RODE Announces the VideoMic GO II

RØDE has just introduced another game-changing addition to its legendary range of on-camera microphones. Introducing the VideoMic GO II, an ultra-lightweight and compact shotgun microphone that’s packed with innovative features for today’s content creators.

Like the original VideoMic GO, the newcomer offers superb sound quality while being very simple to use, but it also has a few new tricks up its sleeve that make it extremely powerful and versatile. Let’s take a closer look.

The VideoMic GO II makes capturing professional-quality audio simple. It features the same revolutionary acoustic design as the VideoMic NTG and NTG5 professional shotgun microphones, which utilize RØDE’s innovative annular line tube technology to deliver unmatched transparency and rich, full-bodied sound that enchances the audio quality of any device it is connected to.

The VideoMic GO II runs off plug-in or USB power, meaning no batteries are required to operate, and with no complicated switches or controls, it is incredibly simple to use, allowing creators to just pick it up, plug it in and go.

Like all RØDE VideoMics, the VideoMic GO II features a 3.5mm TRS output as well as USB-C output for plugging directly into smartphones, tablets and computers.

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When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm port functions as a headphone output for zero-latency audio monitoring and playback, essentially turning the VideoMic GO II into a fully-featured USB mic.

Weighing a mere 89 grams and measuring just 150mm in length, the VideoMic GO II is ultra-lightweight and compact. It is perfect for use with compact cameras, smartphone recording rigs, or as a desktop USB microphone, and is small enough to be taken anywhere.

Despite its diminutive size, the VideoMic GO II packs a punch, with a professional-grade shock mount and high-quality windshield included, rugged all-metal body, and renowned RØDE build quality ensuring it can take on the rigours of creating day in, day out.

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The ability to connect the VideoMic GO II to a smartphone, tablet or computer via USB not only opens up a world of creative possibilities for users but also unlocks access to supercharged features via the RØDE app suite: RØDE Connect, RØDE Central and RØDE Reporter.

RØDE Central is a handy desktop and mobile companion app that gives users access to advanced features, including a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, pad, and complete control over the input level and headphone output level.

The VideoMic GO II is fully compatible with RØDE Connect, RØDE’s free podcasting and streaming software as well.

This allows up to four VideoMic GO IIs (and other compatible RØDE microphones) to be connected to a computer, with complete control over the microphone’s input level, access to the high-pass filter, high-frequency boost and pad, plus studio-grade audio processing, including the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects, and a compressor and noise gate.

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For creators looking for a simple solution for recording broadcast-quality audio on a mobile device, the VideoMic GO II can also be used with the RØDE Reporter app for iOS and Android devices.

Compatibility with RØDE Central, RØDE Connect and RØDE Reporter via its unique USB audio output transforms the VideoMic GO II into an incredibly powerful and versatile microphone unlike anything else in its class, perfect for everyone from mobile content creators to podcasters and livestreamers.

Key Features of the VideoMic GO II:

  • Revolutionary acoustic design, first introduced with the VideoMic NTG and NTG5 shotgun microphones – delivers unmatched transparency and rich, full-bodied sound
  • 3.5mm TRS output for use with cameras and USB-C output for use with smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Ultra-lightweight (just 89 grams) and compact, making it highly portable and useful in a wide range of content creation applications
  • Incredibly easy to use – no batteries required and no complicated switches or controls
  • Compatible with RØDE apps for accessing advanced features, powerful audio processing, and studio-quality recording on any device

The RODE VideoMic GO II is already available to order selling for $99.

[source: RODE]

B&H Order Link:

Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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