Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

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  • USB Connection
  • Includes Stand Mount
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
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The Podcaster from Rode is a broadcast microphone with a USB output for direct integration with computers. The Podcaster provides a simple and efficient system for podcasting and voice over applications. A built in headphone amplifier allows users to plug headphones directly into the microphone, completely eliminating the need for external mixing consoles, headphone amplifiers, etc.

USB Output
Built in USB output connector provides direct connection to PCs without any additional hardware.
Headphone Amplifier
The Podcaster features a built-in headphone input and amplifier with volume control.
Cardioid Polar Pattern
The dynamic element provides a cardioid polar pattern, minimizing off-axis noise and feedback.
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Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
  • Microphone Stand Mount
  • 40" USB Cable
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Analog Performance
    Transducer Dynamic
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 14 kHz
    Maximum SPL 115 dB SPL
    Sensitivity -51 dB
    Digital Performance
    Bit Depth 18-Bit
    Sample Rate 48 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x USB (Type Unspecified)
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 8.46" / 215 mm
    Diameter 2.05" / 52 mm
    Weight 1.44 lbs / 655 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.45 lb
    Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Podcaster I have been using the Podcaster Mic for about 2 months nowfor our radio show and I love it. The sound quality is greatand the nice part is you just plug it in and your good togo. Hands down this was the best money I have spent andwould do it all over again. I don't really want to plug mysite but I had a hard time finding someone using thepodcaster before I bought iti love the podcaster. Problems Encountered: The only problem I had was as of right now it does not workwith vista right out of the box. But Rode does make a betaflash which fixes the problem. Items I Recommend: Shock Mount & stand
    Date published: 2007-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rode Podcaster is the best Originally I purchased the Blue Yeti Mic. The problem was that the Yeti was way to sensitive and would capture vibrations from my desk or the fans of my desktop. Thus, I decided to try the Rode Podcaster together with a popup filter, Rode Boom and Rode shockmount. What a difference: now I have no problems with background noise, a bit better quality of the recording, and since I am using the Rode Boom I have plenty of extra desk space in front of me. If you are an amateur podcaster with home studio this is probably the best mic for you.
    Date published: 2010-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BEST mic for amateurs... I got the mic about a month ago. First I was VERY impressed with the quality of construction. This thing is built like a tank. Its bigger and heavier than I imagined it would be. You will need a very sturdy stand for it. Once I started using it I was just as impressed with the quality of the sound coming out of it. The real time monitoring feature is very handy. For the price, it is the BEST mic for amateur podcasters, screencasters, etc. And the for the price you get everything you need for a professionally quality mic. I love it.
    Date published: 2008-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME for this first timer! I was pretty hesitant to spend more than $50 on a mic (yes, I'm a complete newbie at audio work) but this thing installed on my machine (Windows 7) within a few seconds of plugging in the USB cable - no prompting or questions asked. I fired up my audio recorder and did a few test runs... CRYSTAL CLEAR... so much better than the smaller external mics I had been playing with! I've got roughly a dozen hours recored now and they're all going to be uploaded to the web soon - all sounding very professional!
    Date published: 2010-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! This really is one of THE best microphones on the market.Unlike a lot of USB mics, the Podcaster has accurate vocalreproduction and durability. There's nothing cheap aboutthis piece of equipment. The USB mic is easy to use, greatfor podcasting and voiceovers and even interviews. Fact is,this mic is capable of doing a lot of things, and doing themwell. Not to mention that Rode is one of the finest audiocompanies around. They are committed to quality and it showsin every one of their products. Problems Encountered: The Podcaster software available from the Podcaster Web siteis only Windows compatible. Bummer for us Mac users whowould like to fine-tune the mic a little more. But that'sokay. A 3rd-party plug-in or recording software can usuallytake care of the trouble. Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Mic headset Items I Recommend: Podcaster Shockmount for crisper sound
    Date published: 2007-05-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid USB mic for price Did some research on USB mics for recording voice overs for software tutorials. Took a chance on this mic. Construction - very solid, robust. Feels like a tank, which is what I need since I tend to drop things. Handling the mic - since its large and heavy, you need a solid stand. I bought a bass drum mic stand because it was smaller. I think an articulating arm gripped to a table would be better. Setup - using on a Mac or PC, drivers load right in. You just have to remember to go into control panel or sys pref and set the mic input and sound output to the Rode. Sound - very happy with the sound, but like other reviews, I found you need to get close to the mic.....sometimes I get too close. Other than that, the pick up pattern is great because it rejects sound from sides and behind the mic. Overall a great mic....definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2009-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best USB mic I've tried The sound quality of this microphone is amazing! It's the best I've tried and compares to a high-end Sure mic I've used that requires an amp.The headphone jack input on the mic is brilliant! . Previous Equivalent Items Owned: Samson, Snowball Items I Recommend: Shockmount and heavy-duty stand
    Date published: 2007-03-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from RODE Podcaster is wonderful I was using the AT2020 and it's a great mic but the problem with it is that it would pickup so much of the room causing me to work harder editing my voice overs. I wanted a mic that was a dynamic mic so I would have to talk into the front of it to get my voice and be less likely to pickup anything else. The RODE Podcaster is that mic. Did I mention I wanted it to be a USB mic. I know you can do so much more with XLR mic's but for what we do a really good USB mic does the trick beyond well. The RODE has a builtin pop filter or at least most dynamic mic's do but I would still invest in getting a third party one as I noticed it truly helps out the audio. It's hard to find a good one for the RODE so to make things easy for you all the one I'm using is the BSW RE320POP in black. It's perfect for this mic.
    Date published: 2016-03-30
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