Take studio sound on the go with Røde Wireless Pro


Røde Wireless Pro microphones, recorder, cases and cables.
It’s not just a microphone — it’s a whole set of recording gear.
Photo: RØDE

Røde, maker of high-quality audio products from Australia, has unveiled what it calls “the most powerful wireless mic ever”. The Røde Wireless Pro is a system of elegant and compact microphones with an audio recorder that “delivers crystal-clear, incredibly stable audio with a range of up to 260m.”

The kit comes with all the accessories needed to connect to any modern smartphone, computer and camera rig. Røde’s GainAssist makes sure you have balanced sound in any circumstance and the Røde Central software for Mac and PC easily syncs it with your video.

The Røde Wireless Pro kit retails for $399 and will be available later this month.

It’s a whole microphone system

Everything in the RØDE Wireless Pro kit.
All the microphones, accessories and cables you’d need are included.
Photo: RØDE

The Wireless Pro comes with a set of two microphones, the recorder, fuzzy windshields for recording outside, a variety of clips for attaching microphones to lapels and the recorder to your gear, all manner of cables, and — most importantly — two compact AirPods-style charging cases to keep it all together with the batteries topped up.

Advanced audio and features

RØDE Wireless Pro and iPhone mounted on Moment Filmmaker Cage
Seamlessly record onto your iPhone. (I spy a Moment Filmmaker Cage!)
Photo: RØDE
Two presenters wearing microphones.
Capture audio from your presenters without any messy cables.
Photo: RØDE

The devices communicate over a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection, just like your home internet. This enables recording with virtually no latency and 128-bit encryption. You can take high-quality 32-bit float recordings for up to 40 hours, thanks to the on-board 32GB of memory.

To avoid any audio clipping, it actually records two channels of audio simultaneously. A “safety channel” records 10dB quieter than the primary, just in case an unexpected loud noise is too much for its 30dB gain range.

Charging microphones and recorder in the case plugged into a computer.
The case is a tidy and elegant way to charge and sync to your Mac.
Photo: RØDE

It’s not all technical marvel; some of the features are simply about convenience and thinking ahead. The built-in timecode makes it easy to keep all the audio devices in sync with your video later. The headphone jacks twist and lock in place, so you don’t have to worry about getting unplugged in the middle of a take. While recording, you can drop markers for edit points or new takes to speed up your post-production.

According to Røde, the Wireless Pro “is currently shipping to retailers worldwide and will be available in late August for $399.”


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