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Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit (Black)

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Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone Location Recording Kit (Black)
Key Features
  • NTG3B Shotgun Mic (Black)
  • Shoe/Pole Shockmount & Deluxe Windshield
  • Cabled Aluminum Boompole & Pistol Grip
  • Long & Short XLR Cables, Boompole Bag
Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers high quality, reliability, and low handling noise for indoor and outdoor environments. It features the black Rode NTG3B moisture-resistant shotgun microphone, a deluxe windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, a cabled aluminum boompole, a boompole bag, short and long right-angled XLR cables, and Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide to provide you with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.
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Rode NTG3 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone (Black)
  • 3Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
  • 4Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone
  • 5K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable
  • 6Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
  • 7Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black)
  • 8Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5', Black)
  • 9Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
  • 10Ty Ford Audio & Video Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition Paperback Book

Designed as a complete microphone setup for location recording in film work, broadcasting, electronic news gathering (ENG), and field production applications, this B&H Kit eliminates the guesswork in configuring a shotgun microphone system that delivers high quality, reliability, and low handling noise for indoor and outdoor environments. It features the black Rode NTG3B moisture-resistant shotgun microphone, a deluxe windshield, a universal shoe/pole shockmount, a pistol grip, a cabled aluminum boompole, a boompole bag, short and long right-angled XLR cables, and Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide to provide you with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film, and sound design applications.

Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone (Black)

Capture broadcast-quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the black Rode NTG3B moisture-resistant shotgun microphone. Professional-level features such as low-noise circuitry, upgraded immunity to radio-frequency interference, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in postproduction.

The NTG3B's high sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG3B delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing attenuation of low bass frequencies. Its switch- and dial-free design lets you set up quickly and focus on the sound instead of fiddling with various mic settings. The solid brass housing is both durable and lightweight, and its anti-glare finish prevents reflections in the shot.

Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions
When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The NTG3B's RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions. It also includes a weatherproof aluminum storage cylinder for maximum protection during travel.
Broadcast-Quality Sound
The NTG3B was engineered for broadcast-quality sound, enhanced immunity to RF (radio frequency) interference, and low handling noise. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.

The combination of the NTG3B's 10" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused on-axis directionality with maximum rejection behind the mic. Its low self-noise of 13 dBA and highly sensitive condenser element communicate detailed audio unburdened by the hiss that plagues many low-cost microphones.
Phantom Powered
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the NTG3B 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.
Ideal for Boompole Mounting
The NTG3B includes a mic clip for easy placement on a mic stand or boompole. Alternatively, mount the NTG3B in the Rode SMR-4 shockmount (available separately) to impede the transfer of vibrations between your boompole and the mic.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The NTG3B 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: 698813002696
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
Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone

The Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield provides excellent noise protection against high wind and adverse weather conditions. The slip-on design of the WS7 features dimensions that accommodate the Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone, as well as any shotgun or stereo mic with a length of 7.3" (186.5mm) and diameter of 0.8" (20mm).

UPC: 698813001293
K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable

The K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy aluminum design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use, while remaining lightweight and travel-worthy. This pole features an internal coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of four aluminum sections telescope between 2' 5" to 7' 6" and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

Internal coiled XLR cable and connection at the base
The KE-89CC features a bottom-mounted three-pin XLR connection
Designed to fit in any standard equipment case, for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
Jam-resistant collar coupling
Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
UPC: 791090332033
Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

UPC: 847628562738
Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black)

The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') 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: 847628558298
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
Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

UPC: 847628562790
Ty Ford Audio & Video Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition Paperback Book

Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide dispenses answers to thousands of online questions from videographers about how to capture better sound on video shoots, in the studio, and on location. Readers are initially surprised by how small the book is but find that there are no wasted words and that all of them make sense to the average human; no electronic formulas to memorize, no discussions about wavelengths, calculus, trigonometry, or physics required.

Boom, lav, and handheld mics are discussed. A section on mic patterns and their strengths and weaknesses help you choose which mic is best for a particular shot. The Mixer section explains why a mixer can make your audio sound better and how to connect everything to help you get better production sound rather than spending time in post trying to fix problem audio.

A Q&A chapter takes you through the thought processes required to make good decisions about how to get the best audio you can, regardless of the setup.

The Good Gear Guide is an up to date list of solid location audio gear. The Equipment Rental Guide is a list of qualified professional equipment rental houses in the US, in case you need to rent audio gear you don't have. Heavy-duty plastic covers insure the book will survive in a run bag. Spiral binding allows the book to remain open to the page you want without having to hold it.

The Anti-Panic Checklist on the back cover helps you through those anxious moments when you know something's wrong, but you're not sure where to look. In a companion online video tutorial, Ty Ford demonstrates the differences in ear-worn, lav, supercardioid, and shotgun mics. You hear what the mics sound like as they are being used with an ongoing narrative that explains what you're hearing and which mics work best in different situations.

Topics Covered
Microphones: Lavs, hypercardioids, shotguns
Application Notes: When to use each microphone and why
Mixers: Why a mixer? How to connect and calibrate
Good Gear List: Futureproof your audio with the best gear
Q&A, FAQ, and Index: Practical experience at your fingertips
Microphone and Gear Rentals: A list of rental-house websites
Anti-Panic Audio Checklist

Rode NTG3B Moisture-Resistant Shotgun Microphone (Black) Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection8 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
17 dB at 180°
Impedance25 Ohms
Sensitivity-30 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level8.2 mV (Max)
Dynamic Range117 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio81 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level13 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Power
Operating Voltage48 V ± 4 V
Operating Current Consumption5 mA
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included CaseTransport Tube, Zipper Pouch
Construction MaterialBrass
Dimensionsø: 0.75 x L: 10.04" / ø: 19 x L: 255 mm
Weight5.75 oz / 163 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.1 x 6.7 x 3.15"

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"

Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter0.7 to 0.8" / 19 to 20 mm
Inner Depth7.3" / 186.5 mm
MaterialFaux Fur
Weight1.9 oz / 53 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.305 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.2 x 6.25 x 3.3"

K-Tek KE-89CC Avalon Series Aluminum Boompole with Internal XLR Cable Specs

Sections4
Load CapacityNot specified by manufacturer
Length2' 5" to 7' 6" (0.7 to 2.3 m)
Weight1.1 lb (0.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 2.8 x 1"

Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.24 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series Neutrik XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20', Black) Specs

Contact PlatingSilver
Cable Length20' / 6.1 m
Conductor MaterialOxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
Number of Conductors2
Wire Gauge24 AWG
Jacket TypePolyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Shielding95% Spiral
Insulation TypePolyethylene
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.815 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 8.2 x 1.3"

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

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

Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie Specs

MaterialNeoprene
Type of ClosureZipper with protective lining
Dimensions36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
Weight15 oz (454 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)39 x 7.8 x 1"

Ty Ford Audio & Video Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition Paperback Book Specs

AuthorTy Ford
PublisherTy Ford
Publication Date2008
Edition4th
Cover TypeSoft
IllustrationsYes
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.55 x 4.45 x 0.35"

Rode NTG3 Reviews

Always on time

By Sayed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-02

The greatest mic I used after shure sm7b Extremely fast shipping.. amazing service. Always best quality.. Keep it up

Came in defective

By Josh
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I tested this mic out the day it came in and it sounded like there was a rainstorm in the background and some electrical hissing. The XLR pins were all uneven and slightly off looking. I got this mic because everyone said it was industry standard. Come to find out, they just stole the design from the Sennheiser MKH-416. I returned it and bought the MKH-416 instead.

Great sound

By Mike
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-25

We've tried different shotgun mics in the past and this one outperforms them all.

Industry standard

By david
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

Sound guy loves them. Great isolation with these.

Sound quality of Rode NTG3

By Dean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-04

Just tried out the Rode NTG3 Microphone on a film shoot that I was doing out on the edge of the mountains that we were at and not only was it clear but pick up every sound in the area. We had to make a few adjustments but the sound was awesome then the last audio recorder I had. We are pleased to say it was worth the money.

Industry standard

By david
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-21

What more can you say about the NTG3? It's a proven performer.

WOW! The clarity is amazing

By Sulaiman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-03

I am out of words for this mic! I use it for voice overs for my youtube channels and its such a good mic. The build quality/ the clarity of the voice and the fact it comes with 10 years warranty. I highly reccomend it if you have the money for it.

Wow! The clarity is amazing

By Sulaiman
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I do youtube reviews and I wanted a mic with really good clarity and my goodness! The Rode NTG3 is absolutely amazing, the matte-black finish to the microphone looks good and the mic overall feels really sturdy. I hooked this thing to my Zoom H6 and I set the gain to about mid level(between 5 and 6) and there is no hissing. Beautiful sound and super clear. I watched a ton of youtube reviews before buying this watch so make sure you do your research well but all I can say is you won't be regretting the quality of this mic. 10/10

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