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

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Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • Runs on Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
As a smaller, simplified version of the extremely versatile VideoMic NTG, the Rode VideoMic GO II ultracompact shotgun microphone is a radical departure from the original VideoMic GO, with significant upgrades to the body, shockmount, cable, and more. It gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.
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Rode VideoMic GO II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New in Version II
  • 3Technology Ported from the VideoMic NTG
  • 4Directional Sound Pickup
  • 5TRS Camera Connection
  • 6Full USB Microphone Functionality
  • 7MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices
  • 8Convenient Headphone Monitoring
  • 9Uses Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • 10Shockmount with Sliding Rail and Cable Management
  • 11Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 12Works with Rode Apps
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As a smaller, simplified version of the extremely versatile VideoMic NTG, the Rode VideoMic GO II ultracompact shotgun microphone is a radical departure from the original VideoMic GO, with significant upgrades to the body, shockmount, cable, and more. It gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.

Use the VideoMic GO II as a traditional shotgun mic for your DSLR or turn it into a digital microphone by connecting it to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with separately available cables; in both configurations it delivers focused directivity, low noise, and isolation from external vibrations. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack functions as a headphone output for monitoring the live signal or playback from your host device. Since the mic runs on plug-in power or USB power and has no controls or switches, it is easy and fast to operate.

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 Minimizes 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 Apps

  • Rode Connect: Record with up to four microphones on a computer, with intuitive controls and powerful features. Create pro-quality podcasts or livestreams, and access studio-quality processing at the click of a button.
  • Rode Reporter: Configure device settings, including adjusting the input gain, engaging a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and recording broadcast-quality audio on the go with your mobile device.
  • Rode Central: Unlock advanced features and configure device settings anywhere. Set the input gain, engage a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and update firmware for accessing new features.
UPC: 698813007899

Rode VideoMic GO II Specs

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
Gain 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)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.4 x 4.7 x 3.3"

Rode VideoMic GO II Reviews

Great budget mic

By Eitan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

For the price, the performance is fantastic

Light, easy set up, good sound

By Dayyan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

Good directional sound coming right out the mic

Amazing Mic for the Price

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

$99 for a Mic that just simply Plugs into your Headphone Jack and can also be used as a Stand alone that's pretty awesome.

Best shotgun mic

By Paulo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

Affordable and no batteries needed. I love it.

How not to love this mic? It's a Rode!

By Ivan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

Everything good you have heard about this microphone is true and more! Ultra-compact, great price point, reliable, doesn't;t use battery.

Decent and easy-to-use directional USB mic.

By Yunsuk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-17

Tried out and returned a couple of low-end USB mics (Bl*e) for recording voice tutorials/live instructional videos in a room. The Rode VideoMic GO II was a clear improvement, rejecting more room noise/low frequencies than the cardioid settings on the other mics.

This one does it

By Ava
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

I use this mic with my Panasonic G100 and sometimes a GH5. I appreciate the small footprint, no charging needed and killer audio. This sounds like a much more expensive mic than it is and actually sounds as good as the Rode NTG that I have. I like it, and I find that Rode products deliver really good quality at a decent price.

Not much of an improvement over my webcam mic

By Darren
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

I bought this hoping to improve my audio quality for webconferencing. When A/B testing against my Logitech C920 mic, the Rode sounds only /slightly/ better, whereas I was hoping for a significant uptick in quality. Sticking with my webcam mic for now.

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