Australian audio powerhouse Røde launched 5 new merchandise and two main software program updates Monday — its “largest product announcement ever,” it mentioned — on the Nationwide Affiliation of Broadcasters (NAB) Present in Las Vegas.
Two new merchandise headlined — the Streamer X audio interface/video seize card and the compact RødeCaster Duo AV manufacturing instrument. The brand new PodMic USB, essential firmware updates to the Wi-fi Go II mic system and the RødeCaster Professional II manufacturing instrument, and helpful new equipment rounded out the combo.
Røde introduces RødeCaster Duo, Streamer X and extra at NAB Present
Røde mentioned the five new products and two firmware updates rolled out at NAB Show will launch in the course of the coming weeks. A rundown of what to anticipate follows. Røde has not but offered pricing info or particular launch dates.
The RødeCaster Duo (pictured above) is a compact, transportable all-in-one audio manufacturing instrument for podcasting, streaming, music and different content creation. It provides the identical options because the bigger RødeCaster Professional II. That features a quad-core audio engine, Revolution Preamps, APHEX audio processing and ample customizability.
“We created the all-in-one podcasting console class with the unique RødeCaster Pro in 2018 and, since its launch in 2022, the RødeCaster Professional II has been praised as probably the most highly effective audio manufacturing console of its form,” the corporate mentioned.
“The RødeCaster Duo will proceed this legacy, delivering all the things that customers have come to like about its sibling in a extra compact footprint — excellent for those who require fewer audio inputs however don’t need to compromise on audio high quality,” it continued.
The Streamer X combines knowledgeable audio interface and video seize card in a compact, easy console for an all-in-one streaming answer, the corporate mentioned.
For prime-high quality sound, it packs studio-grade audio inputs for XLR, line-degree units and headsets with a low-noise, excessive-acquire Revolution Preamp and APHEX audio processing.
Streamer X options compatibility with Røde Sequence IV wi-fi microphones, which can also be coming to the RødeCaster Professional II within the subsequent firmware replace (see beneath).
On the video entrance for streaming and different functions, Streamer X provides 4K30/2K60 streaming and as much as 2K120/4K60 cross-via.
Two USB-C connections accommodate twin PC setups, and 4 customizable Good pads permit fast triggering of sound or voice results and different actions. It’s appropriate with Rode software program, together with Røde Central, Røde Join and Unify.
PodMic USB is dynamic microphone for podcasting, streaming and content creation. It provides the identical sound high quality and compact kind issue as the perfect-promoting PodMic, however with XLR and USB connectivity, a modern new end and a pop filter.
When utilizing the analog XLR output, PodMic USB works identical to the unique PodMic.
When utilizing the digital USB output, it provides a variety of options that make it versatile, together with a Revolution Preamp and excessive-high quality analog-to-digital conversion. Superior DSP allows you to add APHEX voice processing to recordings. Compatibility with smartphones and tablets permits straightforward use on the go.
It additionally encompasses a zero-latency headphone output and on-board quantity management. And it’s appropriate with the Røde software program suite, together with Røde Central, Røde Join, Røde Seize and Unify.
Wi-fi Go II firmware replace
A brand new firmware replace will unlock new options within the compact Wireless GO II microphone system. You’ll be capable to save on-board recordings as WAV recordsdata for straightforward switch to a pc, and begin/cease on-board recordings utilizing the transmitter energy button.
New digicam fashions will seem within the not too long ago added digicam preset function. Different modifications embrace quite a lot of system enhancements and workflow enhancements.
RødeCaster Professional II wi-fi microphone connectivity replace
A brand new firmware replace for RødeCaster Professional II will unlock wi-fi microphone connectivity.
The brand new replace lets customers join any Røde Sequence IV wi-fi transmitter — together with the Wi-fi Go II and Wi-fi ME — for recording wi-fi audio on to the RødeCaster Professional II.
“This unimaginable function is a world-first and makes the RødeCaster Professional II much more versatile, with extra inputs and outputs than another gadget of its form available on the market, affirming its place as the final word audio manufacturing console for content creators,” the corporate mentioned.
The brand new Backpack is for the RødeCaster sequence, together with the RødeCaster Professional, RødeCaster Professional II and RødeCaster Duo. That includes a delicate, sturdy Alcantara deal with, ballistic nylon straps and a water-resistant exterior, it’s rugged.
Along with a RødeCaster mannequin, it may well carry microphones, studio arms and different equipment, in addition to laptops as much as 16 inches. Ergonomic adjustable shoulder straps and exterior pockets and compartments for extra storage full the bundle.
Wi-fi Go II Charging Case
It is a helpful charging case for the Wi-fi Go II. It accommodates the transmitters and the receiver. It options an built-in battery for three full recharges permitting as much as 30 hours of steady use, the corporate mentioned.