RØDE Releases RØDEcaster Pro Firmware Update for MultiTrack Recording (UPDATED)

UPDATE:  In firmware update vs. 1.1.0 RØDE introduces multitrack recording via USB, which was previewed at CES. Other features include:

  • Multichannel recording via USB output: stereo mix + individual sources
  • Multichannel outputs can be switched to be pre or post audio processing
  • Improved screen UI for easier navigation
  • Colour-coded microphone channel selection, which simplifies the input selection and effects/settings modification
  • Switchable mix-minus on USB main output, for eliminating feedback loops when using computer-based communication apps.

The RØDECaster Pro will now record 14 tracks to your computer’s recording software via the USB output. These tracks are:

• 2 tracks (stereo left and right) ‘live mix’, as featured on the RØDECaster Pro since its release
• A mono track for each of the 4 microphone inputs
• 2 tracks (stereo left and right) each for the USB, 3.5mm TRRS, Bluetooth and sound-effects-pad channels                                       

To activate multitrack output, access the ‘Advanced’ settings in the ‘Hardware’ section of the RØDECaster Pro’s touchscreen interface. From there, a single switch engages multitrack. You can record all channels at either pre or post effects. A stereo mix will also record to the microSD card.

Users can download 1.1.0 from rode.com/rodecasterapp


RØDE has really changed the game with the new RØDECaster Pro mixing board, which can give content creators the ability to record content live and mix with a variety of additional audio assets. But many have been clamoring for multitrack recording option to take things to the next level. Well, you asked and RØDE answered with a firmware update that gives you up to 14 separate tracks of live recording capability.

“The reception of the RØDECaster Pro has been exceptional. The RØDECaster Pro is a world-first – a complete game-changer that has revolutionised podcast production. People who have only dreamed of podcasting are now able to do so, thanks to the simplicity of the RØDECaster Pro.But for us, launching the product was never the finish line.  We continue to refine and improve the software features of the RØDECaster Pro, with the first significant upgrade being the addition of multitrack recording to the RØDECaster Pro’s capability. Whether you choose to mix live or edit in post, the RØDECaster Pro is the perfect solution for EVERY podcaster.” – Damien Wilson, CEO Freedman Group

The RØDECaster Pro makes creating your own online audio content incredibly easy as it gives users the ability to record from four separate XLR microphones, a Bluetooth connection for adding telephone calls from your smartphone, and sound effects, and pre-recordings from your computer via USB or through up to eight RØDECaster Pro Soundpads which enables users to record jingles and effects to be played back with simple touch of a button.

Announced at the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show this week, firmware update 1.1.0 for the RØDEcaster pro will include the ability to record up to 14 separate tracks, including a stereo live mix track (which has been a feature since it’s release), a mono track for each of the 4 microphone inputs, to keep them separate and mixable, and stereo tracks for each of the USB, 3.5mm TRRS, Bluetooth and Soundpad channels. Other improvements include a tweaked user interface to make it more user friendly, and channel selection options.

Features break down as follows:

MULTITRACK RECORDING – The multitrack feature will record 14 tracks:
• A stereo ‘live mix’ track, as featured on the RØDECaster Pro since its release
• A mono track for each of the 4 microphone inputs
• A stereo track each for the USB, 3.5mm TRRS, Bluetooth and sound pad channels

Once installed, users can activate multitrack recording by accessing the Advanced settings in the Hardware section of the RØDECaster Pro’s touchscreen interface. From there, a single switch engages ‘Multi-Channel’ mode for multitrack recording. The only question though,  is whether the feature will record on board to the micro-SD card, or directly to your computer’s audio recorder via USB, or both. Knowing RØDE, I’m pretty comfortable with the expectation it’ll be multitrack recording across the board.

The 1.1.0 firmware update will be available to download in February from rode.com/rodecasterapp.  All new units will receive the multi track feature moving forward as well. The RØDECaster Pro is available for $599 from RØDE directly or at B&H. For more information about the RØDECaster Pro, visit https://www.rode.com/rodecasterpro.

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Editor in Chief at doddleNEWS. James has been a writer and editor at doddleNEWS for nearly a decade. As a producer/director/writer James won a Telly Award in 2005 for his Short Film "Searching for Inspiration. James is a recovering talk show producer from KABC in Los Angeles, and a weekly guest on the Digital Production Buzz with Larry Jordan.

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