Rode PodMic


Dynamic Microphone for Speech and Recording

  • Optimised for applications using speech
  • Directional characteristic: Cardioid
  • Frequency response: 50 - 13,000 Hz
  • Double-layered pop protection grille from stainless steel
  • Internal pop filter
  • Robust all-metal housing with scratch-resistant ceramic cover
  • Integrated swing mount
  • XLR connector
  • Dimensions: 172 x 109 x 62 mm
  • Weight: 937g
Available since May 2019
Item number 455487
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For podcasts and more

True to its name, the Rode PodMic microphone has been specifically tailored to the requirements of podcasting and other voice-based applications. Its affordable price, great ease of use, and puristic design that dispenses with both switches and phantom power make the Rode PodMic the ideal solution for beginners. The PodMic comes with a pop filter for minimising disruptive plosive sounds, a shock mount for reducing vibrations and, unlike many other broadcast microphones, additional professional features such as an integrated swing mount, a clearly defined frequency range, and a scratch-resistant ceramic coating. Thanks to its robust all-metal build and considerable weight, the PodMic microphone will reliably stay in place and deliver excellent results even under challenging conditions, and a range of matching stands for optimum mic positioning are available separately.

Rode PodMic Dynamic Microphone for Speech and Recording

Well-balanced voice capture

Thanks to its frequency range that goes from 20Hz to 20kHz, the professional Rode PodMic captures voices at all frequencies within the normal range of human hearing and delivers a well-balanced, rich sound that is ideal for broadcasting. The PodMic features a dynamic capsule with a cardioid polar pattern, an XLR output for connecting a cable, and an elegant matt black all-metal housing with generous dimensions of 172x109x62mm, which means that this end-address microphone is on the heavier side with a total weight of 937g. The Rode PodMic can not only be variably adjusted to the speaker's height using the built-in swing mount but also flexibly mounted on a wide range of conventional stands thanks to its integrated 5/8" and 3/8" threads.

XLE connection on the Rode PodMic Dynamic Microphone for Speech and Recording

Easy to use for beginners

The easy-to-use Rode PodMic optimally matches the requirements of beginners who want to take their first steps into podcasting. Its smart combination of essential features, such as a pop filter and a shock mount, as well as its robust dynamic capsule make the PodMic the ideal microphone for news reports and interviews outside of a studio environment. Thanks to its frequency range, which is optised for speech applications, the Rode PodMic also ensures that budding actors and speakers sound their best in online castings. During livestreaming, the integrated swing mount allows the PodMic to be flexibly moved around to create particularly vivid presentations, and during video shoots, ambient noise from the sides and the back is effectively suppressed thanks to the mic's cardioid polar pattern.

Capsule of the Rode PodMic Dynamic Microphone for Speech and Recording

About Rode

Founded in Sydney, Australia in 1990, Rode is a specialist in high-quality studio microphones. With its very first in-house, completely Australian-built model, the NT2 large-diaphragm microphone, the company created a classic which is still produced in its current and enhanced version, the NT2-A. An extensive range of studio and live microphones has also been added, regularly updated, and expanded over the years. These new additions include a variety of professional microphones which are designed for video and mobile applications and can be connected directly to SLR cameras or smartphones.

The easy way to podcast

For optimum voice recording, the Rode PodMic should be mounted on an optional microphone stand or studio arm. To this end, users should take a closer look at the Rode PSA-1 boom arm, which creates an authentic broadcast studio setting, or the Rode Tripod, which ensures ideal positioning and stability on a tabletop. Both solutions allow the microphone to be swivelled a full 360 degrees and can be purchased separately. To kick off their first podcast production, all users have to do is connect the PodMic to a mixing console or an audio interface such as the Rode Podcaster Pro using an XLR cable, speak into the microphone, adjust the gain, and turn up the volume.

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221 Reviews

Awesome quality for a very reasonable price but needs an amplifier
Ronfontu 25.01.2021
I use this microphone for podcasting.
I first ordered two of these mics without any amplifier (Cloudlifter, Thomann FetAmp, TritonAudio FetHead, Klark Teknik Mic Booster CT1...) and while I got it working, I had to put the gain on my audio interface way too high. I did some more research and it turns out an amplifier (using phantom power) is all you need. Those (especially the cloudlifters) might be expensive but there are alternatives. Here is my reasoning and why I went for the Thomann FetAmp :

The Cloudlifter was a big no considering its price.
The TritonAudio FetAmp seemed to be a nice alternative while still not so cheap.
The KlarkTeknik CT1 was perfect but out of stock and I needed one asap.

I then went for the Thomann FetAmp which does the job perfectly.

The mic itself has an really great build quality! It sounds really good and an external pop filter is not really needed (I don't have one and the p's an b's don't stand out). It doesn't have many features, but it doesn't need to. The sound has a gread "broadcast" effect which may or may not be desired. I highly recommend this.


Great podcast/announcer microphone
damondimento78 08.08.2020
Built like a tank, reassuringly heavy. Needs a good sturdy mic stand.

Needs lots of gain, I use with an external recorder and a USB interface. I find it needs 90% or more of available gain for a close-miked voice.

What it's good for- podcast recording/narrative recording in a fixed location. I haven't used it "on the go", I have lighter dynamic mics which I would use if I was recording on location. You could travel with it, but it wouldn't be the best choice for that purpose.

You also will need a pop shield, although the mic has one built-in, it is not 100% effective.

You will also need to experiment with mic distance and angle of delivery for best results.

For the price it's unbeatable. Apart from the great sound it's very well built and gives reassurance of longevity.

Recommended (this is the second one I've bought).


Great microphone for voice recording (not vocals).
Evgenii_K 24.07.2023
Excellent microphone.
Suitable for podcasts/reviews and anything where you just speak into the microphone.
Not suitable for recording singing or instruments.

- not demanding for the preparation of the premises. Doesn't pick up extra sounds.
- Has a built-in pop filter.
- It is made of tactilely pleasant materials.
- cuts frequencies above 13 kilohertz

- picky about amplification (my card motu m2 copes with it, but without much reserve)
- there is nothing in the kit except for a microphone so do not forget to buy a wire right away.
- pretty heavy. Before buying, it is worth checking whether your microphone boom can hold it.

Be sure to note that this is not a condenser microphone and does not need 48 volt phantom power, otherwise you may feel a little sad after turning on the power that you no longer have a microphone.


Konrad S 08.04.2022
The heaviest microphone that I ever had. Rode quality so you don't need to be aware that something will go bad. Best choice for beginners and for proffesionnals. My podcast started to sound like a pro and my listeners noticed that just after I started to use PodMic.


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