RØDECASTER PRO

RØDECaster Pro

Podcast Production Studio

The RØDECaster Pro™ is the world's most powerful all-in-one solution for podcasting. Designed to offer superb audio quality and expansive features while being incredibly easy to use, it's the ultimate tool for beginners and professionals alike. Featuring four microphone inputs with studio-grade preamps for recording crystal-clear audio, smartphone, USB, and Bluetooth channels for seamlessly integrating remote guests, eight sound pads for triggering music and sound effects, powerful audio processing at the touch of a button and so much more, the RØDECaster Pro is all you will ever need to create incredible podcasts.

Key Features

  • The perfect all-in-one podcasting solution
  • Four studio-grade XLR microphone inputs
  • Smartphone, USB and Bluetooth™ channels for remote call integration with automatic mix-minus for echo-free audio
  • Eight programmable sound pads, with eight banks available - load up to 64 sounds in total!
  • Powerful onboard audio processing, including the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects for next-level audio quality
  • Record to microSD or a computer in stereo or multitrack for endless editing in post-production
  • Incredibly easy to use
  • Nine language options including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese and Korean

Professional Podcasting Made Easy

The RØDECaster Pro makes professional podcasting easy. With four studio-grade XLR microphone inputs and four headphone outputs, intuitive controls via a large full-colour touchscreen, automatic level setting and one-touch tone controls, you can be creating an incredible sounding podcast within minutes of taking it out of the box.

girl at home at desk with podcasting set up

Broadcast-Pure Audio

Incredible audio quality is assured thanks to the RØDECaster Pro’s pristine Class A servo-biased microphone preamps, which deliver an incredibly clear, low-noise signal with any microphone. High-quality headphone and monitor outputs will ensure you can hear you and your guests in full definition. For that polished, professional sound, the RØDECaster Pro features powerful onboard audio processing, including a compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter and legendary APHEX Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ broadcast effects, all accessible at the touch of a button and with complete control over every parameter, just like in the world’s best studios. Broadcast-pure audio.

Broadcast-Pure Audio

Craft Your Sound

The RØDECaster Pro features eight programmable sound effects pads for instantly triggering sound effects, music, intro and outros, or ads rolls. You can record direct to a pad from any of the RØDECaster Pro’s inputs or simply assign audio from your computer. Each pad is highly customisable, with options for playback mode, colour-coding, and more, and you can store up to eight banks of sounds – 64 in total!

Craft Your Sound

Stay Connected

Have a remote guest you want to chat to? Recording a podcast with your crew at a distance? Simply connect your phone to the RØDECaster Pro via Bluetooth™ or with a TRRS cable. The RØDECaster Pro even provides “mix-minus” audio to prevent echo being heard by the caller (without the need for complicated external hardware). Remote interviews never sounded so good!

Stay Connected

Unparalleled Flexibility

The RØDECaster Pro operates as a standalone unit straight out of the box, recording your podcast directly to a microSD card (you can even podcast on the go with the RØDE DC-USB1). Connect to a computer via USB and use the RØDECaster Pro as a powerful audio interface for recording to your favourite audio software. Versatile multitrack recording capabilities allow you to edit your podcast endlessly in post-production and open up a world of possibility for livestreaming applications.

Record Your Way


RØDECaster Pro Companion App

The RØDECaster Pro Companion App is designed to ensure the seamless connection between your RØDECaster Pro and a computer, giving you access to powerful features including sound pad customisation, granular effects and processing, saving and loading settings, podcast exporting and more. The RØDECaster Pro is also regularly enhanced with firmware updates, which are accessed via the Companion App.


RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub

The RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub has everything you need to know about creating incredible podcasts with the RØDECaster Pro! This comprehensive guide covers everything from getting started to livestreaming to advanced podcast production. With something for beginners all the way through to the more experienced podcasters; the Learning Hub is for anyone who wants to take their RØDECaster Pro knowledge to the next level.

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Specs

Acoustic & Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range

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

600Ω (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: 32Ω –> 220mW | 300Ω –> 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

Mechanical Specifications

Colour
Black

Weight (g)
1980g

Dimensions (mm)
350 x 275 x 82

Packed Weight (g)
2850

Package Dimensions (L x W x H, mm)
412 x 338 x 127

Box Contains

RØDECaster Pro

1 x RØDECaster Pro

Power Adaptor

1 x Power Adaptor

USB-C to USB-A 2m Cable

1 x USB-C to USB-A 2m Cable

AC Power Cable

1 x AC Power Cable

Sound Pad Template

2 x Sound Pad Template

Sound Pad Cards

2 x Sound Pad Cards


Downloads

Quickstart Guide

Firmware Version 2.1.2 (Mac)

Firmware Version 2.1.2 (Windows)

Audition Guide (MAC)

Audition Guide (PC)

Garageband Guide

Logic Pro X Guide

Protools Guide (MAC)

Protools Guide (PC)

Reaper Guide (MAC)

Reaper Guide (PC)


FAQs

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How do I Update the RØDECaster Pro?
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The RØDECaster Pro can be updated by downloading and installing the latest Companion App to your computer. When you open the App, you will be automatically prompted to update the firmware on your RØDECaster Pro. Learn more about the latest Companion App and download the latest version here.

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This can be done by removing the microSD card from the RØDECaster Pro and inserting it into your computer using a microSD card reader, then transferring the audio files(s) onto your computer; alternatively, connect your RØDECaster Pro to your computer using a USB cable, open the Companion App, click 'Podcasts' and activate 'Podcast Transfer Mode' to export your podcasts. To learn more, check out the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page on exporting podcasts. 

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We recommend you use either the VXLR+ or the VXLR Pro 3.5mm TRS to XLR adaptors with the RØDECaster Pro. If the microphone you are using requires plug-in power (such as the VideoMic GO, VideoMicro or a Lavalier microphone) you will need to activate phantom power on the channel that it is plugged into. 

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No, the RØDECaster Pro does not support the connection of USB microphones. 

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The RØDECaster Pro can be connected to Skype or Zoom calls in a number of different ways depending on the devices you are using. Check out the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page on connecting callers and online guests to learn how. 

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The RØDECaster Pro is capable of sending multitrack audio to a computer via USB and recording to a DAW. This process will be different depending on the DAW you use. See the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page on recording to a computer via USB for more information. 

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The sounds loaded on the RØDECaster Pro's sound pads can be replaced in the pad settings menu on the RØDECaster Pro (press the musical note icon on the home screen) or within the Companion App. You can either record over the audio directly via the RØDECaster Pro or load a new file from your computer via the App. To learn more, check out the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page on using sound pads here
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Yes! The RØDECaster Pro can also be used for livestreaming on Twitch, Facebook Live, YouTube and more. With features like MIDI control and USB input/output, the RØDECaster Pro is extremely flexible in a livestreaming environment. This includes handling game/program audio, chat audio, mic audio and routing to streaming software like OBS. Learn more in the Learning Hub for Livestreaming here.

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No, the RØDECaster Pro is not a USB host device and will therefore not allow the connection of Bluetooth headphones.

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It is important to use a high-quality microSD card with the RØDECaster Pro. Using a lower-quality card may mean the read and write speed of the card is compromised, and this can cause recording and playback errors. See the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page on Recording to MicroSD cards for more info.

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The RØDECaster Pro's microphone channels feature studio-quality preamps that can provide enough gain for all microphone types, including low-output dynamic microphones.
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The RØDECaster Pro's advanced audio processing can be accessed by turning on 'Effects Edit Mode'. To learn more about advanced audio processing, check out the RØDECaster Pro Learning Hub page here