For sure, it does not stand alone without a base support or a stand, but, nevertheless, this USB microphone
will dazzle you with its brilliant and stable sound quality!
Grabbing your senses, it will give clarity to your voice, limpidity to your purposes, professionalism and warmth to your comments.
All this, with simplicity and freshness.
The Podcaster is the perfect microphone for podcasts, vodcasts, YouTube videos and voice recognition software!
The difference with another USB microphone is unique to Røde accessories, amazing!
Increase the duration of the warranty to 10 years (!) by registering your product here
10 years, this is not insignificant! ^_^
This microphone is sold without any support, depending of your needings, you will then have to look at the reference Røde DS1, for a stand support for table, or a flexible support, like the Røde PSA1 to fix on your desk.
A professional support like the Røde PSM1 is a real advantage!
We can read here or there...
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.
- Broadcast Sound Quality
- 28mm dynamic capsule
- 18-bit resolution, 8-48kHz sampling
- Windows and Mac compatible
- Powered by USB bus
- Internal capsule shock mounting
- 3.5mm stereo headphone output with volume control built-in to body
- Ideal for voice recognition software
- 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone (weblink above)
Some questions you could have
- My Podcaster will not work in a certain software package but works fine in other audio applications?
Some software packages require an ASIO drivers in order to work with all audio interfaces. The RØDE Podcaster does not come with an ASIO driver as standard. However, a free universal ASIO driver called ASIO4ALL is available to download.
- Acoustic Principle : Dynamic
- Directional Pattern : Cardioid
- Frequency Range : 40Hz ~ 14,000Hz
- Sensitivity : -30dB ±2dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz
- Active Electronics : Analogue signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface
- Analogue Output I/F
- Headphone audio output.
- Drives 150mW into 32Ω
- Output level adjustment.
- Sensitivity : -51dBu ±3dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz
- Resolution: 18bits
- Maximum SPL : 115dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)
- Signal/Noise : 78dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Power Req. : Supplied by USB port
- Length - 215mm
- Diameter - 56mm
- Output Connection : USB Digital Interface
- Net Weight : 610g (21.5oz)
- Podcaster (1)
- Fixation Røde RM2
- Cable USB 3m (10')