RØDE has released the Streamer X. They say that, combining a professional audio interface, video capture card and control surface in a compact, easy-to-use-console, the Streamer X is the ultimate all-in-one streaming solution.
RØDE CEO Damien Wilson, told us, “The Streamer X is incredibly exciting for a few reasons. As RØDE’s first hardware product with video functionality, it represents a huge milestone for the company and a signpost for big things ahead. It also represents a significant paradigm shift in streaming technology. Just like the RØDECaster Pro, which made podcasting super simple by combining what otherwise required thousands of dollars in equipment to achieve, the Streamer X will make streaming more accessible than it has ever been. Now anyone from professionals and educators to content creators, streamers and gamers can capture pro-quality audio and video with absolute ease.”
Here’s the company’s press release with the full details…
RØDE – creators of the world’s first all-in-one podcasting studio, the RØDECaster Pro – is revered for producing revolutionary products that make creating professional-quality content accessible to everyone, and the Streamer X proudly follows this lineage. For the first time ever, both broadcast-quality audio and video capture are now possible using a single device, making capturing content that looks and sounds incredible simpler than ever before. For even more versatility, the Streamer X is also a fully customisable control surface for triggering sounds, voice effects and keyboard shortcuts on-the-fly with the press of a button, offering creators unmatched control and creative flexibility. The next generation of streaming technology is here.
KEY FEATURES OF THE STREAMER X
- Professional audio interface, video capture card and control surface integrated in one compact, easy-to-use device
- Up to 4K30 video capture and 4K60 pass-through via HDMI
- Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support
- Neutrik® combo jack for connecting XLR microphones or instruments, with an ultra-low-noise, high-gain Revolution Preamp™ for pristine audio quality
- 3.5mm TRRS input for connecting headsets and 1/4-inch headphone output for zero-latency monitoring
- Integrated wireless receiver for connecting RØDE Series IV wireless microphones, including the Wireless GO II and Wireless ME
- Internal DSP for advanced audio processing powered by APHEX® including a compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter and legendary Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects
- Four fully customisable SMART pads for triggering sounds, voice effects and keyboards shortcuts or other actions on a computer
- Dual USB-C interfaces for connecting to two computers or mobile devices
- Easy configuration and control via RØDE Central desktop companion app
- Compatible with free UNIFY streaming software for advanced audio routing, mixing and configuration
- Designed and made in RØDE’s precision manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia
THE ULTIMATE ALL-IN-ONE STREAMING SOLUTION
The Streamer X is a groundbreaking device that offers a new way to livestream with incredible audio and video. For the first time ever, a professional audio interface, video capture card and control surface are available in a single compact console. For beginners, this makes it exceptionally easy to create high-quality content, making streaming more accessible than ever. For experienced streamers, it offers a streamlined solution that replaces a complex, multi-device setup, while delivering world-class quality.
Whether it’s for streaming or gaming on Twitch, video podcasting, creating content for YouTube, or capturing professional presentations while working from home, the Streamer X is the ultimate all-in-one streaming solution.
LOOK AND SOUND INCREDIBLE
When it comes to streaming, creating content that both looks and sounds incredible is of the utmost importance.The Streamer X features cutting-edge technology for capturing broadcast-grade audio and video whilst being highly intuitive, so that literally anyone can stream with professional quality, even with no prior experience.
It features a HDMI input for connecting a camera, gaming PC or console, or any other HDMI video source and supports up to 4K30 streaming for incredible video quality. It also offers HDMI passthrough up to 4K60 for high-resolution real-time monitoring with zero latency. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support ensures smooth gaming without lag or screen tearing and two USB-C connections allow for easy integration with dual PC setups. The Streamer X is plug-and-play compatible with Mac and Windows computers and works seamlessly with all streaming software and platforms, no setup or additional software required.
On the audio side, the Streamer X is just as powerful and versatile. It features a studio-grade Neutrik® combo jack for connecting XLR microphones or instruments, with an ultra-low-noise, high-gainRevolution Preamp™ ensuring pristine audio quality. Headsets like the RØDE NTH-100M can be connected via the 3.5mm TRRS input – ideal for everything from gaming to video calls – and headphones can be connected via the 1/4-inch output. All connections are located on the rear of the console, ensuring users can keep their setup tidy. The Streamer X also features an integrated wireless receiver for connecting RØDE Series IV wireless microphones, including the Wireless GOII and Wireless ME. Powerful internal DSP allows users to easily add studio-grade APHEX® processing to their microphone, including a compressor, noise gate, high-pass filter and legendary Aural Exciter™ and Big Bottom™ effects for next-level audio quality. On the front of the console are hand-on controls for microphone gain, input selection and headphone level, as well as mute buttons for the audio and video feeds.
The Streamer X offers performance that was previously unimaginable in such a compact and easy-to-use device. Never before has professional video and audio capture been this simple or streamlined, making it the perfect solution for creators who want to eschew complexity without undermining the quality.
FLEXIBLE CONTROL ON THE FLY
Not only is the Streamer X the world’s first integrated professional audio interface and video capture card, it’s also an incredibly flexible control surface, completing the trinity of features that make it the ultimate all-in-one streaming solution. In addition to its hands-on audio and video controls, it features four SMART pads. First introduced on the revolutionary RØDECaster Pro II, these powerful pads can be customised to perform a variety of functions. This includes triggering audio – from sound effects and to music beds – or voice effects like echo, reverb, pitch shifting, robot, and other special FX. They can also be configured to send MIDI commands to a computer for triggering keyboard shortcuts and other actions with the press of a button, useful for everything from changing slides in a presentation to switching scenes in streaming software. Two bank switching buttons offer access to up to 16 banks of pads for a total of 64 unique actions, giving users unmatched control and creative flexibility at their fingertips.
EASY CONFIGURATION AND ADVANCED FEATURES WITH RØDE APPS
The Streamer X is fully compatible with RØDE’s suite of desktop apps and software. This includes the easy-to-use companion app RØDECentral, which can be used to activate and control the on-board processing, including adjusting every parameter using the advanced editor, just like a professional-grade plug-in. RØDE Central can also be used to quickly access audio configuration profiles, which are optimised for different types of content creation, as well as customise the SMART pads. The Streamer X also seamlessly integrates with RØDE’s free virtual mixing software for streaming, UNIFY. Not only can users configure and control their Streamer X via the software, they can also combine its professional audio capture capabilities with UNIFY’s powerful audio mixing and routing features. Together, the StreamerX and UNIFY are the perfect combo for livestreamers and gamers.