So lately I've been studying the hell out of recording gear since I want to start recording. It's been interesting talking about gear and selling gear at GuitarCenter. Something that really stood out to me was how great the quality of RØDE mics are for how cheap they are. The NT1-A bundles always sells the day we get more of them, the NT4 is a really cool stereo SDC, the M5 set is insane for what you pay for it, also probably the coolest mics for DSLR's and smart phones.
So I stumbled upon a tour of their factory and it seems kind of insane. I dont know how much if any of this is hogwash but I figured you guys would be interested in checking out the insane technology at that place. All I know it's insane the way they are running things and yet their stuff is priced pretty damn well, reminds me a ton of how Mesa runs things.
The video is a little tacky with the guy saying "The RØDE Difference" over and over again for the transitions though
Here is a more laidback tour that is more enjoyable to watch:
I've actually been to the Rode factory. It's pretty sweet. The way they keep costs down is having the most expensive parts built in a location that's cheaper (China) to their specs then doing awesome QC on their end to make sure they are good. Value for money they have it in spades. I have an NT1 in my mic cabinet and it's an awesome mic. Used to have a pair of NT5s which were excellent also.