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Rode ProcasterLooking for a reasonably priced dynamic broadcast quality microphone for under $230? Gary Hiebner gives the Rode Procaster a thorough workout and compares it against more expensive alternatives.

If you’re looking for a good broadcast dynamic microphone that doesn’t break the bank, I’d definitely recommend the Rode Procaster. Let me take you on my journey on how I came to the decision on this microphone, and how it performs.

Dynamic Microphone Options

I was looking for a good solution for microphone for my voice over work. The condenser microphone I was using was a bit sensitive. It was picking up quite a bit of ambient noise from outside my studio, such a trucks that would drive by and other loud external noises.Rode Procaster with Studio Arm So how could I alleviate this? One solution was to treat the room I was recording in until it was completely dead, but that wasn’t the answer as I used the same room for mixing, and I didn’t want the room completely dead sounding. After a bit of research a dynamic broadcast dynamic microphone seemed the way to go. I came across a couple of broadcast microphones that would fill the gap.

Two of the most popular broadcast microphones are the Shure SM7B and the Electro-Voice RE20. Both are great in their own way, but unfortunately they were both slightly out of my price range. After a bit more digging around I found the Rode Procaster that retails at about 9.

Rode Procaster Proximity EffectStumbling Upon the Rode Procaster

This is a very good quality broadcast microphone with a frequency range of 75 Hz – 18, 000 Hz, with a slight bump in the 10, 000 Hz region. If you compare this with your more standard handheld dynamic microphones such as the SM58 or SM57 (the SM58 which has a frequency range of 50 Hz – 15, 000 Hz and the Shure 57 of 40 Hz – 14, 000 Hz) these microphones won’t capture the nuances of a voice or an acoustic instrument in the upper frequency range. That’s not to say these aren’t great microphones, but with voice-over work and my tests with the Rode Procaster, I’d definitely recommend a broadcast dynamic microphone where the bigger capsule on the device provides better quality of audio, plus reduces the amount of unwanted external audio in the recording with its cardiod microphone pattern.

The Procaster is a bit on the heavy side, weighing in at 695 g/1.53 lbs. So make sure you have a microphone stand that can carry this weight. I’d definitely recommend the Rode PS1A studio arm. This will handle the weight of the Procaster, plus the arm allows you to maneuver the mic around quite easily.

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