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Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

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Product Highlights
  • USB Connection
  • Includes Stand Mount
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern

The Rode Podcaster is a broadcast microphone with a USB output for direct integration with computers. The Podcaster provides a simple and efficient system for podcasting and voice over applications. A built in headphone amplifier allows users to plug headphones directly into the microphone, completely eliminating the need for external mixing consoles, headphone amplifiers, etc.

Users will benefit from Rode's exclusive podcast upload service on rodepodcaster.com. This free service is available with every purchase of a Podcaster microphone. Podcasts are easily uploaded to the internet and a profile may be created for easy searching.

USB Output
Built in USB output connector provides direct connection to PCs without any additional hardware.
Headphone Amplifier
The Podcaster features a built-in headphone input and amplifier with volume control.
Exclusive Podcast Upload Service
A free podcast upload service is exclusive to Rode Podcaster owners on www.podcaster.com.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The dynamic element provides a cardioid polar pattern, minimizing off-axis noise and feedback.
Transducer Dynamic (neodymium) 28mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz - 14kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >78dB
Maximum Input Sound Level 115dB
Power Requirements Supplied via USB port
Output Impedance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Output Connectors USB
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions (HxWxD) 8.46 x 2.2 x 2.05" (215 x 56 x 52mm)
Weight 21.5 oz (610g)
Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • 40" (1 m) USB Cable
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    RodePodcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
     
    4.8

    (based on 31 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (26)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (25)
    • Easy to use (24)
    • Durable (8)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (22)
    • Professional recording (17)
    • Amateur recording (15)
    • Performances (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (13), Novice (10)

    Reviewed by 31 customers

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    5.0

    This microphone I has.

    By Shawn the pro

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Cost

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

    Sounds good it does. Plug for computer it has. (Read in Yoda voice you will)

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    5.0

    amazing quality

    By mcbander

    from Jeddah, Saudia Arabia Kingdom

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

      its a profissional item for podcasting made ever
      the manufacture is solid and made to complete its job professionally .

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      5.0

      Excellent Value

      By Tim

      from Cleveland, OH

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

          Excellent sound, low noise floor. Best USB mic that I've heard. Reasonable price.

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          4.0

          Great sound for the money

          By TC

          from Cleveland, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

          I bought this microphone for producing high quality audio CDs for a training program. I loved that the microphone is so portable that I can walk and talk while holding it. The only caveat when ordering the microphone is that it is much heavier than I thought it would be. I guess that means it is a very solid quality, but I cannot hold it and speak for a full hour without putting it down a few times. Other than that, it is great.

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          5.0

          Great for screencasts

          By Adam

          from Moscow, ID

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Poscasting

          Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

          Got this mic for voice overs on screencasts. Huge improvement in audio quality over using built-in microphone. Couldn't be easier to set up, just plug in and go. Headphone out is really handy as well.

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          5.0

          Great Product

          By Cov

          from New Orleans, LA

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

            The podcaster is very easy to set-up and also easy to use. We're using this microphone for online courses and webinars, and we are already amazed at the clear quality.

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            5.0

            Great choice among USB mic options

            By KG

            from Baltimore, MD

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

              Used to create voice tracks on movies.
              Would recommend this item to others.

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              5.0

              What I Want

              By radioguy

              from Casper, Wyoming

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                I'm new to recording for AM radio, but I know what I want - a clean recording, one that can be cranked up without annoying distortion, and procedures that are easy to understand and do.

                It's all in the RODE USB podcaster.

                In the past three months, I've tried SM58s, Shure SM63LB (mic for television interviewing), and several other mics that I plugged into my laptop 1/8 port - and they all made somewhat degradable recordings.

                The RODE USB connection means that the mic goes directly into my computer USB port - like it was meant to in the first place - and it goes directly into my Audacity software - BOOM - clean and bright.

                I don't want headaches with complicated hookups for my computer. I have a Windows 7 laptop, and all I did was stick the USB wire into the computer. Fantastic. Twenty seconds later a message popped up - "Successfully installed." I went to my software and hit the record button, and INSTANTLY I was recording. What a gem.

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                5.0

                Simple, Great Value for the Quality

                By Bermon

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                  I use this mic for online conferences, podcasts and video master classes. It's a great sounding mic for being USB. Getting up and running is easy.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent for Podcasters

                  By Hollywoodland

                  from Portland, OR

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Home Studio
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                    A very well made Mic, with great vocal range. Produces a great radio voice when EQ and compression is applied. The USB makes it particularly nice for podcasters. Extremely impressed.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Solid Build...Great Sound

                    By RickP

                    from Toronto, Canada

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio

                      Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                      I use it for podcasts, voice overs and recording messages for my company's P.A. system.

                      What you here in the headphones is what you get in the recording.

                      Haven't found any negatives as of yet.

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                      5.0

                      Professional quality at hobbyist prices

                      By JayVig

                      from Biloxi, MS

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Bulky/Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                      I use the Rode Podcaster in combination with Rode's pop filter, PSM-1 shock mount and the swivel boom arm. I host an interview based web show and this is my audio solution. the quality is fantastic. The look and feel is professional. when I took it out of the box i marveled at how heavy and sturdy it was. truly well built.

                      It is easy to use and configure.

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                        4.0

                        Very happy - only minor quibbles

                        By Angie

                        from Sydney, Australia

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good sound pickup

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                            I'm using the Mic for podcasting (as cunningly suggested by the product name). Very pleased with it so far.

                            Using in conjunction with Garageband. Easy to set up, good quality audio produced. Good mic for a newbie podcaster.

                            Only quibbles are that there is no gain control on the mic and no mute button.

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                            5.0

                            The best microphone for home studio

                            By asymco

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Bulky/Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                            I use this for a podcast that is heard by hundreds of thousands of listeners. It makes me sound great and the quality of construction gives me confidence. Worked without any setup and without any difficulties as it has USB plug-and-play ease.It is very heavy and requires a solid professional stand and optional shock mount and pop filter. As a result it's not practical for use while traveling. Consider it a "studio" mic only.Price is not low, but it's worth it. It's also made in Australia [*]

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                            5.0

                            The best!!!

                            By Hanchi

                            from PERU

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                              Is amazing...

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              So far so good...

                              By Gus Outdoors

                              from Rhode island

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio
                                • Professional Recording

                                Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                                I use the Rode Podcaster for voice over for documentaries. I like how easy it was to set up and how quickly I was using it. So far no complaints it works as well as I expected and am completely satisfied.

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                                5.0

                                Great Mic [...]

                                By gabriella

                                from Delray Beach, FL

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Clear Sound
                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                                  I needed a mic to do video audio inside my computer. I got the stand and the shockwave with it. Great set up. I did not know how to put it together, [...] Plus the mic has a 10 yr. warranty if you register the product after purchase.

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                                  (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Rode Podcaster is the best

                                  By Socrates from[@]

                                  from Toronto, CA

                                  About Me Novice

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Clear Sound
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Amateur Recording
                                    • Home Studio

                                    Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                                    Originally I purchased the Blue Yeti Mic. The problem was that the Yeti was way to sensitive and would capture vibrations from my desk or the fans of my desktop. Thus, I decided to try the Rode Podcaster together with a popup filter, Rode Boom and Rode shockmount. What a difference: now I have no problems with background noise, a bit better quality of the recording, and since I am using the Rode Boom I have plenty of extra desk space in front of me. If you are an amateur podcaster with home studio this is probably the best mic for you.

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                                    5.0

                                    Just what I ordered

                                    By Peter

                                    from Auckland, New Zealand

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Home Studio
                                      • Professional Recording

                                      Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                                      An excellent quality product as expected from Rode. Well balanced and perfect for the use it was designed for. Quality is exceptional.

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                                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      AWESOME for this first timer!

                                      By Doug Kyle

                                      from Edmonton, Canada

                                      About Me Novice

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Clear Sound
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Amateur Recording
                                        • Home Studio

                                        Comments about Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone:

                                        I was pretty hesitant to spend more than $50 on a mic (yes, I'm a complete newbie at audio work) but this thing installed on my machine (Windows 7) within a few seconds of plugging in the USB cable - no prompting or questions asked. I fired up my audio recorder and did a few test runs... CRYSTAL CLEAR... so much better than the smaller external mics I had been playing with! I've got roughly a dozen hours recored now and they're all going to be uploaded to the web soon - all sounding very professional!

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