Now that you’ve recorded your podcast, the next step is to upload it to streaming platforms so that people can listen to it. The RØDECaster Pro has some incredibly handy functions for exporting and optimising your podcasts, ready for distribution.

RØDECaster Pro connected to MacBook Pro via USB showing RØDECaster Pro Companion App

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Optimising your podcast will not only ensure that your podcast is the correct file type for your preferred platform, it will also adjust its loudness (measured in LUFS) to the ideal level for streaming. You can think of this process as ‘mastering’ your podcasts and getting them ready for consumption.

The alternative to exporting finished podcasts using the Companion App is to take the raw audio files off the RØDECaster Pro and optimise the podcast within a DAW. This method can be useful if you also need to add extra elements, sounds or pre-recorded interviews to the podcast before uploading.

If you have already recorded your podcast directly to a DAW via USB, your podcast files are in the right place to begin editing. But if you need help importing the files from the RØDECaster Pro into your DAW, see the methods below.

RØDECaster Pro connected via USB to computer with audio files on screen

The first option is to connect the RØDECaster Pro to a computer via USB and turn on ‘Podcast Transfer Mode’. Your computer will automatically recognise the RØDECaster Pro as a device called ‘RODECASTER’ in the Finder or File Explorer. You can then access the audio files saved on your microSD card. You could alternatively insert the microSD card into your computer with a card adaptor or card reader.

Computer screenshot of RØDECaster Pro dialog box displaying recorded podcasts

If you recorded your podcast as a stereo file, this will appear as a WAV in your Finder or File Explorer. If you recorded your podcast in multitrack, it will be a polyWAV file, which contains all 14 tracks of audio from the RØDECaster Pro.

RØDECaster Pro PolyWAV files imported to GarageBand

PolyWAV files can be dragged or imported into a DAW. Depending on the DAW you are using, you may need to manually split the audio up into individual tracks. Once this is done, you can add extra elements to your podcast, continue mixing and editing, or optimise your podcast for distribution.

Use the diagram below to determine which channels are assigned to each track within the PolyWAV file. If you need further help setting up a multitrack session within your DAW, check out the section on recording to a computer via USB.

RØDECaster Pro assigned channel numbers RØDECaster Pro assigned channel numbers

Check out the blog on starting a podcast to learn more about the basics of recording a podcast, including choosing the right recording space and good mic technique.

Now that you've mastered the RØDECaster Pro, check out the next section on updating firmware.