Combining all the elements typically found in a professional podcasting, streaming or studio setup into one powerful, easy-to-use console, the RØDECaster Pro II simplifies the audio production process, allowing any creator to get set up to record high-quality content in seconds.
The 5.5" high-definition, full-color touchscreen with haptic feedback, tactile rotary encoder, bright RGB color coding and hands-on controls makes navigating the RØDECaster Pro II super simple.
Preloaded presets and the intuitive VoxLab processing editor make capturing professional-quality sound effortless. Every feature, from setting up a microphone channel to programming the SMART pads, has been designed to maximize creativity, and every function can be controlled on board via the user-friendly interface or with a computer via RØDE Central for maximum convenience.
The RØDECaster Pro II offers an unparalleled feature set designed to make anyone sound exceptional every time they hit record. Four studio-grade Neutrik combo inputs with ultralow-noise, high-gain Revolution preamps deliver astonishing clarity and transparency with any microphone or instrument. Users can craft their own unique sound with a full suite of studio-quality APHEX processors, including the legendary Aural Exciter, Big Bottom and Compellor, and powerful onboard effects, including reverb, delay, pitch shifting, robot effects and more. A high-performance quad-core audio engine delivers massive processing power and unlocks huge potential for future updates.
The RØDECaster Pro II features four high-end studio preamps that have been designed from the ground up to deliver pristine audio quality with any microphone or instrument. With an ultralow noise level of just -131.5dBV and a whopping 76dB of gain on tap, they eliminate the need for microphone boosters, lifters or external processing, even with the most demanding dynamic mics. They are highly transparent, allowing every detail of what’s plugged in to shine and providing a clean platform to shape and enhance the signal using the onboard processing and effects.
Every great recording starts with a great microphone and a great preamp. The RØDECaster Pro II features four phenomenal preamps that rival boutique designs that cost thousands of dollars per channel, complete with broadcast-quality faders for precise gain adjustment, accurate digital level metering, and high-power headphone and speaker outputs for monitoring in stunning definition.
To compliment these high-end preamps is a suite of legendary APHEX processors, each painstakingly remodeled for the RØDECaster Pro II to deliver authentic emulations of classic hardware units. This includes the Aural Exciter for adding sheen and sparkle, Big Bottom for adding richness and depth, and the legendary Compellor master compressor/leveler for adding that all-important final touch. There is also a de-esser, noise gate, high-pass filter and equalizer, also powered by APHEX.
These can be tweaked to taste using the RØDECaster Pro II’s innovative VoxLab processing editor, which utilizes three intuitive controls to change multiple parameters on multiple processors for achieving pro results in seconds, or via the advanced editor for granular editing (either on board or with a computer). All settings can be saved as presets and reloaded at any time on any channel.
The original RØDECaster Pro had sound pads. The RØDECaster Pro II has SMART pads. As the name suggests, these can be used for so much more than just triggering music, jingles or sound effects. Each pad can be customized to perform a variety of functions including activating voice effects, sending MIDI commands to external software and hardware for everything from changing scenes in streaming software to triggering samples in a DAW, and activating mixer actions, such as fade-ins and fade-outs, ducking and profanity muting.
Eight banks of pads can be easily accessed via the dedicated bank switching buttons, allowing users to access a total of 64 unique actions.
The RØDECaster Pro II has a highly flexible mixer featuring nine channels: six channels with broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual channels, with the option to expand via digital hosting and hardware integrations with future updates. These are individually assignable, meaning the four analog inputs, USB and Bluetooth interfaces, and SMART pads can be allocated to any of the physical faders or virtual channels in any order. This allows users to customize their RØDECaster Pro II to suit their creative requirements and workflow. There is a pan control for each channel and the analog inputs can also be linked for recording stereo microphone pairs, outboard gear or instruments.
All the RODECaster Pro II’s settings, including the mixer configuration, SMART pads and APHEX processing, can be saved on board as a “Show” and loaded at any time. It’s perfect for creators who are producing multiple shows, streams or different kinds of content.
The RØDECaster Pro II offers unrivalled connectivity with a wide range of devices, unlocking more creative possibilities, more streamlined workflows and easier integration with other equipment than ever before. It’s the perfect audio control center for any creator’s setup.
The four Neutrik combo inputs allow mic-, line- and instrument-level devices to be connected for recording everything from a single microphone for streaming to a multitracked livestream with vocals, keys and guitar. There are also four high-power headphone outputs and 1⁄4" balanced line outputs for connecting speakers.
Advanced Bluetooth connectivity with wide- band speech can be used for ultrahigh-quality phone call integration, crystal-clear audio streaming, wireless monitoring and more. Dual USB-C interfaces allow two computers or mobile devices to be connected simultaneously, unlocking huge potential for everything from remote podcasting to organizing complex streaming setups.
Users can record in stereo or multitrack to either an onboard microSD card, a USB storage device, or directly to a computer, with ultrafast data transfer. The RØDECaster Pro II also features Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections, which offer high-speed communication with computers and other devices for updating firmware wirelessly, software and hardware integrations—and more.