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RODE NTG4 Shotgun Microphone Kit with Shockmount and XLR Cable

RODE NTG4 Shotgun Microphone Kit with Shockmount and XLR Cable
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • NTG4 Shotgun Microphone
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount and XLR Cable
  • Phantom Powered
Designed to provide the basic accessories for shock-mounting a shotgun microphone atop a camera or boompole, this B&H Kit features the Rode NTG4 phantom-powered shotgun microphone, a shoe/pole shockmount, and short XLR cable with one right-angled and one straight connector.
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RODE NTG4 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2RODE NTG4 Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)

Designed to provide the basic accessories for shock-mounting a shotgun microphone atop a camera or boompole, this B&H Kit features the Rode NTG4 phantom-powered shotgun microphone, a shoe/pole shockmount, and short XLR cable with one right-angled and one straight connector.

The kit addresses the needs of videographers who prefer a flexible shotgun microphone setup that provides warm, natural tone, switchable audio settings, and low handling noise. With its XLR output and phantom powering, the NTG4 mic is well suited for use with professional camcorders, portable audio recorders, multitrack field recorders, and mixer adapters.

RODE NTG4 Shotgun Microphone

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
Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal handgrips.

UPC: 847628562776
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
UPC: 847628558229

RODE NTG4 Shotgun Microphone Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
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)
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
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Operating Voltage12 to 48 V
Operating Current Consumption4.5 mA
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 Weight1.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.3 x 5.1 x 2.5"

Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.285 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.8 x 3.4 x 2.6"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black) Specs

Connector 1XLR 3-Pin Male
Connector 2XLR 3-Pin Female Right-Angle
Cable Length1.5' / 0.45 m
Shielding95% Spiral
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Contact PlatingSilver
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 9 x 1.05"

RODE NTG4 Reviews

Best Shotgun Mic In It's Price Range

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-12

After using the NTG4, I'm wondering why I didn't buy one a long time ago. It performs better than far more expensive mics in terms of sensitivity, directional pattern, and tone response. The NTG4 has become my favorite mic for use in field recording for documentaries, and news gathering. ( I use it with a Zoom H4N Pro, which has phantom power available.... but if your recorder or camera doesn't have it, the NTG4+, which has an on-board battery, is a better choice. )

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Is this Phantom Powered?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Julie M.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I have a Panasonic AG-UX180 professional ...

I have a Panasonic AG-UX180 professional camcorder. It has XLR input. I use this camera to record RC Airplane flight. Even though shotgun mics are designed for close-up audio, will this shotgun also work for distance airplane sound? If not, please recommend something in a similar price range that would work better. THANKS!
Asked by: Michael
You would be better off with a longer shotgun mic for recording anything at a distance. The narrower audio spectrum highly increases the directional capability, therefore, decreasing unwanted peripheral sounds. In the low price range, you could consider the Audio Technica AT8015 US$299.00.
Answered by: STUART
Date published: 2019-03-06


Is PSC A4812 48V Phantom or Sennheiser 12TP48 going to work with Ntg4? I'm looking for something similar or smaller than a box shaped power supply. Thank you.
Asked by: Peta Y.
It looks like those should work fine with this unit.
Answered by: Jefe
Date published: 2018-08-26


Can a AA battery be put inside the Rode NTG4?
Asked by: Elani
The NTG4 (no +) is only phantom powered. In theory the mic could be powered via a AA battery operated source like a Tascam or Zoom recorder for instance but the mic does NOT take batteries whatsoever. I own an NTG4+ and it is my favorite mic. It is super versatile and the rechargeable battery inside lasts forever.
Answered by: Andrew H.
Date published: 2020-02-06


Which is the best option between the 3? NTG2, NTG4 or Sennheiser MKE 600
Asked by: Robert J.
Having owned the NTG2, NTG4+, and used the NTG3 quite a bit, I can tell you they are very different microphones. If you can afford the NTG3 it will give you the most sensitivity. Too much at times. The NTG2 is inexpensive and can hold a AA battery for phantom power, but has no off switch. This is why I purchased the NTG4+. The internal battery lasts a full day and can be turned off when not in use. I like Sennheiser, but have not owned a shotgun from them, so can not offer an honest opinion.
Answered by: Shannon S.
Date published: 2020-02-06
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