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.
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!
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!!!!!!
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!
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.!
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!
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.
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