Rode RODECaster Pro II Audio Production Studio

A recorder, mixer, interface, and FX processor in one, Rode's creator-friendly audio production console returns for round II, with upgraded preamps and more!


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Rode RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Console

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With four XLR mic inputs, SD card recording, USB I/O, sound effects pads, and phone audio via TRRS or Bluetooth, the RODECaster is a podcast studio in a box!

The RODECaster Pro is the world's first fully integrated podcast production studio. Whether you're just starting out, or a seasoned broadcast professional, the RODECaster Pro Podcast Production Studio is all you will ever need.

Connect and record

The 4 high-quality microphone channels are able to power studio condenser microphones as well as conventional dynamic microphones. You can quickly connect microphones for you and your guests with automatic level setting and one-touch recording to a microSD card. You can literally be recording your first podcast within minutes of taking the RODECaster Pro out of the box.

Get started with the RODECaster Pro with this intro video:

Record your podcast with the RODECaster's SD card slot or USB output to your computer:

Download updated firmware for more features

Rode has updated the RODECaster's firmware with a host of new features, including:
- Ability to save and load a snapshot of the RØDECaster's settings -- called 'Shows'
- Podcast Transfer Mode: allows users to transfer podcasts direct from the microSD to a computer
- New sound pad functionality
- New broadcast-ready features (pre-fade listen, "off-air" caller communication & more)
- Tweaked audio engine for clearer, sparklier podcasts
- Complete granular control over all processing parameters
- More flexible podcast recording and export options
- Expanded multitrack capabilities
- Update to the interface and Companion App

See what's new in Rode's Firmware 2.0 update for read more the RODECaster Pro:

Check out the Firmware 2.1 update for even more new features:

Sound Effects and Jingles

The RODECaster Pro comes with eight programmable sound effects pads, for instant triggering of sound effects, music, jingles, applause and ads – perfect for giving your podcast that professional quality. You can record audio direct to the programmable pads from any input, or simply "drag and drop" files from your computer using the supplied software. You can even select your favourite colours for the pad illumination.

See how to use the RODECaster's sound pads in your productions:

Phone calls

Have a remote guest you want to interview? Simply connect your phone to the RODECaster Pro via Bluetooth or with a TRRS cable. The RODECaster Pro automatically provides "mix-minus" audio to prevent echo being heard by the caller, without the need to purchase dedicated and costly hardware. Telephone interviews with a remote guest never sounded so good!

Sound like a million dollars: Class A Servo-biased Preamps

The RODECaster Pro's pristine preamps and outputs feature Class A circuitry, as found in broadcast consoles that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Class A preamps provide a much cleaner gain structure with lower levels of distortion. The result is an incredibly clean, low-noise signal. The Preamps are also servo-biased, keeping distortion levels low. Your signal is broadcast-pure.

Plug up to four microphones into the RODECaster Pro and set your levels:

APHEX On Board

Your pristine signal can also be enhanced with the legendary patented audio processors, APHEX Aural Exciter and APHEX Big Bottom. These have been incorporated in the audio processing section of the RODECaster Pro, and your sound will have that rich, warm tone only found in professional studios. The RODECaster Pro also features multistage dynamics, such as compression, limiting, de-essing and noise-gating.

Recording options

The RODECaster Pro operates as a standalone unit straight out of the box, recording your finished podcast direct to a microSD card. The RODECaster Pro also connects to your computer as a USB audio interface, so you can record your podcast to your favourite recording software, or stream live. And with Multi-channel Mode, you can output not only the stereo mix, but each individual source over USB, allowing you to separately record each of the sources to its own track for later post-production.

Multitrack Output to USB

Multitrack-to-USB is activated via the RODECaster Pro's Advanced settings. Once activated, an additional RODECaster Pro USB output device will appear on your computer, in addition to the regular stereo USB output. You may have to disconnect and then reconnect the USB connection to your computer for your computer to recognize the additional USB device. This additional USB device has 14 different sources available. The first two tracks are the stereo mix, exactly as the RODECaster Pro records to the microSD card. The remaining tracks represent the sources on the RODECaster Pro, going from left to right across the console -- starting with Mic 1 and going across through Mics 2, 3 and 4, the USB input, TRRS phone connector, Bluetooth input, and finally the sound pads. The mic channels are single mono tracks, and all the other tracks are stereo -- first left, then right. The process for accessing and allocating tracks in a DAW will vary between platforms and software, but in general you need to select the multitrack USB device in your preferences and select the individual source on a per-track basis.
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Dimensions (W x D x H): 13.78" x 10.83" x 3.23" inches

- Mic Inputs: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -3dB at 20 Hz (high-pass filter)
- Monitor Outputs: 20 Hz – 20 kHz better than ±0.5dB
- Input Impedance: 600O (Mic Preamplifiers)
- Equivalent Noise: –125dBA (A-Weighted, measured as per IEC651)
- Maximum Output Level: +3dBu (Monitor Outputs)
- Headphone Output Power: Max output power at 1% THD: 32O –> 220mW | 300O –> 31mW
- Dynamic Range: 100 dBA (Mic Preamplifiers)
- Gain Range: 0dB – 55dB (Mic Preamplifiers)
- Power Requirements: External DC power supply 12 - 15v DC, 1A
- Output Connection: USB-C, 1/4” Balanced TRS STEREO (Monitor Outputs)
- Computer Connectivity: USB
- Bit Depth: 24-Bit
- Sample Rates: 48 kHz
- Storage: microSD card slot, 512MB internal memory for storing sounds for programmable pads
- OS Requirements: macOS 10.11, Windows 10

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 562-364-7400

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted November 4, 2019 by Larry Bisman in Everett, WA

"Once In Awhile - Perfection!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Wow - Rode has hit a mega home run with this one. Ease of use, true broadcast quality sound that doesn't lose its quality and clarity when transferred to Mp3 for your host service. Everything on this puppy works exactly like it should - and with 3 updates already Rode has proven that they listen and act fast to bring the features we need into one unit.Built to last and travel. This thing just Rocks. I have been using it now for a month and it is everything Rode says it is and everything every reviewer has commented about. This Rode caster Pro has already become so popular that the Mic they designed specifically for Procaster's release keeps selling out. (I'm talking about the Pod Mic) I had to wait an extra month to get two. But let me say that this thing makes any Mic sound great.I grabbed one of those King Bee mics on sale and it works fine set to the generic Condenser setting. Of course the King Bee is - in its own right - an awesome Mic. (See review separately) Let me also say that I have two E200 Blue Dynamic Mics and I was using those at first - they also sound great (This is Blue's cross-over Mic it runs as a dynamic but also takes 48v Phantom powe, so its got a "lifter" built in, and yes they were the first to do that.).Are you getting the picture! If you are Podcasting or doing any type of Broadcast show - don't think twice! Thanks Rode for Hitting this one out of the Park! And Kudo's to Zzounds for making it easy for us musicians and Podcasters to get the gear we need. read more Keep adding to your procduct lines - please. And thank's guys!

Musical Background:
Percussionist, Podcaster. Acoustic Drums, Electronic, Flute, Didge, Vocalist.Producer.

Musical Style:
Ethnic,. Kirtan, eclectic.
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