Rode PodMic Cardioid Dynamic Microphone


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Rode PodMic

Gearank Recommendation

The Rode PodMic appeared on our recommended list for Vocal Studio Mics as my Author's Pick from April 2021 until July 2022.


I used to own one of these and it was my good experiences with it that led me to make it my Author's Pick in April 2021.

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.

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!


  • 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

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

I've been an audio engineer for 20 years specializing in rock and metal recordings. I also play guitar and produce original music for my band and other content creators.