone that is suited for a variety of purposes. It can be used in the studio like any mic, but also is great for bringing on the go for location recording and whatever else you might want to use it for. I'd say it's best suited for location recording for a few reasons. First off, it can run off of a 9 volt battery instead of using phantom power and has an indicator to show when it's running low. It also has a high pass filter at 80 Hz, a three setting pad (flat, -10 or -20 db), a cardioid pick up pattern, and the ability to pick up frequencies in the range of 40 Hz to 20 kHz.


The Rode M3 is a great all purpose microphone as it's flexible and sounds good almost anywhere you use it. While I've only used the mic inside of the recording studio, to me it seems best suited for recording on the go. I was definitely surprised to see the low price tag on the M3 considering all that it's good for. It definitely has a clear sound quality, picking up a lot in larger areas without almost any noise. In the studio I've tried the M3 for recording vocals and acoustic guitar at the same time, using it mostly as a mono room microphone. This is the only use that I've personally tried it for since a client brought the mic in to the studio I work at and wanted to use it for this purpose. I thought it sounded pretty good for this application as you got a nice and full picture of the performance even though it wasn't right up on any one thing. I still think it's best for recording on the go because of it's feature and the fact that a lot of condenser microphones will do a good job as a mono room. It's worth checking out for those looking for a single microphone on the cheap for their home studio or location recording.

azertyvince's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

This is a condenser microphone.

Frequency curve is super straight, except for a bump to 12kHz.


I find it pretty good on my voice compared to other microphones (Rode NT2000, Behringer B2-PRO).
I bought a pair: I take my voice in stereo, and it's pretty good.

I've also used as drum overheads (he is work).

To test a voice, for the price it's worth it.
The most expensive microphones do not necessarily give the best results (especially on a voice can be surprises).
Le Joss11/13/2012

Le Joss's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" electret microphone strong enough for the stage"

it is a microphone electret, cardioid, which can be used in the studio for a little while, especially on stage for singing.


I've had a year and a half, replacing conventional SM 58. The sound is much more faithful no psychics "quack quack", almost no color, quite directive to recover only the singer's voice.
Actually seems indestructible.
Sensitivity makes it more sensitive to feedback: attention to the position of returns. And sensitive to plosives in the studio I put a pop screen, on stage, careful not to sing too close to the microphone (yet it is often pleasant).
I am very happy, I would do the purchase, especially since the price has dropped.
Jack Shnor06/02/2012

Jack Shnor's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good or bad everything is nothing?"

sound recording, voice (female) possibilities very extensive and very precise. is rather taken for sound.


since January 2012, I made one or two concerts a month.
the micro défau Dynamics is the 48v power supply required, in the little tavern, bar ... a power juice can, and phantom power can fuck a M. .. considerable. by micro fat may be a standalone one 9v battery or phantom power at choice
is moin expensive than a sm58 and beta 57 and it is much better qualitée, really!

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