Rodecaster Pro Review

The Rodecaster Pro Mixer by Rode promises to streamline your podcasting and live streaming needs all in one handy package. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s dive in.


Acoustic & Electrical Specifications

Frequency Range
Mic Inputs: 20 Hz – 20 kHz, -3dB at 20 Hz (high-pass filter)
Monitor Outputs: 20 Hz – 20 kHz better than ±0.5dB

Input Impedance
600Ω (Mic Preamplifiers)

Equivalent Noise
–125dBA (A-Weighted, measured as per IEC651)

Maximum Output Level
+3dBu (Monitor Outputs)

Headphone Output Power
Max output power at 1% THD: 32Ω –> 220mW | 300Ω –> 31mW

Dynamic Range
100 dBA (Mic Preamplifiers)

Gain Range
0dB – 55dB (Mic Preamplifiers)

Power Requirements
External DC power supply 12 – 15v DC, 1A

Output Connection
USB-C, 1/4” Balanced TRS STEREO (Monitor Outputs)

Computer Connectivity

Bit Depth

Sample Rates
48 kHz

microSD™ card slot, 512MB internal memory for storing sounds for programmable pads

OS Requirements
macOS 10.11
Windows 10


This review comes to you after over a full year of use, 5 days a week. I could sit here and hit you with a bunch of techno babble and try to convey my experience with the system. However, I would like to take a slightly different approach with this review and just tell you that without my Rodecaster Pro I would be completely lost.

As a professional full time streamer there are tons of equipment you can choose from to help make your life easier when broadcasting. However, I have found that most of these so-called “stream geared equipment” are nothing more than cheaply made over priced gimmicks.

The Rodecaster Pro is solidly built with longevity in mind for the professional podcaster or streamer alike. With a solid metal face, metal faders, eight soft touch buttons, 4X inputs for mics, responsive touchscreen, and bullet proof knobs makes this system well worth the price. I have experienced no problems out of the system the entire time I have been using it.

Favorite Features
Aphex Audio Processing built right in with Aural Exciter and Big Bottom to really make your voice pop!

Eight well lit soft touch Audio Buttons that can play entire show segments or sound effects.

Wireless Bluetooth connection to your mobile devices, streamlining taking phone calls, and even music playing.

Hardline 3.5mm connection for audio devices and even mobile devices.

4 Microphone inputs making having guests an easy task while many other streamer specific mixers such as the GOXLR only afford you one microphone line. 4X the amount of inputs is a great value for the money.

When I am asked “What mixer do you recommend for streaming?” I will always say the Rodecaster Pro. My review is a SOLID….

10 Beards out of 10 – PERFECT SCORE

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