Rode recently launched the Rode Wireless Go 2 with a better equivalent noise level and switchable stereo/dual-mono output mode than the previous generation. While it is commonly known that the Rode Wireless Go has great compatibility with smartphones, laptops and computers, many people wonder how to use Rode Wireless Go 2 works with an iPhone.
To answer briefly – you can use a lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter or the SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable to connect the devices. But before delving into the process of how to use it, let’s find out what the Rode Wireless Go 2 is all about.
What is Rode Wireless Go?
The Rode Wireless Go is a clip-and-go wireless microphone device that comes in a compact form-factor. This device is the ultimate ‘small wireless microphone’. The transmitter (TX) weighs only 31 grams. And functions as the world’s smallest beltpack for an RDE lavalier microphone or as an independent clip-on microphone. The transmitter transmits broadcast-quality audio via 2.4GHz digital transmission to the on-camera receiver and includes an integrated omnidirectional condenser capsule. A convenient battery-saving mode and a 3-stage gain control allow you to accurately match your output to your camera or recording device. The built-in lithium-ion batteries have 7 hours of battery life and can be charged using a USB-C cable.
In a nutshell, it’s the ideal wireless microphone option for all types of content producers, including videographers, news reporters, on-camera presenters, and vloggers.
Is the Rode Wireless Go Suitable for an iPhone?
There’s no denying that the Apple iPhone has the best video recording and audio quality. Since the iPhone has HDR (High Dynamic Range) video capture capability, it provides users with the best-in-class video quality. However, iPhone video camera audio does not have a noise canceling feature, but the Rode Wireless Go does. However, the new Rode Wireless Go 2 comes with the new Rode Central App, through which you can change various settings, including recording mode, adjusting the gain settings, and other audio controls. But the most glaring omission from the mobile app is an option to download recordings from the microphone straight to your phone. Whether this feature will be included later is unknown, but for the time being, recordings must still be offloaded using the inbuilt USB-C connector.
How do I connect my iPhone to the Rode Wireless Go?
There are a few simple steps to connect the Rode Wireless Go 2 with your iPhone.
- Start the Rode Central App and prepare the recording device.
- Connect the lightning to 3.5mm headphone jack adaptor to your iPhone.
- Connect the SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable which has two ends, one in red color and one gray. The red side has 3 rings, and the gray one has two rings.
- Connect the gray jack with two rings into the headphone jack adaptor.
- Then connect the other red jack with three rings into the Rode device.
- Once they are connected, your iPhone will start receiving the voice recordings of the Rode Wireless Go.
How to use the Rode Wireless Go 2 with an iPhone?
By following the guide below, you can use the Rode Wireless Go with your iPhone conveniently.
- Open the Rode Central App (the Rode Software).
- Connect the Rode Wireless Go with your iPhone by using the jack adaptor.
- Attach the Rode SC7 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Patch Cable with your iPhone.
- In case you want to use your headphones with it, you will need a SC6 Dual TRRS Adaptor.
- It has a TSSR adaptor on one side and two ports on the other – one for the microphone and one for the headphones.
- Once you connect the SC6 adaptor with the lighting to headphones jack adaptor, connect your headphone and microphone respectively.
- Now proceed with your recording on the app.
Is Rode Wireless Go iPhone user-friendly?
Considering how Apple iPhones no longer come with a jack for earphones anymore, most iPhone users already have the lightning to headphone jack adaptor. In that regard, Rode Wireless Go works great with iPhone, but you will need to spend a bit extra to make it work.