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Rode Podcaster USB Dynamic Microphone
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- Broadcast sound quality
- 28mm dynamic capsule
- 18-Bit Resolution, 8 - 48 kHz sampling
- Windows and Mac compatible
- Tight Cardioid pattern for superior off axis sound rejection
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- Acoustic Principle: Dynamic
- Active Electronics: Analogue signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface
- Polar Pattern: Cardioid
- Resolution: 18-bit
- Sampling Rate: 8-48kHz
- Address Type: End
- Frequency Range: 40Hz - 14kHz
- Output Impedance: 0Ω
- Maximum SPL: 115dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Sensitivity: -51.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (2.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Power Options: USB bus powered
- Weight: 655.00gm
- Dimensions: 215.00mmH x 56.00mmW x 52.00mmD
- Output: USB
USB Broadcast Microphone
The RØDE Podcaster is a dynamic, end-address USB microphone that combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity, allowing recording direct to a computer without the need for an additional digital interface. Including an audiophile quality 18-bit resolution, 48kHz sampling A/D converter, the Podcaster processes all of the analogue-to-digital conversion internally, bypassing the computer's lower quality on-board sound controller altogether.
A headphone output on the microphone body provides zero-latency monitoring, so the user can hear exactly what is being recorded, free of delay or echo.The Podcaster features an internal pop filter, designed to minimise plosives sounds that can overload the microphone capsule and distort the audio output. It is fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X computers, as well as several Linux distributions. The microphone is bus powered and features a status LED to indicate operation.
The Podcaster is ideal for podcasting, vodcasting, YouTube videos, voice recognition software, corporate videos and any production application that requires a simple yet professional voice-over microphone. It is also a convenient demo microphone for musicians and songwriters that prefer the convenience of a USB microphone but don't want to compromise sound quality.
It can also be used as an iPad microphone for the Apple iPad (in conjunction with the iPad Camera Connection Kit and a powered USB hub) to provide high quality recording to various iPad audio applications such as Garageband. The Podcaster includes a sturdy RM2 microphone ring mount. For professional applications the optional PSM1 shock mount and PSA1 boom arm are highly recommended. The RØDE Podcaster USB microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty (after registration).
- All Rode microphones are warranted for one year from date of purchase. You can extend that to a full ten years if you register online at www.rodemic.com
- Broadcast Sound Quality
- 28mm dynamic capsule
- Windows and Mac compatible
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- 3.5mm stereo headphone output with volume control built-in to body
The RØDE Podcaster Package Includes:
- RØDE Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone.
- RØDE RM2 Ring-Mount Microphone Stand.
- USB Cable (3 meter/10 feet).
RØDE Podcaster Package
Podcaster (Front View)
Podcaster (Rear View)
Cardioid Polar Pattern
Shown with RØDE PSA1 and PSM1
-PSA1 Professional Studio Boom Arm
-PSM1 Microphone Shock Mount
1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration
Shown with RØDE DS1
-DS1 Desktop Microphone Stand
Top Customer Reviews
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However, I was curious about how much difference there would be with a microphone that claimed to provide Broadcast Quality Audio when used in a non-broadcast setting... no sound board, no sound engineer, no nothing but me and the USB port on my computer.
I put together the attached video that provides such a comparison. There is a difference and, to me, the Podcaster sounds a better and captures my voice more accurately.
BTW, I feel that honest, effective reviews, accompanied by detailed videos, can take the place of first-hand experiences that are often lacking in online shopping. I've always appreciated the help I've received from other reviewers and try to return the favor as best as I can. Please let me know if found this review helpful and the video at least entertaining. If there was anything you thought was lacking or unclear leave a comment and I'll do what I can to fix it.
Very competitive price when compared to decent XLR mics.
Direct to USB (computer sees it as a sound card).
Headphone jack built in for direct, live monitoring (huge plus), with volume control (which does not effect recording volume).
Allows remote recordings to a laptop (with all the nice software) without lugging around extra devices to convert a "real" mic to USB or Firewire.
Works automatically on a Mac.
Feels very solid and sturdy -- very well made.
Front-firing cardiod-pattern dynamic mic (helps reduce most "background" noise).
Direct to USB: No possibility of using a hardware mixer or voice processor, and you can't use more than one at a time (except maybe with special software).
Large and heavy. Not really a big deal if you keep it on a mic stand like I do, but you need a real stand -- not a cheap one.
Doesn't come with any kind of padded box for storage/travel like pro mics. It's probably not meant for travel, but its functionality and all-in-one design certainly encourage it.Read more ›
The microphone electronics are extremely quiet - the audio is sampled at 18 bits.
It comes with a warranty which is easily extended to 10 years for free.
The real-time headphone monitoring is a great idea and works well.
It's a bit heavy (part of being built like a tank), and you need to think a little about how you're going to mount it, since some cheap desktop stands can barely manage it.
Some things to keep in mind are:
1) It likes close-miking (at least for male voices)
2) It is USB-only
3) It is a on the bit large and heavy side.
If those don't bother you, and the price is in your range, then you will probably like it a lot.
With this new (new to me) Rode Podcaster, I have the gain at 40% and I don't have to increase the volume in post production. The sound is crisp and clear - and has very little background noise.
HIGHLY recommend this mic for podcasting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very limited use microphone. I tried a number of different recording types (voice only, voice with music in the background, and instrumental), and the only one that... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Michael J. Rhodes, Award-Winning Author of The Freedom Code
The audio quality of this mic is very good for the price. The only reason I'm giving the mic a three instead of a four is because the USB interface is beyond persnickety. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Bethany
You can literarly make Hentai Anime with this bad boy >:)
Previously I had used little headset mics and clip on lapel style mics, but this is a huge step up in a better direction. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Active Shooter
Best prosumer USB mic available today. Setup is easy, and recordings are crystal clear.Published 6 months ago by JJJ
Awesome is all i can say, check out my in depth review here: https://youtu.be/u2xtC2HIGzIPublished 9 months ago by Joseph radionics
Personally, I don't think this is a good podcasting microphone. The USB input is great; however, the mic picks up every little noise in the room and for podcasting applications... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very high broadcast quality. Buy a pop filter to complete your purchase.Published 10 months ago by RCD