Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone

Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone

Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone

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  • Tailored for Vocal Capturing
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Internal Shock Mounting
  • Internal Pop Filter
  • All Metal Construction
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The Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone from Rode is designed for capturing speech in broadcast radio, voice-over recording, podcasts, and similar applications. It features a tight cardioid polar pattern and tailored frequency response that result in optimum speech reproduction without off-axis noise. The all metal contruction, internal pop-filter, and internal shockmount further minimize handling noise and contribute to the microphone's durability. The package includes a microphone stand mount and a zip pouch.

Tailored frequency response for maximum speech reproduction
Tight cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis noise
Internal shockmount and pop filter minimize handling noise and plosives
Durable all metal contruction
UPC: 698813001118
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Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone
  • RM2 Stand Mount
  • ZP1 Zip Pouch
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    Rode Procaster Specs

    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 75 Hz to 18 kHz
    Impedance 320 Ohms
    Sensitivity -56 dB at 1 kHz
    Output Connectors 1 x 3-Pin XLR
    Length 8.43" / 214 mm
    Diameter 2.09" / 53 mm
    Weight 1.64 lb / 745 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 5.3 x 2.6"

    Rode Procaster Reviews

    Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 24.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Procaster, the microphone for pros 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.
    Date published: 2013-09-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bang for the Buck I love this mic. I own 3 and use them for Internet radio broadcasting and VO work. They do require a fair amount of gain, but any quality mic pre should suffice. Alternatively, it's possible to ramp up the gain with a plug-in, such as UAD's 1073, which I have also done with great results. I performed a fair amount of auditioning prior to selecting this mic, A-B'ing it with what's considered to be the industry standard RE-20, as well as the current fan fave SM7b. I couldn't find a reason not to own it.
    Date published: 2015-06-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sound, picks up hum. 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.
    Date published: 2013-08-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just what I needed... 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.
    Date published: 2010-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable and Easy 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!!
    Date published: 2010-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid and great sound... 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)...
    Date published: 2010-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Studio Mic! I picked up the Rode Procaster (XLR version - not the USB Podcaster) to use on multiple podcasts and as an addition to the studio's mic collection. After putting it through the paces for vocals, I must say, I'm beyond impressed with this mic. It has a good clean sound without muffling the audio as much as other large diaphragm dynamics like it. The character feels smooth with a solid low end. This requires much less gain than the SM7b, and therefore gives a cleaner signal (less electrical noise). On the voices that I've tested it with, it seems to have a much more natural response as well. Keep in mind, microphones are like instruments, they all sound different and will work differently with every voice. All-in-all, I'm very happy with this mic. It is heavy, especially when using the shock mount with it (which is a must in my book), but it's a great mic for most vocal purposes. I have not tested it directly into an interface, however, so you may need a signal/gain booster (brand of your choice) to get a clean enough signal for that. But you may not, I haven't tested it that way. I run it through a cloudlifter into my mixer with w/compressor before going into my interface. I use this on podcasts, voice over work, and to record rock vocals.
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Sound - Needs a preamp I got this because I wanted a good mic for doing voiceover work and recording audio for youtube videos. Right out of the box its nicely constructed. I use it with a Rode PSA-1 studio arm and its easily positioned anywhere around my desk and stays tucked nicely out of the way when Im not using it. Overall I like the sound quality. Its has a clear sound and good tone. Its a little hot on the low end but its easily EQ'd down. The reason I gave this 4 stars is because its a very cold mic. What I mean by that is, plugged straight into my computer audio interface I can barely get a useable signal out of the microphone. I ended up running it through my Presonus StudioChannel and it brought the level up to a good useable level. Overall Im happy with the microphone and would buy another one (and a second preamp).
    Date published: 2015-08-05
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