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Rode Podcaster

Brand

Rode

Type

Dynamic

Connection

USB

Estimated Price

$229

Endorsements

45 hosts
Clip from The Fluent Show using the Rode Podcaster
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Why buy the Rode Podcaster?

Well, if you’re a podcaster it’s a no-brainer. The name says it all. The Rode Podcaster is one of the company’s flagship USB mics, making it the perfect solution for hosts who need a simple, plug-and-play recording solution. Here are our top three reasons to buy the Rode Podcaster:
  • USB compatibility — Rode named this mic the Podcaster for a reason. Its USB connector, unlike many of Rode’s XLR-connection mics, makes it perfect for hosts whose passion for podcasting doesn’t encompass complex sound engineering. If you’re new to podcasting, or you just prefer recording straight into your laptop or desktop, the Podcaster will become your new best friend.
  • Style — The team at WhatPods is a sucker for mics that do more than just perform well; we especially love those that add a good dose of swagger, and the Podcaster meets both criteria.  
  • Price-to-performance — The Podcaster sits somewhere between an entry-level mic (which we class as <$100) and a mid-range mic (which we class as >$300), but for its price and usability it’s regarded as an exceptionally performant mic.

As a podcaster, quality sound is everything. Our reliance on the Rode Procaster (and its cousin, the Podcaster) as our in-studio mics has been one of the best gear investments our team has made. The mic's ability to consistently produce quality audio - even when the recording environment isn't always forgiving - is truly amazing. We've used the Procaster and Podcaster mics in-studio, as well as at live events, and have never been disappointed with the result. We highly recommend this mic to anyone serious about producing a quality podcast.

Devin Kleffer, host of Unmistakably Star Wars

Under the hood

  • Patterns: Cardioid
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 2.2 x 2 in (21.59 x 5.59 x 5.08 cm)
  • Weight: 1.44 pounds (655 grams)
  • Resolution: 24-bit
  • Frequency Range: 40Hz - 14kHz
  • Max SPL: 115dBSPL
  • Sample Rate: 44-96kHz