The RØDE Procaster is a professional broadcast quality dynamic microphone, specifically designed to offer no-compromise performance for voice applications in the broadcast environment.
Featuring a tight polar pattern and tailored-for-voice frequency response, the Procaster is perfect for every application where a great sounding, robust microphone with superior ambient noise rejection is demanded.
The Procaster features an internal pop filter, designed to minimise plosives sounds that can overload the microphone capsule and distort the audio output.
Its high output dynamic capsule and balanced low impedance output make it an ideal broadcast and voice over microphone.
The RØDE Procaster microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
If you’re looking for a good broadcast dynamic microphone that doesn’t break the bank, I’d definitely recommend the RØDE Procaster.
It works really well on vocals. It can even be used for instruments, so it’s not a one trick pony. I was very happy with the frequency range and quality of the audio recording on the microphone. With it rejecting a lot of outside noise it has really helped improve my voice over workflow.
The RØDE Procaster is my new favorite microphone for heavy metal and rock vocals. I've personally tried the Shure SM7b and as great as that mic sounds, it did not really mesh well with my vocal style when doing heavier music. I was very happy with the way the Procaster handled all of the frequencies in my voice and it really cut through the mix which contained synths, heavy guitar, bass, and drums. Designed for broadcast, great for metal!
I was very excited when I noticed that RØDE had released a large-capsule dynamic mic at a very attractive price… It has a nice open and fresh character, with a natural low end. I compared it to the EV RE-20 and the Sennheiser MD421, and found the Procaster to be more natural sounding than the RE-20, and the MD421 sounded harsh and thin. I am sure that this mic will sound good in many applications. As a saxophone mic this is one of the best I have ever tried.
I have been recording for many years and have a few condenser mics. My problem is that I have a dry voice, I can sing on key and very well but I have never liked the sound of my vocals. It always seems very thin with no grit. I have always liked how radio announcers sounded and they always had the big dynamic mics, so I thought I would try one. Enter the Procaster, I'm so glad that I got it. It gave me what I was missing. A little thickness, great sound at a fantastic value. I know that it's for voice-overs and radio but I found it to be great for my home studio and my vocal. Thanks RØDE for a great product at a great price.
I have a deep voice and needed a flatter response mic than my Audio Technica at2020. I do voice overs and screencasts of powerpoint presentations. this broadcast quality mic did the trick and at a great price. you'll need a strong mic-boom stand b/c this puppy is built like a brick.
Another reason I bought this is b/c of the large diaphragm that allows me to move around the mic (while at my computer) and my voice doesn't fade out, as if I'm too far from it.
Great dynamic voice/narration mic... similar to an RE20 but in my comparisons the RØDE is brighter and not as dull as the RE20...
I like the RE20 but i feel the RØDE is just as solid in every way yet has more life and warmth than the RE20...and of course less expensive. Been using this more for voice overs than my condensers (AKG C3000b, RØDE NT2)
|Frequency Range||75Hz - 18kHz|
|Sensitivity||-56.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (1.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Dimensions||214.00mmH x 53.00mmW x 53.00mmD|
|Dimensions||214.00mmH x 53.00mmW x 53.00mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
To connect the XLR microphone output to a TRS stereo input (3.5mm socket) you will need to buy or make a XLR to stereo TRS cable, to make the cable please follow the instructions in the picture below. This cable will allow connection between the microphone and a camcorder or DSLR camera.
This cable will allow you to connect your microphone output to a stereo TRS input and receive the audio signal on both the input channels.
Please Note: Should the microphone require phantom power to operate, this will not be available from a TRS socket.
No, whilst these mics do not require phantom power, microphones are built to cope with being fed phantom power and this will not damage the equipment. It is however advised that when possible, to turn off phantom power when not in use.
There are more FAQs and product help in the Support section.