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Rode PodMic Review: The Best Podcast Mic Under $100

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After the release of the Rodecaster Pro, Rode announced the PodMic as the perfect companion for it.

The PodMic is a small dynamic cardioid end-address microphone designed to be used for podcasting and streaming.

It is tuned for speech and broadcast use, and works great whether you are recording in a professional studio or a noisy office. It has a rich, warm, and crisp sound.

Rode PodMic In Front of Box

The PodMic is made of all metal with a ceramic finish.

You can really feel the weight and sturdiness of this mic!

Some of the features that help keep the sound clean include:

  • A dual-layer mesh and an internal pop filter to help avoid plosives and sibilance.
  • An internal shockmount so that bumps on the table or mount don’t transfer into the mic.
  • Integrated heavy-duty swing mount that further reduce vibrations.

When you pair the PodMic with the Rodecaster Pro, there is some magic DSP (Digital Signal Processing) that automatically enhances your the depth and presence of your voice.

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That said, you can use it with any mixer or audio interface and it connects via XLR cable like any analog microphone.

For $99 US, this is an excellent value and makes it really easy sound great no matter your podcasting experience or skill level.

You don’t need to get an external shock mount, but you will need a stand of some kind.

Rode makes the PSA1 boom arm and the DS1 desktop stand, but you can always check out our recommendations for boom arms and desk stands as well.

Our Rating: 4.9/5

For a closer look, check out the official PodMic intro video from Rode:

Official PodMic Specs:

  • Element: Dynamic
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz
  • Output Connector: XLR
  • Weight: 937 g
  • Dimensions: 172 mm x 109 mm x 62 mm

Article By Ross Winn

Ross Winn is the founder of Podcast Insights, the industry-leading podcast education site. He has helped thousands of people start and grow a podcast and loves to test out new gear and software.
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