Rode Microphones, a global leader in the professional audio industry, has pulled back the curtain on its newest all-in-one audio production studio, the Rodecaster Pro II. This new device is the successor to the original Rodecaster Pro which has become a staple for content creators, streamers and podcasters. The Rodecaster Pro II sets new standards in every respect, making it the premier audio workstation for a variety of developers.
Since the Rodecaster Pro’s debut, several competing products have been released and challenged for the top spot. Although it was retained in large part due to massive software updates that added and enhanced functionality, it was time for an update. Like the OG Rodecaster, this new version brings back multi-source XLR recording, dedicated faders and pads, multi-out monitoring and more. But, if you’ll pardon the audio pun, Rode turned the dial to 11.
The Rodecaster Pro II takes everything the original Rodecaster Pro offers and improves on it, including special attention paid to features for game streamers. The XLR inputs (each independently monitorable via separate headphones) are now more powerful and cleaner thanks to Rode’s all-new Revolution preamps. The company says there’s enough power to drive even the most power-hungry mics, like the Shure SM7B or the Electro-Voice RE-20, without the need for expensive aftermarket line boosters. The XLR connectors are also now multi-jacks for easy connection of instruments and other 1/4″ audio sources.
Another highlight is that the device now supports dual USB inputs for connecting two PCs. Multi-PC streamers already know the challenges of streaming between two systems, and the Rodecaster Pro II brings both sources together with simple, easy-to-use faders and audio effects.
Under the hood, the device has received a massive upgrade. It now features a powerful quad-core processor that enables much higher processing power than the original or competing products. It also opens the door to expanding the product in future updates. As users of the original will know, Rode released a number of important updates that significantly improved and enhanced the original product. The company plans to do the same here, including an update designed specifically for gamers and streamers in an early post-launch update.
The Rodecaster Pro II will retail for $699 and will be open for pre-orders starting tomorrow, May 24thth. Deliveries of the units to customers should begin in June.
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