Is the Rode Podcaster the perfect microphone for your radio station or podcast? Find out why this dynamic USB mic is so popular amongst home broadcasters. Equipment used:

RM2 vs SMR Stand Mounts

Rode SMR Shock Mount

The Rode Podcaster comes with the RM2 stand mount. Use it to attach the mic to desk stands or boom arms to keep it in place. It's perfect as a placeholder if you don't have an alternative.

We decided to use the SMR stand from Rode as it's much more stable and comes with a shock mount.

USB Plug & Play Microphone

Rode Podcaster USB Plug & Play

The best thing about the Rode Podcaster is it’s USB plug and play. Normally, dynamic microphones like this need a lot of power having to run through a phantom power enabled device like a mixer.

However, this isn’t the case with the Podcaster. Connect the microphone directly to your computer so you don’t have to run it through an audio interface or mixer.

Built-in Pop Filter

Rode Podcaster Built-in Pop Filter

The Rode Podcaster looks and feels like a high-quality microphone. It’s heavy due to its internal shock mount. You can move it about without much noise being picked up.

It also has a built-in pop-filter which neutralizes most plosives when up close, so an additional pop-filter isn’t essential.