How people define RØDE today is a mix between originality, professionalism and all the while being enthusiasts. When you put those factors together you know you have audio quality, audio recording and premium microphone technology at its finest; literally one of Australia's greatest exports.
So, let’s begin to break down what made RØDE who they are today - RØDE Microphones
Broadcasting - The Rode Procaster
The RØDE Procaster enters the industry as one of the premium professional-grade dynamic microphones.
Let's break down who the target market is for this spec, as it is designed specifically for broadcasting and voiceover applications to deliver faultless live sound.
It features a tight polar pattern with frequency response and is optimised for capturing speech.
So, who benefits in the broadcasting industry from this?
- Radio Stations
- Television Studios
- Podcasting Setups…and anything related
As we can see, the Procaster covers quite a lot; however, there's a lot more to this than meets the eye.
One of the stand-out features of the Procaster is its internal shock mounting system, which helps to minimise the transmission of handling noise and vibrations.
These are a broadcaster’s nightmare as they will negatively impact the audio quality. However, this allows for a cleaner, clearer sound with less distraction - IMPRESSIVE.
Sensitivity and Rumble
Sounds like a strange combination but in the broadcasting world something that you strive to avoid. So RØDE hit it out of the park with a high-pass filter switch, which can be used to reduce low-frequency rumble and other unwanted noise.
And just to really cement themselves as the talked-about brand within the industry they also added a sensitivity switch that allows you to adjust its output level that matches the input level of your recording device. Again - IMPRESSIVE
So that’s an insight into just one of the strings to their bow with Broadcasting so let's move on.
Podcasting - Rode PodMic
The RØDE PodMic has a tight cardioid polar pattern. To break that down this feature helps to quell all unwanted sounds and background noise; which you would expect from a premium manufacturer. There are spin-offs and benefits off the back of this such as providing you a rich, balanced sound; ideal for Studio Recording and podcasting.
Once you balance this with its internal shock mounting system, which helps to reduce the transmission of handling noise and other vibrations you’ve got no excuses to not being able to produce a quality podcast from either home or a studio setting.
The PodMic also includes a pop filter, which RØDE is famous for, built into the microphone grille, which helps minimise plosives and other unwanted sounds that can occur when speaking into the microphone.
This makes it easier to get a clean, professional-quality recording without the need for additional pop filters or other accessories.
Here’s where separates Rode from the competition - ‘Features’ - AND PLENTY OF THEM.
The PodMic has a frequency response optimised for capturing speech and voiceover recordings. This gives the microphone a natural sound that is ideal for podcasting, streaming, and other related sound-dependent work.
The Music Industry - Rode NT1-A
The music industry is no easy nut to crack and some of the most famous recording studios are very stuck in their ways when it comes to equipment and how they like their genre of music to sound.
Well RØDE has a big foot in the marketplace from Australia, to the UK and the United States representing some of the world’s highest-selling artists and bands.
At the forefront of this is the RØDE NT1-A.
Purely designed professional recording studios and other high-end audio situations.. It again features a cardioid polar pattern and a frequency response that is optimised for capturing vocals and other acoustic instruments.
BUT, there’s another dynamic to this microphone - It’s a 5dB low-self-noise component. This makes it one of the quietest microphones available on the market today.
The NT1-A also includes a shock mount that helps to isolate the microphone from vibrations and other unwanted noise sources. This enhances the audio's clarity and quality to ensure that the recording is clean and accurate.
Also, it comes with SPL handling, which makes it ideal for use with loud instruments and sound sources.
So, you get a full range of sound dynamics, without distortion or other interruptions.
RØDE products have been a top choice for recording professionals and enthusiasts worldwide since 1967. They offer a wide range of high-quality microphones with unique features and benefits, including large-diaphragm condensers, small-diaphragm condensers, dynamic microphones, and ribbon microphones, each with unique sound characteristics and applications. Their commitment to quality and innovation makes them a trusted brand, which is what you strive for.