At NAB, RØDE will also be showing a number of new products, mainly for live streaming and podcasting, including one that is being promoted as the "ultimate all-in-one streaming solution": Streamer X combines a professional audio interface and video capture card in a compact, easy-to-use console.
It features studio-grade audio inputs for XLR, line-level devices and headsets with an ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution preamp and APHEX audio processing. It is also compatible with RØDE Series IV wireless microphones, which will also be available for RØDECaster Pro II with the next firmware update.
On the video side, Streamer X offers streaming in 4K30 / 2K60 and up to 2K120 / 4K60 pass-through for a variety of applications, from streaming and gaming to podcasting, content creation and business presentations.
Two USB-C ports allow seamless connection of two PCs, and four customizable SMART pads enable on-the-fly triggering of sound or voice effects and other actions on a computer. Streamer X is fully compatible with RØDE's UNIFY, RØDE Central and RØDE Connect software solutions, providing enhanced functionality and flexibility.
The RØDECaster Duo, also new, is a compact audio production solution for podcasting, streaming, music production and content creation. It offers the same feature set as the RØDECaster Pro II in a more compact form with fewer audio inputs. In addition to upcoming compatibility with RØDE Series IV wireless microphones, it features the same powerful quad-core audio engine, Revolution preamps, APHEX audio processing, and numerous customization options as the RØDECaster Pro II.
Also announced is the PodMic USB broadcast-ready dynamic microphone. It offers the same sound quality and compact, rugged form factor as the PodMic, but also supports XLR and USB connectivity (as the 5th generation NT1 already does). A studio-quality pop filter also appears to be new.
When using the digital USB output, the PodMic USB offers a Revolution preamp and high-quality analog-to-digital conversion, advanced DSP for professional APHEX voice processing on every recording, and compatibility with smartphones and tablets for use on the go.
It also features a latency-free headphone output and built-in volume control, and is compatible with the entire RØDE software suite, including RØDE Central, RØDE Connect, RØDE Capture and UNIFY.