We love this mic! Perfect for a variety of applications, from vocal recording to acoustic instruments, Rode's NT1A delivers, and at this price, every studio needs one. Whether you're a bedroom producer who wants to step up your game or a seasoned-pro with a desire for quality and good value you need an NT1A. The recording pack not only gives you the aforementioned, awesome, large diaphragm, cardioid condenser microphone but also, practically everything else you would need. Including a shock-mount, pop-shield, decent quality XLR cable and a DVD full of useful microphone recording tips from Peter Freedman. The folks at Rode also include their 10 year warranty as well for good measure. Recommended!