Rode VideoMic GO II Lightweight Directional Microphone

SKU: ROD-VMGOII
Key Features
  • Suits Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • Runs on Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • 3.5mm TRS Output to Camera or Headphones
  • USB Type-C Digital Audio Output
  • Works with Rode Connect Software
  • Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
  • Includes Shoe/Pole Shockmount
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$139.00
RRP:  $159.00 
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The Rode VideoMic GO II Lightweight Directional Microphone is a versatile and lightweight shotgun microphone that excels in a range of recording applications. It features a 3.5mm TRS output for use with a camera, plus a digital USB output for recording with mobile devices and compatible computers. It delivers crisp, clear, directional sound, making it ideal for filmmaking and vlogging, and is also fully compatible with the RØDE Connect podcasting and streaming software for Mac and PC. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm output doubles as a headphone output for easy monitoring and playback.

 

 

On-camera microphone 

The VideoMic GO II is an ultra-lightweight and versatile shotgun microphone for capturing incredible audio with a camera. In addition to being incredibly compact and lightweight, the VideoMic GO II is super simple to use and requires no batteries to operate.

 

Fully featured USB microphone with built-in DSP

The supremely versatile connectivity of the VideoMic GO II allows full functionality as a USB microphone, where the 3.5mm output will act as a powerful headphone output. Introducing the next microphone for RØDE Connect, allowing up to four microphones to be plugged into one computer with optimised DSP — compressor, noise gate and the legendary Aural Exciter and Big Bottom.

 

Complete compatibility with mobile devices and unlocked digital control 

Connection through the USB-C output is certified for direct use with iOS and Android devices, with supporting cables specifically designed with optimal cable management. Without the requirement of additional adapters. Compatibility with RØDE Central and Reporter unlock additional features in the microphone such as a high-pass filter, -20dB pad and a windshield compensation.

 

 

What's New in Version II

Compared to the original VideoMic GO, the VideoMic GO II was thoroughly overhauled and loaded with design elements in form and function from Rode's popular VideoMic NTG. With upgrades to the body, shockmount, and cable, plus the ability to operate as an analog or digital USB microphone, this version is a completely different mic from the original VideoMic GO.

 

 

Technology Ported from the VideoMic NTG

The VideoMic GO II's body features acoustic perforations rather than the linear slots traditionally used in shotgun microphones. This annular line tube technology was ported from Rode's VideoMic NTG to deliver transparency and a natural, uncolored sound.

 

 

Directional Sound Pickup

The VideoMic GO II utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on the sound in front of it while attenuating other sounds from the sides and rear. Its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.

 

 

TRS Camera Connection

A detachable 3.5mm TRS cable is supplied to quickly hook up your camera. The cable is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your camera or portable recorder. Both short and flat, the cord is easy to keep tidy.

 

 

Full USB Microphone Functionality

Plug the VideoMic GO II into your computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB to use it as a digital USB microphone for direct recording to your favorite software. Its integrated analog-to-digital converter operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz to provide full-resolution, uncompressed audio quality.

 

 

MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices

The VideoMic GO II is officially MFi-certified, unlocking complete compatibility with Lightning-equipped iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Plug your VideoMic GO II into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via USB with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable (available separately).

 

 

Convenient Headphone Monitoring

When using the VideoMic GO II as a USB microphone, plug your headphones into its 3.5mm output for convenient headphone monitoring.

 

 

Uses Plug-In Power or USB Power

No batteries are needed for the VideoMic GO II. It runs on plug-in power through the TRS connection to your camera, or it can be bus powered via USB.

 

 

Shockmount with Sliding Rail and Cable Management

Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to opt for a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount designed for attachment to a camera or boom pole. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. The shockmount's sliding rail system lets you shift the position of the mic forward or backward for perfect placement. Forget about messy cabling; the built-in cable management keeps the cord run orderly.

 

 

Windscreen Minimises Wind Noise

The VideoMic GO II includes a foam windscreen to minimize unwanted wind noise from light breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the Rode WS12 (available separately).

 

 

Works with Rode Connect

The VideoMic GO II can be fully integrated with Rode Connect software, allowing you to capture quality sound for your content with more freedom and flexibility than ever before, perfect for IRL streaming, recording podcasts, and more.

 

 

 

Specifications

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsAudio for Video
Form FactorCamera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
Intended Sound SourcesSpeech/Voice Over, Room Ambiance
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Blue Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL110 dB SPL
Impedance2.2 Kilohms
Sensitivity-31 dBV at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range95 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Wireless ConnectivityNone
BluetoothNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Operating System SupportAndroid, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPhone 6 or Later
iPad Pro 1st Gen. or Later
iPad Air 1st Gen. or Later
iPad 6th Gen. or Later
iPad Mini 2 or Later
iPod Touch 7th Gen.
Android Smartphone
Android Tablet
Available PortUSB 2.0
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating Voltage2 to 5 V (Plug-In Power)
5 V (USB Bus Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (Included)
Included CaseNone
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 0.9 x L: 4.7" / ø: 21.6 x L: 120 mm (Microphone)
H: 3.4 x W: 2.8 x L: 5.9" / H: 86 x W: 70 x L: 150 mm (with Mount, with Windscreen)
Weight1.2 oz / 33 g (Microphone)
3.4 oz / 96 g (with Mount, with Windscreen)

What's In The Box

  • Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Shotgun Microphone
  • SM8-R Camera Mount
  • Foam Windscreen
  • SC14 3.5mm TRS Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty, 1-Year Extension with Registration

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