Anybody needing wireless dual microphone setup should order a set of these.
The Rode Wireless Go II is a lightweight wireless microphone pack designed for the on-the-go podcast producer who wants to use light gear and easy to carry gear bag, while still being able to use a dedicated off-camera audio system. With this next generation, the Go II now offers dual channel recording for two sources, an extended wireless range for a more stable transmission, and on-board recording capabilities as a failsafe.
2-Person Interviews, Vlogs & Podcasts
Built-In Omni Mics & 3.5mm Mic Inputs
2 x Mini Clip-On Transmitters/Recorders
Records 7 Hours of Uncompressed Audio
Easy Setup with No Menus
Stereo or Dual-Mono Output Modes
7-Hr Rechargeable Batteries + USB Power
Powerful Features/Customization via App
USB Audio Interface Functionality
Up to 8 Mics on Set / 656′ Range
Version II Upgrades
What else I would have wanted:
I’m already buying it. Its a huge improvement on paper compared to the Go version 1. Also it saves me money from buying two and a mixer to integrate into my setup. Still, there are some areas for improvement for a version III.
So here’s my wishlist for version III (yes, its early):
- Integrated headphone monitoring on receiver. Yes, I know most of us will monitor using the camera’s headphone jack (if its built-in). But now that the transmitters have built-in recording, what about monitoring also? I can only hope that one can add bluetooth headphone monitoring too directly to my Airpods Max.
- Built-in in addition to microSD recording on the units. Whether its transmitters and/or receivers, it would be a nice addition that would just blow the competition out of the water. 24 hours is a lot or recording time, its really about being able to organize and just swap out memory cards for different projects or days so that just in case one of these tiny transmitters get lost, I have a backup / or backup of a backup somewhere in the form of memory cards.
- Swappable batteries or user serviceable batteries. I realize this may make the units slightly bigger, but having it completely integrated means its good for RODE, not so good for those of us that want to keep using these for years, and years to come. (My Sennheiser EW G series is still going strong, and just requires AA batteries).