The Best All Round Mic – Rode VideoMic NTG

VideoMic Ntg - urbantroop
VideoMic Ntg - urbantroop

Rode VideoMic NTG

Rode VideoMic Ntg – So you started creating content.. and the video is excellent! but the audio is a bit sketchy? the reality is audio quality of videos created help more to keep people engaged that good video quality. bear in mind you need to have an interesting topic.. 🙂


This is where is started off, the onboard mic wasn’t cutting it .So i bought a Rode VideoMic go. A passive directional shotgun type mic…. This thing was a total waste of money!! It picked up every type of electric interference in the vicinity and produced a horrible buzz or humming noise.


I purchased a wireless lapel mic system and was very happy with the results… but this didn’t solve the problem where I had to record unwired subjects or scenes. After looking for a while and seeing the reviews I took the plunge and bought the VideoMic NTG. and let me say this thing is awesome! 

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Build Quality

The Mic is very well built , the buttons and rotary dial at the back are solid.

This is a powered Mic and has an internal battery that lasts up to 20 hours before needing charging again. 

It has a USB-C port for charging and connecting it to a PC.

A cold shoe mounting with a rycote mounting is supplied and performs well to isolate the mic from movement noises.

Also supplied is a foam windshield. this works ok but i recommend buying the furry deadcat version .

An Audio cable is also supplied to connect the mic to the cameras mic in jack. the mounting has cable management slots to hook the extra audio cable.

Overall excellent build.

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VideoMic NTG Features

firstly id like to highlight the sound quality and directionality of the mic.. not sure of that’s a feature but anyways..

the big surprise was the USB-C connectivity, the mic functions like a comms device, it has a headphone jack for monitoring and sound out from the pc. So paired with a good webcam you can easily have the ultimate conference call setup.

Its portibility and ease of use is great also. you gotta get a decent mini tripod .


the other tech specs can be found here.


VideoMic Ntg , audio in video production


Whether you are a content creator or a casual video shooter, the Rode VideoMic NTG is an excellent choice of mic. Its versatility and quality are well worth the money .

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Megren Naidoo
Megren Naidoo (Urbantroop)

Megren Naidoo – a Senior Technology Architect with a photographer’s eye and a writer’s soul. My blog offers insights, lessons learned, and a helping hand to new content creators. I draw from my experiences in technology and creative fields to provide a unique perspective.