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RØDE Introduced NTH-100 Professional Over-Ear Headphones

RØDE NTH-100 professional over-ear headphones offer exceptional sonic performance and superior comfort that inspires creativity. Featuring custom-matched drivers that deliver an incredibly accurate frequency response and ultra-low distortion, and a precision-engineered acoustic design optimized for exceptional detail and clarity, they are an ideal for all forms of content creation, including music production, mixing and audio editing, podcasting, streaming and location recording.

Luxurious Alcantara cushions with RØDE’s revolutionary CoolTech gel ensure maximum comfort, particularly for long-format content creation, and the fully adjustable headband with RØDE’s innovative FitLok locking system provides the perfect fit every time. Your search for the perfect headphones is over.

Key Features:

  • Custom-matched drivers an incredibly accurate frequency response and low distortion – ideal for monitoring and mixing
  • Precision-engineered acoustic construction optimized for exceptional detail, clarity and a very natural sound
  • Alcantara earcup and headband cushions for superior comfort
  • Revolutionary CoolTech gel reduces wearing fatigue
  • Fully adjustable headband with FitLok locking system
  • Unique contoured earcups for superior acoustic performance and comfort, with memory foam cushions for excellent noise isolation
  • Removable cable with locking connector that can be connected to either earcup for maximum flexibility and convenience
  • Designed and made using high-grade components in RØDE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia

Audio as it’s Meant to Be Heard

The NTH-100s are meticulously crafted to deliver exceptional sonic performance for critical listening, from monitoring to mixing to mastering. Featuring custom-matched dynamic drivers that have been painstaking tuned for an incredibly accurate frequency response and extremely low distortion, they are remarkably natural-sounding headphones.

These qualities are further enhanced by the unique contoured earcup construction, which is optimized to ensure exceptional detail and clarity, and memory foam cushions for exceptional detail and clarity, and memory foam cushions for excellent passive noise insolation. They are precision-crafted to retain every detail and every nuance of sound they produce. In other words, audio as it’s meant to be heard.

RØDE Introduces the VideoMic GO II

RØDE introduced the VideoMic GO II. It is the latest addition to RØDE’s legendary range of on-camera shotgun microphones. Packed with innovative features for today’s content creators, including compatibility with cameras, smartphones, tablets and computers, the VideoMic GO II is an ultra-lightweight and compact shotgun microphone that offers superb sound quality while being super easy to use.

Lightweight Directional Microphone

The VideoMic GO II is designed to make capturing incredible audio incredibly easy. Ultra-lightweight and compact, with powerful features that are simple to use, it is perfect for all forms of content creations with a camera, smartphone or tablet, or computer. It’s time to take your content to the next level.

Key Features:

  • Broadcast-quality compact shotgun microphone
  • Ultra-lightweight (just 89 grams)
  • No battery required and no complicated switching – incredibly easy to use
  • 3.5mm TRS output for use with cameras
  • USB output for use with mobile devices (iOS and Android) and computers (macOS and Windows)
  • Compatible with RØDE apps for accessing advanced features, powerful audio processing and studio-quality recording on any device

Incredible Sound with Ease

You don’t need to be an audio expert to get incredible sound. The VideoMic GO II does all the hard work for you. Featuring the same annular line tube technology as RØDE’s VideoMic NTG and NTG5 microphones, it delivers rich, full-bodied audio that is perfect for a wide range of recording applications. It is a highly directional microphone, meaning it focuses on what you have it pointed at while reducing background noise, giving you crystal-clear, professional sound with ease.

The VideoMic GO II also comes with a high-quality windshield for capturing clean recordings outdoors and reducing plosives, plus a professional shock mount for superior absorption of handling noise.

Find more information on the RØDE website.

RØDE Introduced the AI-Compact Dual-Channel Audio Interface

introduced the AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel audio interface for recording high-quality to a mobile device or computer.

Featuring two auto-sensing input for connecting virtually any microphone with a 3.5mm output, headphone monitoring, a universal USB output for use with smartphones, tablets and computers, and compatibility with RØDE apps for super charged sound, the AI-Micro allows you to record without limits.

Key Features:

  • Ultra-compact dual channel audio interface for computers and mobile devices
  •  Compatible with virtually any microphone with a 3.5mm output, including RØDE VideoMics, lavaliers, wireless systems and stereo microphones
  •  Auto-sensing inputs for connecting TRS or TRRS microphones
  • High-quality headphone output for zero-latency audio monitoring and playback
  •  Connects seamlessly to computers, smartphones and tablets via the universal USB output (USB-A, USB-C and Lightning cables supplied)
  •  Compatible with the the RØDE app suite for expanded features and functionality, on-the-go configuration and broadcast-quality recording on any device.

The AI-Micro allows you to capture high-quality audio on your mobile or computer with ease. It features two 3.5mm inputs for connecting a wide range of microphones, including RØDE VideoMics, lavaliers, wireless systems like the Wireless GO. These are auto-sensing inputs that detect whether a TRS or TRRS microphone is connected and automatically adapt to accommodate – no adaptors needed. Input 1 can also be configured as a single stereo TRS input for use with stereo microphones.

High-quality microphone preamps and high-resolution (24-bit/48kHz) recording ensure crystal-clear audio capture on any device, with a headphone output for echo-free audio monitoring and playback. Whether you’re interviewing, podcasting, presenting, or livestreaming, record incredible audio anywhere with the AI-Micro.

RØDE Updated Wireless GO II

RØDE launched two world-first updates for the Wireless GO II, making it more powerful and easy to use!

The Wireless GO II can now be set up on the go with iOS and Android devices via the RØDE Central Mobile App – the first time ever that a compact wireless microphone has been made fully configurable with a mobile app, giving you complete control of your device anywhere.

The Wireless GO II can now be used with RØDE Connect, making it the only microphone of its kind to be fully integrated with podcasting or streaming software, allowing you to unlock your creativity in new and exciting ways.

Both RØDE Central Mobile and RØDE Connect are available to download for free now.

RØDE Central is the Wireless GO II’s handy companion app, which allows you to configure the microphone, unlock advanced features, and access the latest firmware updates.

Initially released as a desktop app, RØDE Central is now available on iOS and Android for adjusting device settings on the fly. This includes switching between ‘Merged’ and ‘Split’ recording mode, adjusting the gain setting and unlocking the fine gain control, activating the safety channel and more.

RØDE Central Mobile is available to download for free here or from the App Store and Google Play. Please note that you must download the latest version of the RØDE Central desktop app and update your Wireless GO II firmware to use the RØDE Central Mobile app. 

Launched in early 2021, RØDE Connect is RØDE’s simple yet powerful podcasting and streaming software. Previously only compatible with the NT-USB Mini, the Wireless GO II can now be used with RØDE Connect, allowing you to podcast or stream on a computer with professional quality wireless audio.

This is the first time ever that a wireless microphone system has been fully integrated with streaming software, allowing you to capture broadcast-grade sound for your content with more freedom and flexibility than ever before – perfect for IRL streaming, recording presentations or classes, and more.

Using the Wireless GO II with RØDE Connect is also ideal for podcasting applications where you require the freedom of wireless audio, from recording interviews to casual podcasting setups.

RØDE Connect allows two Wireless GO IIs to be connected to a single computer. Each transmitter can be allocated to its own channel in the software for a total of four separate wireless audio streams, each with an individual level meter, as well as solo and mute buttons. The Wireless GO II can also be used in conjunction with the NT-USB Mini within RØDE Connect.

RØDE Connect is available to download for free now at rode.com/rode-connect. Find out more about how to use RØDE Connect via the RØDE Connect Learning Hub

Enter the My RØDE Reel 2021 Short Film Competition

RØDE is holding the My RØDE Reel 2021 short film competition. Do you have an incredible story to tell? RØDE wants to see it told. Submit your short film to My RØDE Reel for a chance to win $250,000 in cash and launch your filmmaking career. Unbox your ideas.

Entries close 10 AM (AEDT / GMT +11) Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.

To enter, you need to download the starter pack from the My RØDE Reel 2021 website. It includes the My RØDE Reel 2021 title card, which you must include at the start of your film. There is also some handy resources to help get you started.

Here is how RØDE describes the prizes:

We are giving away US$250,000 in cash to the winner of My RØDE Reel – the largest cash prize ever offered in a short film competition. You could use this to help fund your next project, buy the gear of your dreams, pay your bills – whatever you need to do to launch your career into the stratosphere. There are also loads of cash and gear prize packs to be won across the genre and special categories to help you take the next step on your filmmaking journey.

Here is how to enter the My RØDE Reel 2021 Short Film Contest:

  • Download your starter pack, access freebies from MZed and Musicbed, and check out past winning entries to get you inspired.
  • Make a short fill up to 3 minutes in length. It can be on any topic you like. Use the prize categories to inspire the direction of your film.
  • Make a behind-the-scenes film, up to 3 minutes in length, that shows us how you make your short film and features the RØDE product(s) that you used in your production.
  • Sign up for a My RØDE Reel account, and complete the registration process. The registration page will open soon!
  • Submit your film to My RØDE Reel. Once approved, it will appear on the “watch” page.
  • Share your film and encourage your friends, family and fans to vote – there’s a People’s Choice Prize to be won for the film with the most public votes!

RØDE Introduced Thread Adaptor

RØDE has introduced the Thread Adaptor, a premium universal adaptor kit for mounting a range of devices onto any mic stand, boom pole, tripod or studio arm. It features 1/4, 3/8, and 5/8-inch adaptors in a unique integrated set with a carabiner for safekeeping. These can be configured to connect any standard thread to any standard mount – a lifesaver on set, in the studio, or in the field – and it features a handy driver for tightening and loosening the adaptors.

The Thread Adaptor feature a bespoke design with a premium feel and finish – a must-have “everyday carry” accessory for sound engineers, filmmakers, and photographers.

There’s nothing more frustrating than when you’re on a set or in the studio and realize the thread size of your mic clip and stand don’t match up, or you need to mount your microphone but only have light stands available. The Thread Adaptor is a lifesaver in these moments.

It features:

  • A carabiner clip for attaching it to keys, clothing or a camera/audio bag so you always have it on hand, plus an integrated driver for tightening or loosening the adaptors.
  • A 1/4” male to 5/8” female adaptor for connecting accessories with a 1/4” thread to any standard microphone stand or mount.
  • A 5/8” male to 3/8” female adaptor for connecting accessories such as mic clips or shock mounts to stands that have a 5/8” thread.
  • A 3/8” male to 1/5” female adaptor for mounting microphones and accessories onto camera gear.

Different combinations of the above threads can be used to create a wide range of thread conversions so you can adapt to any situation. The Thread Adaptor is made from durable stainless steel and brass and will last a lifetime.

RØDE Introduced RØDECaster Pro Firmware 2.1.2 Update

RØDE announced that they have released the next major firmware update for the RØDECaster Pro, making it even more powerful for podcasting and livestreaming. Version 2.1.2 gives you access to MIDI control for syncing the RØDECaster Pro with DAWs and streaming software, new sound pad modes, nine language options, and more.

What’s New in Firmware Version 2.1.2?

Features include:

  • MIDI control – Control the faders in your DAW or the scenes within your streaming software with the RØDECaster Pro via MIDI.
  • New sound pad modes – Including ‘Swear Button’ and ‘Trash-Talk’ mode.
  • Nine language options for the RØDECaster Pro and Companion App including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • You can download version 2.1.2 now from the RØDE website. The latest firmware update: 2.1.2 is now available to download for free.
  • Get the most out of your RØDECaster Pro with the Companion App! Follow these four simple steps to simultaneously install the Companion App and update the firmware on your RØDECaster Pro.

Download the latest Companion App software to your computer using the download button on the RØDE website.

  • Connect your RØDECaster Pro to your computer via USB.
  • Open the Companion App. You will be automatically prompted to update the firmware on your RØDECaster Pro.
  • Alternatively, you can manually update from within the Companion App by going to ‘File’ > ‘Update Firmware’.

RØDE Connect Version 1.1 is Here!

RØDE announced that RØDE Connect 1.1 is here! RØDE Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting and live-streaming with the NT-USB Mini.

Offering the ability to connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer, RØDE Connect is perfect for anyone who wants to create professional-quality podcasts the easy way. With an intuitive recording interface inspired by the RØDECaster Pro featuring broadcast-style faders, level metering, sound pads, mute button, multi-channel recording and more, RØDE Connect gives you complete control over your podcast recording.

Seamless integration of external audio sources makes RØDE Connect ideal for gamers looking for a simple way to route audio for a livestream including chat applications, gameplay sound, mic audio and more.

RØDE Connect is completely FREE to use. To get started, download the app from the RØDE website, plug in your NT-USB Mini, and get recording.

Unlock the full potential of the NT-USB Mini. RØDE Connect unlocks a hidden secret within the NT-USB Mini – powerful digital signal processing that gives you access to four different processors: a compressor and noise gate, plus the legendary Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects that are found in the RØDECaster Pro and in the world’s top broadcast studios. All of these are accessible at the touch of a button and will make your voice shine.

RØDE Connect is only compatible with the NT-USB Mini.

Key Features:

  • Connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer – no complex routing required
  • Completely free to download with versions for both Mac and Windows
  • Access to the NT-USB Mini’s powerful digital signal processing including a noise gate, compressor, and the legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom
  • Fully featured recording interface, complete with broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute buttons and more
  • Virtual channels for seamlessly connecting remote guests, integrating steaming applications, adding music beds and much more.
  • Automatic-mix-minus on every channel for crystal clear, echo-free audio
  • Fully equipped sound pads section with 3 separate playback styles and up to 8 banks of sound

RØDE Announced New Beta Firmware for RØDECaster Pro

RØDE announced the public beta of the new RØDECaster Pro firmware is now available to download. It features MIDI control and more! The firmware update can be downloaded on the RØDECaster Pro website.

What’s New in Firmware Beta Version 2.1.2?

MIDI Control

The RØDECaster Pro can now be used as a USB MIDI controller, opening up a wide range of creative possibilities for podcasting and streaming, including DAW synchronization in multitrack recording sessions, vision switching capabilities, and much more.

New Sound Pad Modes

In addition to the Latch, Pause, Replay, Play and Loop modes, two new sound pad modes have been added – a “Swear Button” for bleeping out audio on the fly and a “Trash Talk” mode for muting the output to remote callers on the USB, smartphone, and Bluetooth channels.

ASIO Driver for Windows

This update includes an ASIO driver for ensuring a stable connection when using the RØDECaster Pro with DAWs such as Cubase and Adobe Audition on Windows computers. This can be downloaded separately from the RØDECaster Pro firmware page.

New Language Options

The RØDECaster Pro now offers a selection of languages for the LED touchscreen display, including Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean.

RØDECaster Pro Firmware 2.1 is Here!

RØDE announced that a new firmware update for the RØDECaster Pro is now available. It can be downloaded for Mac or Windows from the RØDE website.

Version 2.1 is a major update that unlocks complete granular control over all processing parameters, more flexible podcast recording and export options, expanded multitrack capabilities, and an update to the RØDECaster Pro’s interface. These new features will give you even more control over your recordings! We have also improved the RØDECaster Pro Companion App.

New Features include:

Granular Control Over All Audio Processing: Previously, all of the audio processing has been controlled by a simple on/off toggle. For even greater control over your audio, RØDE has now included an “Effects Edit Mode”, which allows you to tweak all of the parameters of the compressor, noise gate, de-esser, APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom, and high-pass filter. This will allow you to create a unique sound for your podcast.

The Master Bus Compressor: As well as the individual channel compressors, the RØDECaster Pro now features a master bus compressor. This is a compressor that is applies to the combined output of your RØDECaster Pro, including each mic input, the smartphone, USB and Bluetooth channels, and the sound pads.

Companion App Effects Editor: Not only can you access all of this advanced tweakability via the RØDECaster Pro’s touchscreen interface, but you can also do all of your editing on your computer via the RØDECaster Pro Companion App.

Broadcast-style Level Metering: RØDE has also added the option to include broadcast-style level meters with precise dBFS markers to each of the channels on the home screen, giving you even greater control over your recording levels.

Sound Pad Overdubbing: Another new feature is the sound pad overdub mode. Audio that has been loaded onto the sound pads can now be overdubbed, allowing you to create layered sounds, record VOs over music, create custom ad rolls and more.