RØDECaster Pro II

Firmware Release Notes

Released on February 1, 2023.

  • Fixed an issue where the gain/trim control was not active for USB and Bluetooth channels. Bug Fix
  • Fixed an issue where the listen buttons were not being retained after unit powers down. Bug Fix
  • Added a Main Mix control for each of the headphone outputs and made this the default mix mode for these outputs. Improvement

Released on Jan 27, 2023.

This release contains all updates listed in the 1.0.8, 1.0.9 and 1.1.0 beta releases. See below for more information.

Released BETA on January 10, 2023.

  • Fixed a bug where the show import screen would get stuck loading. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which caused audio crackling when USB-C was plugged in. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which caused the main monitor routing menu to disappear. Bug Fix

Released BETA on Decmeber 21, 2022.

  • Added more control over voice effects. New Feature
  • Improved how the routing mixes handled power cycling. Improvement
  • Improved the mute handling function. Improvement
  • Improved UI of the routing mixes. Improvement
  • Improved the handling of all voice effects. Improvement
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the listen buttons to not function on virtual faders. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug that caused the main output encoder to function incorrectly. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug where the Master Compellor did not function correctly. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug where the routing mixes could still be accessed whilst recording. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which could result in mix minus not functioning correctly. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which caused censor and ducking to work incorrectly. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which could result in all audio being muted after a reboot until a physical fader is moved. Bug Fix

Released BETA on December 07, 2022.

  • Added variable output mix functionality. New Feature
  • Various user interface improvements. Improvement
  • MIDI mapping of SMART Pads now begins from MIDI Channel 1. Improvement
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent shows from importing. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug that could result in auto-mute being defeated momentarily when manually muting and unmuting. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug where the 'Show Date & Time on Home Screen' option was reset after power-cycle. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug where processing presets were not cleared when creating a new show. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug which could result in duplicate MIDI messages being sent by pressing a SMART Pad. Bug Fix

Released on July 20, 2022.

This release contains all updates listed in the 1.0.5, 1.0.6 and 1.0.7 beta releases. See below for more information.

Released to BETA on July 15, 2022.

  • Increased NTP sync frequency for date and time. Improvement
  • Improved error reporting when loading shows. Improvement
  • Corrected a bug which could result in SMART Pad issues when importing shows that were exported from older firmware versions. Bug Fix
  • Corrected an issue which could cause time zone to revert to UTC. Bug Fix

Released to BETA on July 8, 2022.

  • Pressing the rotary encoder will cycle through monitor outputs and virtual channels. New Feature
  • Output delay is applied to USB 1 Main and USB 2 when set to “Main Mix”. New Feature
  • Pressing the power button twice will power down the device. New Feature
  • Bluetooth headset output optimisation to improve ambient noise rejection. Improvement
  • Voice effects and censor button are linked to the “Sounds” channel with custom routing. Improvement
  • Custom mixes are set to the default mix for each output. Improvement
  • Post-fader multitrack is now post-mute for recording and USB. Improvement
  • Wi-Fi networks with long passwords will now authenticate. Bug Fix
  • Corrected an issue which could lead to the power button becoming unresponsive. Bug Fix
  • Corrected Noise Gate parameter labels. Bug Fix
  • Bluetooth output control now available in recording playback regardless of custom routing. Bug Fix
  • Fixed incorrect MIDI “Note” On+Off messages in some DAWs. Bug Fix

Released to BETA on July 1, 2022.

  • Ability to switch USB 1 Main between multitrack and stereo. New Feature
  • Custom routing for USB 1 Main, USB 1 Chat, USB 2 and Bluetooth outputs. New Feature
  • Access to monitor and Bluetooth output level control in recording playback screen. New Feature
  • Press and hold rotary encoder to mute selected virtual fader. New Feature
  • Visual indication when fader position is at zero. Improvement
  • Bluetooth output level control will have default rotary focus when fixed output level is enabled. Improvement
  • SMART Pad options clear when switching banks. Improvement
  • Channel picker is no longer available for channels that don’t have an input assigned. Improvement
  • Improvement to microSD card detection. Bug Fix
  • Addressed USB 2 hosting and audio stability. Bug Fix

Released June 28, 2022.

  • Added auto-mute toggle for Bluetooth output devices. New Feature
  • Implemented Reverb and Echo buffer flushing when switching between FX. Improvement
  • Improved translation accuracy. Improvement
  • Auto-mute will now only be triggered by microphone faders. Improvement
  • Wi-Fi – Added support for legacy Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) protocol. Improvement
  • Wi-Fi – "Password Incorrect" timeout fix. Bug Fix
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to incorrect FX routing when changing fader assignments. Bug Fix
  • SMART Pad stability improvements when used with custom sounds. Bug Fix

Released June 22, 2022.

  • Improvements to microSD card detection logic. Improvement
  • Stability improvements to internal storage mounting when used with Windows. Improvement
  • Enhanced buffer size handling on USB 1 Main and Chat audio interfaces. Improvement
  • Improved USB compatibility when used with older audio software and devices. Bug Fix

Released June 17, 2022 in response to customer feedback.

  • Added support for additional Bluetooth output devices. Improvement
  • Improved stability when updating firmware via USB. Improvement
  • Pausing a recording now drops a marker at that point which can be viewed in supported DAWs. New Feature
  • When creating a new show based on your current show, mute and solo states are retained. Improvement
  • "Hold" SMART Pad playback type will show correct replay behaviour. Bug Fix
  • Bluetooth pairing code will now dismiss correctly when navigating back. Bug Fix
  • Closing a large recording will indicate that it is saving. Improvement
  • Minor UI tweak to factory reset screen. Improvement
  • Added explanatory text to multitrack recording "Off". Improvement
  • Resolved potential start-up issue involving depressing and holding a SMART Pad before the unit had fully loaded. Bug Fix
  • Added the ability to interact with scrubber in the SMART Pad sound editor. Improvement

Released June 16, 2022 in response to customer feedback.

  • Loading unsupported or corrupted sound files to SMART Pads was causing system instability. User will now be notified of unsupported files and they will be automatically removed. Bug Fix
  • Implemented more efficient storage mounting sequence when used with RØDE Central. Improvement

The initial release of the RØDECaster Pro II Firmware, launched on June 15, 2022