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RODE Podcaster USB Broadcast Microphone Standard


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A podcast-ready 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 analog-to-digital conversion internally, bypassing the computer's lower quality onboard 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.

RØDE includes a sturdy RM2 microphone ring mount. For professional applications the optional PSM1 shockmount 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.

  • Acoustic Principle: Dynamic
  • Active Electronics: Analog signal conditioning + A/D and USB interface
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Resolution: 18-bit
  • Sampling Rate: 44–96kHz
  • Address Type: End
  • Frequency Range: 40Hz–14kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 115 dBSPL
  • Sensitivity: -51.0 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (2.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Power Options: USB bus powered
  • Weight: 655 g
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 215 mm x 56 mm x 52 mm
  • Output: USB Output
  • Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here


  • High-quality broadcast sound
  • Dynamic capsule (neodymium): 28 mm
  • 18-bit resolution, 8 kHz to 48kHz sampling
  • Windows and Mac compatible
  • Tight cardioid pattern for superior off-axis sound rejection
  • Powered from USB bus
  • Includes microphone stand mount and a 3 m (40") USB cable
  • Internal capsule shockmounting
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack output with volume control
  • Full 10-year guarantee (conditions apply)