On Australia By Design: Innovations two years ago, RØDE previewed an amazing new product that put the technology of a high-tech radio studio into one simple-to-use unit – allowing everyone to create amazing, professional-sounding podcasts with unprecedented ease. The RØDECaster Pro has since established itself as THE podcast production solution of choice the world over – for podcasters big and small. If you listen to podcasts, it’s a dead cert that you’ve heard the RØDECaster Pro.
But, like all great innovators, RØDE did not sit back and say, ‘job done’. They looked at the market, looked at what users were saying, looked where people were still having problems, and looked at technology evolution. And so, just two years after they revolutionised podcast production, they are about to do it again. And this time, the secret lies in a microphone they launched earlier this year – the NT-USB Mini. This little microphone is a fabulous solution for people looking for a desktop audio solution. Plugging straight into your computer or phone, it’s perfect for everything from Zoom calls to musical performances.
But this little microphone is not what it seems. Hidden inside every single one of those microphones sold since launch lies an untapped reserve of digital audio processing. And now, RØDE are ready to unleash that capability on the world. Coupled with the new RØDE Connect software running on a host computer, and a compact RØDE smart USB hub, you can now connect up to four of these microphones to your computer. The processing inside the microphone allows for full, latency-free audio processing, giving that polished, studio sound that everyone wants. And the host software allows for the connection of multiple remote callers – on Zoom, Skype or any other platform – to join the call, seamlessly creating all of the complex mix-minus audio feeds that are essential for such a set-up to operate successfully.
It’s another game-changer for podcasters, requiring even less specialised hardware than before – but still delivering professional results. Just plug in the mics, fire up the RØDE Connect software –and you too can sound like you are on the radio!