RØDE has released the first major firmware update for its compact new wireless microphone system Wireless GO II. It enables the two transmitters to record on-board audio even without a connection to the receiver, thus turning the Wireless GO II TX (transmitter) into a standalone audio field recorder.
RØDE Wireless GO II Wireless Microphone System
It also gives the Wireless GO II system it new features, namely a low sensitivity mode for the transmitters; transmitter LED brightness adjustment options; and the option to change the transmitter power button mapping to insert markers into the onboard recording when the button is pressed. The firmware update is available for RØDE Wireless GO II owners to download now via via Rode Central .
RØDE introduced the new Wireless GO II wireless microphone system at the end of February - it consists of two transmitter modules and a 2-channel receiver, making it suitable for interviews or other occasions where two sound sources need to be recorded wirelessly at the same time and separately.
The transmitters are equipped with an on-board recording function and can automatically record up to 24 hours of audio after start-up, which can be used as a backup, optionally with Safety Channel, on which the recording is then 20 dB quieter.
The Wireless GO II&s transmitter and receiver weigh only 30g and 32g each, respectively, and measure approximately 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.3mm. Within three seconds, they should be connected to each other. The wireless range is theoretically up to 200m, but is optimized for closer connections. The transmission takes place in the 2.4 GHz frequency range with 128-bit encryption, which is why a flawless operation should also be guaranteed in environments with a lot of radio competition (WLAN / Bluetooth).