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Rode RODECaster Pro II Integrated Audio Production Studio

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Rode RODECaster Pro II Integrated Audio Production Studio
Key Features
  • For Podcasters, Streamers, and Musicians
  • 4 High-End Mic/Line/Instrument Preamps
  • 6 Faders and Large Color Touchscreen
  • Multitrack Recording to microSD or USB
Smartly designed for more than podcasting, the Rode RODECaster Pro II integrated audio production studio expands on the success of its predecessor with enhancements in sound, connectivity, and adaptability, pushing its feature set into attractive territory for live streamers, gamers, and musically inclined content creators. This all-in-one solution makes advanced effortless with fluid workflows via a large touchscreen and tactile controls, studio-quality onboard processing, multitrack recording and mixing, assignable sound pads, and extensive customization. Produce and mix on the fly in just moments, with up to four microphones, music, prerecorded segments, and remote guests on calls, all going on at once.
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Rode RODECaster Pro 2 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2From Evolution to Revolution
  • 3Version II Upgrades
  • 44 High-End Preamps
  • 5Studio-Quality Processing and Effects
  • 68 Programmable SMART Pads
  • 7Customizable Multichannel Mixer
  • 8Stereo or Multitrack Recording
  • 9Monitoring for All
  • 10Podcast-Friendly Specialties
  • 11Fast Workflow
  • 12Additional Features
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From Evolution to Revolution

Smartly designed for more than podcasting, the Rode RODECaster Pro II integrated audio production studio expands on the success of its predecessor with enhancements in sound, connectivity, and adaptability, pushing its feature set into attractive territory for live streamers, gamers, and musically inclined content creators. This all-in-one solution makes advanced effortless with fluid workflows via a large touchscreen and tactile controls, studio-quality onboard processing, multitrack recording and mixing, assignable sound pads, and extensive customization. Produce and mix on the fly in just moments, with up to four microphones, music, prerecorded segments, and remote guests on calls, all going on at once.

Version II Upgrades

  • Premium boutique-class preamps with a ground-up redesign and mic/line/instrument combo inputs
  • Customizable mixer with RGB color coding
  • Extensively programmable SMART pads for launching sounds, shows, mixer actions, and more
  • iOS-ready dual USB Type-C ports to connect multiple computers or mobile devices
  • Advanced high-quality Bluetooth input/output, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet

4 High-End Preamps

  • Built to compete with pricey, boutique microphone preamplifiers, the Revolution preamps deliver transparency and detail with ultralow noise (just -131.5 dBV) and incredible gain up to 76 dB, which enables ideal recording levels, even for low-output dynamic mics—no mic boosters, lifters, or normalization needed.
  • Pro-grade Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo jacks provide connection points for microphones (+48V phantom power is available for condenser mics), line-level sources, or instruments such as electric guitar and bass. Pairs of the analog input channels can be linked to easily record stereo mic setups, synths, DJ mixers, or outboard gear.

Studio-Quality Processing and Effects

  • Authentic emulations of classic APHEX hardware processors are onboard—Aural Exciter elevates clarity and sheen, Big Bottom adds warm and deep low-frequency punch, and Compellor glues it all together with compression/leveling—as well as other widely used processors including a reverb, delay, pitch shifter, equalizer, high-pass filter, noise gate, de-esser, robot effects, and more.
  • Use the VoxLab editor to quickly manipulate parameters on several processors via three intuitive controls, or access the advanced editor (on-screen or with a computer) for intricate editing. Use presets, save your own presets, and load them at any time to immediately call up your favorite settings.

8 Programmable SMART Pads

  • In place of the original model's sound pads, the RODECaster Pro II has programmable SMART pads. Each SMART pad can trigger audio files such as music or sound bites, activate special effects, send MIDI commands to software or hardware, or execute mixer functions like fades, music ducking, and bleeping.
  • Bank switching buttons beneath the pads allow easy access to eight banks for a total of 64 unique actions.
  • Select the color of your choice for the pad illumination, a convenient way to remember which effect is on which pad.

Customizable Multichannel Mixer

  • The 9-channel mixer features 6 channels with full-size broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual channels, with the option to expand via digital hosting and hardware integrations with future updates.
  • Physical faders and virtual channels are freely assignable to the four analog inputs, USB and Bluetooth interfaces, and SMART pads.
  • Each channel offers a pan control, mute button, and listen button (pre- or after-fader solo). With channel-specific color coding on the RODECaster Pro II, you're assured fast identification of your sources.

Stereo or Multitrack Recording

  • Record stereo or individual multitrack files to a microSD card or USB storage such as an external drive.
  • Choose uncompressed WAV format for maximum audio quality or MP3 format to save storage space and extend recording time.
  • Use the RODECaster Pro II as a high-quality USB audio interface to stream/record to a computer with ultrafast data transfer.
  • RODECaster Pro II runs at 24-bit / 48 kHz, the industry standard for video production.

Monitoring for All

  • Four high-powered 1/4" headphone outputs provide clear personal monitoring for the host and up to three guests.
  • Separate color-coded volume controls let all participants easily control their own headphone levels.
  • Connect a pair of active speakers to the 1/4" line outputs if you need to amplify your content to a live audience, or go wireless and monitor through a Bluetooth speaker to check the mix on an alternate system.
  • Selectable high or low sensitivity optimizes the gain structure of the headphone outputs, so you can set headphone levels easier.

Podcast-Friendly Specialties

  • Producer talkback mode lets you communicate with guests without affecting the recording.
  • Equipped with advanced Bluetooth connectivity, the RODECaster Pro II can be used for ultrahigh-quality phone-call integration, crystal-clear audio streaming, wireless monitoring, and more.
  • Mix-minus on the Bluetooth and USB channels prevents the person on the other end of the call from hearing a distracting echo, making the RODECaster Pro II great for remote and local guests in your podcast.

Fast Workflow

  • Save multiple Shows containing all of the RODECaster Pro II's settings, an ideal way to instantly switch between types of productions such as podcasts, live streams, and game commentary. Tailored presets for Rode microphones and other popular models help you get great sounds in a hurry.
  • The 5.5" color touchscreen with haptic feedback and automatic brightness adjustment, and tilted for optimal viewing. Next to the touchscreen, a rotary encoder is placed for efficient navigation and control.
  • Dual USB Type-C interfaces allow two computers or mobile devices to be connected simultaneously, unlocking great options for everything from remote podcasting to organizing complex streaming setups.

Additional Features

  • An internal 1.5 GHz quad-core audio engine delivers significant processing power and unlocks huge potential for future updates.
  • Bidirectional MIDI communication allows excellent integration with DAWs and streaming software.
  • Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections offer high-speed communication with computers and other devices for updating firmware wirelessly, software and hardware integrations, and more.
  • The USB connections are MFi-certified for seamless integration with iOS devices such as iPads.
  • Power the RODECaster Pro II via the included AC adapter or through USB Type-C PD (30W).
  • Ready for global use, the unit has 10 languages—English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hindi.
  • RODECaster Pro II is fully updatable for continued evolution with new firmware that will be available to all users via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB.
  • Protect your RODECaster Pro II with the optional RODECover II, a tough polycarbonate cover that guards it against debris, dust, and spills.
  • Mounting options include a 3/8" female thread for various stand types and 100 x 100 VESA mounting holes.

Rode RODECaster Pro 2 Specs

Form FactorTabletop
Display5.5" Color Touchscreen
Channels of I/OAnalog:
4 Inputs / 4 Outputs
Maximum Sampling Rate48 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps4 Preamps
Built-In MicrophoneNone
Input Level Adjustmentvia Touchscreen
Signal Processing
PadNone
Gain/Trim Range0 to 76 dB
Solo/MuteSolo-in-Place/AFL, Mute, PFL per Input Channel
Connectivity
Analog Audio I/O4 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Balanced/Unbalanced Mic/Line/Hi-Z Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
4 x 1/4" TRS Unbalanced Headphone Output
Phantom Power48 V, Selectable On/Off
Digital Audio I/ONone
Host Connection / USB2 x USB Type-C
USB (Non-Host)None
Sync I/ONone
Network I/O1 x RJ45 Ethernet (Gigabit)
MIDI I/ONone
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Performance
Frequency ResponseMic Inputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Monitor Outputs:
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum Output LevelLine Outputs:
+4 dBu
Headphone Output Power250 mW
ImpedanceMic Inputs:
4 Kilohms
Hi-Z Inputs:
1 Megohm
EIN-131.5 dBV A-Weighted
Digital Audio
Sample Rates48 kHz
Bit Depths24-Bit
Audio Storage & Playback
Memory Card Slot1 x microSDXC
Compatibility
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.15 or Later
Windows 10.1803 or Later
Windows 11
iPadOS
*As of July, 2022: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included SoftwareNone
Compatible Software (Not Included)Any Core Audio (Mac) Compliant Software
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPad
Power
Power RequirementsAC/DC Power Adapter (Included) or USB Bus Power
AC/DC Power Adapter15 VDC at 2 A (Included)
Physical
Anti-Theft FeaturesKensington Security Slot
Dimensions12.2 x 10.7 x 3.3" / 30.9 x 27.3 x 8.3 cm
Weight4.4 lb / 2.0 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.02 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.9 x 11.9 x 5.6"

Rode RODECaster Pro 2 Reviews

I LOVE this thing!

By Ernest
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

The RODECaster Pro II made it so easy to start up my new podcast. We unboxed it and had it ready to go in minutes. Makes the podcast sound and look very professional. Highly recommend using the RODECaster Pro II if you are planning on starting a podcast or stream! The utility is unmatched by anything that I researched.

Unbelievable!!!

By Antuan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I'm a novice in this space, but having the RCP2 have given me the confidence to hop in head first!

It's like a toy, all plastic.

By Horacio
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

The first one is metal with 38 screws, it Doesn't any screw and doesn't have security plug for the mic cable, it's two fade less, it's feeling like a toy. The first one is much, much better.

Good so far

By Shamarcus P.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-09

Played around with this unit and it preformed well.. I have only used it three times so still figuring it out.. Making a phone call is clesr no glitches or cut outs when both parties talk

Don't be afraid to upgrade from the RODECaster Pro I !!!

By Sabrina
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-05

I moved from the RODECaster Pro I to the RODECaster Pro II and there were only a few things I had to learn to be able to use it right away. The added features are amazing. I use it with Zoom and will be creating my own podcast on YouTube. It is really easy to use and very intuitive. PLEASE READ THE MANUAL. Most of the complaints are from people who either do NOT have this device or have NOT read the manual! Enjoy your new life without cloudlifters or fetheads! That alone makes it worth it!

Excellent firmware upgrade

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

I have to be clear on this point. The construction of the RCPII is a clear setback compared to the RCPI. The RCPII is completely plastic, but, it's not cheap or soft plastic, it feels great to the touch. The only thing I don't really like is the on/off button, the RCPI one is much better. But where the RCPII shines is in all the possibilities offered by its new firmware (based on Linux), which makes it a very versatile and customizable device. You can tailor everything to your workflow, you don't have to get stuck with Faders you won't use, and there's a jump in quality to the filters and mic effects, on top of the 76dB gain of the preamps. I love it, and with each update it improves and adds new features. It's worth it

Top Notch

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

This is an absolute solid product. I did realize since ordering that it has capabilities much more advantageous for live streaming or in the moment editing for podcasts because it is so advanced. If you plan to simply record podcasts and then edit them later there may be more affordable options; with that said, this is best on the market for what it gives you.

Great improvement!

By Anthony
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-19

I was using the Rodecaster Pro initially, but the improvements on this new board had me upgrading to the PROII. Great for recording my podcasts and the enhanced tech, features and efx are amazing. I use the touchpads frequently, and the new versatility is welcomed. The only improvement I can see right now is the addition of a countdown clock for those touchpad sounds. Right now, it's a pie chart that gets smaller as time runs out, so you don't have an exact time cue - just a smaller piece of the pie. I obviously know when a bed is going to run out, but not sure why you can't toggle a graphic vs. time countdown. Perhaps in a future release.

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