I am experiencing major difficulty getting my new RODE NTG4+ microphone to be recognised as an external mic with my MacBook Pro.
I have recently attempted to resolve the problem by watching youtube solutions and it has resulted in me buying a number of cables which at present has not solved the situation.
Firstly I purchased an XLRF to 3.5mm TRS Jack for the mic so that I could physically plug the mic in.
This did not change the status in SOUNDS from internal mic.
I then purchased an old set of headphones with the TRRS Jack and a Headphone Mic splitter with a TRRS Jack as a tutorial suggested this mixture of cables would solve the problem. It did not.
Fearing I had the wrong mixture of TRRS Jacks I then purchased another splitter with a TRS Jack. This did not work either.
I am unable to get an answer from Apple support at this time as they are experiencing problems with their tech support and as we are on lockdown still, I cannot visit a shop.
I should say that I am in no way an expert with technology and have very little experience so could any advice be put in layman's terms.
Thank you, your help will be most appreciated.