RØDE announces a new “Reporter” interview mic

by planetMitch6 Comments

Our friends over at RØDE have announce a new mic for doing field reports called the “Reporter”

They have also added a removable ‘flag' somewhat different from the traditional triangular mic flag for putting on a corporate logo – this one goes above the mic instead of below – bringing the logo closer to the talent's face (and presumably more visible in camera).

RØDE Microphones – Reporter with new flag

RØDE reporter PR

Friday November 9, 2012 – Australian audio equipment manufacturer RØDE Microphones has announced a new addition to its line of broadcast and AV products, the Reporter.

Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, the Reporter features an omnidirectional dynamic capsule that is designed to allow the user freedom of use, without the technique related issues typical of directional end-address microphones. Additionally its frequency response has been specially tailored for voice reproduction, to maximise intelligibility and deliver crisp, clear results in almost any condition.

The microphone features a durable die-cast aluminium alloy body coated in a discrete matte black anti-glare finish. An innovative multi-layer mesh basket protects the microphone from environmental noise without the need for a bulky and distracting foam wind shield.

It is supplied with a removable microphone ‘flag’ that can accommodate high-visibility branding.

The Reporter is covered by RØDE’s industry-leading support guarantee, with a twelve month warranty ‘out of the box’ that is easily increased to ten years free of charge, following online registration of the microphone at rodemic.com.

For more information on the RØDE Reporter, please visit www.rodemic.com/reporter


Here's a video with several of the RØDE mics including the new RØDE reporter [tentblogger-youtube KCOBDXEsk44]

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)


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  1. Looks great but I think they didn’t think this one through all that much.

    Many reporters use a hand held to interview other people. Looks like someone will eventually get smacked in the face with that flag.

    Just saying. :)

  2. that flag is completely useless audio 101 “you need to be closer to the mic to get better sound especially in a real world situation unless you are in a studio situation but other than that is always the case. Also that flag is annoying even makes the poor singer guy uncomfortable just look the face he makes in the interview.

    1. I actually got my hands on the RODE Reporter a bit early. While some may think the flag sucks, you don’t have to put it on. The benefits of the wind protection is my tests make it worthy of adding to the kit www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaOSJmhnS_Q Compared to my ole Sennheiser MD46, I’d say the Sennheiser is clearer, but it just get pummeled by wind gusts.

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