RODECaster Pro - How to Record Audio from a Cell Phone Or Computer Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Facetime via Bluetooth

Follow First Steps to setup up the RODECaster
Follow RODE Broadcaster Mic to make sure the mic is ready to use

RODECaster Pro - RODE Broadcaster Mic

Turn up the sliders on the board and talk into the mic(s) you want to use

Have each guest and interviewer speak directly into the front of the mic, and not from the sides

Set the levels by watching the meters as you speak.  You'll be at a good level to record when the color of the level bars peak at green going into yellow (see picture →)

You should never hit red!

You can adjust headphone volume with these knobs

Make sure the Ceiling Speaker Volume is all the way down before


How to use the Cell Phone Input to hear a phone conversation

You will need to connect the cell phone.

This is the phone that will be either making or receiving the phone call.

On the Rodecaster press the Bluetooth button shown here

On the display screen you will get a dialog message asking you to pair the phone

Choose Yes

This will put the console into Bluetooth Discoverable mode, and the blue Bluetooth button will begin to blink.

On a Google Android Phone:

Press the

>Settings icon

>Choose Connected devices Bluetooth

Choose Pair new device

Choose RODECaster Pro

Choose Pair

On an Apple iPhone:

Press the Settings icon

Choose Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth, if not already enabled.

Under Other Devices, you should see RODECaster Pro.  Press the name to connect.

Once connected, the RODECaster Pro will be listed as Connected under My Devices and is ready to be used.

When you are connected, the Iphone will have the RODECaster Icon and not the usual speaker icon

The Bluetooth light on the RODECaster will also stop blinking, and will become bright blue when the phone is connected.

Turn up the slider for the Bluetooth input so we'll hear audio from the phone

Now either call your guest or have them call you on your connected phone

The interviewee that you are calling will be heard in the headphones now and you will see levels on the board on

BlueTooth Input

Double check the input levels from the BlueTooth input and adjust, if necessary

How To Use the IMac as a host for a Zoom Recording during a Podcast

On the Mac you can open Zoom, or whatever

Our example is Zoom

Go to >Zoom > Preferences

Click on Audio and choose RODECaster Pro


RODECaster Pro Stereo

Turn up the USB channel on the RODECaster to get the audio input levels

Click on the Green REC button to start recording to the SD card

When recording the button will be RED

Conduct the narration, interview or podcast and when finished press REC button to stop recording

To hear what you did press the Settings Icon

Click on Podcasts

You can click on the top left and right arrows to navigate through the podcasts and click on the green play button to play the selection

Click the Home Button to exit this menu.

Turn up the speaker volume to hear playback in the room

Turn up the headphone volume for playback in headphones

Now to transfer your files off the RODECaster. Click the link to learn how.