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I'm a filmmaker, and I want to buy a Rode Videmic Pro. Both for field recording, and voice-overs.

(https://www.amazon.com/Rode-VideoMicPro-Directional-Microphone-Shockmount/dp/B00YAZHRZM/ref=dp_ob_title_ce)

Since I want to record voice-overs, I will need to connect the mic to my audio interface; which is a Behringer u-phoria um2.

As you may know, the rode mic comes with an RCA output; but the interface comes with an XLR input.

So how do I connect it? Is there some kind of adapter? Will it work?

Any guidance is much appreciated.

  • "I'm a filmmaker, and I want to buy a Rode Videmic Pro.". No. You don't. You really don't. You might think you do, but take it from someone who has already experienced the pain. You actually don't. – Mark Jul 31 at 13:50
  • @Mark, why? Is it a bad mic? – John F101 Jul 31 at 14:57
  • I think I have already answered that question. – Mark Aug 1 at 0:30
  • @Mark No, you haven't. Allow me to ask why do you think it's a bad microphone, so I can reasonably and rationally decide if such item will properly suit my needs or if it will turn out as a burden in my filmmaking career. – John F101 Aug 1 at 2:34
  • You asked me if it is a bad mic. It is. The one I used fell apart and had appalling audio quality. In my opinion it is not fit for purpose. – Mark Aug 1 at 2:38
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Røde make one - the VXLR+ - it also converts the voltage required for phantom power.

Example from just the first store I found one - https://www.thomann.de/gb/rode_vxlr_416774.htm

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  • Plug adapter with power converter
  • TRS Mini-jack (3.5 mm) to XLR 3M
  • Integrated voltage converter from phantom power (12 - 48 V) to plug-in power (3 - 5 V)
  • Allows operation of Rode HS2, VideoMic GO and VideoMicro on professional XLR microphone inputs with phantom power

Different types at https://www.amazon.com/s?k=rode+vxlr%2B&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

If you don't need phantom, then just a '3.5mm (TRS) Mini-Jack Female Microphone Adapter to 3-pin XLR Male Connector' as this example...

https://www.amazon.com/Movo-Mini-Jack-Microphone-Connector-Camcorders/dp/B071WN5RDV

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