The NTG4 series of shotgun mics offer the next generation in the evolution of professional shotgun mics. The NTG1, 2 & 3 series have been widely popular and appreciating this, Rode have paid attention to what people loved about these previous models and have worked on making these fantastic features even better
Clarity in Sound
The first and possibly most important new thing about the NTG4 series is that they have upgraded the capsule so that the mics have an even lower noise floor yet hgher overall sensitivity. This means that you can not only get a squeeky clean signal, the detail and clarity will be there right from the source. Professionals are always saying that you need to get a fantastic sound into the mic at the source rather than rely on trying to polish later, and with the NTG4 you have no excuse!
The NTG4 also has a number of digital switching options to help get the perfect take before it hits the recording equipment. The Customary -10dB pad attenuates your sound coming into the mic so that you can record any source, whether loud or quiet. You have the option of a high pass filter so that when you're out on location you can get rid of the low end rumble inherent in many location sites without affecting your overall sound. The final tool in your kit is a high frequency boost that is great for getting better clarity in speech. It's also fantastic at bringing back some of the high-end frequencies you enevitably lose when using a wind muff. Just switch it on and hear that high-end clarity coming right back.
If you find that you have a default setting as you're always recording in similar environments, or doing multiple days on the same set, you will love the neat feature that ensures that every time you turn you mic off for the day, it retains your settings to get right on recording the next time you turn it on. No need to reconfigure your settings.
The NTG4 is a great mic, but the NTG4+ has a really cool feature up its sleeve. It's the first shotgun mic in the world that has an in-built rechargable lithium battery. Making things quick simple and easy the battery will last up to 150 hours which is plenty of time for any location shoot. What's more, if you run out of juice, it only takes 2hours to recharge fully. You can charge out a wall socket, but if one is not around, the mic has a USB connection so that you can charge it from your computer or even a portable charging battery. Plenty of options when your stuck in a bind out on shoot!