The Rode Rodecaster Pro could THE piece of gear for 2019. I'm here to tell you everybody is scrambling it replaces so many pieces of equipment into one.
It is a mixer, a recorder, a jingle palet, a channel strip, and it connects with your phone.
You can record up to four microphones and your phone. The phone has built-in mix minus (so the person on the phone won't have weird echo issue
The 4 high-quality microphone channels are able to power both dynamic and condenser microphones. You can quickly connect microphones for you and your guests with an automatic level setting and one-touch recording to a microSD card. You can connect to your phone via Bluetooth or TRRS cable. You will be able to drag and drop files into the jingle buttons.
Built-in Signal Processing that Would Cost you Hundreds of Dollars
Your pristine signal can also be enhanced with the legendary patented audio processors, APHEX Aural Exciter™ and APHEX Big Bottom™. These have been incorporated in the audio processing section of the RØDECaster Pro, and your sound will have that rich, warm tone only found in professional studios. The RØDECaster Pro also features multistage dynamics, such as compression, limiting, de-essing and noise-gating.
What It Would Take to Have All the functionality
iPad mini 4 (wi-fi only) $389
iJingle webmaster app for ipad $20
That would cost $1073
What It Doesn't Do
The only thing some people who want the ultimate control may be disappointed that it only records in stereo. If you are recording four people you get one stereo file. I recorded this way for YEARS, and yes it is nice to have everyone on their own track to add different EQs, and mute tracks, etc but this built into the unit. If you record it correctly, you don't need to work magic in post-production.
For me, this is not a deal breaker. Yes, the Zoom H6 does this, but it doesn't have the built-in Aphex, the phone connection, jingle buttons and more.
The Rode Rodecaster Costs $599 and will Ship This Month
Here is a quick video (that wastes about 30 seconds about storytelling at the intro).
The unit is currently not available at Amazon. For more information click here