Turn on the RØDECaster if it isn't already
First step is to FORMAT the SD card that is in the RØDECaster.
Slide the switch to ERASE the SD Card
Click YES to confirm erasing the SD Card
There are four microphones setup, just put on the headphones for whichever microphones are you using
|Make sure the rolloff switch is in the up position|
Next set the sound input to the computer.
Go to the Input Tab
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
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
Click on the Green REC button to start recording to the SD card
When recording the button will be RED
This icon is how much time you have left to record on the card
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
The recorded .WAV audio files are in the folder called PODCASTS
The most popular file for uploading podcasts directly to the internet is known as the Stereo Mix. This means all of the channels have been mixed together into a 2 channel audio file. If you want to extract this file from your multi-channel recording, you will need to continue to the next steps.
Open the RØDECaster Pro software in the Applications folder
When it launches it will show you the podcasts in a list
Title it and choose a custom color and then click on Save
Choose a place to save it and click Open
The files save with all the different mics and channels that may or may not have audio on them.
You can check the mix in Quicktime Player or VLC Player on the mac computer.
If using the computer to playback/edit your audio file, you will need turn up the USB Channel input on the RØDECaster to monitor the audio
|When you are finished transferring your files to the computer, click "Done," and then click "Yes." The RØDECaster will disconnect from the computer.|
Adding Sound effects
Radio Room 4.140 - RODECaster how to add sound effects to the board