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Rode NTG4 Shotgun Microphone

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Rode NTG4 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Convenient Digital Switching
  • Phantom Powered
  • Switchable Treble Boost and -10 dB Pad
Customize your tone and capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG4 phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Specialized features such as low-noise circuitry, digitally switchable pad and frequency settings, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in post production.
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Rode NTG4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Quality Sound Capture
  • 3Phantom Powered
  • 4Customizable Tone via Digital Switching
  • 5Ideal for Boompole Mounting
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

Customize your tone and capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG4 phantom-powered shotgun microphone. Specialized features such as low-noise circuitry, digitally switchable pad and frequency settings, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in post production.

The NTG4's elevated sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG4 delivers warm sound due in part to its gentle dip in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing selectable low-cut filter. A switchable treble boost is on hand for situations where additional clarity is needed.

Quality Sound Capture

The combination of the NTG4's 8.9" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused front-facing directionality and enhanced attenuation of sound entering from the sides. Its low self-noise of 16 dBA and sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.

Phantom Powered

Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 12, 24, or 48 VDC phantom power, the NTG4 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras.

Customizable Tone via Digital Switching

Digital switching not only allows for intuitive access to the NTG4's settings, but it also retains their states when the mic is switched off. Activate the 75 Hz low-cut filter to reduce low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic. Use the +6 dB treble boost for enhanced clarity and intelligibility (best for environments with minimal high-frequency ambient noise). When loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording, switch on the -10 dB pad to attenuate the input level.

Ideal for Boompole Mounting

The lightweight, metal-bodied NTG4 includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the NTG4 in the Rode SM4-R shockmount or Rode PG2-R pistol grip (both available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations in boompole or handheld applications.

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The NTG4 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in indoor or outdoor environments, consider the Rode Blimp furry windshield and shockmount suspension system (available separately).
UPC: 698813004140

Rode NTG4 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+6 dB
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsSingle LED (Status, Power)
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, HF, Pad
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL135 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
24 dB at 120°
18 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range119 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78 dB
Equivalent Noise Level16 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage12 to 48 V
Operating Current Consumption4.5 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.87 x L: 8.86" / ø: 22 x L: 225 mm
Weight4.44 oz / 126 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.165 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13 x 5 x 2.5"

Rode NTG4 Reviews

Better than expected

By Burnnie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-08

I got this on sale after I had been eyeing the NTG5. It got its first workout last night serving as the main mic for a hybrid meeting and it swung like a champ, with excellent off-axis rejection. It beat my overhead mic for noise and if the speaker was within two feet of it it sounded better than my lavs.

Very quiet

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-04

A big step up from my old (20+ years) Audio-Technia. Very quiet and has a nice, full sound. The low cut filter takes out all the boom/stand noise. Like that it remembers your settings.

Solid shotgun mic

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-06

The NTG4 is a solidly built shotgun mic, with good pickup and side noise reduction. It's a good intermediate level mic, balancing performance and cost. Reserving five stars for the NTG3, which sounds out of this world. One footnote, I meant to buy the NTG4+, but accidentally purchased the NTG4 instead. After testing them both, I kept the NTG4. The rechargeable battery on the NTG4+ is nice, but it makes the mic a lot longer. The NTG4 has the same sound quality, and feels equally at home mounted on a camera or on a boom.

I would recommend this mike to anyone on a budget.

By Eby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-02

As a newbie to location sound, I was looking for best value for my limited budget. At < $400, the NTG4 was a great purchase for me. I just used it for a location shoot where we had a nearby 55mph highway, low flying private airplanes, approach vector for passenger jets and neighbors who have tractors and guns to use. Takes that I would have sworn were irreparably compromised turned out fabulous with the NTG4. I was being cautious with the gain settings, so self-noise wasn't a real issue, but so far I'm loving this mike. I've seen the reviews comparing the NTG4 to the NTG3 and I agree that for someone with the budget and a discerning ear, the NTG3 is probably the better option. For someone like me, who is just starting out, you can't go wrong with the NTG4.

Hard to beatin its price range

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-09

This is really a terrific microphone. Solidly built, good side rejection and a snap to use, it is my go-to shotgun for a lot of the film work I do. The price is excellent for the quality sound it delivers. And Rode stands by its gear. This is my second Rode shotgun and I expect I'll be using this well past the decade warranty.

Great kit for indie shorts

By Anonymous
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-05-16

I just started to use the NTG 4 mic for some indie shorts. So far it's been great!

Love these mics

By Roy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-18

The price on these seems to fluctuate a lot. I got this one on sale and actually bought an NTG4+ six months later for a ten spot less. Sound quality is very good. Off axis rejection is also pretty good. The low pass filter does a great job of eliminating boom vibration. Impressive warranty too.

Very very pleased

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-21

I asked my voiceover agent to help me put together a home setup that would not only produce good sound for auditioning, but in the age of Covid, good production to actually record the job. The NTG4 shotgun mike along with my Scarlett Interface is what he recommended and they're excellent.

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