RØDECaster Pro Guide

June 18, 2024 2ndUnit

RØDECaster Pro Guide

RØDECaster Pro Guide

Hey there! This guide is to explain some of the basics of how to use the RØDECaster Pro soundboard. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you get stuck. There are plenty of online resources, and our staff is here to support you as you learn to use your soundboard. With a little patience and practice, you’ll soon be a pro at using the RØDECaster Pro soundboard.

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-Space does not include an audio engineer

-Space does not include cameras or additional lights
-Space fits up to 4 people Max
-You will need a Micro SD card or a computer with audio software to capture your audio.

Before your booking, you will need something to record onto:

SD Card- More Info Here

We recommend the following microSD cards with the RØDECaster Pro:

Ultra microSD UHS-1
16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, or 128 GB
Extreme microSD UHS-1
64 GB
EVO Plus MicroSDXC
32 GB 16 GB, 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, or 256 GB

Using a lower-quality card may mean the read and write speed of the card is compromised, and this can cause recording and playback errors.

When exported, it will generate 16 separate WAV files, consisting of 2 stereo files for each channel.


Computer software- More Info Here

To record the audio to your computer, you will need to download and use a digital audio workstation (DAW). You can use the RØDECaster Pro with any DAW like Audition, GarageBand, Logic Pro X, ProTools, and Reaper, so we recommend using one of these DAWs. Now that you have your DAW set up on your computer, you’ll need to route the incoming audio from the RØDECaster Pro to the correct place.

For a more in-depth walkthrough for setting up multitrack sessions in popular DAWs, including GarageBand, Reaper, and ProTools, see the links below.

Audition Guide (Mac)Audition Guide (PC)Garageband Guide Logic Pro XPro Tools (Mac)Pro Tools (PC)Reaper (Mac)Reaper (PC)

How to get started with the Rode Caster Pro

In the Podcast Studio, the Soundboard and Mics will already be plugged in so you can Skip Step 1.

Live Streaming

If you are interested in Live streaming in the podcast studio please let our staff know before your booking.

The RØDECaster Pro is an incredibly flexible audio interface that can be used for livestreaming as well as podcasting. The benefit of using the RØDECaster Pro for streaming is that it’s capable of combining a variety of sound sources, whether via the microphone channels, smartphone or USB channels or sound pads.


Connecting Callers and Online Guests

With the RØDECaster Pro, connecting callers and online guests is just as easy as connecting physical guests. Dedicated USB, smartphone and Bluetooth channels allow for both phone calls and online guests to be integrated into a podcast with crystal-clear audio. These channels can be recorded alongside the four microphone channels. You could simultaneously connect a phone call on the smartphone channel, a Skype caller on the Bluetooth channel and a Zoom meeting on the USB channel with yourself and three other podcasters in the room.


Using Sound Pads

The sound pads on the RØDECaster Pro are an incredibly easy way of storing audio to be played at any time during a podcast. They’re super fun to use and especially handy for live productions. The sound pads can be used for triggering pre-recorded interviews, playing music beds, intro and outro music, stings and sound effects, segment intros and more. Even though they are extremely simple to use, there are endless ways to customise and deploy them.


For any other questions refer to the online user manual: https://rode.com/en-us/user-guides/rodecaster-pro