RØDE launches new podcast consoles, mic updates and more

Firmware updates for Wireless GO II and RØDECaster Pro II coming soon

Australian audio technology company RØDE has announced seven new products, including a combined audio interface and video capture card and a more compact version of the RØDECaster Pro II, along with a number of updates to its existing devices. 

The announcements, which represent RØDE’s biggest ever product update, came as part of the NAB Show today which is being held until 19 April. The annual trade expo has been held in Las Vegas by the National Association of Broadcasters since 1991. 

New products that will be launched over the coming weeks include the Streamer X, which combines an audio interface and a video capture card into a compact all-in-one console. The product features inputs for XLR and compatibility with RØDE Series IV wireless microphones, 4K30 / 2K60 streaming and 2K120 / 4K60 pass-through, two USB-C connections for PC setups and four customisable SMART pads to trigger sounds and voice effects, and is fully compatible with RØDE’s software solutions. 

New firmware updates will also be coming to the Wireless GO II dual channel microphone system, including easier transfers to computers with the ability to save onboard recordings as .WAV files, starting and stopping onboard recordings using the transmitter power button, and new camera models added to the camera preset feature.

RØDE has also launched a number of new products that make it easier for creators to record on the go, including the RØDECaster Duo which is a more compact and portable version of the RØDECaster Pro II, a custom backpack designed specifically for transporting products in the RØDECaster series, and a charging case for the Wireless GO II which accommodates both transmitters and the receiver and features an integrated battery which allows for three full recharges with up to 30 hours of continuous use. 

Additionally, the RØDECaster Pro II will also receive a new “world-first” firmware update soon which is to include wireless microphone connectivity. Prior to this feature, the RØDECaster Pro II audio inputs included combination XLR and 1/4in jacks for mics and instruments, Bluetooth, and dual USB interfaces, but this new feature will also allow creators to record through any RØDE Series IV wireless transmitter. 

At the end of February this year, RØDE launched the fifth iteration of the NT1 condenser microphone which for the first time included both XLR and USB connectivity. Now, the company has also announced that it will soon be adding this feature to the PodMic USB broadcast-grade microphone for podcasting. The mic also features zero-latency headphone output and onboard volume control.