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Simply plug in and go to get super-crisp audio – for videographers on the move

SPECS ›  Polar pattern Supercardioid ›  Frequency response 20Hz-20kHz ›  Acoustic principle Pressure gradient electret condenser ›  Power 3.5mm plug-in power 2-5V, USB 5V ›  OS requirements Windows 10, macOS 10.15, iOS 14, Android 9.0 (or above) ›  Dimensions (wxhxd) 70x86x150mm

POOR SOUND DETRACTS from stunning visuals. In the modern era, the quality of onboard microphones doesn’t quite cut it. External mics have become the norm for all types of video creator, thanks to the high standards and versatility. However, Rode is changing the game, with the lightweight and powerful VideoMic GO II – and we have one to be won in our special giveaway. With the Rode VideoMic GO II, it has never been easier to get incredible sound. Annular line tube technology delivers rich, full-bodied audio, suiting an array of recording applications. Highly directional, it hones in on where you have it pointed while recording.

SOUND ALL-ROUNDER Versatility is one of the big selling points of the Rode VideoMic GO II

The VideoMic GO II is also compatible

A supercardioid pickup pattern has incredible on-axis sensitivity – a major plus when shooting in ambient environments. Background noise is reduced, giving clear sound with minimal effort. The kit comes equipped with a windshield that tackles plosives, and a shock mount for absorption of handling noise. Rode has prioritised portability. Weighing 89g, it can accompany

you on any journey, and is most suited to compact cameras, mobile recording rigs, or on a desktop as a USB microphone. Capture the best levels of audio on the fly. It is USB or plug-in powered with no batteries or complicated switches required to operate, making it incredibly quick and easy to set up and use. And it connects seamlessly to cameras,

computers and smartphones, delivering instant

with Rode apps, offering access to advanced features and studio- quality audio processing with absolute ease. And, like all Rode products, it is designed and made from the highest-quality components in Australia. Plug-and-play simplicity, incredible recording quality and portability ensure this is a worthy addition to any creator’s kitbag. For our exclusive 100th issue giveaway, you can win a Rode VideoMic GO II of your own – and find out what all the fuss is about. Just go to page 43 and follow the simple instructions to be in with a chance.

professional audio for everything from filmmaking and vlogging, to podcasting, making video calls, live streaming and gaming. The 3.5mm port even doubles up as a headphone output for easy audio monitoring and playback when used in USB mode.

IMMACULATE CREATION Whether making content for your blog, or YouTube channel, this Rode mic delivers professional-level audio


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