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Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio

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Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio
Key Features
  • Podcast Studio in a Box
  • 4 Broadcast-Quality XLR Mic Inputs, +48V
  • 8 Faders to Control Audio Levels
  • Onboard & USB Multitrack Recording
Creating a quality podcast just got a lot easier with the RODECaster Pro from Rode, a revolutionary podcast studio that incorporates all the professional tools of the trade in a compact all-in-one unit. It is well suited for professionals or for those who are just starting out and in need of a straightforward solution. The unit simplifies the technical aspects of podcast production so you can focus on making great content using the company's world-renowned broadcast-quality audio.
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Rode RODECaster Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Start a 4-Person Podcast in Minutes
  • 38 Sound Pads with FX Save You Time in Post-Production
  • 4Interview a Guest Remotely via Phone Call
  • 5RODE Renowned Broadcast-Quality Audio
  • 6APHEX Processing for Rich and Warm Voice
  • 7Shape Your Sound with Intuitive Audio Processing
  • 8Stay in Control of Your Podcast
  • 9Capture Your Podcast Without a Separate Recorder
  • 10Stream, Record, and Playback on Your Computer
  • 11Clear Headphone Monitoring for Host and Guests
  • 12Plugs Easily into a Live PA System
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Creating a quality podcast just got a lot easier with the RODECaster Pro from Rode, a revolutionary podcast studio that incorporates all the professional tools of the trade in a compact all-in-one unit. It is well suited for professionals or for those who are just starting out and in need of a straightforward solution. The unit simplifies the technical aspects of podcast production so you can focus on making great content using the company's world-renowned broadcast-quality audio.

The RODECaster Pro integrates a mixer, sound effects player, phone tap for taking phone calls, recorder, and more, all in one box—saving you the time and hassle of setting up the components by yourself and at a cost significantly lower than buying them separately. It offers a powerful platform to get up and running right away, recording sophisticated podcasts in the studio or on the move.

Offering an internal recorder and a host of podcast-friendly features, the RODECaster Pro lets you produce and mix podcasts on the fly with up to four microphones, music, prerecorded segments, and remote guests on calls all going on at once. The unit offers mix-minus functions over the TRRS, Bluetooth, and USB connections facilitating echo-free interviews via phone or app calls. With smartly designed features like main host channel controls, programmable sound pads for launching jingles and FX, and APHEX processing that gives your voice the rich and warm sound of a professional broadcaster, this console is destined to become a standard in the field of podcast production.

The RODECaster Pro goes beyond what a traditional mixing console does. It is equipped with four high-quality XLR mic inputs, four discrete headphone outputs, eight faders to control audio levels, and Bluetooth, USB, and TRRS connectivity. The unit captures audio internally to a microSD card or to your computer via USB, and its flexible workflow lets you record a mixed-down stereo file for fast uploading to your hosting service while also recording each of the sources to its own track for later post-production.

Easy to operate with ergonomically located controls and a large full-color touchscreen, the RODECaster Pro is ready to use within minutes of opening the box. Just add mics (such as the perfectly matched Rode PodMic), broadcast boom arms, headphones, and a microSD card, and you're ready to start recording your podcast or to begin streaming it live via your smartphone or computer.

Start a 4-Person Podcast in Minutes
  • Quickly connect microphones for you and your guests—up to four people. The four, high-quality microphone XLR inputs, each with 48V phantom power, are capable of powering studio condenser microphones as well as conventional dynamic microphones.
  • With automatic level setting and one-touch recording to the onboard microSD card, you can start recording your first podcasts within minutes of taking the RODECaster Pro out of the box. Onboard presets for a variety of microphones deliver broadcast-quality sound with a single touch.
8 Sound Pads with FX Save You Time in Post-Production
  • Sound effects are perfect for giving your podcast a polished feel and the eight sound pads allow you to instantly launch effects, music, jingles, applause, prerecorded interviews, ads—saving you the time and hassle of adding them later in post-production.
  • You can record audio directly to the pads from any of the audio inputs, or simply drag and drop files from your computer using the RODECaster Pro app (free download).
  • You can even select the color of your choice for the pad illumination, a convenient way to remember which effect is on which pad.
Interview a Guest Remotely via Phone Call
  • Interview a guest for your podcast remotely, via a phone call or apps like Skype, FaceTime, and more.
  • Prevent echoes: simply connect your smartphone to the RODECaster Pro via Bluetooth or TRRS cable, or to your computer via USB, and the unit automatically provides a mix-minus, preventing the person on the other end of the call from hearing a distracting echo.
  • Achieve clear-sounding podcasts without the need to purchase additional hardware or setup complex signal routings with cables.
RODE Renowned Broadcast-Quality Audio
  • The four pristine mic preamps feature servo-biased Class-A circuitry, which provides a clean gain structure with low levels of distortion, for a low-noise signal that rivals the best broadcast consoles.
  • Each preamp provides +48V phantom power on rugged Neutrik XLR connectors, giving you the option to use condenser microphones for a bright and transparent voice.
APHEX Processing for Rich and Warm Voice
  • The sound of your microphones can be quickly enhanced with the onboard APHEX Exciter and Big Bottom processors.
  • Found in most broadcast studios, the Exciter elevates speech clarity, while the Big Bottom adds that warm and deep voice-of-God low-frequency punch to your voice.
  • These effects are also available to bring out the details of the music or speech audio from your Bluetooth, USB, or TRRS connections.
Shape Your Sound with Intuitive Audio Processing
  • The RODECaster Pro is equipped with advanced audio processing options for each channel. From a list of mic profiles, choose the one that is most similar to the actual mic you are using on your voice, and the software will automatically match the digital signal processing to that microphone.
  • Voice settings are also available to compensate for the strength and tone of the participant's voices. You can select either the Deep, Medium, or High voice preset; the Soft preset for soft-spoken speakers; or the Strong preset for those with louder voices.
  • The levels can also be programmed to dynamically change the loudness of the voice of the person speaking, making it easy for users without any audio experience to perfectly set the gain on their microphone. Also included is a set of multistage dynamics effects, such as compression, limiting, de-essing, and noise-gating.
Stay in Control of Your Podcast
  • The Main Host channel (Mic Channel 1) features Ducking, which turns down all audio sources every single time the host speaks. This allows the host to always be heard even when multiple people are speaking over one another.
  • The host has exclusive access to advanced functions to control the flow of the podcast during the recording, such as muting and soloing channels using buttons located along the front of the unit.
Capture Your Podcast Without a Separate Recorder
  • The RODECaster Pro features an internal microSD card recorder capable of recording a stereo “live mix” of your podcast along with 12 additional tracks for each of the sources—one mono track per microphone and a stereo track for each of the following: the USB source, the 3.5mm TRRS input, the Bluetooth stream, and the summed output of the sound pads.
  • Simply insert the card in the slot on the back of the unit, and hit the record button.
  • A timer on the touchscreen lets you know how long you have been broadcasting.
  • You can also add markers to your podcast on the fly, to mark significant passages while recording.
  • To prevent you from accidentally ruining your podcast, you cannot access any advanced settings while in record mode.
Stream, Record, and Playback on Your Computer
  • The RODECaster Pro is a class-compliant USB audio interface.
  • This means you can connect the unit to your computer via USB and record 12 tracks of individual sources along with a stereo mix of your podcast to your favorite DAW or recording software. You can also bring in audio from your computer to the dedicated USB channel on the RODECaster Pro.
Clear Headphone Monitoring for Host and Guests
  • The RODECaster Pro comes equipped with four, high-powered headphone outputs using discrete circuitry for clarity and presence.
  • Each person has an individual volume control so that they can monitor comfortably while recording the podcast.
  • For convenience, the host channel has the option to plug a set of headphone with a 3.5mm plug directly into the front of the unit.
  • A switchable headphone limiter protects you from deafening spikes.
Plugs Easily into a Live PA System
  • If you're hosting your podcast at live events with an audience, a set of speaker outputs with a dedicated volume control allows you to connect the RODECaster Pro to a PA system.
  • You can amplify the podcast for your live audience, while streaming to your audiences all around the world via USB connectivity.
UPC: 698813005543

Rode RODECaster Pro Specs

Form FactorDesktop
Display Touchscreen
Channels of I/OUSB:
14 Input / 2 Output
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps4 Preamps
Input Level Adjustment8 x Fader
Signal Processing
Gain/Trim RangeMic Inputs:
0 dB Up to +50 dB
Solo/MuteMute per Input Channel
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O4 x XLR 3-Pin Balanced Mic Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Unbalanced Line Input
4 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Monitor Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V (Selectable on Individual Inputs)
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB1 x USB Type-C
Host Connection ProtocolUSB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen 1
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±3 dB
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz ±0.5 dB
Maximum Output LevelMonitor Outputs:
+3 dBu
Headphone Output Power220 mW into 32 Ohms
31 mW into 300 Ohms
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
600 Kilohms (Balanced)
Dynamic RangeMic Inputs:
100 dB
EIN-125 dBA
Digital Audio
Sample Rates48 kHz (AD/DA Conversion)
Bit Depths24-Bit (AD/DA Conversion)
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot1 x microSD (Unspecified Type)
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.11
Windows 10
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
AC/DC Power Adapter12 V at 5000 mA, Center-Positive (Included)
Anti-Theft FeaturesNone
Dimensions13.8 x 10.8 x 3.2" / 350 x 275 x 82 mm
Weight4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.5 x 13.5 x 5"

Rode RODECaster Pro Reviews

Brilliant!

By Nancy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-29

Delivers everything I need for podcasting and so much more. Couldn't be easier to use, but with excellent depth of features and ability to tweak settings. Surprising flexibility and power. This is an awesome product worth every penny.

Good, with some issues . . .

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-17

Firstly, if you add-up everything this unit can do (see my list below), it's an astounding deal. The fellow that owns Rode says it's a million dollars of equipment in a box, that's an exaggeration, but this unit is plausibly worth 10x the price if you sum the price of individual components of similar quality. Limitations 1. No line inputs - cannot capture audio from line-level sources: CD player, external mixer, instrument, or external preamp without using an adapter like this: Shure A15LA 2. No inserts - cannot loop-in other equipment (eq, effects, compressor). It seems the Rodecaster is designed to be self-contained. 3. No conventional equalization (EQ) controls. The Aphex effects are really questionable, who wants them? But guess what, Rode owns Aphex! So the only EQ solution is Aphex, which introduces purposeful distortion and a sound you may not want at all. There's no other option other than feeding a line-level signal through a converter. 4. Sample pads play at the level set by a single dedicated fader; it's not possible to play a low-level music bed and a high-level recorded interview simultaneously (but you can still play them simultaneously at different levels when using separate sources) 5. When using the USB connection, it's not possible to play audio from a computer and talk with a remote caller simultaneously 6. There's zero control over the Record button - which pulses green when ready - completely distracting and unnecessary. 7. Out of the box, the Rodecaster's lights default to 100% brightness, adequate for night-landing aircraft. I have every control turned to minimum, yet the lights are still too bright, while the backlit display is too dim, could be fixed in firmware. Capabilities 1. Bluetooth receiver (sends and receives smartphone calls wirelessly) 2. Camera preamplifier (use external mics with your video camera) 3. Channel compressor (automatically raises volume of quiet sounds, 4 channels) 4. Sound controller pads (Play pre-recorded tracks, sound effects, etc., 8 banks of 8 sounds) 5. De-esser (controls sibilance, the hissing sound of consonants "s" and "z") 6. Ducking (lowers level of other microphones when the host speaks) 7. Equalizer (adjusts bass, midtone, and treble tonality) 8. Headphone amplifier (4 independent channels + one for producer) 9. Harmonic processor (boosts clarity and intelligibility) 10. High-pass filter (reduces low-frequency rumble from trucks, A/C units, etc.) 11. Limiter (prevents loud sounds from creating distortion) 12. Master compressor (integrates and smooths the whole mix) 13. Microphone preamplifier (4 channels) 14. Mixer (independently controls the level of each channel) 15. Monitor controller (volume control for studio speakers) 16. Multitrack digital recorder (records 14 independent channels) 17. Noise gate (controls low-level background noise) 18. Smartphone interface (sends and receives smartphone calls via USB cable) 19. USB computer interface (two-way control of the Rodecaster, plays sounds from computer) 20. Video conferencing interface for Zoom, Skype, Meet, etc. (talk with remote guest)

Everything I hoped for and more!

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-15

The RODECaster Pro has already proven itself to be a great addition to my podcasting projects. Simple to set up and very easy to use, it's loaded with features. I also plan on using it for some upcoming video projects, giving me more bang for the buck.

This makes it simple!

By Kellyanne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-09

I do not know how to work technology very well and with the RODECaster Pro makes it where I can spend my time recording rather than figuring out how to record. It also give me the ability to put in some fun sounds with the touch of a button.

Studio In A Box

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-07

This is an excellent solution for in person live-to-tape podcasting. The flexibility of the built in processing is a great add on I didn't know I was getting. When I'm not recording a podcast I've been using this as a vocal interface to my computer with great success.

Great Machine

By Edward
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-24

I haven't had a chance to fully test this piece of equipment, but I'm liking it so far. I received my delivery very quickly.

Great Product

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

Very fun to use

LOVE IT

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-27

This kit is perfect for anyone who is looking to start their own podcast

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