RØDE VideoMic NTG Adds iOS Compatibility

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RØDE VideoMic NTG Adds iOS Compatibility

About a year ago RØDE released the VideoMic NTG a hybrid between its VideoMic consumer series of microphones and the professional NTG line. Previously, the VideoMic NTG was only compatible with Lightning-equipped iOS devices via the 3.5mm output.

The VideoMic NTG features an auto-sensing 3.5mm output, so it works seamlessly with both cameras and smartphones. When connected via USB to a computer, smartphone or tablet, the free 3,5mm port can be used to plug in headphones for monitoring.

Until now, using the RØDE VideoMic NTG as a USB microphone was not possible for users of iOS devices like iPhones, iPads, or iPods up.

iOS Compatibility Added

RØDE has officially MFi (Made For iOS) certified the device, so creators can now plug their VideoMic NTG into their iPhone, iPad, or iPod.

To physically connect the microphone (USB-C) to an iOS device (Lightning connector) Røde offers the new Lightning Accessory Cable SC15.

It’s 300mm long and features a junction box that slots into the VideoMic NTG shock mount cable management system, keeping the setup neat and tidy.

Røde SC15 cable
Connect the VideoMic NTG to a iOS device with the SC15 cable Image Credit: Røde

With the SC15, owners of the VideoMic NTG can now use the full potential of the device:

  • Headphone monitoring with complete volume control using the variable output knob
  • Two-way audio transmission for making video calls
  • Access to the safety channel, which creates a second output at -20dB in case the main channel distorts
  • High-quality 24-bit/48kHz digital audio conversion

Firmware Update Necessary

Existing RØDE VideoMic NTG users will need to update the device’s firmware to use their microphone with iOS devices with the SC15. You can download the latest firmware update here.

Please let us know in the comments if you are using a RØDE VideoMic. And let us know what you think of its audio quality. Is the SC15 cable and the iOS compatibility of the microphone interesting to you?

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Stefan
Stefan
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9 days ago

Hello
Can you please tell me if i Could use this cable to connect my iPhone 11 with Tascam dr-100 mk3…?
Thank you so much for your response.

JoseMaría García Corral
JoseMaría García Corral
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November 1st, 2020

Any diference with the already existing and cheaper mini jack to lightning Apple adapter?

Florian Gintenreiter
Florian Gintenreiter
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November 1st, 2020

The way I understand it: If you use a 3,5mm to lightning adapter you have simply connected the microphone to the iPhones analogue mic input. If you are using this new cable the VideoMic NTG is connected digitally to the iPhone and works more like a digital audio interface. That way it’s possible for the iPhone to use all the extra features listed in the article.

JoseMaría García Corral
JoseMaría García Corral
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November 3rd, 2020

Thanks for your explanation. I should read with better understanding. :)

Walter Vargas
Walter Vargas
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October 29th, 2020

“RØDE has officially MFi (Made For iOS) certified the device”

Translation: Rode paid Apple’s rip-off licensing fee to use the incredibly lame Lightning port.

Ian Taylor
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October 30th, 2020
Reply to  Walter Vargas

OMG! How about that high speed low res audio! lol

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