Today I've got a quick update about the Rodecaster line.
We had the Rodecaster I, which is still a great product. You can record from any service on your computer (zoom, Squdcast) then you can get separate tracks where you are on channel one, and the computer is on another. You could have a separate person via a phone as well as Bluetooth. The phone uses a TRRS cable.
The Rodecaster Pro II had better preamps, better routing, and the ability to plug in more than one device via USB C. Keep in mind when I say better preamps; this doesn't mean the old preamps were. Awful. It also gave you the ability NOT to record all tracks.
The biggest complaint about Rodecaster I and Rodecaster I was that it took up a large amount of desk space. Recently Rode announced a few new devices that address this concern.
The Rodecaster DUO has two XLR inputs, whereas the previous versions had four. So this is great for the person who has a co-host in the room or online.
When I was in London at the Podcast Show I got to play with the Rode Podmic USB and I saw that it comes with software that means you have a single channel Rodecaster with all the Aphex effects.