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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
Zoom Podtrak series
When you need portability, the Zoom Podtrak series offers the best features in the smallest packages! They're even battery-powered!
Both the P4 and P8 offer TRRS for connecting to a mobile device, or add a Bluetooth adapter (sold separately) for wireless connectivity.
- 4 XLR inputs
- 4 headphone outputs
- Up to 3 hours of use from 2 AA batteries (or power via USB)
- 4 sound pads
- Touchscreen interface
- Onboard audio-editing
- 6 XLR inputs
- 6 headphone outputs
- Up to 1.5 hours of use from 4 AA batteries (or power via included AC adapter)
- 9 sound pads with 4 banks
For ultra small, portable, and convenient recording, I use and recommend the Zoom H1n. It’s small enough to fit in your pocket for recording from a wired lavalier microphone, and it’s built-in condenser microphones are good enough for remote recording.
Where to buy the Zoom H1n
The Zoom H6 is a six-channel portable recorder and practically an entire studio in a single unit! Its built-in XLR preamps are great for directly connecting microphones (up to six, with an additional accessory!), and it’s X/Y condenser microphones perform well for simple, remote recording.
The top X/Y capsule can be replaced with any of Zoom’s six interchangeable interfaces for different uses, including two more XLR inputs.
The Zoom H6 can also function as a 6-channel USB audio interface.