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CardioidRØDE Podcaster

Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

The Podcaster is a large-diaphragm fixed-cardioid broadcast mic with built-in analog-digital converters and a USB jack.

The Podcaster is one of only a very few USB microphones with dynamic moving-coil cartridges. (Most USB mics are condensers.)

The mic has a 3.5mm headphone jack, plus a rotary volume control, built into the mic body, enabling latency-free monitoring of the audio source.

The Podcaster’s cartridge is a 28mm-diameter moving coil element with Neodymium magnets.

Using power supplied by the USB bus, the onboard ADC is capable of producing 18-bit resolution at sampling rates from 8kHz to 48kHz.

The mic includes a 3m USB cable and a 10-year warranty. An optional shockmount (p/n PSM-1) is available separately.

Electronic Musician, 2007
The capsule is not internally shockmounted and the mic is susceptible to handling noise. You’ll want to use Røde’s PSM-1 spider-style shockmount ($49) if floor- or tableborne rumble is an issue.

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Podcaster Cardioid Frequency Response Chart
Pickup Patterns Pads & Filters
Cardioid (2.8 mV/Pa; 40 - 14,000 Hz)
Coil Diameter Impedance SPL/Noise
n/a n/a Max SPL: 115 dB
Weight Length Max Diameter Interface(s)
610g (21.52oz) 215mm (8.46'') 56mm (2.20'')
  • USB (1)
  • Stereo 3.5mm mini jack male (1)
Power Specifications

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