Last month the guys from RØDE Microphones sent us the beauty that is the NTR. The NTR is an assembled-by-hand ribbon microphone - a type of mic we're yet to use on RS. It's striking beauty is only outdone by its attention to detail along with the quality and high level of recording. This is one thing we love about RØDE's releases over the past 18 months, the aesthetics of their products; notably their designs and packaging - first impressions are clearly high on their priority list. Click here for more info on the NTR
With the microphone securing its spot as the go-to mic in our kit, we though we'd collaborate with the hugely talented Sonna Rele. Signed to Universal Motown and hand-picked by Ne-yo, Sonna has had a busy year working on her debut album as well as singing the feature song 'Strong' from Disney's 'Cinderella'. After spending a few hours with Sonna and her string quartet, we shot the following video, Sonna's cover of Ed Sheeran's 'Thinking Out Loud'.