Frequently Asked Questions

How were the instruments recorded for Soundbooth?


Every instrument in the RØDE Soundbooth was recorded by world renowned producer and engineer John Merchant ( - Bee Gees, Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand).


Under the direction of RØDE, John went to great lengths to ensure that the performances and recording techniques used were suitable for an application that facilitates a critical comparison between microphones.


Over the course of several weeks John painstakingly recorded close to 400 individual tracks that now make up the RØDE Soundbooth. In the links below you will find general information on the placement of the microphones and the external equipment John used to achieve these recordings.



Drum Kit




Electric Guitar


Bass Guitar


Acoustic Guitar




Electric Piano