Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

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Street Price: 

$99
Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

While people may dismiss the PodMic as simply a streaming / podcasting microphone, at its core it is a broadcast quality mic tuned to make voices sound good.

In many ways, it is similar to how the Shure SM7/SM7B was intended to be a broadcast mic but quickly found its way onto hit records like "Thriller" to name one.

The PodMic features an internal filter and internal shock mount for plosive-free recordings.

Features:

  • Type: Condenser
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid
  • Frequency Response: 20 to 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 120 ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 148 dB
  • Power Requirements: 11V to 52V DC, 3.8 mA typical

Pros

While it is indeed a Podcasting/Streaming mic, many users found it as an affordable alternative to the Shure SM7B. Vocals done with the Rode Podmic exhibit the same low frequency weight to the voices recorded as well as a good, almost' pre-processed high frequency range without sibilance. Metal producers have found the PodMic to handle aggressive vocals and screaming just as well as the community favorite SM7B, stating it to be an affordable alternative.

Cons

Many found it to be a heavy microphone that tilted their stands. A good Mic Stand alleviates this issue.

Overall

Sometimes products are advertised in a way that narrows down their niche. In this case, the Rode PodMic gets categorized as a podcast/voiceover microphone. Audio engineers that looked beyond the marketing saw a versatile and high-quality dynamic microphone for singing and screaming. If you're a metal producer on a budget, the Rode PodMic is a sleeper hit!