RØDE Microphones has announced the next major firmware update to the RØDECaster Pro, the world’s first fully integrated podcast production studio.
Following on from the first update back in February which introduced multitrack recording via USB, the 1.2.0 update expands the RØDECaster Pro’s multitrack capabilities, enabling multitrack recording direct to microSD, and other upgrades.
The RØDECaster Pro’s new functions featured in the 1.2.0 firmware update include:
· Multitrack recording to the on-board microSD card: polyWAV file format, stereo live mix and individual sources
· Updated companion app: offering more user-friendly file handling
· The option to pause during a recording
· Updated colour-coding on the record button: green – armed, red – recording, amber – paused
Multitrack recording to the microSD
The RØDECaster Pro will now record 14 tracks to the on-board microSD card. These tracks are the same as if you were recording multitrack via USB to a DAW:
· A stereo ‘live mix’ track
· A mono track for each of the four microphone inputs
· Stereo tracks for the USB, 3.5mm TRRS, Bluetooth and sound-effects-pad channels
Multitrack to SD recording can be activated in the ‘Hardware’ > ‘Advanced’ section of the RØDECaster’s menu, alongside the existing multitrack to USB feature.
The pause option
The RØDECaster Pro now offers the option to pause a recording at any time by pressing and holding the record button for two seconds. Tapping the button will resume the recording, while pressing and holding again will end the recording.
To make this process as simple as possible, we’ve updated the colour-coding on the record button:
· Green means the RØDECaster is ready to record
· Red means it is recording
· Flashing amber means it is paused