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Rode NTG-3 Basic Shotgun Mic Kit

You Pay: $977.50
Product Highlights
  • Rode NTG-3 Shotgun Mic
  • Universal Shock Mount
  • Adjustable Boompole
  • Windshield
  • Mic Grip
  • Neoprene Boompole Bag
  • 2x XLR M to Angled F Cables
  • Audio Bootcamp Audio/Video Book
Those looking for a shotgun mic kit with multiple mounting options should look no further than the Rode NTG-3 Basic Shotgun Mic Kit from B&H. It includes the Rode NTG-3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Mic with a windshield; a universal shockmount for mounting the shotgun mic on a camera, boompole, or hand grip; a boompole with an internally coiled XLR cable; a universal hand grip; a 20-foot and a 1.5-foot XLR-M to angled XLR-F cable; a neoprene boompole bag; and the Ty Ford Audio & Video Book: Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition.

The Rode NTG-3 has a line-gradient supercardioid polar pattern for highly directional pick up and also features RF interference properties for rejection of common interference from RF sources. The included neoprene boompole bag can store a boompole, shotgun mic, shockmount, and softie.

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Rode NTG-3 Basic Shotgun Mic Kit
 
3.5

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(4 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

NTG-3 Died during a shoot

By Lord Casio

from Brooklyn, NY

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Breaks Easily
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Professional Recording

Comments about Rode NTG-3 Basic Shotgun Mic Kit:

I work as a professional audio mixer for reality TV, film and documentary. The staples of my work are the MKH 416 and MKH 60, but I have also used Scheops and the MKH 50 and MKH 70's as well.

After reading a few reviews of the NTG-3 and how it is comparable to the MKH-416, I recommended my audio supervisor pal check it out. He purchased a couple for a casting shoot involving dialog and live musical performance.

During the 2nd day of our shoot, we had full bands (guitar, bass, keys, drums and a vocal section) performing at SIR studios in New York. Due to the high SPL of this set up, I and the other mixer decided to point our booms toward the sound proof ceiling to catch a bit of the reflected sound (for reference as the performances were being sent to multitrack). This was the quietest signal we could get.

About 2 hours into the shoot, my NTG-3 started cutting out a bit. Within an hour the NTG-3 was dead. I've had similar shoots with the 416 and never had this problem. The other mixer's NTG-3 made it through, which makes me wonder if it was a manufacturing defect verses a defect in the design.

The NTG-3 sounded fine up to that point and I haven't followed up with my supervisor friend to see if Rode has replaced or refunded him. It definitely makes me nervous about using one professionally again. You might have better luck picking up a 416 used for the same price as a new NTG-3 if you do sound for a living.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

high class audio at low cost

By Ric

from melbourne

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Long Lasting
  • Quiet
  • Simple Use

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    Best Uses

      Comments about Rode NTG-3 Basic Shotgun Mic Kit:

      The rode NT3 shotgun is a worthwhile high class location microphone that really does a great job. It has an ever so slightly wider pick up pattern than a Sennhieser 416 shotgun, but that's a good thing, as you don't have to swing as much between talent. Considering the cost, it's a great buy for broadcast spec audio. Rode also has a 10 year warranty, and an excellent standard of finish. The only small issue is it is it will not run into the Lectrosonics buttplug transmitter, as I am told it draws slightly to much current. Testing it beside a Sennhieser 416 and MKH 60 revealed the same quality punchy definition in the voice, and a rich bottom end.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      Wind Protection

      Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

      Rycote -  Windjammer for 18cm Softie
      • You Pay: $118.00
      Usually ships in 7-10 business days i This item is usually Drop Shipped from the MFR/Distributor within 7-10 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of placing the order with the vendor. Item is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
       

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      Mount your boompole on a stand.

      Auray -  Boom Pole Holder
      • You Pay: $29.95
       

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