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How to Set Up and Use the RODE Link Mic

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How to Set Up and Use the RODE Link Microphone

Text If you weren’t aware yet, using a wireless lav mic can save you hours of sound design in the post-production process. By using an audio source that is synced to your captured video files in real time, you won’t have to worry about matching up audio files when building out your timeline.

We recently invested into the RODE Link and couldn’t be happier. Easy to use, quick to setup, and crisp to the ears, we have used the wireless setup for a majority of our most recent shoots. In this blog, we will be taking you through the simple steps to setup and use your RODE Link Microphone!

  • Setting up
  • Using the RODE Link

🛠 How to Setup the RODE Link

STEP 1

Remove your microphone from the case, and check that you have all proper accessories. In this instance, we are using a pelican case. Required accessories for operation include

Microphone with jack
Microphone battery powered transmitter
Microphone battery powered receiver
3.5mm receiver jack

STEP 2

Insert 2 AA Batteries into both the receiver and the transmitter.

STEP 3

Connect the provided auxiliary cable to the reciever

STEP 4

Mount and connect the reciever to the camera

STEP 5

Remove the actual lav mic from the provided RODE pouch

STEP 6

Connect the mic to the transmitter

STEP 7

Adjust the gain based on your use case.

STEP 8

Power on the reciever and ensure it is on the same channel as the transmitter. You’re done!

PRO TIP

Clip the mic onto the collar of the subjects shirt for the best results.

🧠 Our Final Thoughts

The RODE Link Microphone is the perfect mid-market cavalier microphone. Although it is not the most compact, it has exceptional audio quality, and offers wireless sync with your camera. Pairing with rechargeable batteries provides you with a mic to last for long periods of time.

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