Podcasting has never been easier with the RODECaster Pro. By recording to a microSD card, everything can be done entirely within your console, and there are no cables or computers necessary!
This makes it quick & simple for anyone who wants their podcast recorded quickly on the go without having an expensive gear set up at home, too – perfect if you travel frequently.
In this article, we will show you how to record your podcast directly to a Micro SD card using the RODECaster Pro.
This is an excellent option if you want to have a backup of your recordings or if you want to take your recordings with you on the go. Let’s get started.
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How to Choose the Best MicroSD Card for Your Needs
You must use only high-quality microSD cards with your RØ DECASTER Pro. Using a lower quality card may mean recording and playback errors, which will cause problems. This is because of compromised speeds caused by low-grade chipsets in these cheaper products and other factors like temperature change during use (which can lead to corruption).
MicroSD Card recommended and tested by RODECaster Pro
- Ultra microSD UHS-1 (16GB),
- Ultra microSD UHS-1 (32GB),
- Ultra microSD UHS-1 (64GB),
- Ultra microSD UHS-1 (128GB), and
- Extreme MicroSD UHS-1 (64GB)
- EVO Plus MicroSDXC (32GB),
- EVO Plus MicroSDXC (64GB),
- EVO Plus Micro SDXC (128GB), and
- EVO Plus MicroSDXC (256GB)
How to format a MicroSD card
Formatting a MicroSD card before recording will help you avoid any potential problems with your podcast files. It’ll also give the fastest speeds for transferring data, which is vital if we expect high-quality audio or video.
Formatting also will allow you to maximize its storage space and give more bang for the buck. You have to do the following: navigate to ‘Settings’ > ‘Advanced’ and then select “Micro-sized SD Card.” From there, we can see how much footage has left on your inserted media and use that slide control at the bottom.
How to record to a Micro SD Card
Now that you’ve finally saved up enough money to buy the RODECast Pro, you’re probably wondering how to get started recording to a Micro SD card. Luckily, it’s pretty simple. Just follow these steps, and you’ll be up and running.
- Connect the RODECast Pro to your computer using the USB cable.
- Insert a Micro SD card into the card slot on the RODECast Pro. Make sure that the card is inserted in so that it clicks into place.
- Launch the RODECast Pro software on your computer.
- Click the “Record” button in the software and choose “Micro SD Card” as the recording destination.
- Select the audio input source you want to record from and click “Start Recording.” You’ll see the recording level meters in the software start moving, indicating that your recording is underway.
- To stop recording, click “Stop Recording” in the software. Your recorded file will be automatically saved to your Micro SD card.
And that’s all.
How to Use RODECaster Pro with a MicroSD Card
The RODECaster Pro makes it easy to listen back and edit your podcasts on the go. First, you have to head over to Settings > Podcasts, where every episode recorded onto an SD card can be accessed easily.
When you record your podcast, it will be stamped with the date and time that they were created. You can press buttons on either side of this to scroll through other podcasts, which are recorded similarly! At the bottom right, there’s also an option for permanently deleting any displayed episode off of your MicroSD card.
To listen to specific podcast sections, you can press and drag the scrub tool along its timeline. You have options for going back 15 seconds or forward 30 seconds with skip controls.
The flag tool lets you add flags throughout your podcast, and they will be displayed on the timeline as lines. You can use the ‘skip to flag’ control for quick navigation between these marks or listen specifically in areas that interest you most by flicking back and forth with it.
Your RODECaster Pro will record podcasts as a stereo file in its default mode. But if you want to multitrack instead, that’s an option too! It all depends on what workflow works best for you and how much time is available between projects.
Stereo recording lets you record all of your channels in one go, which is great if the output file size matters to you. You’ll get smaller files faster than other types because it’s already set up for uploading straight onto platforms like Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
If you want to make your podcast sound as good and professional as possible, stereo recording is the way. The RODECaster Pro will give you great-sounding podcasts in just about any format that needs recording.
Multitrack recording on the RODEcaster Pro is the best way to go if you want more editing options or just some changes after your show has been recorded.
To get started, go to “Settings” > Advanced Audio Options. At the top of this page, you’ll see a button that says “Multitrack.” Click it and select your microSD card from among those waiting in line behind their names on the screen.
What’s the point of recording yourself? With multitrack recording switched “ON” for your microSD card, everything is put into one file whenever we hit record. In addition, all 14 tracks are captured in high-quality audio, so there will be no struggles when mixing or editing later.
The multitrack to microSD recording is helpful if you would like the option of editing your audio later on after it’s been recorded. You can mix, edit and process all in one place using software such as Garageband or Audacity.
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That’s all for now! We hope this article was helpful and that you found the perfect MicroSD card for your needs. If not, comment below and let us know what you need help with. Until next time, happy recording!
Thanks for reading!