Podcasting and Streaming Software
RØDE Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting and livestreaming with the NT-USB Mini.
Offering the ability to connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer, RØDE Connect is perfect for anyone who wants to create professional-quality podcasts the easy way. With an intuitive recording interface inspired by the RØDECaster Pro featuring broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute button, multi-channel recording and more, RØDE Connect gives you complete control over your podcast recording.
Seamless integration of external audio sources also makes RØDE Connect ideal for gamers looking for a simple way to route audio for a livestream including chat applications, gameplay sound, mic audio and more.
RØDE Connect is completely FREE to use. To get started, download the app via the link above, plug in your NT-USB Mini, and get recording.
- Connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer - no complex routing required
- Completely free to download with versions for both Mac and Windows
- Access to the NT-USB Mini’s powerful digital signal processing including a noise gate, compressor and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom
- Fully featured recording interface, complete with broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute buttons and more
- Virtual channels for seamlessly connecting remote guests, integrating streaming applications, adding music beds and much more
- Automatic mix-minus on every channel for crystal clear, echo-free audio
Unlock the Full Potential of the NT-USB Mini
RØDE Connect unlocks a hidden secret within the NT-USB Mini – powerful digital signal processing that gives you access to four different processors: a compressor and noise gate, plus the legendary Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects that are found in the RØDECaster Pro and in the world’s top broadcast studios. All of these are accessible at the touch of a button and will make your voice shine.
RØDE Connect is compatible only with the NT-USB Mini.
Livestreaming with RØDE Connect?
RØDE Connect has incredible potential for streamers and gamers who want to simplify their audio setup. Offering streamlined control over your microphone audio and external applications, plus dedicated output controls for streaming apps like OBS or Xplit, setting up livestream audio has never been easier.
Acoustic & Electrical Specifications
MacOS 10.13 or later
Windows 10 Version 1803
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RØDE Connect is an ideal audio solution for podcasting and livestreaming with the NT-USB Mini, but can be used for a wide variety of recording applications, such as recording a voiceover.
The NT-USB Mini is integral to the way the RØDE Connect functions. Many of the critical aspects of the software (such as the real-time monitoring, compressor, noise gate, APHEX processing, and low-latency recording capability) rely on the powerful internal digital signal processing carried out within the microphone.
The ‘System Channel’ will route any audio coming from the output of your computer system into the RØDE Connect mixer. This includes audio coming from audio players such as Spotify or iTunes, internet browsers, or any other apps on your computer. The ‘System Channel’ is useful for adding external audio elements from these sources to your recordings such as music beds, sound effects, pre-recorded audio, and more. To find out more about using the ‘System Channel’, check out the RØDE Connect Learning Hub.
‘RØDE Connect Stream’ is a dedicated output for routing the audio from RØDE Connect to streaming software like OBS or XSplit.
The ‘Virtual Channel’ is useful for connecting with and recording remote guests via communications apps such as Skype, Zoom and Google Hangouts. Simply select ‘RØDE Connect Virtual’ as the output device in the app to route the audio to the RØDE Connect mixer. To find out more about using the ‘Virtual Channel’, check out the RØDE Connect Learning Hub.
There are many things you can do to get a clean recording with minimal spill between microphones. Try recording in the quietest place possible, ideally in a room with minimal reflective surfaces (such as floorboards). Place the microphones as far away from each other as possible, faced away from one another. Positioning each microphone less than six inches from you and your guests’ will also help to capture a clean signal (you may need to use a desk stand or studio arm like the RØDE DS1 or PSA1 to achieve this).
As with all our products, we are actively looking at ways to improve and expand the capabilities of RØDE Connect, with the integration of other RØDE mics being a potential future feature. However, as many of the functions of RØDE Connect rely on the internal digital signal processing carried out within the NT-USB Mini, not all microphones will be able to interface with the software. Keep an eye out for future announcements regarding updates and feature expansions.
If your computer doesn’t have enough USB inputs to accommodate the number of guests in your podcast, we recommend using a powered USB hub to connect your NT-USB Minis. This will ensure that each microphone receives enough power to operate correctly.
Yes, in addition to the ‘Virtual Channel’ you can use the ‘System Channel’ to connect with a second remote guest on a different communications app. To set this up, simply select ‘RØDE Connect System’ as the input and output device for the second app you are using. This will allow you to record both calls simultaneously on different channels.
Yes. RØDE Connect has a dedicated output for streaming software such as OBS or XSplit. To route the audio from RØDE Connect to the software, simply select ‘Stream Input (RØDE Connect) on Windows or 'RØDE Connect Stream’ on Mac as the audio input in the software’s audio settings. To find out more about using RØDE Connect for livestreaming, check out the Livestreaming with RØDE Connect page on the Learning Hub