Rode RODECaster Pro II
The RØDECaster Pro II is the ultimate audio production solution for streamers, podcasters, musicians, and content creators. Combining revolutionary features with superior sound quality, unmatched ease of use and endless customizability, it is all any creator will ever need to record incredible audio.
The Most Feature Packed Audio Production Solution Ever
Incredible audio, incredibly easy. Combining all the elements typically found in professional podcasting, streaming or studio setups into one powerful, easy-to-use console, the RØDECaster Pro II simplifies the audio production process, allowing any creator to get set up to record high-quality content in seconds.
The large (5.5-inch) high-definition, full-colour touchscreen with haptic feedback, tactile rotary encoder, bright RGB colour-coding and hands-on controls make navigating the RØDECaster Pro II super simple. Pre-loaded presets and the intuitive VoxLab™ processing editor make capturing professional-quality sound effortless. Every feature, from setting up a microphone channel to programming the SMART pads, has been designed to maximise creativity, and every function can be controlled on-board via the user-friendly interface or with a computer via RØDE Central for maximum convenience.
The RØDECaster Pro II offers an unparalleled feature set designed to make anyone sound exceptional every time they hit record. Four studio-grade Neutrik combo inputs with Rode's ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps deliver astonishing clarity and transparency with any microphone or instrument. Users can craft their own unique sound with a full suite of studio-quality APHEX processors, including the legendary Aural Exciter™, Big Bottom™ and Compellor™, and powerful onboard effects, including reverb, delay, pitch shifting, robot effects and more. A high-performance quad-core audio engine delivers significantly more processing power than any other content creation console on the market and unlocks huge potential for future updates.
The RØDECaster Pro II features four high-end studio preamps that have been designed from the ground up to deliver pristine audio quality with any microphone or instrument. With an ultra-low noise level of just -131.5dBV and a whopping 76dB of gain on tap, they eliminate the need for microphone boosters, lifters, or external processing, even with the most demanding dynamic mics. They are highly transparent, allowing every detail of what’s plugged in to shine and providing a clean platform to shape and enhance the signal using the onboard processing and effects.
Every great recording starts with a great microphone and a great preamp. The RØDECaster Pro II features four phenomenal preamps that rival boutique designs that cost thousands of dollars per channel, complete with broadcast-quality faders for precise gain adjustment, accurate digital level metering, and high-power headphone and speaker outputs for monitoring in stunning definition.
Just add a RØDE mic and you’re golden.
To complement these high-end preamps, the RØDECaster Pro II offers studio-quality signal processing powered by one of the most revered names in pro audio: APHEX.
Onboard is a suite of legendary APHEX processors each painstakingly remodelled for the RØDECaster Pro II to deliver authentic emulations of classic hardware units. This includes the Aural Exciter for adding sheen and sparkle, Big Bottom for adding richness and depth, and the legendary Compellor master compressor/leveller for adding that all-important final touch. There is also a de-esser, noise gate, high-pass filter, and equaliser, also powered by APHEX.
These can be tweaked to taste using the RØDECaster Pro II’s innovative VoxLab™ processing editor, which utilises three intuitive controls to change multiple parameters on multiple processors for achieving pro results in seconds, or via the advanced editor for granular editing (either on-board or with a computer). All settings can be saved as presets and re-loaded at any time on any channel.
Endless Customisation for Complete Creative Freedom
Every podcast, every stream, every studio is different. The RØDECaster Pro II is designed to adapt to any creative vision, with endless customizability allowing users to design their perfect setup no matter what kind of content they are creating.
SMART Pads - The original RØDECaster Pro had sound pads. The RØDECaster Pro II has SMART pads. As the name suggests, these can be used for so much more than just triggering music, jingles, or sound effects. Each pad can be customised to perform a variety of functions including activating voice effects, sending MIDI commands to external software and hardware for everything from changing scenes in streaming software to triggering samples in a DAW, and activating mixer actions, such as fade-ins and fade-outs, ducking and profanity muting. Eight banks of pads can be easily accessed via the dedicated bank switching buttons, allowing users to access a total of 64 unique actions. Complete creative control at the touch of a button.
Processing and Effects - Every APHEX processor and onboard effect is fully adjustable using the onboard editor or with a computer using RODE Central. Users can fine-tune every processing parameter using the advanced editor or achieve pro results in seconds using VoxLab™.
Saving 'Shows' - All of the RØDECaster Pro II’s settings, including the mixer configuration, SMART pads and APHEX processing, can be saved onboard as a 'Show' and loaded at any time. Perfect for creators who are producing multiple shows, streams, or different kinds of content.
The Mixer - The RØDECaster Pro II has a highly flexible mixer featuring nine channels: six channels with broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual channels, with the option to expand via digital hosting and hardware integrations with future updates. These are individually assignable, meaning the four analogue inputs, USB and Bluetooth interfaces, and SMART pads can be allocated to any of the physical faders or virtual channels in any order. This allows users to customise their RØDECaster Pro II to suit their creative requirements and workflow. There is a pan control for each channel and the analogue inputs can also be linked for recording stereo microphone pairs, outboard gear, or instruments.
The Perfect Audio Control Centre for any Creator’s Setup
The RØDECaster Pro II offers unrivalled connectivity with a wide range of devices, unlocking more creative possibilities, more streamlined workflows, and easier integration with other equipment than ever before. It’s the perfect audio control centre for any creator’s setup.
The four Neutrik combo inputs allow mic, line, and instrument level devices to be connected for recording everything from a single microphone for streaming to a multitracked Livestream with vocals, keys, and guitar. There are also four high-power headphone outputs and ¼-inch balanced line outputs for connecting speakers.
Advanced Bluetooth connectivity with wide-band speech can be used for ultra-high-quality phone call integration, crystal-clear audio streaming, wireless monitoring and more. Dual USB-C interfaces allow two computers or mobile devices to be connected simultaneously, unlocking huge potential for everything from remote podcasting to organising complex streaming setups.
Users can record in stereo or multitrack to either an onboard microSD™ card, a USB storage device, or directly to a computer, with ultra-fast data transfer. The RØDECaster Pro II also features Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, which offer high-speed communication with computers and other devices for updating firmware wirelessly, software and hardware integrations, and more.
Just like the original, the RØDECaster Pro II is fully updateable and will continue to evolve with new firmware that will be available to all users. We have an exciting schedule of updates lined up that will introduce new features and functionality, system enhancements, software compatibilities and integration with future RØDE products, and users will be able to download and install new firmware directly to their RØDECaster Pro II via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB.
- Fully integrated audio production studio for podcasters, streamers, musicians, and content creators
- Ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps™ (-131.5dBV EIN, 76dB gain).
- Four high-quality Neutrik® combo inputs for connecting both microphones and instruments.
- Four high-power headphone outputs and balanced ¼-inch line outputs.
- Customisable nine-channel mixer with six broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual faders.
- Fully programmable SMART pads for triggering audio and effects, mixer actions, send MIDI commands, vision switching and more.
- Studio-quality APHEX® audio processing and powerful onboard effects.
- 5-inch high-definition touchscreen and tactile rotary encoder for easy navigation and control.
- Dual USB-C interfaces for connecting to two computers and/or mobile devices simultaneously.
- Advanced Bluetooth® connectivity for ultra-high-quality phone call integration and wireless audio monitoring.
- Ten languages (English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hindi).
- Mix-minus on the Bluetooth and USB channels for echo-free remote communication.
- Bi-directional MIDI communication for seamless integration with DAWs and streaming software.
- Mute buttons for each channel.
- Listen buttons with pre-fader listen (PFL) and after-fader listen (AFL) for each channel.
- Producer talkback mode for communicating with guests without affecting the recording.
- Broadcast or high-quality recording options (WAV or MP3).
- Multitrack recording to separate files for easy track management.
- MFi-certified USB connections for seamless integration with iOS devices.
- Phantom power for use with condenser microphones.
- Tailored presets for RØDE microphones and other popular models.
- Easy stereo input linking and panning available on each channel.
- Designed and made in RØDE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia.