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vsavagellc 01/20/2013

RODE Procaster : vsavagellc のユーザーレビュー (content in English)

"Built Like a Tank"
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The Podcaster is a podcasting mic, it can be used for studio recordings, just depends on what you wanna do and how you want to use it

Let's get into some details

OVERALL OPINION

I've worked with a lot of different microphones over the years. Condensers, dynamics and Usb versions of both. One thing I've always hated was having to adjust my preamp pick up for the environment that I want to record in. True, recording in my studio always worked great because I have it setup for recording, but sometimes I just want to record in the living room/dinning room.

If you've worked with any kind of condenser mic you know they are great for picking up detail. If your recording environment isn't setup for recording you're bound to pick up a lot of background noise, that's just the way it works. The Podcast has a really right cardiod pattern allowing it to block a lot of that extra noise out focusing on the source that is directly in front of it (that being you, your voice)

The podcaster reproduces sound very accurately and it's built to last. I've dropped it 2 twice ON PURPOSE! I did this because, the supplier told me if it broke he'd give me 2 heh so, I thought I'd try my luck. It still works and sounds great. It does come with a heavier price tag than most dynamic mics, but it's worth it in my opinion.

Here are the Pros

Good solid build
Comes with a good warranty 10 years (if registered at Rodemic.com)
Mic stand clip (comes with it)
Quality sound
Excellent noise reduction
Not a lot of self noise

Here are some cons

Doesn't come with a lot of features (not important)
No shockmount – this was a downer for me. Luckily I had my own shock mount
price tag – might be a little rich for some people on a budget.