RODE WIRELESS GO - NAB 2019 Blackmagic Design at NAB 2019 2 days ago   08:07

Curtis Judd
On the show floor at NAB 2019, we met up with Ryan Burke of RODE Microphones to have a look at their new WIRELESS GO system - a small, very simple to use wireless microphone system.

The audio in this episode was recorded entirely with the WIRELESS GO into a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. The audio was loudness normalized to -23 LUFS and no other processing was applied.

This was a brutal test for a wireless system - on the show floor at NAB with a ton of RF activity. The handheld mic I use during this was for backup but since the WIRELESS GO did so well, we muted the handheld in post.

The WIRELESS GO kit used to record the audio for this episode was provided free of charge to us. We were not paid further to produce this video.


If you’d like to learn how to make great dialogue audio for your film and video projects, please have a look at my courses at including processing dialogue audio in Adobe Audition and DaVinci Resolve/Fairlight, recording sound, how to use the Zoom F8 and F8n, and how to get the most from the Sound Devices MixPre series of recorders.

Links to gear used in this video:




Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K



Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens



Copyright 2019 by Curtis Judd

Music Copyright 2017 by TVAC. Used with permission.

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Comments 453 Comments

Curtis Judd
All of the audio you hear is from the WIRELESS GO that Ryan is wearing. The receiver goes into the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Loudness normalized the audio to -23 LUFS, NO OTHER PROCESSING applied.
Tony Garcia
Curtis, I still have my Squid wired lav can I use this lav with this system?
Fuangwith Sopharath
hope it will be better than Sony ECM W4 and compatible with both iOS and all Android devices.
Karwan Saed
Is it only one sender to one receiver, or multi sender to one receiver for interviews environment?
Nico Perez
Can you do a test with the Sanken on both the GO and the Filmmaker kit?

Curious about the sound between the two without factoring differences due to the different lavs
Alex Delfont
Hi Curtis, love your channel. It's been a while since you did a wired lav mic video. What would you say is the best reasonably priced wired lav with no in-line battery, with a good signal to noise ratio? I plan to use one with the rode wireless Go. I already have the smartlav + but the apparently re-enforced cable got ripped from putting it in the same back as the little clip! And I've never loved the sound sound especially with my voice. Any reccomendations? Thanks for all your advice
Dave Cruickshank
Just bought 2 of these suckers. Can't wait to put them to work!
Jorge Moreno
Hi, very interesting system. I wonder if the the receiver works with a headphone? I could like to use it for people who has problem hearing in conferences. So that the orator may use the sender and someone on the public may use the receiver connected to a headphone, so that they can hear better. Or do you recommend another products for it? Thanks for your answer.
Stephen Eastwood
Can you plug in a 1/8th to xlr out cable and connect to something like a Zoom h6? Or do you need a 1/8 to 1/4" cable?
N. Hayman
I know this was recorded on the BMPCC4k - but What kind of levels do you get with it before normalizing? In my experience, your mic needs some kind of inbuilt amp to get any usable audio from the 3.5mm input on the camera. Does this system have that? What gains setting was used on the receiver?
Cinematography Database
Wow the built in lav 😳
Todd Dominey
Preordered. This looks really smart.
PawelTableTennis english
This is what I need for my table tennis videos!
Timothy Awe
Your my sound guy and you have your mic on MUTE.
just wonder how it works with BMPCC 4K and now this >_
Wedding filmmakers gonna love this
Chris Bishop
Very useful ... I'll be checking this RODE wireless system for sure.
Wow this thing is powerful. I'm so glad this showed up on my feed.
azizul zulzaha
need mic holder thing for it pls!
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