So, you’ve just picked up a new RØDECaster Pro. Congratulations! You’ve already taken the first step to professional podcasting! This guide will get you started in just six easy steps.

First, let’s check out what you’ll need.

Your new RØDECaster Pro will come with most of the things that you’ll need to make a podcast but we recommend getting the following items before diving in: a good quality microphone, a mic stand, an XLR cable, a pair of headphones and a microSD card. Now, onto the first step!

Flat lay containing RØDECaster Pro, power cable, XLR cable, DS1, headphones, PodMic and microSD card

First, plug the included power cable into a power outlet, then insert the connector from the power adaptor into the back of the RØDECaster Pro and secure it using the locking mechanism to avoid accidentally unplugging it.
Flat lay of RØDECaster Pro, PodMic, DS1, power cable, XLR cable and headphones connected

Next, insert your microSD card into the slot on the back of the RØDECaster Pro and plug your headphones into the 3.5mm input on the front of the unit.

Secure your microphone onto your mic stand and plug in your XLR cable, then plug the other end of the XLR into the input marked ‘1’ on the back of the unit. This is for Channel 1 on the RØDECaster Pro.

PodMic connected to back of RØDECaster Pro via XLR cable

Two podcasters wearing headphones recording with RØDECaster Pro, PodMics and PSA1 s

Repeat steps 3-5 for any guests you might have and press the large 'REC' button to start recording. You should see a timer begin to count, indicating you are recording. To stop recording when you’re finished, press the 'REC’ button again. You have just recorded a podcast!

Pro Tip

To change languages, navigate to settings > Advanced > Information and press the 'Change' button next to 'Select Language'. The language can also be changed from the RØDECaster Pro Companion App by going to File > Restart to Change Language.

Congratulations, you’re now a podcaster! To learn more about using the RØDECaster Pro, head to the next section on livestreaming.