Rode VideoMic ME Compact iOS Shotgun Microphone

- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
- Capsule: 0.50"
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Address Type: End
- Frequency Range: 100Hz - 20kHz
- Maximum SPL: 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KOhm load)
- Sensitivity: -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 20dB-A
- Weight: 34gm
- Dimensions: (H x W x D) 38 x 21 x 80mm
- Output: TRRS Output
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 0.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 7 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VideoMic ME
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 562-364-7400
(3 ratings)
Submitted October 2, 2018 by Ron D in Rochester, NY
"Well worth the money if you need a decent mic at a low cost"
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This mic works on almost all smartphones, tablets and some cameras. My friends and I tested it on a Galaxy of products, iPads & iPhpnes, a Fire 7 HD tablet and an HD video camera, and it recorded sound about the same as without a mic, except that it focused more on the direction it pointed to and not as much sound from behind the mic. The big furry windscreen is a useful whimsical tool that works well to dissipate wind moving near the mic. Plug any earbuds or headphones into the mic and you can hear what's recording.

Sound
The sound quality depends on what you are using to record. It narrows the field of sound but does reduce the sound level a little, but I'm experienced with sound, Most people wouldn't notice any difference. Great to use for interviews and close up stuff and will handle some distant audio (like in my church which has a PA and band it comes through sounding decent.)

Features
Most useful feature is that it's pocket sized so I can keep it with me and that I can listen through the mic.Least useful feature? Only has software for iOS but you don't need it - any audio software will work, and work better than Rode's app.

Ease of Use
Quite easy to get good sound. Just be close enough to hear the sound, point the mic in that direction and listen through the mic in case you need to adjust it.

Quality
Durable product, only comes apart in 3 parts read more (main body, screw-off front, and rubber clamp) With care it should last a few years if not more.

Value
Yes, I bought a resealed one and it is doing well.

Manufacturer Support
Have not need it yet.

The Wow Factor
Great because it allows me to focus the mic instead of the omni-directional phone/tablet mics.

Musical Background:
Audio Engineer, home recording, video recording

Musical Style:
I don't play, I just record & listen to music. But I've recorded contemporary bands, choirs and concerts, voice-overs, other rec
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