RØDE Lavalier II microphone feature image
Image courtesy: RØDE Microphones

RØDE Microphones has released the latest addition to its range of microphones: the RØDE Lavalier II. The company describes the RØDE Lavalier II as a premium lavalier microphone with a revolutionary design.

Flat form factor

For many years lavalier microphones have all followed the same design with the capsule mounted on the top of the microphone. However, RØDE has moved the capsule to the front of the microphone with the RØDE Lavalier II. This has allowed the company to produce a low-profile, flat form factor for the microphone.

Discrete

The RØDE Lavalier II can sit flush against clothing and objects, which means it can be more discrete than traditional microphones of this type. In addition, the clip is more compact with a new low-profile mounting system used in place of the standard wire mount. The RØDE Lavalier II also has a flat cable to make it easier to hide under clothing.

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Omnidirectional

The RØDE Lavalier II has a flat frequency response which RØDE claims will allow the microphone to capture broadcast-grade audio with a low amount of noise. The frequency range is 20 Hz to 20 kHz and the signal-to-noise ratio is 67 dB. The microphone also has an omnidirectional polar pattern. This means it will pick up sound from all directions.

Locking connector

RØDE Lavalier II microphone
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The 3.5 mm TRS plug has a locking connector. This makes the RØDE Lavalier II suitable for use with equipment such as RØDE’s wireless Filmmaker Kit. It will also work with the RØDE Wireless Go II and RØDE AI-Micro.

RØDE is advertising the RØDE Lavalier II microphone for a wide range of uses, including broadcast applications, film making, podcasting, content creation and livestreaming

Accessory kit

The RØDE Lavalier II comes in a zip case with a premium accessory kit, which includes a pop filter and mini furry windshield. There are also colored rings that you can use to identify your kit in a multi-microphone setting.

Pricing and availability

The RØDE Lavalier II is available for preorder at $99 with delivery expected in mid-December.

Pete Tomkies is a freelance cinematographer and camera operator from Manchester, UK. He also produces and directs short films as Duck66 Films. Pete's latest short Once Bitten... won 15 awards and was selected for 105 film festivals around the world.