RØDECaster Duo

Compact version of RødeCaster Pro II released.


16 June 2023

RØDE has released the highly anticipated RødeCaster Duo, a compact version of the revolutionary RødeCaster Pro II. Røde pioneered the all-in-one audio production solution for podcasters and content creators with the original RødeCaster Pro in 2018. Condensing an entire broadcast studio into a powerful yet easy-to-use console, it allowed literally anyone to record a professional production, marking a huge step forward in the democratisation of creator technology.

The RødeCaster Pro II followed this lineage, however it was not a mere evolution of the original. Redesigned entirely from the ground up, it was a completely new beast that delivered unprecedented performance, unparalleled sound quality, and unmatched creative flexibility — and has since been praised as the most feature-packed audio console on the market. The RødeCaster Duo boasts all of the same groundbreaking features as the RødeCaster Pro II, but now in an even more compact and portable form factor – the perfect solution for any creator who wants to achieve big results from a console with a small desktop footprint.

Key Features:

  • Compact integrated audio production studio for podcasters and content creators
  • Ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps (-131.5dBV EIN, 76dB gain) for world-class audio quality with stunning clarity and transparency
  • Two high-quality Neutrik combo inputs for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices
  • Integrated wireless receiver for connecting Røde Series IV wireless devices (including the Wireless GO II and Wireless ME)
  • 3.5mm TRRS input for connecting headphones and headsets
  • Seven individually assignable channels with four broadcast-quality physical faders and three virtual faders
  • Studio-quality APHEX audio processing for superior sound quality and unmatched flexibility in any recording application
  • Six programmable SMART pads for triggering sounds, voice effects, MIDI commands and mixer actions — with eight banks for 48 unique actions
  • Dual USB-C interfaces for connecting two computers or mobile devices
  • Advanced Bluetooth connectivity with wide-band speech for ultra-high-quality phone call integration and audio streaming, wireless monitoring, and more
  • 5.5-inch high-definition touchscreen and rotary encoder for easy navigation and control
  • Designed and made in Røde’s precision facilities in Sydney, Australia

The Ultimate Audio Solution For Content Creators, Miniaturised
Despite its compact size, the RødeCaster Duo is every bit as powerful as the RødeCaster Pro II. At its heart is the same high-performance quad-core audio engine as its bigger sibling, which means there are no compromises when it comes to audio quality or processing power. It features the same ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps as the RødeCaster Pro II, which deliver stunning clarity and transparency with any microphone, as well as the same studio-quality APHEX audio processing for capturing world-class audio.

Like its sibling, the RødeCaster Duo is also incredibly simple to use, with the same 5.5-inch high-definition touchscreen and tactile rotary encoder for easy navigation and control, perfectly tailored presets, and innovative VoxLab processing editor for dialling in professional sound in seconds, even with no prior experience. In short, the RødeCaster Duo is the ultimate audio solution for content creators, miniaturised.

Compact, Yet Incredibly Flexible
Designed specifically for solo creators or two-person podcasts, the RødeCaster Duo features a pair of high-quality Neutrik combo inputs for connecting microphones, instruments or line-level devices, with two headphone outputs for audio monitoring. It also features an in-built dual-channel wireless receiver for connecting two Røde Series IV wireless transmitters, including the Wireless GO II and Wireless ME. For even more versatility, the RødeCaster Duo also features a 3.5mm TRRS input at the front of the unit for connecting a pair of headphones or a headset. These additional audio inputs can be assigned to any channel and have processing or effects applied, just like an XLR microphone or analog input.

Four physical faders and three virtual faders give users hands-on control of up to seven audio channels — unmatched flexibility in such a compact form factor. Dual USB-C connections and advanced Bluetooth connectivity allows for easy integration of remote guests and other audio sources via a computer or smartphone. And the six programmable SMART pads can be used to trigger everything from sounds and music beds to voice effects, MIDI commands and automated mixer action for complete creative control. No other console offers such a wide range of audio inputs and creative features in such a compact form factor.

Perfectly Portable, Fully Customisable
The RødeCaster Duo is the perfect portable podcasting solution. It is compact and lightweight enough to fit into a backpack, making it ideal for use both in the studio and on the road. Users can record directly to a computer or to an on-board microSD card or external storage device. It can even run off a power bank for recording a complete professional production literally anywhere. The RødeCaster Duo is also fully customisable and can adapt to meet almost any creative requirements.

The seven audio channels are individually assignable, allowing users to set up the mixer exactly as they need to fit their workflow. Every processor — from the powerful three-band EQ to the studio-grade compressor — can be precisely tailored to suit any voice or microphone type, with granular on-board editing allowing users to fine-tune every parameter. The SMART pads are fully programmable and there are eight banks for access to up to 48 different actions on the fly. Each pad can be colour-coded for easy identification, as can the audio channels and headphone outputs, and every setting can be saved on-board as a ‘Show’ and loaded at any time for getting set up in seconds.

The RødeCaster Duo is also fully updatable and will continue to evolve alongside the RødeCaster Pro II, with firmware upgrades unlocking new features and performance enhancements across both consoles.

“We created the all-in-one podcasting console category with the original RødeCaster Pro in 2018,” says Røde CEO Damien Wilson. “And in 2022, we changed the game again with the RødeCaster Pro II, the most powerful audio console of its kind. We are thrilled to now offer the same features and processing power in a more compact form factor for creators who need fewer audio inputs but don’t want to compromise on audio quality.”


RØDE: rode.com

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