RodeCaster Pro is the world’s first podcast production station
Podcasting is the world’s fastest growing media category, and RODE just launched the perfect product for podcasters – The RodeCaster Pro
The new RodeCaster Pro is a fully-integrated podcast production workstation, designed to meet the needs of beginners and seasoned professional podcasters alike. It works as a standalone unit or alongside a DAW for powerful recording and streaming capabilities. The RodeCaster Pro is designed to be super easy-to-use and provide all the necessities you would need while podcasting, from built-in broadcast-grade effects processing to sound effects pads.
The RodeCaster Pro features four microphone inputs and four headphone outputs, each with individual volume control. This provides ample connections for most podcast situations. The master headphone output has a cue mode, allowing you to cue up sound or external channels before feeding them to your podcast guests or the actual audio recording.
The RodeCaster Pro allows you to connect up to two mobile devices for background music or sound effects. The channels have individual volume control and connect via a Bluetooth receiver and a TRRS input jack.
So how does the recording work?
Like I mentioned above, the RodeCaster Pro can function fully as a standalone device. You’re able to record your entire podcast directly onto a MicroSD card, and the onboard display shows you how much recording time you have left as well as how long you have been recording.
You can also plug the RodeCaster Pro into a computer via the USB connection, this allows you to record or stream the audio and even receive a third auxiliary channel with volume control on the device.
The RodeCaster Pro has a bank of eight programmable sound effects pads, allowing you to trigger sound effects and jingles on the fly. These can be sampled via the console itself or loaded up using software and the USB connection.
It features audio outputs which you can connect to studio monitors or a PA system, meaning it doubles as a nifty mobile console as well. It’s set to retail at USD $599 (Around R8200).
For more information check out the RODE website.