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Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone

B&H # ROPROCASTER Mfr # PROCASTER
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You Pay: $229.00
Product Highlights
  • Tailored for Vocal Capturing
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Internal Shock Mounting
  • Internal Pop Filter
  • All Metal Construction

The Rode Procaster Broadcast Microphone offers a quality yet affordable solution for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and more. The Procaster features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that results in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. Its all metal contruction, internal pop-filter and internal shock mount further minimize handling noise while adding to the microphone's durability.

Tailored frequency response for optimum speech reproduction
Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
Internal shock mount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
Rugged all metal contruction
Transducer Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 75Hz - 18kHz
Dynamic Range (Typical) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Power Requirements None, Dynamic Microphone
Output Impedance 320 Ohms
Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
Pad No
Low Frequency Roll-Off No
Dimensions 53 x 214 x 53mm
Weight 695g
Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone
  • RM2 Stand Mount
  • 3/8" Adaptor
  • ZP1 Zip Pouch
  • 10 Year Warranty
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    RodeProcaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (13)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Durable (5)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home studio (11)
    • Professional recording (11)
    • Amateur recording (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

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    4.0

    Great Value and Sound

    By RVideo

    from Eugene, OR

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

      This is a very serious mic for the money. Sounds great and is built like a tank. I wasn't expecting a mic in this price range to be as good as it is. Have only used it for voice-over, but so far it sounds very good.

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      5.0

      Procaster, the microphone for pros

      By Redmax

      from Meridian Idaho

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

      • Bulky/Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

      Even if you play a pro on TV this microphone will work for you. Things to keep in mind, the mic does need a fair amount of gain to work. I'm currently using the Focusrite 6i6 (with 60dB of gain) and one click of max works well for voice work in a room with background noise. The microphone does have some heft so make sure your stand is weighted with the large style threaded mount. I use this mic for a monthly podcast and so far I really like the sound. It does take longer to setup than a USB mic so expect that if you don't have a permanent sound stage.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great sound, picks up hum.

      By Thirdman

      from Durham NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

          I bought this microphone for recording voiceovers for my church's radio program. The quality of the sound is excellent and the microphone does a great job of excluding background noise. The output is rather low, so I use a FETHEAD to bring it up.

          The microphone is rather sensitive to power line magnetic fields, so I had to position it carefully in the studio.

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          5.0

          A winner

          By leicaguy

          from Silver Spring, MD

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Quality

          Cons

          • Bulky/Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

          I was a little worried about spending this much money on a microphone for just narrating use, but this product has exceeded my expectations. I do not have professional grade recording software. I am using Garage Band and Audacity, but the quality of the recordings coming from this mic are amazing. To my ear it is very natural and not colored.

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            5.0

            Great Microphone

            By Mike

            from New Jersey

            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 Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

              I love this microphone. While I have only had this mic for 2 weeks now, I love the low ends of it. It puts out a great sound for podcasting which is what I use it for. And it is heavy for a good reason. It feels like quality.

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              5.0

              great for the $

              By The Red Eric

              from NJ

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                used for podcasting and does what it says. Great standard sound and rugged construction. Have used many Rhode mics and will keep using them.

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                5.0

                Amazing Quality Mic

                By Justin Dye, New Media Producer

                from Ashland, Oregon

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Home Studio
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                  We use this mic for our company's weekly podcast about business development (www.e-myth.com/blog) and we love the quality. If you can afford it, I highly recommend it.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Just what I needed...

                    By Big DE

                    from linden nj

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                      I have a deep voice and needed a flatter response mic than my audio technica at2020. I do voice overs and screencasts of powerpoint presentations. this broadcast quality mic did the trick and at a great price. you'll need a strong mic-boom stand b/c this puppy is built like a brick.

                      Another reason I bought this is b/c of the large diaphragm that allows me to move around the mic (while at my computer) and my voice doesn't fade out, as if I'm too far from it.

                      You'll also need a mic preamp (mine was $70) if you're using this "dynamic" mic with your computer and a usb audio interface (mine was $140). If you don't want to go thru the extra expense of that set up, get the usb version (rode "podcaster"). I don't think you'll be disappointed.

                      My set up (preamp & interface) get my by, but I'll be upgrading both to get the best of the procaster.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      solid and great sound...

                      By stopint

                      from cincinnati, oh

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                        great dynamic voice/narration mic...similar to an re20 but in my comparisons the rode is brighter and not as dull as the re20...i like the re20 but i feel the rode is just as solid in every way yet has more life and warmth than the re20...and of course less expensive...been using this more for voice overs than my condensers (akgc3000b,rodent2)...

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                        4.0

                        This is a REAL microphone

                        By szimmer

                        from Easton, MD

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound

                        Cons

                        • Bulky/Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                        You need a lot of gain but once it is setup correctly, the sound is quite good.

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                        5.0

                        The one for the road

                        By Ben the actor

                        from Rome, Italy

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Studio

                          Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                          This mic is doing exactly what I want. It has everything built in and it is easy to pack and carry when I am traveling. Set up time is minimal. Sound is great.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Affordable and Easy

                          By Meadia

                          from Dana Point, CA

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Narration
                            • Professional Recording
                            • Voice-Over

                            Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                            If you need a great sounding mic for narration or other voice-over work, and don't want to spend a lot of time with processors, then try this mic.

                            I've used a ton of different mics over the years, and if money were no object, I would have purchased one of the Neumann broadcast models ... but since I was on a tight budget for a current project and needed something fast, I thought I'd give this one a shot, knowing it would at least be good enough for a decent recording that could be processed further.

                            To my surprise, the sound quality was great with no upfront processing ... and very little post processing. Since time is valuable, this is a wonderful find! I've had to do a lot more tweaking for mics that cost many times more. Plus, it seems to reject noise well, and doesn't get weird if the user moves around a little while speaking.

                            The mic is built well ... heavy and solid ... and doesn't feel the least bit fragile. A shock mount would make the whole thing look more impressive, but isn't really necessary for most applications.

                            Very nice!!

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                            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great mic

                            By Bud Gibson

                            from Ann Arbor, MI

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Bulky/Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Rode Procaster - Dynamic Vocal Broadcast Microphone:

                            I'm using this for screencasting coupled with the m-audio mobile pre plugged into a mac pro. With this setup, you want to use the rode studio arm and the PSM1 rode shockmount. Both of these accessories are billed for the rode podcaster. The procaster is in fact the podcaster without the pre-amp, so it works with the podcaster accessories.The whole system works like a charm. I'm very satisfied with the quality of sound coming from the mic........

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