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.
I fired up GarageBand...It immediately saw the RØDE Podcaster, and I was recording in less than 60 seconds. I do have to admit that the ease of that transaction was not lost on me.If you want the best, get the RØDE.
Combine the shock mount with the arm and for less than [AUD]$200 extra you're instantly transported from lonely hack in the spare bedroom to golden tonsils professional.
The RØDE Podcaster is a great microphone. It's well suited to creating podcasts, screencasts, movie voiceovers and even recording music. The build-quality is almost flawless and it offers an ideal feature combination of features for fast and easy recordings.
Calibre is a free audio library for the blind with nearly 20000 members. We have 8000 titles in the library and we add about 400 a year. Half are bought in commercial audio books but the other 200 are the ones we need the Podcasters for. We have over 60 professional and semi-professional volunteers working from their homes who read the books into Sony SoundForge Home Studio on laptops and they nearly all use your mics and anglepoise stands. We did extensive trials on a number of mics. We chose yours for quality and ease of use. The 10 year guarantee gave us a lot of comfort too.(Customer Review)
There is absolutely nothing bad about this mic, it records very clear with no background noise. Very nice quality with a little weight on it. I love the headphone jack.(Customer Review)
|Active Electronics||Analogue signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface|
|Frequency Range||40Hz - 14kHz (selected HPF @ 0)|
|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|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
The Podcaster drivers comes as part of the microphone firmware. The latest Podcaster firmware are available from the Download tab of our Podcaster product page.
There are more FAQs and product help in the Support section.