Rodecaster Pro 2 review: The best sound around – Pocket-lint

(Pocket-lint) – Rode has been pleasing podcasters for a while now with the Rodecaster Pro, but the company realised people wanted more. Enter, then, the Rodecaster Pro 2.

It’s a device the company pitches as a “revolution” compared to the original Rodecaster Pro, and one that’s so feature-packed that it can also be described as an “integrated audio production console”.

What does that actually mean? Well, this is a device that can be used for all sorts of things and by all sorts of people. 

The Rodecaster Pro 2 is designed for content creators, streamers, podcasts, musicians and more.

It’s an all-singing, all-dancing machine that can do all sorts of things, and, if you’re looking to create audio content or improve the quality of your production, this might well be the device you need. So we’ve been putting the Rodecaster Pro 2 through its paces in various ways to see what it’s capable of – and whether it’s worth the hefty price tag. 

Our quick take

It might be expensive, but the Rodecaster Pro 2 is an immense piece of audio hardware that opens up a world of possibilities for content creation and audio capture.

We love how easy it is to pick up and use for beginners, with it also offering a multitude of customisation options to make it fit your own specific needs. 

The pre-amp setup and processing help deliver the very best sound we’ve ever heard from such a device, and it’s hard to overstate how fantastic that is.

Aside from its price, there are very few, if any, negative things we can say about this audio interface. So, if you’re looking for the very best solution to improve your production quality, this is it. 

Rodecaster Pro 2

5 stars – Pocket-lint editors choice


  • Superb customisation options
  • Fantastic noise elimination
  • Easy setup for beginners


  • Price
  • Lacks virtual audio routing like GoXLR


Not just for podcasters anymore

The Rodecaster Pro 2 is an interesting and flexible audio device in a number of different ways.

It has four high-quality combo inputs that you can use for connecting XLR microphones, instruments and line-level devices. The obvious use case here is to connect up multiple different microphones and use them in a podcasting situation, or for high-quality interviews. 

You then have hardware sliders for controlling levels and the ability to add audio enhancements, mix in some FX or even record shows on-the-fly without a PC attached using a microSD card or USB drive. 


It has nine different channels, with six hardware faders and three virtual faders and gives you the ability to route audio from multiple sources including Bluetooth devices, 3.5mm connections, smartphones and more, then control the audio of each source separately. 

It also has two USB-C connections so you can connect up a PC or two and pull in audio from there too.

All this means that you can do so much more than just record a standard podcast. It can also be used for at-home music production, voice-over work and streaming too. 





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