RØDE has made its biggest product announcement ever at the 2023 NAB Show in Las Vegas, introducing seven new products and product updates, all of which will be launched over the coming weeks. This announcement includes new firmware updates for the esteemed Wireless GO II and RØDECaster Pro II, along with groundbreaking new products like the Streamer X, RØDECaster Duo and PodMic USB, and much-anticipated accessories.
WIRELESS GO II – Firmware Update
A new firmware update is coming for the Wireless GO II, which will unlock even more features for what is already the most feature-packed compact wireless microphone system available. This includes the ability to save on-board recordings as WAV files for easy transfer to a computer on the go and start/stop on-board recordings using the transmitter and receiver power buttons, two highly requested features. As well, new camera models were added to the camera preset feature, which was introduced in the most recent firmware update, and a number of system enhancements and workflow improvements.
RØDECASTER PRO II – Wireless Microphone Connectivity
A new firmware update will also soon be released for the RØDECaster Pro II, which unlocks an incredible hidden feature, wireless microphone connectivity. Already the most powerful audio solution for content creators on the market, the RØDECaster Pro II features a flexible array of audio inputs, including combo jacks for connecting both microphones and instruments, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual-USB interfaces for connecting computers and mobile devices. With this new update, users will also be able to connect any RØDE Series IV wireless transmitter, including the Wireless GO II and WirelessME, for recording pristine wireless audio directly to the RØDECaster Pro II. This incredible feature is a world-first, and makes the RØDECaster Pro II even more versatile, with more inputs and outputs than any other device of its kind on the market, affirming its place as the ultimate audio production console for content creators.
The Streamer X is a revolutionary new product that combines a professional audio interface and video capture card in a compact, easy-to-use console. It represents a new way to live stream with incredible audio and video. Never before has broadcast-quality video and audio capture been possible using a single console.
The Streamer X features studio-grade audio inputs for XLR and line-level devices, headsets and RØDE wireless microphones, with an ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp and powerful APHEX audio processing delivering pristine sound quality. It also offers 4K30 / 2K60 streaming and up to 2K120 / 4K60 pass-through for incredible video quality in a wide variety of applications, such as streaming and gaming, podcasting and content creation, business presentations and more. Two USB-C connections seamlessly accommodate dual PC setups, and four customizable SMART pads allow for on-the-fly triggering of sound or voice FX and other actions on a computer. It is also fully compatible with RØDE software solutions, including UNIFY, RØDE Central and RØDE Connect for expanded functionality and unmatched flexibility. This is the ultimate all-in-one streaming solution.
The RØDECaster Duo is a compact and incredibly powerful all-in-one audio production solution for podcasters, streamers, musicians and content creators. It offers the same unmatched feature set and peerless versatility as the revolutionary RØDECaster Pro II, with the same high-power quad-core audio engine, Revolution Preamps, APHEX audio processing and endless customizability, now in an even more compact and portable form factor.
The PodMic USB is an ultra-versatile, broadcast-grade dynamic microphone for podcasting, streaming and content creation. It offers the same incredible sound quality and compact yet rugged form factor as the best-selling PodMic, with a powerful new feature up its sleeve, XLR and USB connectivity. When using the analog XLR output, the PodMic USB is exactly the same as the original, albeit with a sleek new finish and studio-grade pop filter. When using the digital USB output, it offers a range of next-generation features that make it super flexible, including a Revolution Preamp and high-quality analog-to-digital conversion for pristine audio capture, advanced DSP for adding professional APHEX voice processing to any recording, and compatibility with smartphones and tablets for use on the go. It also features a zero-latency headphone output and on-board volume control and is compatible with the complete RØDE software suite, including RØDE Central, RØDE Connect, RØDE Capture and UNIFY, making it the most versatile microphone ever.
The Backpack is a custom-designed carry bag for the RØDECaster series, including the RØDECaster Pro, RØDECaster Pro II, and RØDECaster Duo. Made from high-quality materials, including a soft, durable Alcantara handle, ballistic nylon straps and water-resistant exterior, it is rugged and hard-wearing. It can accommodate a RØDECaster Pro, Pro II or Duo, plus microphones, studio arms and other accessories, as well as laptops up to 16 inches. Ergonomic adjustable shoulder straps with back and chest support ensure absolute comfort, with exterior pockets and compartments providing additional storage.
WIRELESS GO II CHARGING CASE
The Charge Case is a handy charging case for the Wireless GO II. It accommodates both transmitters and the receiver and features an integrated battery that facilitates three full recharges for up to 30 hours of continuous use. With a rugged enclosure and zip system, it is also perfect for protecting the Wireless GO II when in transit or storage.
More information and release dates for all of these products will be shared in the coming weeks.