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RODE Podcaster Studio Kit

RODE Podcaster Studio Kit
Key Features
  • USB Connection
  • Includes Boom Arm and Shock Mount
The Podcaster Studio is a B&H Kit providing a professional microphone solution for the podcaster. The kit includes an "end-address" microphone, along with a shockmount and spring-loaded, studio boom arm.
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RODE Podcaster Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2RODE Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
  • 3Auray Shockmount for Rode Podcast Mics and Mics with M20 Thread
  • 4Auray BAI-2U Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated USB Cable
  • 5Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black)

The Podcaster Studio is a B&H Kit providing a professional microphone solution for the podcaster. The kit includes an "end-address" microphone, along with a shockmount and spring-loaded, studio boom arm.

The microphone does not require a preamp and additionally can be plugged straight into a computer via a USB connection. A built-in headphone input and amplifier with volume control further simplifies the process of recording material destined for future podcasting.

RODE Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Record high-quality vocals for podcasts and voice-over work right to computers with the RODE Podcaster, a USB microphone designed to sound great in home studio and mobiles setup. If all you have is a room and a computer, you can use this microphone to record your voice with professional resolution and clarity.

Podcasters will appreciate the cardioid polar pattern—which naturally reduces room noise by rejecting any audio to the back and rear of the mic's capsule—as well as the built-in pop filter to minimize p-pops and plosives. The mic comes with a USB cable and a standmount, so you can set it up right out of the box.

Great Sound for Your Pordcasts
Perfect for recording podcasts or voice-overs on your computer, the mic offers a clear and present sound.
Works with Your Setup
The mic will operate with both Mac and Windows computers. No preamp, interface, converters, or mixer are necessary for recording your voice.
Directional Polar Pattern for Home Use
The mic has a cardioid polar pattern to tamp down any extraneous room noise. This directional polar pattern is a great choice if you're working out of an untreated room. The dynamic capsule can also be said to aid in minimizing room noise as it's less sensitive to noise compared to a condenser microphone.
Built-In 3.5mm Headphone Jack
The mic offers a headphone jack for monitoring. Just plug a pair of headphones into the headphone jack, and you'll be able to listen to your pro-quality audio in all its glory. Also, a convenient volume dial helps you raise or lower the headphone volume—you won't have to change the volume on your computer or your recording software to hear audio at your desired level.
Professional Audio Capture
This USB mic boasts a 96 kHz/24-bit converter, so you'll be able to record audio with the same specifications of a professional recording studio.
Simple to Set Up
Just plug the mic into your computer's USB port with the attached cable, select it as a device in your recording software, and you're ready to get to work. The mic runs off your device's power, so no need to plug it into a wall.
Thoughtful Appointments
An included USB cable means you can get up and running right away. An integrated pop filter helps mitigate vocal pops and plosives for a cleaner sound. A ring mount for a mic stand is also included.
UPC: 698813000920
Auray Shockmount for Rode Podcast Mics and Mics with M20 Thread

The Auray SM-RM20 is a suspension-style shockmount designed to be used with broadcast and condenser mics that sport an M20 threaded studs. The shockmount is crafted out of metal to ensure dependability.

A key feature of this shockmount is its ability to prevent structural-borne vibrations from the stand itself, which can result in hours of editing audio if left unattended at the source. Since this shockmount effectively isolates the mic against such vibration, you will not have to worry about this undesirable, yet all-too-common problem in the studio.

The SM-RM20 utilizes heavy-duty elastic bands to suspend and isolate the microphone inside the basket. A threaded socket provides a secure locking connection between the shockmount and microphone. This connection is so secure that you can suspend your mic downwards from a boom arm. To facilitate optimum microphone placement, the angle of the shockmount is both adjustable and lockable.

Classic Studio Shockmount
The SM-RM20 is compatible with many broadcast and condenser microphones that sport an M20 threaded stud. Whether you're mounting your microphone in an upright position, or suspending it down from a boom arm, this shockmount is an effective studio tool for securing a microphone and minimizing noise.
Eliminates Noise
Even the slightest vibrations from the floor can turn into hours of troubleshooting. This suspension shockmount will prevent unwanted and troublesome vibrations, which can transmit through a mic stand, from affecting your microphone's performance.
Metal 5/8"-27 Mic Stand Adapter
A metal mic stand adapter ensures a durable and secure connection between the shockmount and mic stand. The standard 5/8"-27 thread fits any mic stand.
Locking Knob
The angle of the shockmount can be locked into position with the locking knob for perfect aim to ensure your talent is always on mic.
All-Metal Construction
The SM-RM20 is a durable studio accessory that is built to last. The all-metal construction ensures microphone security in professional and home studios.
Heavy-Duty Elastic Bands
The heavy-duty elastic bands suspend the microphone in the center of the basket, and they prevent shocks and vibrations from traveling through the mic stand and reaching the microphone.
UPC: 847628036291
Auray BAI-2U Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated USB Cable

The Auray BAI-2U is a two-section broadcast arm with internal springs and an integrated USB cable. This versatile and sturdy broadcast arm is great for studio as well as home use. It's ideal for broadcast, voiceover, and podcasts.

The BAI-2U broadcast arm is designed with internal springs that provide a clean and sleek look. The internal balance springs are precision engineered to support and hold in place microphones of up to 5 lb / 2.27kg. The design also minimizes handling noise when re-positioning the arm. The broadcast arm features a standard 5/8"-27 microphone stud mount that is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips. The angle of the microphone stud mount can be adjusted and secured with the locking knob, and the angle is maintained when re-positioning the arm. This eliminates the need to readjust it every time the arm is moved. With an extension of up to 40 inches, and the ability to rotate the arm 360°, the BAI-2U allows for precise microphone placement.

The BAI-2U also features a heavy-duty combo mount that consists of a sturdy C-clamp and a heavy-metal desktop mount. The C-clamp is capable of fastening onto desktops up to 2.3" thick. The C-clamp's slim design minimizes the clearance needed to mount it between a desk and wall. The desktop mount detaches from the C-clamp and provides the option of permanent installation to a desktop with the mounting screws (included). A 14" riser is included for adding height to the broadcast arm in order to extend over computer or studio monitors.

Ideal for studios as well as home use
Internal Springs
Internal springs provide smooth, noise-free positioning and clean and sleek profile
Supports microphones up to 5 lb / 2.27kg
The 5/8"-27 standard microphone thread is compatible with most shockmounts and microphone clips
Extends up to 40" / 101.6cm and rotates 360° allowing for precise microphone placement
USB Cable
The BAI-2U comes with an integrated 10-foot Type A to Type B USB cable
Extra Height
A 14" / 13.6cm riser is included. It provides extra height to the broadcast arm for extending over computer or studio monitors
Combo Mount
The heavy-duty combo mount is comprised of a C-clamp for clamping to a desktop up to 2.3" / 5.8cm thick, and a detachable desktop mount for permanent attachment to a desktop with the included screws
14" Riser
The included riser adds 14" / 13.6cm of height to the broadcast arm so that it can easily extend over computer or studio monitors
UPC: 847628578265
Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black)

The black Auray WBF-BDM foam windscreen is tailored to fit most broadcast dynamic microphones with a 2" diameter such as the Rode PodMic and the Shure SM7B. It's a practical and simple solution that minimizes vocal plosive sounds of announcers and singers who work up close to the microphone.

In recording or podcast studios, it will also reduce noise from moving air produced by air conditioning, fans, or ventilation systems, up to 8 dB with only minimal high-frequency loss. The hypoallergenic and washable foam also shields your microphone from dust, debris, and moisture that can damage your microphone's capsule.

Acoustic Foam
The windscreen simplifies recording podcasts or vocals with a broadcast dynamic microphone. When recording at home or in the office, you'll need to reduce the noise from moving air caused by ventilation systems, fans, or air conditioners without muffling the sound. Rather than turning off the AC or fan while you record, simply slip the windscreen over your microphone to minimize noise due to moving air.
Minimizes Vocal Plosives
If you prefer to work close to the microphone for those great low frequencies from the proximity effect, you're bound to incur the drastic P and B sounds that seem like miniature explosions. As an alternative to moving further away from the microphone, the windscreen minimizes those disruptive vocal plosives while allowing you to stay close to the mic.
Protects against Damage
Dirt, dust, and even the moisture from your breath can damage a mic capsule. This simple foam windscreen shields against harmful debris and moisture, and it prolongs the life of your microphone.
Compatible Microphones
  • Rode PodMic
  • Electro-Voice RE20
  • MXL BCD-1
  • Shure SM7B
  • Broadcast dynamic microphones with a 2" diameter
UPC: 847628027435

RODE Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
On-Board Controls
Headphone Volume
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 14 kHz
Maximum SPL
115 dB SPL Peak
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-B
Primary Applications
Studio Recording, Broadcast, Podcast, Web-Streaming, Conferencing
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice Over
Sound Field
Element Type
1x Dynamic
Polar Pattern
End Address
High-Pass Filter
1 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board Controls
Headphone Volume
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 14 kHz
Maximum SPL
115 dB SPL Peak
-51 dB
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-B
Headphone Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Cable Length
9.8' / 3 m
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
Sample Rate
Up to 96 kHz
OS Compatibility
Bus Power
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Mic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female (3/8"-16 Female with Included Adapter)
Included Case
Included Filters
ø: 2.05 x L: 8.46" / ø: 52 x L: 215 mm
1.44 lb / 655 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
2.38 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.6 x 5.6 x 2.9"

Auray Shockmount for Rode Podcast Mics and Mics with M20 Thread Specs

Compatible Microphone Models
Rode: K2, NT1-A, NT2-A, NT1000, NT2000, NTK, Podcaster, Procaster
Mounting Thread Size
5/8"-27 Female
Material of Construction
6.1 x 4.8 x 4.3" / 15.5 x 12.2 x 11 cm
1 lb / 453.6 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
5.75 x 5.6 x 4.9"

Auray BAI-2U Two-Section Broadcast Arm with Internal Springs and Integrated USB Cable Specs

Key Specs
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Cable Connector to Mic
Total Reach
40" / 101.6 cm
Included Cable
Microphone Mounting
Mic Mount Thread Size
5/8"-27 Male
Cable Connector to Mic
Total Reach
40" / 101.6 cm
Riser & Base
Maximum Height
14.00" / 35.56 cm
Base Clamp Range
2.3" / 5.8 cm
Included Cable
Cable Length
10' / 304.8 cm
Audio Connector to Host Device
Load Capacity
5 lb / 2.27 kg
4.47 lb / 2.02 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.5 x 7.4 x 3.3"

Auray WBF-BDM Foam Windscreen for Broadcast Dynamic Mics (Black) Specs

Compatible Mic Diameter
2" / 5.08 cm
Maximum Noise Attenuation
8 dB
4.75" / 12.06 cm
0.25 oz / 7.1 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.045 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7 x 3.75 x 3.75"

RODE Podcaster Reviews

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What type of USB cable comes with the Podcaster. ...

What type of USB cable comes with the Podcaster. I want to use with my USB-C M.acBook?
Asked by: Richard
A USB-B to USB-A cable is included with the Rode Podcaster microphone. To connect to a MacBook or other USB-C device, a cable like (BH #STUSB2CB1M) or an adapter such as (BH #SEUSBACA) could be used.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2022-11-21

Will this help the audio when I record a YouTube ...

Will this help the audio when I record a YouTube interview I was in? Currently, the audio sounds terribly tinny.
Asked by: Carol
Hello Carol, there are a lot of factors to consider while recording interviews to and from the internet. However, I would say that in general this microphone is an incredible upgrade when used as the source audio for Skype, Youtube, or any streaming services.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-02-21


I want to connect this mic to an XLR output. Can you point me to a decent adapter?Thanks.
Asked by: Edwin R.
There is a version with xlr connector. Its a bit more but if you want xlr go for it.
Answered by: DANIEL R.
Date published: 2021-01-04

Is this a good mic for live-streaming presenters ...

Is this a good mic for live-streaming presenters at a conference? Are there other mics that you would recommend for that purpose instead of this one?
Asked by: Michael
Yes the Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone is an excellent solution to consider for live streaming presenters.
Answered by: David
Date published: 2022-04-11


Hi. I need to connect a rode podcaster to my ipad, how? Just the USB plug isn't enough, it says, when plugged in. Takes up too much power, so what to do?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Podcaster USB mic is designed to be used with desktop computers. According to Rode, It may be used with an iPad using the Apple Camera connection kit and powered USB hub to provide power.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


24 bit?
Asked by: Anonymous
18-bit resolution, 8-48kHz sampling
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-27


How do you record 2 people at the same time? I tried it using my podcaster but the sound quality was poor because we could not both get close enough. So if I need 2 microphones, how would I integrate them?
Asked by: Bonnie B.
I suggest you record the 2 tracks seperately (Use a slapstick for sync) then use Audacity to edit and merge the two into one track. We use Techsmith Camtasia for our video and audio editing. Works great. A great resource is Daniel Park at (dappertext LLC, 2643 Mulligan Dr., Jackson, MI 49203, United States ). Good luck with your project !
Answered by: MICHAEL F.
Date published: 2018-08-27


whats up with the free podcast upload? how does this work?
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi, this is an old promotion from when the Podcaster was released, and is no longer available.
Answered by: Mathew P. Rode Expert
Date published: 2018-08-27
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