#1
im getting a deal on Rode NT4 on craigslist for $250 online. A used pair that is...

I am not really into getting pro mics, but at this price I am wondering if I should go ahead and get it

What do you guys think i should do...

On top of this I may need an interface then with at least 8 simultaneus tracks to use with the laptop, as Id like to record our rehearsals with individually mic'd tracks.
#2
Personally I've never used the Nt4s but having used the Nt1A, Nt2A and Nt5s I can vouch for the fact that for the money you pay, Rode have consistently impressed me. There are many better mics out there but as I say considering the price of them, they rarely deliver less than very good results. In my experience at least.
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#3
I have also used the Rode NT1A in the past and have loved it. I have not used the NT4 though...but I can see it being a great stereo mic for the studio. I would use it for things like Pianos and drum overheads.

As for interfaces look into the following:
M-Audio Profire 2626
PreSonus Firestudio Project

These connect via firewire so be sure your computer has one of those ports as well as can handle working with reading/writing all those tracks at once.
#4
As a Rode fan myself, but never having used the NT4, I'll give a +1 to everything so far.

Just curious, though.... can you play back 8 tracks through your laptop? With lower drive speeds that laptops offer, I'd make sure that it is possible first.

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#5
If its like my NT1-A, buy it. If I remember correctly, Rode uses the same capsules on all their mics. So you're gonna have a similar sound to a higher end Rode mic.
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#6
The pre's on the ProFire are fantastic for the money it costs. Happy with mine (if I wasn't having trouble getting it to run with Pro Tools...damn clocks :p). But as axemanchris said, make sure your laptop can handle the load you intend to put on it before investing.
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