Now that you’ve mastered the basics of your RØDECaster Pro, it’s time to learn more about setting up your microphone channels.  

The RØDECaster Pro has four XLR channels for plugging in four microphones. You can use any microphone with the RØDECaster Pro, as long as it can be connected to an XLR input (note: USB microphones like the NT-USB Mini cannot be used with the RØDECaster Pro).  

These four XLR inputs are found at the back of the unit and correspond to the first four channels on the mixer, which have their own dedicated colour. When it comes to most settings, these channels are identical, and the instructions below can be applied to any of the channels individually. We’ll use Channel 1 as an example.

Rear of RODECaster Pro with 1 XLR cable plugged into channel 1 XLR input

Voice Settings

This setting lets you tailor the RØDECaster Pro to the type of voice you or your guest has. There are options for ‘Tone’ (‘Deep’, ‘Medium’, ‘High’) and ‘Strength’ (‘Soft’, ‘Medium’, ‘Strong’). Choose the two options that best describe your voice.

Pro Tip

In general, most dynamic microphones require more gain to achieve a good level than condenser microphones. For example, if you are using a PodMic, you will need to set the gain higher than if you were using a NT1.

In the video below, we’ll give you a quick overview of what each of these processors does and how to use them. To learn about the advanced versions of these effects and processors, head over to the Using Advanced Processing and Effects page.

Bonus Tip

Use the XLR-ID to keep your cables organised. These are a set of eight colour-coded ring attachments for your XLR cables so you can easily identify which microphone is plugged into which channel.


Pro Tip

If you can’t hear your podcast playing back through the RØDECaster Pro, there’s a good chance one of your solo buttons is engaged.

Now that your microphone channels are set up, check out the section on correctly setting up headphones and speakers.