RODE has now unveiled its next-generation audio production studio for content creators. A direct sequel to the original RODECaster Pro, the new RODECaster Pro II offers an expanded all-in-one feature set for streamers, podcasters and musicians with instrument inputs and microphone preamps, a multi-channel mixer, dual audio interfaces , built-in Bluetooth, etc. The RODECaster Pro II audio production studio for content creators is available for pre-order at select professional audio retailers like B&H. Head below for a more in-depth review.
RODECaster Pro II content creator audio production studio
The RODECaster Pro II, just like its predecessor, is designed to combine a range of gadgets and gear that most audio production and podcasting/streaming setups need – audio interfaces, a mixer, plus something for trigger effects and audio clips – in one package. RODE’s new all-in-one audio production studio seeks to do all of this and more with the ability to connect essentially all your gear – mics, instruments, headphones, speakers, smartphones, your Mac/PC, SD cards , and more – in a kind of control center.
RODECaster Pro II offers Neutrik combo input jacks for connecting microphones, instruments and line-level devices as well as built-in Bluetooth connectivity for things like integrating “high quality phone calls” into your setup broadcasting or recording. From there, the main control panel features “six broadcast-quality physical faders” along with three more that can be accessed virtually for balancing individual elements in your production as well as eight fully programmable SMART Pads:
Other consoles have sound pads. The RODECaster Pro II has SMART pads. Trigger on-the-fly vocal effects like reverb, echo, pitch and robot effects, send MIDI commands to external software, activate automated mix actions like fade ins and fade outs. And yes, trigger sound effects, musical beds, samples or jingles. Unlimited creativity and control at your fingertips.
Along with the “ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution preamps,” you’ll find a 5.5-inch high-definition touchscreen with haptic feedback at the center of the operation, along with a quad-core audio engine and studio quality. APHEX audio processing:
Craft your sound with studio-grade audio processing powered by one of the most revered names in pro audio: APHEX. Onboard is a suite of authentic emulations of legendary hardware audio processors, including the Aural Exciter, Big Bottom, and Compellor Master Compressor/Leveler. There’s also a studio-grade compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter, de-esser, and three-band EQ for each channel, all powered by APHEX. Great sound every time you hit a record on RODECaster Pro II.
You can record directly to the microSD card slot, an external hard drive, or use the machine’s two USB-C audio interfaces to run tracks directly to a DAW or streaming application on your main Mac or PC rig.
The RODECaster Pro II content-creating audio production studio is expected to begin shipping in mid-June 2022 with pre-order listings already live online at $699 from professional audio retailers like B&H.
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An all-in-one audio production studio like this might be a tough sell for content creators who have already invested in dedicated audio interfaces and controllers, especially at $699. But there’s no denying how convenient it can be to have everything you need for streaming right under your fingertips on a single control surface. RODE has been a trusted name in the audio space for many years, and if you’re looking to upgrade or streamline your streaming/recording rig in the near future, its new RODECaster Pro II is definitely worth a look.
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