Rode NTG3

Studio Shotgun Microphone

  • Polar pattern: super-cardioid
  • Frequency range: 40 - 20.000 Hz
  • Dynamic range: 117 dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level: 130 dB @ 1 KHz
  • Required power supply: Phantom power 48V (4.3 mA)
  • Connector: 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions: 255 x 19 x 19 mm
  • Weight: 163 g
  • Colour: Silver
  • Includes water and dust resistant aluminum cylinder for storage of the NTG-3, windscreens and RM5 microphone clip
  • Optional: elastic mounts SM3, SM4 or SM5 (not included)
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Further Information

Battery Powered No
Directional Microphone Yes
Stereo Pair No
switchable lowcut No
switchable pad No
characteristic super-cardioid
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Superb microphone on every level
SKT, 31.07.2013
The NTG-3 has superb handling for voice dialog recording and sampling on location, though its professional high end sound makes it equally flexible for studio applications. The featured RF bias technology that rode says makes it almost completely resistant to moisture is outstanding. I spent 3 days on location in several areas with constant varying weather and moisture conditions, indoor and outdoor (using the additional appropriate equipment) the NTG-3 stayed 100% consistent - wow!

Outstanding shotgun microphone that does everything you would expect a high end shotgun mic to do. Polar pattern is perfect with great side and back rejection. Gain response and volume versus distance is clean and smooth. Handles subtle and sharp physical movements extremely well using correct equipment. Sound is almost a little warm but remains delightfully transparent without sounding dry.

For the price, quality and 10 year warranty Rode include, the value for money is great and the NTG-3 way out ways the price v quality difference for mics in a similar or lower price range. In my opinion you would be better to save up the additional 300 euro for the NTG-3 various the NTG-2 at 200 euro in terms of bang for buck so to speak, regardless if you are thinking of going for mid/semi pro range.

Extremely well engineered - it is a sensitive piece of equipment but Rode have painstakingly designed the NTG-3 to withstand active and prolonged periods of use (with the usual care) and the sleek weather resistance metal cylinder case included is a great addition to the package.

This mic quickly made its way into my top 5 favorite mics of all time and has wowed both fellow engineers and none sound people. Using a good mic preamp and descent headphones during production and on review while still on location, I had a clear picture of exactly what to expect from the audio later in post for the mix. For me the NTG-3 stands out on its own for its unparalleled sound and over all quality.
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Great
02.03.2016
I did a lot of research before buying this mic. I've been working in broadcast for 10-15 years and know the sound of good quality microphones. When I was to buy my own I had not the cash for the expensive Senheisers or Shoeps'. My conclusion was that the NTG3 was the cheapest mic that can deliver pro quality. Others may not agree with my conclusion , but I am very pleased with this product.
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Ravee, 05.02.2020
I love most Rode products for its quality with budget friendly. NTG3 is one of them and versatile.
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Good shotgun mic
mrkva, 17.08.2015
I bought this as an alternative to MKH416 and am generally happy about the performance. I had a slight sonic problem with my unit - one internal part was doing low frequency parts when the microphone was rapidly moved around (inside my Rode Blimp), but it was replaced with a new one.
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