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Rode’s new Rodecaster Professional II has been fully redesigned and affords a ton of connectivity choices

Rode has introduced the brand new Rodecaster Professional II, the successor to 2018’s fashionable Rodecaster Professional reside mixer geared toward reside streamers and podcasters. The Rodecaster Professional II isn’t simply an incremental replace over the unique, although. Rode says they’ve redesigned it from the bottom as much as create “a very new beast” that includes ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamps and the flexibility to simply accept devices in addition to microphones.

It has a brilliant low enter noise degree of -131.5dBV and 76dB of acquire at your disposal. Its APHEX audio processors have been fully overhauled and remodelled on the component-level to supply professional studio high quality leads to a house studio setting. Rode says that its quad-core audio engine affords extra processing energy than any content material creation console in the marketplace.

The Rodecaster Professional II builds on the success of its predecessor with the addition of line and instrument degree inputs by way of TRS/XLR combo jacks, a quieter noise degree, higher output degree and USB Energy Supply (15V 2A) over a Kind-C socket which means you need to use it on the go along with a daily USB-PD energy financial institution when plug sockets aren’t obtainable. It additionally encompasses a built-in microSD card slot for recording your audio or you’ll be able to report out to a USB SSD or different storage machine (so long as it’s quick sufficient to maintain up).

There are a pair of USB interfaces permitting you to make use of it as your essential USB audio interface going into your pc for streaming in addition to hooking it as much as different USB gadgets as a digital audio supply, like a smartphone, for mixing native microphones with distant conversations and 4 headphone sockets, permitting as much as 4 folks to watch the degrees of the audio whereas talking. And, in fact, it has Bluetooth with music and headset profiles so you’ll be able to report these distant conversations over Bluetooth as an alternative of USB.

The Rodecaster Professional II additionally options inbuilt 802.11g/n/ac WiFi for two.4GHz or 5GHz connections in addition to wired gigabit ethernet.  So, it’s received connectivity up the wazoo. The eight sounde pads of the unique Rodecaster Professional have additionally been changed by eight SMART pads, which might do rather more than the earlier pads of of its predecessor. You should use them to set off on-the-fly voice results, ship MIDI feedback to exterior software program and automate mixer actions like fades out and in. In fact, you’ll be able to simply use them to play sound results, too, like on the unique.

Though it’s been rebuilt as a very new unit, I don’t suppose it’s going to change the unique Rodecaster Professional for present house owners – particularly in the event that they’re pleased with what they’ve received. However should you’ve been enthusiastic about shopping for the Rodecaster Professional, the enhancements and adjustments on the Rodecaster Professional II undoubtedly look to be price testing.

The Rode Rodecaster Professional II is offered to pre-order now for $699 and is about to ship in mid-June.

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