VideoMic GO II
Lightweight Directional Microphone
The VideoMic GO II is designed to make capturing incredible audio incredibly easy. Ultra-lightweight and compact, with powerful features that are simple to use, it is perfect for all forms of content creation with a camera, smartphone or tablet, or computer. It’s time to take your content to the next level.
- Broadcast-quality compact shotgun microphone
- Ultra-lightweight (just 89 grams)
- No battery required and no complicated switching – incredibly easy to use
- 3.5mm TRS output for use with cameras
- USB output for use with mobile devices (iOS and Android) and computers (macOS and Windows)
- Compatible with R?DE apps for accessing advanced features, powerful digital signal processing and studio-quality recording on any device
Incredible Sound with Ease
You don’t need to be an audio expert to get incredible sound. The VideoMic GO II does all the hard work for you. Featuring the same annular line tube technology as our VideoMic NTG and NTG5 microphones, it delivers rich, full-bodied audio that is perfect for a wide range of recording applications. It is a highly directional microphone, meaning it focuses on what you have it pointed at while reducing background noise, giving you crystal-clear, professional sound with ease.
The VideoMic GO II also comes with a ?high-quality windshield for capturing clean recordings outdoors? and reducing plosives, plus a professional shockmount for superior absorption of handling noise.
Small but Mighty
Weighing in at just 89 grams, the VideoMic GO II is compact and lightweight enough to take with you wherever you go. Perfect for use with compact cameras, mobile recording rigs, or on a desktop as a USB microphone for capturing high-quality audio anywhere.
As Simple as Plug and Go
The VideoMic GO II has no complicated controls or switches and requires no batteries to operate, so you can get recording in seconds. It connects seamlessly to cameras, computers, smartphones and tablets, giving you instant professional audio with minimal fuss – just pick it up, plug it in and go.
One Mic For All Your Devices
The VideoMic GO II is designed to suit the diverse needs of today’s content creators, offering universal compatibility with all your devices*.
Use it with your camera in the field. Use it with your smartphone or tablet for crystal-clear recording on the go. Use it as a desktop USB mic for podcasting, gaming and livestreaming, or video calls. Incredible versatility for maximum creativity.
Supercharged with USB Power
Plugging the VideoMic GO II into your computer turns it into a fully functional USB microphone – perfect for anything from podcasting to video calls and voice overs to streaming. This groundbreaking patent-pending technology makes the VideoMic GO II unlike any other microphone in its class. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm output doubles as a headphone output for easy audio monitoring and playback of your recordings.
VideoMic GO II User Guide
Discover everything you need to know about using your VideoMic GO II here. This comprehensive user guide covers everything from getting started to accessing advanced features on your mobile or desktop device with the powerful suite of R?DE apps.
Unlock More Creative Potential With R?DE Apps
The VideoMic GO II is compatible with the entire R?DE app suite, giving you access to advanced features, powerful audio processing and studio-quality recording on any device.
Record with up to four microphones on a computer, with intuitive controls and powerful features. Create pro-quality podcasts or livestreams. Access studio-quality processing at the click of a button.
Configure device settings, including adjusting the input gain, engaging a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost and pad, and record broadcast-quality audio on the go with your mobile device.
Unlock advanced features and configure device settings anywhere. Set the input gain, engage a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost and pad, and update firmware for accessing new features.
Most definitely! The VideoMic GO II features a USB-C audio output that allows it to be connected to computers and mobile devices and used as a fully featured USB microphone. When used in USB mode, the 3.5mm TRS output can be used to connect headphones for audio monitoring and playback.
Additional cables are required for connecting the VideoMic GO II to computers and mobile devices via USB, such as the R?DE SC16, SC17 or SC18 for devices with a USB-C input, or R?DE SC15, SC19 for iOS devices with a Lightning port (note: to use the VideoMic GO II with an iOS device, you must use the SC15 or SC19).
When being used with a camera, the VideoMic GO II is designed to be a simple plug-and-go microphone with no controls or switches ensuring minimal fuss. You can use the manual gain control on your camera to adjust the input level if required.
When being used in USB mode, the input level and headphone volume can be adjusted from the computer or mobile device it’s connected to or with R?DE Central or R?DE Connect (computers), R?DE Central Mobile or R?DE Reporter (mobile devices). These apps can also be used to activate the high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, pad and other audio processing (R?DE Connect only).
You can also plug your VideoMic GO II into your smartphone or tablet using the 3.5mm output with the R?DE SC7 cable (available separately). Using the USB-C output gives you access to a host of features including headphone monitoring and access to advanced features using R?DE Central, so we highly recommend this option if possible.
When using the 3.5mm analog output, the peaks will depend on the gain setting in your camera, so you should use the audio meters on your device to monitor for peaks.
In USB mode, the VideoMic GO II utilises an internal preamp and A/D, so the LED will alert you to any loud peaks that may clip the input.
The foam windshield is designed to mitigate moderate wind noise and plosives. You should also use it if the microphone is being moved (for example, on a handheld camera or boom arm), or if you are speaking directly into it. If it is mounted on a static camera in an indoor environment, you can remove it. The windshield features a high-quality open-cell design that is very acoustically transparent, so will not noticeably affect the performance of the microphone.
If you are using the microphone outdoors in a high-wind environment, we recommend using the WS12.
Yes - if you are using the 3.5mm output, you can use any high-quality 3.5mm extension cable (but be aware that the longer the cable, the higher likelihood of interference from other electrical devices). We suggest using the R?DE VC1 or SC8 when mounting the VideoMic GO II on a boompole. You can also use the Wireless GO II for a wireless solution.
If you are using the USB output, be aware that very long USB cables or USB cable extenders can be problematic, and their performance may depend on the recording device being used. Use a high-quality USB extender, ideally an ‘active’ one, for best performance.
Note: R?DE cannot warrant the performance of the microphone when used with third-party cables.