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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 the the Apple in the upper right hand corner and choose >System Preferences


Choose >Sound

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

position

Next we need to make sure the microphones are set correctly

Select the Microphone channel selector softkey for the mic you want to use

EX: #2

Then Choose Microphone

Make sure it is set to RODE

Broadcaster

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

recording!!

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


Choose Yes







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

RODECaster Pro

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

>Preferences

Choose Video


Choose Logitech Webcam C925e

Choose Audio


Choose Speaker

RODECaster Pro


Microphone

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


Start Recording

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

Click the Home Button to exit this menu.

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. . .