Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone

Combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity

SKU: Podcaster

Cat no: 15153

  • Broadcast Sound Quality
  • 28mm dynamic capsule
  • 18-bit resolution, 8-48kHz sampling
  • Windows and Mac compatible
  • Powered by USB bus
  • Internal capsule shock mounting
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£137.50 (ex vat) £165.00 (incl vat)

Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone


The RØDE Podcaster is a dynamic, end-address USB microphone that combines broadcast-quality audio with the simplicity of USB connectivity, allowing recording direct to a computer without the need for an additional digital interface.

Including an audiophile quality 18-bit resolution, 48kHz sampling A/D converter, the Podcaster processes all of the analogue-to-digital conversion internally, bypassing the computer's lower quality on-board sound controller altogether.

A headphone output on the microphone body provides zero-latency monitoring, so the user can hear exactly what is being recorded, free of delay or echo.

The Podcaster features an internal pop filter, designed to minimise plosives sounds that can overload the microphone capsule and distort the audio output.

It is fully compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS X computers, as well as several Linux distributions. The microphone is bus powered and features a status LED to indicate operation.

The Podcaster is ideal for podcasting, vodcasting, YouTube videos, voice recognition software, corporate videos and any production application that requires a simple yet professional voice-over microphone. It is also a convenient demo microphone for musicians and songwriters that prefer the convenience of a USB microphone but don't want to compromise sound quality.

It can also be used as an iPad microphone for the Apple iPad (in conjunction with the iPad Camera Connection Kit and a powered USB hub) to provide high quality recording to various iPad audio applications such as Garageband.

The Podcaster includes a sturdy RM2 microphone ring mount. For professional applications the optional PSM1 shock mount and PSA1 boom arm are highly recommended.

The RØDE Podcaster USB microphone is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

Key Features

  • Broadcast Sound Quality
  • 28mm dynamic capsule
  • 18-bit resolution, 8-48kHz sampling
  • Windows and Mac compatible
  • Powered by USB bus
  • Internal capsule shock mounting
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone output with volume control built-in to body
  • Ideal for voice recognition software
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone

Product Specification


Acoustic Principle Dynamic
Active Electronics Analogue signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface
Polar Pattern Cardioid - Picks up the front and sides and rejects from the rear
Resolution 18-bit
Sampling Rate 8-48kHz
Address Type End
Frequency Range 40Hz - 14kHz
Output Impedance
Maximum SPL 115dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -51.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (2.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Power Options  USB
Weight 655.00gm
Dimensions 215.00mmH x 56.00mmW x 52.00mmD
Output  USB
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration

This product includes:

  • Rode Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone
  • Rode RM2 Ring-Mount Microphone Stand
  • USB Cable (3m/10') 

Rode Warranties

Register for your Rode HERE.

All RØDE Microphones products are warranted for one year from date of purchase. Depending on the microphone model the warranty can be extended to five years, ten years or lifetime (subject to terms & conditions ) by registering the details of your purchase using this form.

The RØDE Microphones extended warranty gives you the peace of mind that your investment is protected for many years to come.


FAQ's

How do I register for the RØDE extended warranty?


Registration for the extended warranty can be made by completing our online registration form.

Once registered you warranty will be extended to either 10 years, 5 years capped or lifetime, depending on your product.

What is the procedure for returning a faulty product?

Please view our FAQ to try and troubleshoot the issue. If you believe the microphone is at fault please contact our distributor in your country of residence for the correct procedure for returning your product. To find your nearest distributor please use our technical support finder here.

DO NOT send any product back to RØDE without first obtaining a unique RMA number from us.

Is my microphone covered by a service warranty?

RØDE microphones come with a 1 year manufacturers warranty, this can be upgraded to one of our free extended warranties by the registration of the microphone on our website. Please register your microphone using the WARRANTY tab above.

Our warranty covers faulty workmanship and faulty components. RØDE may either repair or replace the product at their sole discretion. The product must be returned to the service centre in the country that the product was purchased for service and repair.

Please note: the warranty does not cover normal wear and tear, nor the use of the product in heavily corrosive, polluted or extremely humid environments.

I want to buy a RØDE mic from overseas. Will the warranty be valid?

The warranty is only valid in the country of purchase so in the unlikely event that the mic were to fail it would need to be returned to the country of purchase for repair.

Alternatively, the mic can be sent to a local distributor but they may (at their discression) charge an admin fee for repairing a product that was not bought locally. As we offer a 10 year warranty this is always worth considering when adding up the initial cost of the mic.

 

Can I still get support for my legacy/discontinued product?

Yes, at RØDE we support our products for as long as possible, many years into their retirement. We understand that you will often have a "go to" mic that you simply cannot work without and we will do everything we can to assist with the repairs of these legacy products.

Spare parts are usually available so please contact your local service agent for assistance with these repairs.


What information should I include with a service/repair request?

The best way to request a service is to register your microphone for warranty and then request a service via the 'My Mics' page.

If you are requesting a service or repair of a product via email please let us know the following information:

  1. Product range
  2. Serial number 
  3. Basic fault description
  4. Your return address
  5. Your contact phone number

With this information we will be able to quickly provide you with further assistance for your product.

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Rode PSA1 Professional Studio Boom Arm

£65.00 (ex vat) £78.00 (incl vat)

Softies & Suspension Click to expand

Quick View Rode PSM1 Microphone Shock Mount

Rode PSM1 Microphone Shock Mount

£25.00 (ex vat) £30.00 (incl vat)

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Rode WS2 Windshield

£11.00 (ex vat) £13.20 (incl vat)

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