The Rode VideoMic GO is a high-quality directional microphone for people on a budget or just starting out.
Here, Women Love Tech reviewer Emma Crameri puts it to the test.
I used the microphone to record sound for a YouTube video and was pleased with results. It is designed to pick up sound from directly in front and reduce the surrounding sounds like background noise. The audio was clear and crisp.
The microphone is lightweight at only 73gms. You don’t need a battery, as it is powered by your camera via a power plug-in cable.
Rode VideoMic GO Microphone Features
The Rode VideoMic GO is packed with features like integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting and rugged reinforced ABS construction. This helps to prevent any bumps and vibrations from movement that might interfere with your sound.
The microphone can attach to your DSLR camera with an integrated cold-shoe mount (3/8” thread).
There is a 3.5mm mini-jack output with a 20cm cable included, which is extendable to 35cm. A windshield is included.
Rode Microphone Design
The microphone is compact and lightweight. Best of all, there are no complicated switches or settings. The Rode VideoMic GO is designed and manufactured in Australia.
The Rode VideoMic GO Microphone is my recommended buy for beginners wanting to add some audio to their videos without the big price tag.
About Rode Microphones
RØDE Microphones is an Australian owned and operated audio company located in Sydney.
The RØDE state-of-the-art warehouses have over 60 million dollars in precision machinery and an international team of more than 250 people across highly skilled disciplines: electronics engineering, industrial design, technical engineering, robotics, audio and acoustics engineering, metal production, toolmaking, injection-mould technology, logistics, assembly, quality control, finance, marketing and sales.
RØDE Microphones are sold in 117 countries – and growing – making RØDE a truly global company. The Freedman Group (parent company) is home to RØDE Microphones, Aphex, Event Electronics and SoundField.
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