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Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone

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Rode Procaster Broadcast-Quality Dynamic Microphone
Key Features
  • Tailored for Vocal Capturing
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Internal Shock Mounting
  • Internal Pop Filter
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 construction, 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.
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Rode Procaster Overview

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 construction, 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 construction
UPC: 698813001118

Rode Procaster Specs

Microphone
Primary ApplicationsStudio Recording, Broadcast
Form FactorDesktop
Sound FieldMono
CapsuleDynamic
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenBuilt-In
Performance
Frequency Range75 Hz to 18 kHz
Impedance320 Ohms
Sensitivity-56 dB at 1 kHz
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin
Headphone ConnectorNone
Power
Bus PowerNone
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, 5/8"-27 Female, Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseZipper Pouch
Included FiltersNone
Dimensionsø: 2.09 x L: 8.43" / ø: 53 x L: 214 mm
Weight1.64 lb / 745 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.25 x 5.5 x 2.6"

Rode Procaster Reviews

Great mic for voice work/podcasts

By Frank
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-18

I have had a Procaster for over a year and love the sound. It is a quality dynamic mic that works well in the online world of podcasts, online presentations, and voice work. I gave mine to someone who needed it and am happy to get another due to it's quality and sound. If I can give one piece of advice to everyone who is working from home, stop using your computer or headset's microphone and buy one that tells everyone you are a professional.

Webcasting

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-05

Bought this mic to use for webcasting, teaching in Zoom meetings as well as online calls. I hook it up to my Tascam mixer and then into an ATEM mini pro. It provides excellent audio, better than using the computer's mic for webcasting.

Honestly incredible

By Kris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-02

The sound quality blew my mind. I've been using various microphones over the years but these took the cake. Clear, Crisp, professional. Considering what you're paying it's worth it. (plus they just look beautiful...)

Very Good Mic

By Shani
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-10

I really enjoy this mic professional quality at cheaper price than other mics that are used in the industry. Great for those who are starting off and not sure what mic they want to invest in.

Great. Just a step down from the SM7B

By Rodolfo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-02

I have a podcast where I mostly interview a solo guest. For that we use two Shure SM7Bs. Whenever we'd have a pair of guests, we'd put them on the 7Bs and I'd just use a Rode Podmic. I wasn't happy with how thin the Podmic sounded compared to the other mics (not a fair comparison due to the price, I know) so I got this as an upgrade. I couldn't be happier. The sound is almost as smooth as the SM7B, but it doesn't have that dark feel to it. It also has bit more clarity on the high end. It's almost like using the 7B with both the low-cut filter and the presence boost enabled. If I were to compare it to Shure mics, it's somewhere between the sound of the Beta 58a and the SM7B, in terms of sound (and price). A couple of things I really about this mic... 1) Background noise rejection is great, comparable to some handhelds. 2) It's gain hungry, but not as much as the Rode Podmic or Shure SM7B. A couple of things I wasn't too crazy about... 1) The included mount isn't that great. It does nothing to stop bumps from the table. (I used a cheap shock mount for large mics and found that it did the trick.) 2) The mic isn't good with handling noise. I know it's not meant for holding, but since a shock mount isn't included, you really have to be careful of noisy bumps.

It stop working

By Andrei
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

I was very happy with my purchase until the mic stopped working after a year. It was used occasionally in a computer setup in a home office space for Zoom and Teams meetings. All my equipment is in good shape and everything is working properly except for this mic. I would not recommend it.

One of the best mics I've used

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

For the money and quality it's hard to beat this mic. I use it with a Procaster board, so even better.

Awesome kit! Get a different pop filter though.

By Nicholas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-21

It is a great kit, the boom arm and shock mount alone make it worth the price. The XLR cable is good, I did end up replacing it for a better cable with Neutrik connectors, though. The only weak point in the entire kit is the pop filter. After a couple uses the connection point on the ring clam became loose. There is unfortunately no way to repair it, it looks as if it is pressed in there. I was planning on replacing it anyways, so it is not a big deal.

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does this come with shock mount?
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No, the Rode Procaster does not include a shock mount. However, the RM2 stand mount is included. Rode's PSM1 Shockmount (B&H # ROPSM1) is available separately.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2018-12-24

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Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-03-15

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How close do you have to be to the mic when recording vocals?
Asked by: Anonymous
The manual says 2 inches or less. I agree -- voices are awesome at that distance and background sounds minimized or eliminated.
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2019-01-12

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Does this kit come with shock mounts for the mics?
Asked by: Erik
The Procaster ships with a standard stand mount. Shock mounts are not included with this kit.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Will I need a cloudlifter to get good sound out of this mic? I was planning on using it with a Focusrite Scarlette Solo.
Asked by: Peter
I use the Procaster with my H4n Pro recorder for podcasts and voiceover work, and, for me, no preamp is needed. I speak relatively softly, so I have the mike level set fairly high on the H4n Pro -- 85-90 (out of 100), and that regularly hits -12 on the meters, which sounds perfect. I LOVE this microphone!
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-08-11

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Can I use this mic to record vocals for music? Im curious.
Asked by: Luis G. B.
Absolutely! Large diaphragm dynamics require a bit of gain, so you might want to use a mixer or a gain booster of some sort. But these types of microphones work great with aggressive vocals, especially rock vocals. The key is to remember that every microphone sounds different on every source. But I've used this in my studio on a lot of different sources, including song vocals.
Answered by: Drew B.
Date published: 2019-01-12

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I know this mic has an internal pop filter, but does anyone use an external as well? If so, what are you using?
Asked by: John K.
The Procaster is an excellent mic. and the internal pop-filter seems to function extremely well. However, I purchased an Auray PFN-6 which I use with my some of my other microphones.
Answered by: Frank R.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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What kind of cord should I purchase with the Rode Procaster Broadcast Quality Dynamic Microphone to connect with my Zoom H5?
Asked by: FC M.
I went with the Kopul Premiere Quad Pro XLR Cable 5000 Series- 10ft
Answered by: Creative Lane A.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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