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RODE PodMic Dynamic Podcasting Microphone (Black)

BH #ROPODMIC • MFR #PODMIC
Key Features
  • Optimized for Podcasting & Broadcasting
  • End-Address, XLR Mic Tailored for Speech
  • Dynamic Capsule Minimizes Room Noise
  • Internal Pop Filter Reduces Plosives
Podcasters looking for the right mic to bring professional-quality sound to their productions on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitch, and elsewhere have a great option with the black PodMic from Rode. This cost-effective, yet stylish, end-address dynamic XLR microphone is specifically tuned for speech and broadcast. Tailor-made for use with the RODECaster Pro podcast production studio and PSA1 broadcast arm, it can also be plugged into a wide range of pro-audio gear to deliver broadcast-quality sound.
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RODE PodMic Overview

  • 1Description
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  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6Podcast in Any Environment
  • 7Get Close to Your Mic
  • 8Built to Last
  • 9Clean Speech without Distractions
  • 10Protect Your Sound from Vibrations
  • 11Swing into the Right Position
  • 12Get Professional Results
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Podcasters looking for the right mic to bring professional-quality sound to their productions on YouTube, FaceBook, Twitch, and elsewhere have a great option with the black PodMic from Rode. This cost-effective, yet stylish, end-address dynamic XLR microphone is specifically tuned for speech and broadcast. Tailor-made for use with the RODECaster Pro podcast production studio and PSA1 broadcast arm, it can also be plugged into a wide range of pro-audio gear to deliver broadcast-quality sound.
This microphone is part of the B&H Virtual Mic Locker, an online tool to help our valued customers determine the sonic differences between popular microphones for podcasting and voice over work. Each microphone was recorded using a Grace Design M103 preamp into a Presonus Quantum 2626 interface.
Podcast in Any Environment
Most podcasts happen in bedrooms, home studios, or offices with less than perfect acoustics and noises coming from the outside. The PodMic features a dynamic capsule with a tight cardioid polar pattern, great for picking up the speaker while reducing unwanted sounds that are further away or off to the sides.
Get Close to Your Mic
With its end-address design, the PodMic invites you to get right up close and create intimate broadcast-style voice recordings with a deep and warm tone. Its compact size lets you and your guests see each other and enjoy an open and comfortable talking experience, while the mic stays out of the camera's way when videocasting.
Built to Last
Solid-brass construction with a hard-wearing matte-black ceramic finish ensures that the PodMic will continue to deliver the same level of performance over the years, while still looking great.
Clean Speech without Distractions
The PodMic's internal pop filter and double-mesh housing work to effectively reduce distracting breath and plosive noises (as in s, p, and b sounds) without the need for an unsightly external pop filter.
Protect Your Sound from Vibrations
The internal shockmount helps to isolate the PodMic from handling noise and vibrations when you are adjusting the mic or if there's a bump or knock on the table. The integrated swing mount that holds the mic further insulates it from low-frequency noises, which could ruin your audio.
Swing into the Right Position
The PodMic has two wing nuts on each side of its built-in mount, allowing you to quickly swing the mic into the right orientation and lock it into place. Mounting the PodMic on the PSA1 broadcast boom arm (available separately) gives you the added flexibility to position the microphone exactly where you want it.
Get Professional Results
Pair the PodMic with the powerful RODECaster Pro podcast production studio to leverage the most out of your microphone. Select the PodMic microphone preset in the RODECaster Pro audio options and matching digital signal processing is automatically applied, giving your voice the depth, presence, and hint of shimmer associated with top professional radio broadcasters.

RODE PodMic Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (Locking, on Mic)
Power Sources
No Power Required
Microphone
Primary Applications
Broadcast, Podcast
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Dynamic
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Impedance
320 Ohms
Sensitivity
Cardioid: -57 dB at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x XLR 3-Pin Male (Locking, on Mic)
Power
Power Sources
No Power Required
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Construction Material
Brass
Dimensions
H: 2.4 x W: 4.3 x L: 6.8" / H: 62 x W: 109 x L: 172 mm
Weight
2.1 lb / 937 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.9 x 6.7 x 3.8"

RODE PodMic Reviews

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There was a 60Hz electrical hum and buzz noise ...

There was a 60Hz electrical hum and buzz noise when I connected the PodMic to my RØDECaster Pro. Has anyone else had the same problem? I tried swapping cables and inputs and tried a different mic. Only the PodMic has the humming noise problem. I’m wondering if the PodMic has a shielding problem.
Asked by: Tony
Beware of cheap mic cables that can introduce RF noise. Try using a Mogami Gold Studio cable. If you're already using a good quality mic cable make sure the mic is at least 2 feet away from any potential RF sources like power supplies, mobile phones, etc., and don't run the mic cable closely in parallel with any power cords. If you're still getting RF interference contact Rode support.
Answered by: Vaughn
Date published: 2021-04-19

Will the boom that is featured in the official ...

Will the boom that is featured in the official Rodecaster tutorials be bundled with the Podmic, or is that separate? If it is separate - what is the brand and model of the boom featured in the videos?
Asked by: Chad
Hello Chad, currently the Rode PSA1 is not included as a bundle from Rode, but is sold separately. The PSA1 is an excellent upgrade and add-on to the new PodMic.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-02-18

Hello what is the best audio interface ...

Hello what is the best audio interface recommended with this mic? Thanks -newbie
Asked by: Mike
For podcasting we love this: Rode RODECaster Pro Integrated Podcast Production Studio B&H # RORDECSTRPRO: https://bhpho.to/2MIwfUt But a simple interface like this one, will work very well for general applications as well: Focusrite Scarlett Solo 2x2 USB Audio Interface (3rd Generation) B&H # FOSCARSOLO3G https://bhpho.to/2YTxGWs
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-08-07

Does this microphone come with an XLR cable?

Does this microphone come with an XLR cable?
Asked by: Daniel
I ordered it as a kit with the Rodecaster and that came with cables but no cables in the individual Podmic boxes.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2020-01-22

Your specs say: Frequency Range 50 Hz to 13 kHz ...

Your specs say: Frequency Range 50 Hz to 13 kHz On the official Rode website it says 20 Hz to 20 kHz which is better range than a Rode Procaster. Who's right?
Asked by: Igor
Hello Igor, I have just received an update that the frequency response is 20 Hz - 20k Hz. Rode will be updating the website and datasheet asap.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2023-10-27

I plan on using this mic with my Focusrite ...

I plan on using this mic with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 - would adding an activator such as the CL-1 Cloudlifter Mic Activator be of any added benefit, or entirely unnecessary? Just wanting to know if my Scarlett 2i4 interface will be enough.
Asked by: Eddie
My tests with the Tascam US 2x2 sounded good without a Cloudlifter, 2i4 should be just fine.
Answered by: Alex
Date published: 2019-06-09

can i use this mic with recorders like zoom or ...

can i use this mic with recorders like zoom or tascam without loosing any quality because reviews mentioned it is best when pairing with rodecaster..?
Asked by: Melike
It is best with the Rodecaster Pro due to the preamps. As with any recording device using a dynamic mic, you will need a good preamp to reduce the noise level.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-09-18

I just received the Rode PodMic. I notice it ...

I just received the Rode PodMic. I notice it doesn't have any adjustment knobs OR especially, a place to plug in earphones or ear buds. What's the alternative?
Asked by: Stacy
The Rode Podmic is a dynamic microphone, that would be connected into a a mixing board or an audio interface. Those devices would give you gain control and headphone monitoring.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-10-31
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