Rode VideoMic GO Overview
Best Vlogging Microphone
As the name suggests Rode has designed the VideoMic GO is Best Vlogging Microphone for anyone working on the go. The Mic is specifically designed to be lightweight and portable. Features that any vloggers, mobile journalists or anyone who wants to record while on foot will appreciate. Don’t be deceived by the simplicity of the design, the mic packs serious audio quality. The mic is ideal for those who do not want to spend a huge amount on audio and still get professional grade audio quality.
The Rode VideoMic GO is a shotgun microphone, longer than one of Rode’s previous VideoMicro and with a narrower audio pickup. What this means is that unlike other microphones that pick up sound from every direction, this mic will blur out anything it is not pointing towards. The mic makes use of a super cardioid polar pattern to focus on the front while blurring out any other direction.
The mic entirely depends on plug in power and keeping the device simple it has no external buttons or switches. Thanks to this, you do not need to worry about any batteries or recharging. The mic will last in the field as long as you do. You get a shock mount within the box which helps to reduce any noise or distortion from vibrations. The mount can be easily attached to all cameras as it has a camera shoe mount. The windscreen is quite good which makes this an excellent mic for outdoor and windy conditions.
There is a 3.5mm TRS coiled cable that can be easily attached to the camera. The cable is also a dual-mono so you don’t need to configure anything. The signal is sent identically to both channels of your recording device.