Rode Podcaster Dynamic USB Microphone

Acoustic Principle: Dynamic (neodymium) 28 mm

Active Electronics: Analogue signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface

Pickup Pattern: Cardioid

Frequency Response: 40 Hz ~ 14 kHz

Sensitivity: -51 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (2.8 mV @ 94dB SPL) +/- 3 dB

Maximum SPL: 115 dB

Signal/Noise: > 78 dB

Analogue Output: Headphone audio output for monitoring

Digital Output Interface: USB

Resolution: 18 bits

Audio Control: AC97

Power Requirements: Power supplied from USB port.

Weight: 610g (21.5 oz)

Packed Weight: 1025g (36 oz)

Length: 215mm (8 in.)
Height: 56mm (2 in.)
Width: 52mm (2 in.)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): PODCASTER
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Rode Podcaster Dynamic USB Microphone

Seamless integration was the idea, and it was obtained by creating a studio dynamic microphone with unparalleled A/D converters, so that the microphone can be plugged into any computer with no in/out boxes, no expensive computer pre-amps, just a USB cable.

The Podcaster offers an end-address configuration, the clarity of RODE's tailored-for-voice frequency response, an 'ON' L.E.D, a direct headphone amp, and of course very low self noise.

The Podcaster opens up possibilities for anyone who records audio - from podcasters, journalists and students to business people adding audio files to websites and multimedia presentations.
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Submitted March 16, 2008 by a customer from
Rode Podcaster USB Mic Customer Review
I chose this mic for audio narrations because my voice naturally has a lot of sibilance. This mic sorted that out. Very sensitive/responsive. Only bad thing I can say is that I'm used to a bit more bottom end from most mics. But easy enough to fix in post-production.
built-in headphone jack and volume control for the headphones are an incredible feature.
Ease of Use
Plug & play with both a PC and a mac are a snap.
Manufacturer Support
I had an issue with my recording software. RODE sorted me out rather than the software developer. Above, and beyond the call of duty. GREAT to deal with.
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