Røde announces NTG-3 broadcast-grade shotgun microphone
Røde is set to take on the professional broadcast and film markets with its all-new NTG-3 shotgun microphone, which is now shipping.
With outstanding design values, precision performance and broadcast-grade specification – but at a fraction of the price of current industry-standard offerings – the NTG-3 looks certain to make major waves in the broadcast audio arena.
The NTG-3 is specifically designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions, incorporating a technology known as RF-bias, which renders the microphone almost completely resistant to moisture. This makes the NTG-3 equally at home recording audio in a tropical rainforest, arid desert or sub-zero snowstorm, where traditional condenser microphones would fail.
On the audio performance side, the NTG-3’s true-condenser super-cardioid capsule accepts standard 48V phantom power and delivers high-sensitivity recording and superior broadcast sound quality across a wide 40Hz to 20kHz frequency range. The NTG-3 also exhibits extremely low handling noise, 50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun mics (just 13dBA) and a high level of immunity to radio frequency interference. These user-friendly design features coupled with the NTG-3’s minimal weight of just 163g make it a sound recordist’s dream to use. Standard NTG-3 accessories include a stand mount, foam windshield, soft pouch and tough aluminium storage case, and like all Røde microphones, the NTG-3 comes with a full 10-year warranty.
The NTG-3 & Accessories
“We’ve already had a huge amount of success in the UK with Røde’s video microphone range,” comments Howard Jones, Source’s Director of Distributed Brands. “The VideoMic, NTG-1 and NTG-2 shotgun mics have already become the benchmark for affordable sound recording here and we’re extremely excited that we now have a high-end broadcast offering from Røde. With fantastic performance, rugged durability and an amazing price point, we’re confident that the NTG-3 will quickly become the new standard for professional sound recordists everywhere.”
The NTG-3 is shipping now with a UK RRP of £382.93 excluding VAT