RODE WIRELESS GO - NAB 2019 Wireless GO Features and Specifications 1 day 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.


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Links to gear used in this video:




Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K



Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens



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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.
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Where can i buye it from
Miguel Sotto-Mayor
Hi Curtis, do you know if I can plug a line level signal to the transmitter our it just accepts mic level? Also, the 3.5 minijack input its compatible with sennheiser or Sony wireless? Need to know if I can connect a mke2 lav. Thanks!
So close! This looks ideal to throw in the bag with my small (not shoulder mount) ENG rig, but there's no balanced XLR cable, or adapter. It would be really slick to be able to keep the receiver charged from phantom power from the camera, and it looks like there's a Rode adapter for that purpose. But it doesn't say if it works with _this_ Rode product, which probably means that it doesn't.

If they released a WIRELESS GO _PRO_ with the cable and the ability to take power through the cable, that would be worth another $50, but then the name would have issues with GoPro...
Neon Lotus
Curtis bro are you going to review this?
Jimmy Mecannic
If the transmitter is clipped on the front, does the signal cut out if the talent turns their back to the camera? Also if the transmitter is clipped to the back, are there any problems? Thus no longer line of sight.
Bob Krist
Curtis: Long time subscriber here. Can you recommend tried and tested lavs that will work with this without interference. I have a rather expensive, but older, AT lav and a Giant Squid, and they both generate a high pitched whine that I cannot get rid of. Some folks have said I need lavs with better RF shielding, but try doing a search for "lavs with good RF shielding" and you don't get too far. What lavs do you recommend for this unit? I love the quality of the built in mic on this unit, but it's a little bulky and it would be great to be able to use a more discreet lav. Thanks!
Ben Schottlander
Awesome video. Answered all my questions re plug-in power for lav mic's, also nice to know it can use the sc7 cable to run on my pc. Ordered one and the sc7. Thanks!
James Webb
I use the Sennheiser AVX (1.9GHz) digital wireless system and they have a similar claim where the system "hops very quickly" to find the best frequency. I'm assuming that's needed for all of these types of digital systems. I do love the system but I have occasionally experienced random interference issues at trade shows (i.e., the robotic voice sound) using them in interview setups similar to the one you did here. My question is, is it possible that Rode has some secret sauce that could make the Go better regarding the claim of a "rock solid" connection?
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 😳
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Wireless GO Features and Specifications RODE WIRELESS GO - NAB 2019 1 day ago   04:59

The new Wireless GO from RØDE Microphones is the World's Smallest Wireless Microphone System.

In this video RØDE Product Specialist Ryan Burke takes us through the features and specs of the Wireless GO.

An ultra-compact digital wireless microphone system, unique in its clip’n’go versatility, the Wireless GO has an incredibly compact form-factor, and unmatched price accessibility. It’s the perfect wireless mic solution for content creators in all disciplines: filmmakers, on-camera presenters, news-gatherers, vloggers and more.

Features of the Wireless GO include:
- Operates as both a clip-on microphone or belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier/headset microphone.
- Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound.
- Up to 70m range (line-of-sight), but optimised for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments.
- Up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery saver mode.
- TX and RX have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C.
- 3-stage output pad: 0, -6dB and -12dB.
- Use up to 8 systems in one location.

Compact. Versatile. Ready when you are. Wireless GO™. Shipping April.

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