New on-camera microphone features acoustic design of the NTG shotguns, with tiny size and USB microphone capabilities


11 January 2022

Røde introduces another addition to its range of on-camera microphones. Introducing the VideoMic GO II, a lightweight and compact shotgun microphone with features aimed squarely at today’s content creators. Like the original VideoMic GO, the VideoMic GO II offers quality sound while being very simple to use, while also having a few new tricks up its sleeve for more power and versatility.

Key Features:

  • Novel acoustic design first introduced with the VideoMic NTG and NTG5 shotgun microphones – delivers transparent and rich, full-bodied sound
  • 3.5mm TRS output for use with cameras and USB-C output for use with smartphones, tablets and computers
  • Lightweight (89 grams) and compact, making it highly portable and useful in a wide range of content creation applications
  • Easy to use – no batteries required and no complicated switches or controls
  • Compatible with Røde apps for accessing advanced features, powerful audio processing, and high-quality recording on any device
  • Designed and made in Røde’s facilities in Sydney, Australia

Pro Audio With Ease

The VideoMic GO II features the same acoustic design as the VideoMic NTG and NTG5 professional shotgun microphones, which utilises Røde’s innovative annular line tube technology to deliver transparency and full-bodied sound. The VideoMic GO II runs off plug-in or USB power, meaning no batteries are required to operate, and with no switches or controls, it is simple to use, allowing creators to just pick it up, plug it in and go.

One Mic For Every Device

Like all Røde VideoMics, the VideoMic GO II features a 3.5mm TRS output and is an excellent solution for filmmakers and content creators in need of a compact, easy-to-use microphone for capturing audio with a camera. It also features a USB-C output for plugging directly into smartphones, tablets and computers.

This technology has huge creative potential, making the VideoMic GO II suitable for everything from creating content for TikTok on a smartphone to recording a podcast on a computer. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm port functions as a headphone output for zero-latency audio monitoring and playback, essentially turning the VideoMic GO II into a fully-featured USB mic.

Small But Mighty

Weighing 89 grams and measuring 150mm in length, the VideoMic GO II is ultra-lightweight and compact. It is perfect for use with compact cameras, smartphone recording rigs or as a desktop USB microphone, and is small enough to be taken anywhere – ideal for creators on the move. Despite its diminutive size, the VideoMic GO II packs a punch, with a shockmount and windshield included, and all-metal body ensure it can take on the rigours of creating.

Processing Power

Connecting the VideoMic GO II to a smartphone, tablet or computer via USB allows access to the Røde app suite: Røde Connect, Røde Central and Røde Reporter. Here, the mic can be configured, recorded with and signal processed.

Røde Central is a desktop and mobile companion app that gives users access to advanced features, including a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, pad, and control over the input level and headphone output level.

The VideoMic GO II is fully compatible with Røde Connect, Røde’s free podcasting and streaming software. This allows up to four VideoMic GO IIs (and other compatible Røde microphones) to be connected to a computer, with control over the microphone’s input level, access to the high-pass filter, high-frequency boost and pad, plus studio-grade audio processing, including the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects, and a compressor and noise gate.

For creators looking for a simple solution for recording broadcast-quality audio on a mobile device, the VideoMic GO II can also be used with the Røde Reporter app for iOS and Android devices.

Compatibility with Røde Central, Røde Connect and Røde Reporter via its unique USB output transforms the VideoMic GO II into a powerful and versatile microphone, perfect for everyone from mobile content creators to podcasters and livestreamers.

“When we released the VideoMic NTG in 2019, we completely re-thought on-camera audio,” says Røde CEO Damien Wilson. “With its innovative acoustic design and USB recording capabilities, it pushed the boundaries of what a compact shotgun mic was capable of. Not only was it ideal for on-camera use, but it also became a go-to for mobile content creators, an excellent portable recording solution for podcasters and streamers, and a do-it-all microphone for filmmakers.”

He continues: “The VideoMic GO II combines these same features with the ultra-lightweight and easy-to-use form factor of the original VideoMic GO to offer a versatile yet approachable microphone ideal for a wide variety of creators.”


Røde: rode.com

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