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RØDE RØDECaster Pro II
The RØDECaster Pro II is the ultimate podcasting mixer, recorder, and interface all in one! Connect up to 4 XLR microphones, easily mix-minus with calls through multiple devices, and adjust volume individually for up to four headphones! Connect up to 2 computers, tablets, or smartphones via USB; and 1 of these via Bluetooth. Plus, record in split multitrack to the microSD card or to your PC via USB.
Where to buy the RØDECaster Pro II:
- Second-generation dust cover: B&H • Sweetwater • Adorama • Amazon
- Colored XLR rings: B&H • Sweetwater • Adorama • Amazon
Or consider the first-generation for less!
- RØDECaster Pro: B&H • Sweetwater • Adorama • Amazon
- First-generation dust cover: B&H • Sweetwater • Adorama • Amazon
Mackie makes some of the best mixers with reasonable prices! Their preamps are often considered higher quality than competitors. The ProFX8v2 supports up to 4 XLR microphones and up to 3 stereo inputs. The FX and Monitor sends can be used for mix-minus setups. Plus, the USB actually has an input volume control (missing from some competitors' products) and a “USB thru” feature to mix the audio from USB with the full stereo mix and loop it back to USB, which is great for live-streaming.
The only features the ProFX8v2 is missing are built-in compression and inserts for connecting an external compressor/limiter/gate. However, inserts are available on the slightly larger ProFX12v2.
If you need a mixer for podcasting, this is a great choice!