RØDE Podmicusb

Broadcast, Studio, Podcasting
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Dynamic XLR/USB Speaker Microphone

A dynamic microphone designed specifically for speech applications, ideal for podcasting, streaming and use in broadcast, radio play and dubbing studios: it sounds detailed,
full, silky and balanced. Thanks to XLR and USB connections, the PodMic USB can be used flexibly. You can either use it in the classic way via XLR with a good preamp/audio interface or you can use the USB-C socket to digitally connect the microphone signal to a computer or a smartphone or iPhone®. The audio interface built into the PodMic USB is first-class - with a powerful, yet ultra-low noise preamp and audiophile A/D converters.

To the left of the USB-C port is a 3.5 mm headphone jack, so you can hear yourself while recording without latency (direct monitoring). The headphone volume control has an integrated push button that allows you to switch from direct monitoring to computer signal. An LED under the USB-C connector indicates the respective status: green = microphone signal (direct monitoring) and red = signal from the computer or mobile device. The PodMic USB also contains a DSP chip with high-pass filter, noise gate, compressor and Aphex® that can be activated via the RØDE Connect software (see below).

Weighing just under 1 kg, the PodMic USB has a boom mount that allows it to be attached to a table stand or microphone boom and then conveniently pointed towards the speaker. There is no need for a spider, the microphone capsule itself is elastically suspended and the swivel mount is internally decoupled from the body, so there are no problems with structure-borne noise. The PodMic USB is picked up from the front, a distance of approx. 3 to 20 cm is optimal. As a dynamic microphone, the PodMic USB is much less sensitive than a condenser microphone - ideal for studios and recording rooms where ambient noise is a problem.

The PodMic USB can be updated with the latest firmware using RØDE's free Central configuration software. Using RØDE's free streaming/recording software, RØDE Connect, you can use the microphone's built-in DSP chip to process the signal inside the microphone - an ideal feature for podcasters and streamers.

The PodMic USB's housing is made of solid brass with a scratch-resistant ceramic coating, while the double-layered pickup basket is made of stainless steel. The PodMic USB is manufactured by RØDE in Silverwater, Sydney. It comes with a clip-on foam pop shield and a 3m USB-C to USB-C cable.


- Elastic suspended large diaphragm capsule

- Polar pattern: cardioid

- Connection: XLR3-M (analogue) and USB-C (digital)

- Compatible with Windows, Mac, Android and iOS (MFi certified)

- ultra-low noise high-gain Revolution Preamp

- integrated DSP** with high-pass filter, noise gate, compressor and Aphex®

- double-layer stainless steel speaker basket with integrated pop filter

- 3.5 mm TRS headphone output for latency-free direct monitoring

- Headphone volume control with integrated monitor push button

- Monitoring switchable to computer/smartphone signal

- Robust full-metal housing with scratch-resistant ceramic coating

- swivel mount with 5/8" thread

- incl. attachable foam pop shield

- incl. 3 m USB-C to USB-C cable

- configurable or firmware updates via RØDE Central (free software)

- **usable with RØDE Connect (free streaming/recording software)

- **usable with RØDE Capture (free iOS video app).

Key specifications

Audio outputs
Microphone type
Dynamic microphone, Speaker microphone
Microphone Application
Broadcast, Podcasting, Studio
Audio channel
Item number

General information

Manufacturer no.
Release date
Sales rank in Category Microphones


Exact colour description

Microphone properties

Microphone type
Dynamic microphone, Speaker microphone
Microphone Application
Broadcast, Podcasting, Studio
Microphone features
Volume control
Converter principle
Polar pattern
Audio channel
-57 dB
460 Ω (ohm)
Sound Pressure Level
148 dB
Frequency range
20 - 20000 Hz
Audio outputs

Power supply

Power supply
USB power delivery

Battery properties

5 V

Scope of delivery

Scope of delivery

Product dimensions

123 mm
123 mm
123 mm
110 mm
900 g

Package dimensions

21.10 cm
14.20 cm
12.60 cm
1.30 kg

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