Sydney, Australia (June 11, 2020)— Following an initial Beta release in April and coming on the heels of an accessory line launched last week, new Rodecaster firmware has dropped. Incorporating new features as well as suggestions from users who put the Beta to the test, Rode’s new V2.1 firmware is said to offer deeper control over parameters, additional options for recording and exporting, new multitrack abilities, added features for the sound pads, and more.
Under V2.1, users can now use the advanced editor to tweak all parameters of the Rodecaster Pro’s compressor, noise gate, de-esser, Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom, and high-pass filter. All parameters can now be adjusted in real-time from the mixer’s Companion App, too. While the Rodecaster has always had individual channel compressors, the mixer now sports one on the master output.
Acknowledging that some units are now in the hands of professional broadcasters and recordists, users now have the option to add standard dBFS markers to the level meters on the home and record screen for greater control over recording levels.
The mixer’s sound pads, used for sound effects, music and other possibilities now get a creative feature in that their contents can be overdubbed. Any audio loaded onto a sound pad can now be overdubbed infinitely, allowing users to create layered sounds, custom ad rolls, boilerplate credits over music and so on.
When recording in multitrack mode, users now have the option to record post-fader, meaning all processing, effects and level settings will be recorded in the Rodecaster Pro’s output. As for that output, there’s a few new options; when transferring podcasts to a computer, users can now format their files for all major podcast platforms, and WAV file exporting has also been improved.
Installing new Rodecaster firmware is now handled with the Companion App, available in both Windows and MacOS formats at Rode’s website.
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