2Record Button

3Mute Button

4Power Button


6USB-C Port


Getting Started

The Interview PRO is a wireless microphone that pairs with RØDE Series IV wireless systems, including the Wireless PRO, Wireless GO II, Wireless ME, RØDECaster Pro II, RØDECaster Duo and Streamer X. This means you’ll need a RØDE Series IV product for the Interview PRO to function as a wireless microphone (although you can still use the on-board recording functionality without pairing your microphone).

Pairing with the Wireless ME

With your Interview PRO and Wireless ME receiver both powered on, short-press the button on the Wireless ME receiver and the power button on the Interview PRO. The Wireless ME receiver’s connectivity LED will stop flashing and turn solid and the Interview PRO's button LED will briefly turn blue while pairing, then solid green when paired.

Check out the Wireless ME user guide for more information, including split and merged recording, and more.

Interview PRO next to Wireless ME RX

Pairing with the RØDECaster Pro II and RØDECaster Duo

With your RØDECaster Pro II or RØDECaster Duo powered on, press the channel button above the fader you wish to assign your Interview PRO and select the ‘Wireless’ option from the microphone preset menu. Tap the on-screen ‘pair’ button, power on your Interview PRO and short-press its power button – its LED will briefly turn blue while pairing and then solid green when paired.

Check out the RØDECaster Pro II user guide and RØDECaster Duo user guide for more information.

RØDECaster screen showing Wireless RØDE product connected

Pairing with the Streamer X

With your Streamer X powered on, press the left encoder knob until the wireless channel (teal) is selected. Press-and-hold this encoder until the teal LED above it begins flashing. Power on your Interview PRO and short-press its power button – its LED will briefly turn blue while pairing and then solid green when paired.

Check out the Streamer X user guide for more information.

Interview PRO next to Streamer X

Updating Interview PRO Firmware with RØDE Central

To update the firmware on your Interview PRO, connect it to your computer or phone, and open RØDE Central. If a new firmware version is available, you will be prompted to update. Simply click ‘Update All’ to begin the process and follow the prompts.

Note: The Interview PRO will need to have at least 15% battery to initiate the update process.

What is 32-bit Float Audio?

The Interview PRO captures its on-board recordings in a 32-bit float file format. Audio files with a 32-bit float bit depth are able to represent a very wide range of volume levels without the issues that are typically associated with recording very loud or quiet audio.

Your recording will not distort or clip when capturing loud sounds, even if it goes above 0dB, and the 32-bit float format boasts incredible clarity to allow you to boost quieter recordings in post-production without introducing noise. This means you just get great audio every time, with no need to set the gain or adjust settings.

Note: 32-bit float only applies to the Interview PRO’s on-board recordings, which means that these benefits won’t apply to audio transmitted wirelessly and recorded to another device.

On-board Recording Modes

There are two different modes for recording on your Interview PRO that you can configure using RØDE Central – Manual and Always. You can also disable on-board recording in this menu.

Manual: In this mode, on-board recordings are started and stopped when you press the record button.

Always: In this mode, on-board recordings will always be running if the Interview PRO is powered on, even if it’s not paired or connected to a receiver.

On-board recording mode configured in RØDE Central

How to Export On-board Recordings

There are two methods for exporting your on-board recordings onto your computer from your Interview PRO. You can either quickly copy the files directly (direct export) or use RØDE Central. While it’s faster to directly export your recordings to your desktop, using RØDE Central gives you access to placed markers along with a variety of export options, such as the ability to normalise your audio and change its file format, sample rate, bit depth and loudness.

Direct WAV Export

To export recordings directly, connect your Interview PRO to your computer using the included SuperSpeed USB-C cable. Your Interview PRO will show up as a removable device on your computer, just as any other hard drive or USB storage device would. Here, you can quickly copy your recorded files to your computer.

Note: When exporting recordings using this method, your files will be saved in their original 32-bit float WAV format (see the ‘How to Adjust or Normalise 32-bit Float Files’ section for more information).

Exporting On-board Recordings Using RØDE Central

To export recordings via RØDE Central, connect the Interview PRO to your computer using the included SuperSpeed USB-C cable. Open RØDE Central and click on ‘Interview PRO’ from the left-hand side of the software. Your recordings will be listed chronologically in the left-hand column from newest to oldest.

Click on a recording and you’ll see its waveform data, as well as information on any audio dropouts or markers (more on that shortly) in the timeline at the top of the software. In the bottom-right corner you’ll see a number of export settings for your selected recording(s), which you can adjust before clicking the export button.

Note: See the ‘Batch Export and Export Selection’ section to learn how to export multiple recordings or portions of recordings simultaneously.

Exporting Interview PRO recordings in RØDE Central

How to Adjust or Normalise 32-bit Float Files

Normalising audio is a process that adjusts the volume level of your entire recording so that its loudest point sits at a particular volume level (typically, at or below 0dB, to avoid clipping or distortion). Most editing software can normalise your audio using an automatic function.

There are two ways you can normalise your 32-bit float audio files if the audio is too quiet or has clipped: within RØDE Central or within your editing software.

Using RØDE Central

When exporting using RØDE Central, select “Custom” from the first dropdown menu in the export settings, and then choose “24 bits PCM” from the 'Bit Depth’ dropdown and then click ‘Export’ – this will automatically normalise your 32-bit float files and export them as 24-bit files, ready for use.

Using Your Editing Software

Whether you’ve directly copied your recordings from the Interview PRO or exported them as 32-bit float files from RØDE Central, you’ll need to normalise them in your editing software. Once imported into your software, you can simply adjust the volume of the audio clip or use your software’s normalise function to raise or lower your recording’s volume.

32-bit Float Compatible Video and Audio Software
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Reaper
  • Ableton Live
  • Adobe Audition
  • Audacity
  • Pro Tools
Normalising Interview PRO 32-bit float files in RØDE Central

Markers and Dropouts

The waveform of your recorded audio will display any markers and dropouts. These signify user markers that you have manually dropped (green markers), dropouts (red markers) and dropout regions (red sections). This is useful for pinpointing exactly what section of audio you need to export.

  • Markers: If you set the ‘Power Button’ to ‘Marker’ in RØDE Central, you can manually drop a marker in your recording at any time by short-pressing the Interview PRO’s power button. User markers are displayed as green flags in RØDE Central. In addition to appearing in the waveform, user markers are indexed in a drop-down menu under each recording. Click a marker to jump to that section of the recording.
  • Dropouts: If the quality of the wireless signal between a transmitter and the receiver falls below the acceptable range during recording, a marker will be automatically dropped into the internal recording to signify a signal dropout. These are displayed as red flags.
  • Dropout Regions: If several dropouts occur within 10 seconds of each other, this will be displayed as a dropout region rather than multiple marker lines clumped together.

Batch Export and Export Selection

In addition to being able to export individual recordings, you can export multiple files simultaneously by checking the box next to any recording and clicking ‘Export Selection.’

You can also export a specific section of a recording by right-clicking and dragging the selection tool anywhere on the waveform to highlight the region you need, then clicking ‘Export Selection’. You can also export a section between two markers by clicking the dropdown arrow next to a recording that contains markers, selecting one of its markers, and then clicking ‘Export Selection’.

RØDE Central batch export

Setting Default File Names for On-board Recordings

Once connected to a computer running RØDE Central, you can rename your Interview PRO by double-clicking on it in the left-hand side of RØDE Central and typing in your preferred name.

You can enter any name containing letters, numbers and underscores [a-z, A-Z, _, 0-9] and then confirm the new name by simply clicking away or hitting “Enter” / “Return”. Once you have renamed your Interview PRO, all recordings it captures from that point onwards will include this name in the filename, following a sequential number.

Renaming Interview PRO recordings

Deleting Your Recordings

When storage in a transmitter is full, new recordings will begin overwriting the oldest recordings. After a recording session, it’s a good idea to export all of your audio then delete the files from the Wireless PRO to ensure you don’t lose any audio you haven’t saved.

Clicking the transmitter settings cog in RØDE Central will allow you to see how much storage space you have left and mass delete all recordings on the transmitter.

Note: You cannot individually delete recordings.

Deleting recordings in RØDE Central