Rode Procaster mic

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Chrome
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I just wanted to give a big thumbs up to Rode.

After using a number of Rode M3s in anger during broadcasts and other event work, when selecting a microphone as my main vocal mic for my iRadio broadcasts, I ended up settling on a Rode Procaster.

I must say it's a superb mic and very well built, with a 10 year guarantee... But the quality of reproduction is incredible, it's a dynamic mic and yet it blows away my large diaphragm mic. Here's a video of a demo I have got mine set up in exactly the same way with a Rode arm and suspension mount :D

Even though he's selling it for Rode I think I believe him when he said it stands up to some of the competition that almost ten times more. I have worked in recording studios in the past with vocal mics costing thousands and I would say this IS very close to that kind of quality... now I just need to get the rest of my compression and signal path sorted and tweaked. :(

fuddam
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Joined: Nov 19 2005

how does it compare to the Rode Podcaster (which is slightly more $$$)?

Chrome
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fuddam - the Rode Podcaster is roughly the same price as the Procaster... not cheaper as you seem to suggest.

Though they look similar and I think the Podcaster (which is USB) is allegedly very good for purpose as a 'usb mic', it's designed for connection to a PC rather than as a high-quality microphone... they might have the same insides though, and just a differing interface. So your guess is as good as mine I'm afraid. :)

MAGLINK
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Procaster is a copy of the EV re20 or pl20 which are both superb radio mics as is the shure sm7.

These large capsule dynamic mics are great for radio as they give a very punchy sound with plenty of bottom end, they can also take huge levels so are better for close voice use than large capsule capacitor mics.

If you do use a capacitor mic for this type of work make sure it has a 10db pad available between the capsule and the on board op amp.

fuddam
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Chrome: Keene has the Procaster for 119 quid, and the Podcaster for 135

I did a google search on prices, and those above are consistent with other retailers........

http://www.keene.co.uk/electronic/rode/rode-podcaster-microphone/RPC1.html
http://www.keene.co.uk/electronic/rode/rode-procaster-dynamic-microphone/PROCASTER.html

EDIT: forget my post - lol. Misread your post as HALF price and was wondering where you got that lovely figure. :D