RØDE has released, what they are calling, another game-changing audio product for creators.
RØDE Connect is a simple and powerful software solution for podcasting and streaming with the NT-USB Mini.
Offering an intuitive, fully featured recording interface inspired by the RØDECaster Pro, the ability to connect up to four NT-USB Minis to a single computer, seamless integration with video call and streaming applications, and so much more, RØDE Connect is the easiest way to record a podcast and livestream with incredible audio.
Key features of RØDE Connect
• Completely FREE to download – versions for Mac and PC available
• Connect up to four NT-USB Minis to one computer – no complex routing required
• Fully featured recording interface – complete with broadcast-style faders, level metering, mute buttons, and more
• Unlock the NT-USB Mini’s internal digital signal processing power – one-click access to a noise gate, compressor and legendary APHEX® Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects
• Virtual channels – for seamlessly connecting remote guests, integrating streaming applications, and adding music beds and other external audio
• Automatic mix-minus on every channel – for crystal-clear, echo-free audio
• Simple to use – the easiest way to podcast and streamline gaming audio
Launched in 2020, the NT-USB Mini is a studio-quality USB microphone that is designed to deliver crystal-clear, professional audio direct to a computer. Offering a host of handy features in an easy-to-use package, it’s the perfect microphone for podcasters, streamers, musicians and more.
RØDE Connect expands the capabilities of the NT-USB Mini, while offering a feature-rich platform for both podcasting and streaming.
RØDE CEO Damien Wilson, says, “The NT-USB Mini, coupled with RØDE Connect, marks a huge leap forward for simple solutions that allow anyone to create a professional sounding podcast. And the possibilities the software offers for livestreaming applications are incredibly powerful. No other audio company in the world is doing anything like this.”
Perfect for podcasting
RØDE Connect allows up to four NT-USB Minis to be connected to a single computer. Previously this required complex routing and complicated software to set up, but with RØDE Connect it could not be simpler. It features an intuitive, fully featured recording interface inspired by the RØDECaster Pro, complete with broadcast-style faders, one-click recording, level metering, mute buttons, output control, and flexible optimisation and export options for uploading to all popular podcasting platforms.
There are also two ‘Virtual’ channels (named ‘Virtual’ and ‘System’) for easily connecting remote callers via communications apps like Zoom and Google Hangouts, and for adding music beds, stings and sound effects, pre-recorded interviews or any other audio from external sources.
These two ‘Virtual’ channels, combined with the four microphone channels, mean RØDE Connect can accommodate up to six podcasters at once. Each channel automatically has mix-minus signal routing applied, ensuring crystal-clear, echo-free communication between hosts and guests.
Coupled with the NT-USB Mini’s compact, easy-to-use form factor and studio sound quality, using RØDE Connect is the easiest way to make an incredible podcast.
RØDE Connect is also a powerful solution for gamers who want to simplify their audio setup. In addition to offering a flexible interface for controlling audio from the NT-USB Mini, RØDE Connect’s ‘Virtual’ channels allow for streamlined integration of audio from chat applications like TeamSpeak, gameplay sound, and other audio sources.
There are also dedicated output controls for streaming apps like OBS or Xsplit, making setting up a professional-sounding livestream easier than ever before.
Unlocking the true potential of the nt-usb mini
Each NT-USB Mini contains a previously untapped reserve of digital signal processing (DSP) power that can only be unlocked using RØDE Connect. This gives users access to a noise gate, compressor and legendary APHEX® Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects, which are also found on the RØDECaster Pro and in the world’s top recording studios. These are available at the click of a button and have been precisely tailored to deliver that rich, warm broadcast tone heard on the world’s best podcasts and livestreams.
To celebrate the launch of RØDE Connect, RØDE has released three new accessories for the NT-USB Mini. COLORS is a kit of colour-coded caps for the NT-USB Mini and colour-coded rings for RØDE USB-C and USB-A cables. These match the colours of each channel in RØDE Connect, making it easy to keep track of who is talking.
RØDE has also released two new high-speed, 1.5m-long USB cables, the SC17 (USB-C to USB-C) and SC18 (USB-C to USB-A) for connecting the NT-USB Mini to any computer.
Together with these new accessories, the NT-USB Mini and RØDE Connect offer an incredibly simple, powerful and affordable solution for podcasting and livestreaming.