RØDE is launching its new line of RØDE X microphones, which feature built-in DSP and are primarily aimed at streamers, podcasters, and gamers. The first releases are the XDM-100 dynamic USB microphone and the XCM-50 condenser USB microphone, along with the companion UNIFY virtual audio-mixing software, offering a complete audio solution for pro-level content creation. Powered by DSP built into these X microphones, UNIFY unlocks advanced Aphex audio processing and voice effects to give your vocals a radio-ready sheen with just a few clicks.
XDM-100 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone
The XDM-100 is a professional dynamic cardioid USB-C microphone that improves on the already popular Procaster USB mic. It delivers rich broadcast sound with superior room noise rejection and features premium circuitry, including an ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp, and a zero-latency headphone output with level control and mute functionality. It also comes with a high-quality pop filter and shock mount. Importantly, the XDM-100 is fully compatible with the UNIFY software that lets you fine-tune your sound for crystal-clear streaming and gaming.
XCM-50 Condenser Cardioid Microphone
The XCM-50 is a professional condenser USB microphone also optimized for streaming and gaming. It delivers highly detailed audio, with a tight cardioid polar pattern tuned for speech applications, and a zero-latency headphone output with level control and mute functionality. It also features a 360-degree swing mount for easy positioning and comes with a tripod desktop mount. Like the XDM-100, the XCM-50 is also fully compatible with UNIFY.
What is UNIFY?
UNIFY is a virtual audio-mixing solution developed for streamers and gamers. It allows users to connect and control multiple sound sources, including microphones, chat audio, game audio, music, and system audio, in one intuitive software interface, with flexible routing and mixing capabilities, advanced APHEX audio processing and voice FX, multitrack recording, and more. RØDE claims that it is the most powerful software of its kind, yet incredibly easy to use.
UNIFY comes free with all RØDE X microphones. It is also compatible with existing RØDE products and will be available via a paid subscription, inviting users to the RØDE X ecosystem. However, the software’s advanced audio processing is only available when using UNIFY with a RØDE X product, since this relies on powerful internal DSP built into these X microphones; only basic processing is available when using the software with other devices.
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