Rode Procaster

Dynamic Microphone with XLR Connection, Low Self Noise, and Cardioid Polar Pattern
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A Quality Recording and Broadcast Mic

As its name suggests, the RODE Procaster microphone was specifically designed for recording and brodcast applications where wide frequency response and low distortion are demanded. It's an analog, pro version of the RODE Podcaster with an XLR connector.

RODE Procaster Microphone at a Glance:
  • Quality mic based on Broadcaster design
  • Tailored-for-voice frequency response with highpass filter
Quality mic based on Broadcaster design

The RODE Procaster is based on their popular Broadcaster microphone - winner of the Radio World/US National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) "What's Cool" award. The Broadcaster has become an industry standard when studio sound quality is required for on-air applications.

Tailored-for-voice frequency response plus highpass filter

The Procaster offers an end-address configuration, the clarity of RODE's tailored-for-voice frequency response and, of course, very low self noise. The microphone offers a switchable highpass filter.

RODE Procaster Microphone Features:
  • Dynamic mic with XLR connection
  • Ultra-low noise
  • Cardioid polar pattern with high 180-degree rejection
  • Voice tailored low-cut filter
  • Internal pop filter
  • Rugged stainless steel body
The RODE Procaster makes high-quality recording and broadcast easy!

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Studio Microphone Buying Guide

Tech Specs

Microphone Type Dynamic
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Frequency Response 75Hz-18kHz
Output Impedance 320 ohms
Color Black
Connector XLR
Weight 1.53 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number ProCaster

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 5 reviews
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5/5

Rode Procaster

I am blown away by the sound quality of this microphone and has the best side and rear sound rejection!!!! Made my voice sound like a pro on my radio show you rock RODE i love it!!!!!!
Music background: Internet radio DJ House That Metal Built
4.5/5

SUPER MIC, REALLY

When I got this MIC, I was actually looking to buy just the boom stand to use in my home studio, but decided to give it a try. WOW! It sounds really good, I am so impressed Im actually considering re-recording some of the stuff I have done with other mics. Of course, there's no "magic-MIC", yet for every type of voice there's a particular mic that may sound better. I must say, for me, it sounds very nicely. Have not tried on a female vocalist yet, so I may come back and do another review. But the fact that with the boom I can position it where I need it when recording demos & playing the keys- I give it stellar review. GIve it a try, won't regret it. And cant say enough about Sweetwater; they delivered in about 1/2 the expected time, Awesome!
Music background: Engineer, studio musician, songwriter
4.5/5

Fantastic Mic

First let me give Kuddos to Sweetwater, I ordered the mic not expexting it for at least 5-7 days. Got it within 2 days. Amazing! I got this mic with the Desk boom to have when I'm writting demos; being able to place a mic in front of me without having to turn my head had been a challenge in the past. Opened the mic- very well built. Placed the boom and started recording right away- this mic has a very nice sound to it (for my voice I have a hard time finding that "niceness" w/other mics). I have a baritone-like voice that I have to tweak with plugins, But with this one, I'm using very few plugins at all; extremely nice. Cant wait to test it on female vocals. I think I found my new favorite mic. Recommend it for those on a tight budget.!
Music background: Musician, Producer, Recording Engineer
4.5/5

Great Broadcast vocal mic

This is a great mic for the price. Well worth the money and can fit most podcasters budgets. I disagree with the last review, this mic doesn't need "A LOT of gain" if you have a good interface. Cheap interfaces like the M-Audio Fast Track series don't have great preamp circuits and as a result need more gain on the signal. So if you are planing on getting this mic with a $70 interface you can expect lower quality, over gained results. However if you put this through a decent interface of a similar level of quality then you will be very happy with the results. I have used this on a Presonus FireStudio as well as a Mbox2 Pro with no need to crank the gain up. I was also lucky enough to have the opportunity to use this on a Presonus ADL600 at a friends studio and was amazed at how clear and accurate the mic was on a higher end Tube Preamp. Moral of the story, don't sell yourself short by getting this and a cheap interface. You would be better served by the Rode Podcaster if your budget is $300 for mic and interface. Get a good interface and the Rode Procaster and be happy!
Music background: Hobbyist, Podcaster, MI Sales
4.5/5

Great mic for Podcasting, broadcasting and training videos, but needs lots of gain!

this is a a great mic for voice recording. It does an amazing job of rejecting side and back ground noise. The only problem is that it requires A LOT of gain to get a usable signal into the computer. I've paired it with an ART TupeMP with USB. I have to set the gain to max, add the additional 20db of boost and then set the output to 90%! But, when I do the sound is amazing. I have a dull voice normally, but this combination brings my voice way out in front, adds definition, presence and clarity. Though, at that point there is a bit of noise and ambient bleed that a little broadband noise reduction clears away easily. I've tried a dozen condensers and lavalieres and the Procaster is by far the best for voicecasting into a computer in a not-so-perfect sound environment (noisy fans, traffic outside, etc.) It delivers what Rode claims.
Music background: Training video creator, podcaster, avid recording engineer

Sweetwater Advice

Zach Neels

I've been very happy with this mic, in regards to streaming and audio broadcast. Using it during my Twitch broadcasts I'm finding that my voice comes across very clear and easy to understand, with little to no fuss.

Carson McClain

The Rode Procaster is my new favorite microphone for heavy metal and rock vocals. I was very happy with the way the Procaster handled all of the frequencies in my voice and it really cut through a mix that contained synths, heavy guitar, bass, and drums. Designed for broadcast, great for metal!
See also: Dynamic Mics, Rode, Rode Dynamic Microphones, Rode Dynamic Microphones