In response to virtual rocks thrown by some content producers who demanded multitrack capabilities, this morning at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) in California, the Australian manufacturer announced an upcoming firmware update for the RØDECaster Pro mixer/compressor/gate/recorder to fulfill their desires. The new 1.1.0 firmware will replace the current palindromic 1.0.1 version which came installed in the review unit I recently received. Ahead are the details of the selectable multitrack feature, links to my prior coverage of the RØDECaster Pro and to my mailing list for upcoming ones.
Link to my prior articles about the RØDECaster Pro
Multitrack recording on the RØDECaster Pro
According to the manufacturer, the multitrack feature will record 14 tracks:
- A stereo ‘live mix’ track, as featured on the RØDECaster Pro since its release
- A mono track for each of the 4 microphone inputs
- A stereo track each for the USB, 3.5mm TRRS, Bluetooth and sound pad channels
To activate multitrack recording, simply access the Advanced settings in the Hardware section of the RØDECaster Pro’s touchscreen interface. From there, a single switch engages ‘Multi-Channel’ mode for multitrack recording.
The press release I received this morning doesn’t indicate whether multitrack recording is for for internal recording only (within the RØDECaster Pro), available via USB only… or both. I asked RØDE and will update this article as soon as I receive a response. I also asked whether if to be recorded internally, whether they will be separate WAV files or a single polyphonic WAV file. If you refresh this page in a few hours, it should be updated.
RØDE says that the 1.1.0 firmware update will be available to download in February from rode.com/rodecasterapp and that there will be more improvements forthcoming. Be sure to subscribe (or re-subcsribe) to my mailing list to me notified of my upcoming articles.
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