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


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, 2019 at 13:50
  • @Mark, why? Is it a bad mic?
    – John F101
    Jul 31, 2019 at 14:57
  • I think I have already answered that question.
    – Mark
    Aug 1, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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...


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