A couple of months ago, Rode released three audio tools specifically designed for gaming. The XDM-100 and XCM-50 are kind of recycled designs. However, their latest product – Streamer X – is something different! It’s a combo device that combines an audio interface and an external capture card.
The Streamer X can be connected to XLR and line-level microphones and headsets, featuring a Rode Revolution preamp for easy operation. This device can capture and stream footage at 4K (30 frames per second) or 2K (60 frames per second), plus it offers video passthrough at 4K (60 frames per second) or 2K (120 frames per second).
The Streamer X console has four buttons on the front that you can program to make certain sounds. It has two USB-C plugs so you can link up the device to two computers at once. This device works with Rode’s software programs such as Unify, Rode Connect and Central.
Recently, Rode released the Rodecaster Duo, a smaller version of its Rodecaster Pro II device. It’s so powerful that it is able to work with even the most demanding microphones without needing an extra power source. In addition, you can connect to it wirelessly via Bluetooth. Unfortunately, we don’t yet know how much the Streamer X or Rodecaster Duo will cost – but Rode says they’ll be releasing them soon! We’ve contacted them for more information and we’ll update this article when we hear back from them.