Turn on the RØDECaster, if it isn't already on
First step is to FORMAT the SD card that is in the RØDECaster.
Click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the LCD screen on the RØDECaster.
Click on Hardware icon
|Click on micro SD Card icon|
Slide the switch to ERASE the SD Card
Click YES to confirm erasing the SD Card
Log into the Mac Mini
With EID and PW
Next set the sound input to the computer.
|Go to the Input Tab |
Choose the RØDECaster Pro Multichannel
There are four microphones setup just put on the headphones for which microphones are you using
Make sure the rolloff switch is in the up
Next we need to make sure the microphones are set correctly
Select the Microphone channel selector softkey for the mic you want to use
|Then Choose Microphone|
Make sure it is set to RODE
|Click the Back button to get to the previous menu|
|Click On Level|
Make sure that Phantom Power is on and the Level is set to 18
Turn up the sliders on the board and talk into the mic(s) you want to use
Have each guest and interviewer speak directly into the front of the mic, and not from the sides
Set the levels by watching the meters as you speak. You'll be at a good level to record when the color of the level bars peak at green going into yellow (see picture →)
You should never hit red!
You can adjust headphone volume with these knobs
Make sure the Ceiling Speaker Volume is all the way down before
Next you will need to connect the cell phone you will use to host and record the phone conversation with. This is the phone that will be either making or receiving the phone call from the interviewee. It needs to be Bluetooth-enabled.
On the Rodecaster press the Bluetooth button shown here
On the display screen you will get a dialog message asking you to pair the phone
This will put the console into Bluetooth Discoverable mode, and the blue Bluetooth button will begin to blink.
|To pair with the MAC in the suite go to System Preferences|
|Choose the Bluetooth setting|
Choose to Connect to the
|The Bluetooth light on the RODECaster will also stop blinking, and will become bright blue when the computer is connected.|
Turn up the slider for the Bluetooth input so we'll hear audio from the phone
On the Mac you can open Zoom, facetime, skype or whatever
Our example is Zoom
Go to >Zoom.us
Choose Logitech Webcam C925e
RODECaster Pro Stereo
You can also check the Audio Preferences once you open Zoom
Choose the Microphone up arrow and choose
Microphone>RODECaster Pro Stereo
Speaker > RODECaster Pro
Once the Zoom / Facetime/ Skype session is setup
Click on the Green REC button to start recording to the SD card
When recording the button will be RED
Conduct the narration, interview or podcast and when finished press REC button to stop recording
To hear what you did press the Settings Icon
Click on Podcasts
You can click on the top left and right arrows to navigate through the podcasts and click on the green play button to play the selection
Turn up the ceiling speaker volume to hear playback in the room
Turn up the headphone volume for playback in headphones
Once you have completed recording you can use the Podcast Transfer Mode to transfer the audio files to the computer.
Note that when the RØDECaster is in ‘Podcast Transfer Mode’ all other functionality is disabled.
To get to the Podcast Transfer Mode click on the gear icon in the top left corner of the LCD screen on the RØDECaster Pro.
Click on HARDWARE icon
Click on microSD Card icon
Flip the Podcast Transfer Mode switch to ON
Confirm switching to Podcast Transfer Mode by clicking YES
Note: When the RØDECaster is in ‘Podcast Transfer Mode’ all other functionality is disabled.
The RØDECaster will mount as a volume on the desktop
You will find you files here in the RODE>Podcasts folder
Put them on your hard drive or Google Drive etc. . .