Connecting Headphones and Speakers

Pro Tip

If you are the host of a podcast or producing/engineering a recording, we recommend always plugging into headphone output 1. This is because when you press the ‘Listen’ button on a fader, it will only be solo’d for headphone output 1 so you can listen to that channel without disrupting the flow of the recording for other people in your session.

Pro Tip

To avoid unexpected loud sounds in your headphones, we recommend always starting with your headphone levels low before setting up your inputs for recording, then turning them up to a comfortable level.

Pro Tip

To avoid interference or electrical noise when using speakers/monitors, we recommend using balanced TRS cables.

Connecting Microphones, Instruments and Other Devices

The RØDECaster Pro II features four high-quality Neutrik™ combo jacks for plugging in microphones, instruments (such as guitars and basses), and line-level devices like keyboards and drum machines. In this section, we’ll show you how to connect these devices and get them set up for recording.

Pro Tip

The four analog inputs on the RØDECaster Pro II feature our world-class Revolution Preamps™. These are ultra-low-noise, high-gain preamps that will give you plenty of output, even with the most demanding dynamic microphones, while remaining incredibly quiet. This eliminates the need to use a line booster or lifter with your microphones. In fact, the noise floor of the Revolution Preamps is so low, using a lifter will actually introduce noise to your signal, so we highly recommend NOT using one.

Tips on Microphone Technique

Good microphone technique is incredibly important for capturing clean, clear recordings and getting the best out of your microphone and recording device, while poor technique can be detrimental to your recording. Click the link below to find out more about microphone technique, as well as tips on setting your gain correctly and choosing the right recording space.

Pro Tip

Linked inputs will automatically be panned hard left and right, giving you a full stereo image. You will also notice that faders with linked inputs assigned to them will have two level meters on the mixer screen, so you can independently monitor the level of each input.

Factory Reset

To perform a factory reset, tap the settings cog, then ‘System’ > ‘Information’ > ‘View Device Information’, then ‘Erase and Reset Device’.

Note: This will permanently delete all current configuration data. If you would like to save this data before erasing, see section above for how to export your ‘Show.

Powering The RØDECaster Pro II

The RØDECaster Pro II comes with a power supply unit. Plug this into the USB-C input next to the red button on the back of the unit to provide power. It can also be powered by a USB power bank, as long as it is capable of providing 30W USB-C PD (15V, 2A). You will get approximately one hour of operation per 10W/h capacity, so a high-quality battery pack will give you around ten hours of power (note: the power drawn from the battery depends on usage factors including screen and LED brightness, USB connectivity, and phantom power status, so results may vary). If insufficient power is provided to the unit, you will see a warning screen indicating so. In this case, either use the provided power supply or a power supply rated to the specifications above.

RØDECaster Pro II back connected to power

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