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
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 directly 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 favorite colors for the pad illumination.
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.
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.
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.