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Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Shotgun Mic

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The Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Shotgun Mic combines the technology and features of the Rode VideoMic NTG with the portability and convenience of an on-camera shotgun microphone. Key features include:

  • USB / TRS powered lightweight on-camera shotgun mic

  • Supercardioid pattern, 20 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range

  • Integrated shock mount with cold shoe and sliding rail

  • VideoMic NTG technology for natural sound

What’s Changed? When comparing the Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Shotgun Mic to its predecessor, the Rode VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone, just about everything. A complete overhaul of features and design to the microphone, shockmount, and cable promises clear, uncolored sound, a more durable mounting solution, and built-in cable management. Just like the VideoMic GO, this microphone can be powered by its TRS cable when used with a camera, but the GO II is now a fully functional USB microphone as well, able to connect to a computer, smartphone, or tablet and operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz, providing uncompressed high-quality audio. When used as a USB microphone, the GO II can provide headphone monitoring directly through the built-in 3.5mm output.

VideoMic NTG Technology. Rather than linear slots as found in most shotgun microphones, the Rode VideoMic NTG features acoustic perforations, and this design language is brought over to the VideoMic GO II, providing clear, uncolored sound with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. The supercardioid polar pattern featured on the GO II focuses on noise right in front of the microphone while reducing noise on the sides, and its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.

Redesigned Shockmount. While most shockmounts utilize rubber bands, the GO II features a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount, intended to reduce vibrations just as well while being more durable. A sliding rail system allows you to move the microphone forward or backward, and the included foam windscreen helps further reduce unwanted environmental noise. The VideoMic GO II works with Rode apps and is MFi-Certified for Apple iOS mobile devices.

Q & A

  • How is this microphone powered?
    • This microphone is powered by a camera’s 3.5mm mic port plug-in power or via USB when used with a computer or tablet. This mic does not feature its own internal battery power.

  • How is this microphone mounted?
    • This microphone will attach to any standard shoe mount.

  • How do I connect this to my iPhone?
    • You will need a USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable (not included with this rental) in order to use this microphone with Apple mobile devices.

  • Resources

  • Rode Central (iOS)
  • Rode Central (Android)
  • Rode Reporter (Android)
  • Rode Reporter (iOS)
  • Web Manual
  • Rode Connect
  • Audio

    Frequency Response

    • 100Hz to16kHz

    Polar Pattern

    • Super-Cardioid

    Maximum SPL

    • 110dB


    Audio Type

    Shotgun Mic



    Item Type


    Power Supply

    Power Source

    • Plug-In Power

    Input Type

    • 3.5mm (1/8")
    • USB Type C (female)


    • None


    Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Shotgun Mic

    Audio Accessory - Rode SC14 3.5mm TRS to TRS Cable

    Audio Accessory - Rode SM8-R Camera Shock Mount