In 2018, Australian audio expert RØDE launched a device that revolutionized podcasting. The RØDECaster Pro was a podcast studio. An advanced mixing desk with headphone output and mic input, almost anyone can start recording high-quality podcasts right away.
Combining all the elements found in a professional broadcast studio into an easy-to-use console, the RØDECaster Pro was another RØDE world first. Whether you’re a beginner in podcasting or a studio expert with years of experience, the RØDECaster Pro makes it easy for anyone to create high-quality recordings and has become one of the world’s most loved podcasting kits.
Since its launch in 2018, RØDE has continued to evolve the RØDECaster Pro with regular firmware updates, each delivering improved performance and advanced features for podcasters as well as gamers, live streamers and other content creators. Now is the time to start the next chapter of the RØDECaster Pro story.
The new RØDECaster Pro II launches today and offers an incredible set of features designed to create exceptional sound. With four studio-grade Neutrik combo inputs for connecting mics as well as guitar, bass, keyboards and other devices, RØDECaster Pro II users can unlock new levels of creative possibilities.
Damien Wilson is the CEO of RØDE. In the all-new Podcaster Pro launch, he said: It was a truly groundbreaking innovation never seen before and had a significant impact on the growth of podcasting over the past four years.
“When developing the RØDECaster Pro II, we started with a mindset similar to the original. We wanted to re-create something truly innovative, but this time the focus was on Not just podcasters, but all creators. Designed from the ground up to deliver unprecedented performance and seamless adaptability for all creative applications, from gaming and streaming to music production. And, of course, it is still the most powerful podcasting console ever. This is not simply an evolution of the RØDECaster Pro. It’s a whole new beast unlike anything we’ve seen before.”
Each analog input on the RØDECaster Pro II has its own completely redesigned ultra-low-noise, high-gain revolutionary preamplifier. Each preamplifier can deliver pristine audio quality with any microphone or instrument. This world-class preamplifier was developed specifically for the RØDECaster Pro II and rivals boutique designs that cost thousands of dollars per channel.
With an incredibly low equivalent input noise rating of only -131.5 dBV and a whopping 76 dB of gain in tap, this preamp not only delivers clarity and clarity, but also requires no lifters, boosters or external processing in the most demanding conditions. . mike. I’ve tried preamps myself and can confirm that bold claim is true. With the RØDECaster Pro II, you can do it without a Cloudlifter.
The RØDECaster Pro II also features the full suite of studio-quality APHEX audio processors. They have been completely overhauled from what was originally used on the RØDECaster Pro and remodeled using component-level analysis of analog devices to provide impressive dynamic signal processing that anyone can capture the magic of a professional studio.
The high-performance quad-core audio engine delivers far more processing power than any other content creation console on the market, and powerful onboard effects allow users to create unique sounds. But despite these advanced features, the RØDECaster Pro II is very easy to use. RØDE has designed the console to minimize fuss and maximize creativity.
It has a high-definition full-color touchscreen combined with a tactile rotary knob for easy navigation and control of the console menus. The system includes expertly customized presets and an innovative VoxLab processing editor that allows users to capture stunning sound even without previous audio experience.
The RØDECaster Pro II is fully customizable and flexible enough to accommodate a variety of creative recording applications, including live streaming, gaming, podcasting, and music production. There are 9 individually assignable sound channels with 6 broadcast quality physical faders and 3 virtual faders. One of nine audio sources can be assigned to any fader, allowing you to set up the mixer exactly the way you want it, and set it up to suit your creative needs and workflow.
The RØDECaster Pro II has eight SMART pads, and it’s more than just a neat way to instantly call up sound effects. Each pad can trigger instant voice effects like reverb, echo, robot and pitch FX, send MIDI commands to external software and hardware, activate automated mixer actions like fade in and fade out, and much more.
A switch to select a bank of 8 SMART pads, allowing you to call up up to 64 unique actions at the touch of a button. Onboard effects and the APHEX processor are fully customizable through granular onboard editing that allows users to fine-tune every parameter to suit their voice or instrument. All processing and effect parameters can also be saved as presets and loaded at any time from any channel.
Everything from mixer configuration to SMART pads to full recording can be saved onboard as a ‘show’, allowing users to set up and start recording in seconds. This makes the RØDECaster Pro II an ideal tool for creators who create different types of content. It’s also a handy feature for anyone running a multifunctional studio or training facility that needs different types of setups for different users.
The RØDECaster Pro II is highly connected to work with a wide range of devices, giving you more creative possibilities, a more streamlined workflow, and easier integration with other equipment. Four analog inputs can accommodate everything from a single mic for solo podcasts to full bands for live streams. There are also four high-powered headphone outputs for connecting speakers for monitoring and playback, and a ¼-inch balanced line output.
The dual USB-C interface allows you to connect two computers or mobile devices simultaneously and opens up everything from remote podcasting to configuring complex streaming settings with an additional virtual USB channel for connecting chat applications like Zoom or Skype. give. Apple MFi certification ensures seamless integration with iOS devices.
In addition to the USB input, an advanced Bluetooth connection with broadband voice support makes it easy to record ultra-high-quality phone calls, and the transmit function allows it to be used for crystal-clear audio streaming and wireless speaker connections as well. Users can record in stereo or multitrack to an onboard microSD slot, computer or external storage device with super-fast data transfer via USB. The RØDECaster Pro II also has Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity, allowing users to wirelessly update constantly evolving firmware.
The RØDECaster Pro II has been completely redesigned. This is not an evolution of the first version, it is full of new features that make recording as simple and streamlined as possible. Onboard audio editing, mix minus on Bluetooth and USB channels, two-way MIDI communication, 10 language options, mute and listen buttons, producer talkback mode, stereo input with linking pan control, custom presets for RØDE microphones and more Popular models include: These are just some of the features offered.
RØDE claims this launch is just the beginning of the RØDECaster Pro II. Equipped with a very powerful quad-core audio engine, there is plenty of room to unlock more improvements and features with frequent upgrades to keep the console moving forward. The RØDECaster Pro II will be released with a series of optional accessories including the RØDECover 2, high quality protective cover, VESA mount, carrying bag, color cables and more.
Pricing and Availability: The RØDECaster Pro II will be available for pre-order starting Tuesday, the 24th. Price in May 2022 is US$699 and will ship in June. We hope to see a full review of the RØDECaster Pro II soon.
More info: www.rode.com
- An all-in-one audio solution for content creators including podcasters, livestreamers, musicians and more.
- Ultra-low noise, high-gain Revolution preamplifier.
- High-performance quad-core audio engine for increased processing power.
- Studio-quality APHEX audio processing for superior sound quality and flexibility.
- Onboard effects including reverb, echo, robot, pitch shifting and more.
- SMART pads for triggering sounds, voice effects, MIDI commands, and mixer actions in 8 banks of 8 pads creating 64 unique motions.
- 9 individually assignable channels, on-board fine-grained editing, and fully programmable SMART pads for fully customizable settings.
- Advanced Bluetooth connectivity over broadband voice for ultra-high quality phone call integration, audio streaming and wireless monitoring.
- Dual USB-C interfaces for connecting two computers or mobile devices, studio-grade Neutrik combo inputs for connecting microphones and instruments, Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity.
- A 5.5-inch high-definition touchscreen with haptic feedback and a rotary encoder make navigation and control easy.