Rode have introduced the new NTG-3
- a precision, broadcast-grade shotgun microphone.
Rode tell us that the NTG-3 is the result of years of development by their engineers, providing the professional broadcast and film industries with an affordable yet uncompromising microphone. Hereâ€™s the rest of what they have to say about itâ€¦
Using a technology known as RF-bias the Rode NTG-3 is almost completely resistant to moisture, making it the only option when recording in any demanding environments where condensation is an issue. Be it in a tropical rainforest, arid desert or sub-zero snowstorm the NTG-3 can be relied on to faithfully record audio where traditional condenser microphones would fail.
In addition to its robust properties the NTG-3 combines very low weight (163g), a durable anti-glare finish and incredibly low handling and self-noise (13dBA) to become Rodeâ€™s premier A/V microphone.
When not in use the NTG-3 can be stored away in the included weather resistant aluminium storage cylinder, providing additional protection when travelling and storing the microphone.
Peter Freedman, President of Rode Microphones, told us, â€œThe new NTG-3 is one of Rodeâ€™s most exciting microphones. I am confident that the robustness afforded by RF bias technology, combined with incredibly low self-noise and handling noise make the NTG-3 a clear market leader in the broadcast-grade shotgun microphone category.â€�
Australian sound recording guru, Ric Creaser (60 Minutes, Survivor, Australian Idol), was given the opportunity to field test the NTG-3 as a part of Rodeâ€™s thorough product development, he had this to say, â€œThe NTG-3 has amazingly low handling noise, which will make it a boom operatorâ€™s dream mic. The audio quality is exceptional; providing the full bodied, robust, punchy audio I have come to expect from only the most expensive high-end broadcast shotgun microphones.
I plan to use the Rode NTG-3 as my main microphone from now on - it is outstanding.â€�
Pricing and Availability:
- Designed to withstand adverse environmental conditions
- 50% less self-noise than the majority of shotgun microphones
- True condenser (externally RF biased)
- Extremely low handling noise
- High level of immunity to radio frequency broadcast
- Superior broadcast sound quality
- Weather resistant aluminium storage cylinder included