RØDE Microphones has started shipping its new RØDECaster Pro integrated podcast production studio.
The company released its first podcast product, the Podcaster USB mic, in 2004, and is now broadening its reach with an all-in-one console/recorder approach.
The unit includes four Class A, servo-biased inputs able to power studio condenser microphones as well as conventional dynamic microphones. The unit also offers inputs via Bluetooth, a 3.5mm port for a phone or device, and a USB port.
Also onboard are eight colour-coded, programmable pads that can trigger jingles and sound effects. These can be programmed within the RØDECaster Pro or via a computer using PC/Mac software that comes with the unit.
A central touchscreen provides control of all settings, including EQ presets, compression, a de-esser, high-pass filter, ducking and noise-gating. Processing within the unit is provided via APHEX Exciter and Big Bottom processing.
There’s four headphone outputs and a stereo speaker out, each with independent volume controls. Users can record to a microSD card internally or to a computer via USB; the unit can record to both outputs simultaneously.