PodMic connected to RØDECaster Pro with finger pressing sound pad

Effects and processing can be used to bring a whole new level of professional “shine” to your podcast. In its default mode, the RØDECaster Pro has some excellent one-button effects and processing that make this an incredibly simple process; check out the section on setting up microphones to learn how to use them.

But for those who want more control over the tools involved, there is another option.

‘Effects Edit Mode’ will unlock the full extent of the RØDECaster Pro's processing capabilities. Once turned on, 'Effects Edit Mode' will allow full control of the inbuilt high-pass filter, noise gate, de-esser, compressor and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors.

To turn on ‘Effects Edit Mode’, press ‘Settings’ > ‘Advanced’ > ‘Audio’ > ‘Processing’ and press on the slider for ‘Effects Edit Mode’. Once switched on, each microphone channel will have additional options for all its processors.

To access these controls, simply tap on a channel button and tap on ‘Audio Processing’. Each processor will now have granular controls and functions available. Below, we’ll walk through each processor and how it can be used.

Pro Tip

If you reach a point while editing the settings where you are unhappy with the sound that you’ve created; simply press the ‘Undo’ function in the top left hand corner of the processor. This will return the settings to where they were when you first opened the processor.

RØDECaster Pro Master Compressor menu

All effects and processing can be controlled in real-time from the Companion App when your RØDECaster Pro is connected via USB.

Any changes made in the Companion App will be mirrored in the RØDECaster Pro and vice versa. The Companion App also has some extra features that give you even more control over the effects and processing.

In the app, the compressor and master compressor both have detailed meters that give a visual indicator of how your changes are affecting the audio over time.

There is also a ‘Reset to Default’ control in the top right of each processor. This function will work similarly to the ‘Revert’ function, but instead of changing the settings to the point they were set when you first opened the processor, pressing ‘Reset to Default’ will change the settings to the factory default. This default setting can be thought of as a ‘clean slate’ and is a good way to effectively ‘reset’ the processor if the settings get a bit out of control.

RØDECaster Pro Companion App settings

If you get to the point where you decide your settings are perfect and you want to save a snapshot of the RØDECaster Pro, this can be done within the Companion App. Simply go to ‘Effects’ > ‘Save Effects Preset’ to save a file of all settings data.

This file can be re-loaded to any RØDECaster Pro by going to ‘Effects’ > ‘Load Effects Preset’. This feature is perfect if you are using a RØDECaster Pro that is used by multiple podcasts and users.

RØDECaster Pro home screen with recording active and levels showing

Pro Tip

Another handy feature on the RØDECaster Pro for advanced users is ‘Broadcast Meters Mode’. When switched on, the meters on the home page will be displayed with full dBFS markings. This can be useful for determining the exact level that your sound sources are peaking.

Now that you've mastered the advanced processing and effects, check out the next section on recording to microSD card.