First take a look at RODE’s RodeCaster Duo and RodeCaster Professional II firmware updates

It’s a giant week for Rode, with many new bulletins. This time, it’s the brand new RodeCaster Duo (buy here), a 2-channel model of the 4-channel RodeCaster Professional II (RCP2). The RodeCaster Duo contains lots of the options of the RCP2 however in a smaller footprint. Rode has but to launch pricing for the brand new RodeCaster Duo, however it’ll clearly price lower than the RCP2, presenting a extra reasonably priced possibility for creators that want fewer inputs.

Rode has additionally introduced a brand new firmware replace for the RodeCaster Professional II (buy here), bringing a giant and often-requested function to the unit. Now you can join Rode Wi-fi GO II (buy here) and Rode Wi-fi ME (buy here) transmitters on to the RCP2 with out plugging receivers in. This bypasses the necessity for receivers and further cables (and further factors of failure) sitting in your desk.

RodeCaster Duo – RodeCaster Professional II with a smaller footprint

The RodeCaster Duo is a great-looking answer for people who need (most of) the capabilities of the RodeCaster Professional II however with a cheaper price tag. In spite of everything, for those who solely want one or two inputs, then going for a four-input system is a little bit of a waste. Now, due to the brand new RodeCaster Duo, these customers can lower your expenses and purchase one thing that higher fits their wants with out the extra expense.

The RodeCaster Duo appears to supply just about the identical function set because the RCP2, together with Rode’s Revolution preamps and Aphex audio processing. In addition to shedding a few inputs, it additionally loses a few pads on the right-hand aspect and, after all, a few faders. This permits the RodeCaster Duo to slot in a a lot smaller footprint in your desk.

RodeCaster Professional II – New firmware for Wi-fi connectivity


The RodeCaster Professional II is just not a really new system as of late. It was initially launched in Could 2022. However since its launch, it’s seen numerous main firmware updates that add numerous nice performance. This makes it virtually really feel such as you’re getting a brand new system each time an replace is launched. This time, the latest RodeCaster Professional II firmware replace provides a functionality customers have requested for a very long time – for the reason that preliminary launch, mainly.

The brand new replace provides assist for the Rode Wi-fi GO II and Rode Wi-fi ME microphones. This assist contains the flexibility to pair your Wi-fi GO II and Wi-fi ME transmitters instantly with the RCP2. This implies you don’t must fiddle with the receivers and also you don’t want to make use of an array of cables to plug them into your RCP2. This retains your desk neat and tidy whereas additionally decreasing potential factors of failure within the connection chain.

RodeCaster Professional II goes transportable with the Rode Backpack

For these of you trying to take your Rode RodeCaster Professional II on the go, Rode has additionally introduced a brand new Rode Backpack. After all, it’s additionally appropriate for the unique RodeCaster Professional, in addition to the RodeCaster Duo talked about above. However it doesn’t simply carry your RodeCaster. It’ll additionally allow you to carry a few increase arms, together with a bunch of microphones, cables and different bits, holding every little thing in a single place.

It’s an excellent answer for these usually podcasting or streaming from completely different venues, and allows you to hold every little thing bundled collectively so nothing will get misplaced or forgotten. The backpack additionally has a laptop computer slot, letting you carry something as much as a 16″ laptop computer together with every little thing else, so that you don’t even want a separate bag for that. It has ergonomic adjustable shoulders, with again and chest assist for max consolation.

Value and Availability

The RodeCaster Duo is on the market to pre-order now for $499. Transport is anticipated to start within the coming weeks. The RodeCaster Professional II replace that provides Wi-fi GO II and Wi-fi ME assist has been launched as a beta firmware replace. Yow will discover out how to set it up here, and the firmware may be downloaded instantly throughout the RodeCaster Professional. Rode warns that it is a beta firmware and shouldn’t be used for crucial recordings right now. There is no such thing as a value or availability data for the Rode Backpack but.

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