Issue 91

RØDECaster V2.1 Is Here

Version 2.1 is a major update that unlocks complete granular control over all processing parameters, more flexible podcast recording and more.


19 June 2020

RØDE Microphones reveals the next firmware update for the world’s most powerful podcasting console, the RØDECaster Pro.

Version 2.1 brings complete control over all processing parameters, more flexible podcast recording and export options, expanded multitrack capabilities, and an update to the RØDECaster Pro’s interface and Companion App. These new features will give podcasters even greater creative control over their recordings, unparalleled by any other podcasting console. 

Since releasing the RØDECaster Pro, RØDE has answered requests for new features with several firmware updates. These have introduced multitrack recording, new professional functionality and powerful audio enhancements, and more. This evolution continues with 2.1.

A beta version of firmware 2.1 was released in early April, which allowed RØDECaster Pro users to try the new features and provide feedback and make suggestions. Many of these have made their way onto the final version of the firmware.

RØDECaster Pro Firmware Version 2.1 Key Features:

  • Granular control over processing parameters: Users can now tweak all parameters of the RØDECaster Pro’s compressor, noise gate, de-esser, APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom, and high-pass filter. For users who prefer the simplicity of the RØDECaster Pro’s original processing controls, the advanced editor can be turned off.  
  • Master bus compressor: As well as the individual channel compressors, the RØDECaster Pro now features a compressor on the master output.
  • Broadcast-style level metering: Users now have the option to add precise dBFS markers to the level meters on the home and record screen for greater control over recording levels. 
  • Sound pad overdubbing: Audio that has been loaded onto the sound pads can now be overdubbed infinitely, allowing users to create layered sounds, record VOs over music, create custom ad rolls and more.
  • Post-fader multitrack recording: When recording in multitrack mode, users now have the option to record post-fader, meaning all processing, effects and level settings will be recorded in the RØDECaster Pro’s output. 
  • Improved podcast export processing: When transferring podcasts to a computer, users now have the option to format their files for all major podcast platforms. WAV file exporting has also been improved.
  • Updated Companion App: Users can also tweak all processing parameters in real-time from within the Companion App; the Firmware Updater also now lives within the Companion App.

For an in-depth look at the new features introduced in the firmware, head to the RØDE blog.



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