So you have an iPhone 11 Pro, a Rode Wireless GO microphone, and you’re excited to start creating your own content or for your organization. Well, you just landed on the right blog article!
Before you read further, be sure you have the following equipment with you so you can follow along (each have links):
Now find your TRS to TRRS adapter cable. It has one black and one gray head, and if you look closely, you’ll see that the gray one has three black bands and the other only has two.
Plug the one with the three bands into the lighting adapter cable, and the one with two bands into the receiver. It’s really easy to mix this part up, so in order to avoid future confusion, you can just leave the two adapters connected after you’re done using this rig.
TRS to TRRS Cable attached to Apple Lighting to 3.5mm Adapter – make sure to plug the gray head into the Apple adapter!
Now you’re ready to connect the receiver to the iPhone using the TRS to TRRS and Apple Lighting to 3.5mm adapter. Once that’s done, you can turn on the Rode GO wireless transmitter and receiver by holding down the powers button – they have the O with the / through them.
If it’s the first time you’re turning these on, you’ll need to press the link button on the receiver to make sure that they are sending and receiving a signal.
To test this, snap your fingers near the transmitter; if everything’s working right you should see the levels jumping on the receiver in response to the sound of your finger snap.
I’ve found that the Rode GO wireless can send a signal that’s a little too hot – or too loud – for the iPhone, so make sure to use the DB button on the system to adjust it to the lowest audio setting.
Press dB button to adjust recording level
Make sure to be on the lowest setting for the record volume
Now, let’s jump into the ‘Settings’ for the iPhone 11 Pro. If you’re using iOS 13, turn on your grid, set the recording to ‘High Efficiency’, Record in 4K at 30fps.