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Live Performance Dynamic Microphone
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With rock-solid build quality and a high-power neodymium capsule, the RØDE M1 live dynamic microphone is designed to provide the very best performance, night after night. Its durability is backed-up by a lifetime warranty, following registration of purchase.


The M1's ergonomically designed all-metal body is engineered for maximum comfort when used as a handheld microphone. It feels robust, solid and perfectly balanced without being heavy, and handling noise is almost completely eliminated by the microphone's internal design.


Featuring a warm response that is incredibly defined for a dynamic microphone, the M1's smooth character and defined clarity offer incredible performance as a live vocal microphone. A tightly controlled cardioid polar pattern minimises spill and feedback.


Renowned as one of the industry's best live vocal microphones, the M1 is an equally strong performer on guitar amplifiers as well as kick drum, snare drum, toms and percussion.

DP WIlson
Pickup Magazine

The mic is built like the proverbial brick outhouse and with full heavy metal jacket construction...a lifetime warranty with the M1 must be seen as a major plus; I certainly can't think of another manufacturer that offers a similar level of backup... I really like the RØDE M1... it took my weedy voice and made it 100% Rock n' Roll!!!

Paul White
Performing Musician

The tonal characteristics of the RØDE M1 should give good results with the majority of both male and female vocalists... If you like the idea of studio-quality live vocals then it's a great little mic... It's built to last and has a more open-sounding high end than most dynamic mics.

Travis North
The Modern Vocalist

With the M1, Rode has brought what amounts to a very solid addition into the already somewhat crowded live microphone arena. Their years of experience building top-notch yet within reach studio microphones has led them to create a live vocal mic that not only approaches condenser studio-like quality in sound but is built to withstand ridiculous amounts of abuse. I have a feeling a lot of these will be going strong well after the grill has crusted over with nasty green growth.

The Drum Media
The Drum Media

While the RØDE M1 is extremely well built you can be sure that you don't get a whole lot of unnecessary weight (or lack thereof in some cases) that is involved with a lot of other stage microphones. Just by placing the ergonomically tapered microphone and its included accessories such as the stand mount and thread adaptor in your hands, not only will you be overly satisfied with how comfortable they are to hold but their durability will become increasingly evident too. You simply cannot look past the build quality of any RØDE product.

The M1 provides a punch similar to what you could imagine the M1 Carbine Rifle would if it could be directly converted to a microphone. Its sound quality is much clearer and more dynamically detailed than any other microphone within its class, especially considering the price tag. Its high output volume, cardioid pickup pattern (to reduce feedback) and gold plated XLR connectors just further push this microphone up higher on its plinth.

There is only one way to describe this microphone as a whole if you are willing to compare it to a microphone that is familiar to us all... the SM58 killer.

Dave Bourke
Customer Review

The M1 is the most versatile workhorse live mic I have ever used. I've used
several of them in the local pub or thrown them across stage on overseas
tours.


They're sensitive enough for grand piano, plenty robust for drums also, and by far excels on vocals. I will never use another live vocal mic now that I have several M1s.

Gearwire user review
Customer Review

I've been trying the M1 myself, and are surely convinced that there is absolutely no question about the quality and differences between the M1 and for example the SM58/Beta58. Just like the RØDE M2, the M1 has a very robust and powerful output, not to mention the sound of the thing. It has much more detail, more high tones, and more power in the low-end region of my voice than an SM58 or Beta58. I would absolutely recommend everyone trying an M1.

Michael
Customer Review
CRISIS

Naturally as soon as I got mine home I put it through its paces predominantly on the drum kit A/Bing it with a 57 and a drum mic pack tom clip mic. The M1 killed in all regards. Both my drummer and I were unanimous that it had such a fuller punchier sound then the 57 on snare and on toms it really shone. Best mic I have heard on toms so far. The smooth character of the mic and the subtle low end boost it seems to have just gave the toms so much body but did not detract at all from the nice snap of the skin.
Anyway just wanted to give some feedback and say that I love this mic, I bought it in the hopes it would serve as a great all rounder and it certainly does

Screaming Eagle
Customer Review

Last friday I've had my first gig singing on the RØDE M1! It was a blaaast!!! Stunning power, a "kick in the ass" punch, excellent feedback rejection, the mic did an amazing job! Very proud to have it! Respect

Buzzard, USA
Customer Review

The RØDE M1 is essentially a Shure SM58 with a new lease on life. The clarity was better. Great warmth. The off-axis sound was great. It looks and feels good. I bought it.

M1 Specifications
Acoustic PrincipleDynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range75Hz - 18kHz
Output Impedance320Ω
Sensitivity-56.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (1.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Weight 360.00gm
Dimensions171.00mmH x 51.50mmW x 51.50mmD
Output XLR Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to lifetime warranty following registration here
  • How can I connect my mono microphone XLR output to a stereo TRS socket?+
    • To connect the XLR microphone output to a TRS stereo input (3.5mm socket) you will need to buy or make a XLR to stereo TRS cable, to make the cable please follow the instructions in the picture below. This cable will allow connection between the microphone and a camcorder or DSLR camera.

      XLR to TRS wiring

      This cable will allow you to connect your microphone output to a stereo TRS input and receive the audio signal on both the input channels. 

      Please Note: Should the microphone require phantom power to operate, this will not be available from a TRS socket.

  • My microphone doesn't require phantom power. Will phantom power damage my microphone if it is left on??+
    • No, whilst these mics do not require phantom power, microphones are built to cope with being fed phantom power and this will not damage the equipment. It is however advised that when possible, to turn off phantom power when not in use.

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