RØDE Releases RØDECaster Duo — a Compact Version of the Revolutionary RØDECaster Pro II

As somebody who has just recently struggled with getting audio levels coming in clean during a podcast, I have a newfound appreciation for a physical separation of audio sources.  More than that, the ability to discreetly control those audio sources, apply additional filters and adjustments, and mix them properly is the key differentiator between a clean and clear broadcast and effectively shouting the whole thing through a megaphone.  RØDE has announce a brand new tool that does precisely that, albeit at a level that more creators can afford — the RØDECASTER Duo.  Combining the best parts of the RØDECaster Pro II, but now in a very compact form factor, it’s perfect for streamers, podcasters, and producers alike.  Let’s get into the key feature specifics:

  • Compact integrated audio production studio for podcasters and content creators
  • Ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps™ (-131.5dBV EIN, 76dB gain) for world-class audio quality with stunning clarity and transparency
  • Two high-quality Neutrik® combo inputs for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • Integrated wireless receiver for connecting RØDE Series IV wireless devices (including the Wireless GO II and Wireless ME)
  • 3.5mm TRRS input for connecting headphones and headsets
  • Seven individually assignable channels with four broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual faders
  • Studio-quality APHEX® audio processing for superior sound quality and unmatched flexibility in any recording application
  • Six programmable SMART pads for triggering sounds, voice effects, MIDI commands and mixer actions – with eight banks for 48 unique actions
  • Dual USB-C interfaces for connecting two computers or mobile devices
  • Advanced Bluetooth® connectivity with wide-band speech for ultra-high-quality phone call integration and audio streaming, wireless monitoring, and more
  • 5.5-inch high-definition touchscreen and rotary encoder for easy navigation and control
  • Designed and made in RØDE’s precision facilities in Sydney, Australia
  • The Ultimate Compact Audio Solution for Creators: RØDECaster Duo

With a quad-core processor, high-gain pre-amps, ultra-low-noise filters, and more, this could be just the thing you need to punch up the audio side of any small production.  I know I have struggled with audio on my Black Magic ATEM system, with audio either coming in too hot or too quiet, with almost no way to adjust them other than in post.  This device can interface with my RØDE Wireless Go II, a Wireless ME, RØDE Series IV wireless transmitters, and any other 2.5mm TRRS input device, and all with active monitoring.

Four physical faders and three virtual faders give users hands-on control of up to seven audio channels – unmatched flexibility in such a compact form factor. Dual USB-C connections and advanced Bluetooth® connectivity allows for easy integration of remote guests and other audio sources via a computer or smartphone. And the six programmable SMART pads can be used to trigger everything from sounds and music beds to voice effects, MIDI commands and automated mixer action for complete creative control. No other console offers such a wide range of audio inputs and creative features in such a compact form factor.

If you are wondering if this device can be used on the go, you’ll be happy to know that the entire shooting match can be recorded directly to a PC, or to an on-board microSD card, as well as to an external storage device.  If this sounds like the device for you, you can pick one up for $679, starting today at the official RØDE store.

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