RØDE launches streaming and gaming division


After more than three years in development, RØDE has announced the launch of its highly anticipated streaming and gaming division, RØDE X.

The new division employs a dedicated streaming and gaming R&D department appointed to developing a brand new product line, of which the first three products are now available worldwide – UNIFY, a virtual mixing solution custom-designed for streaming and gaming, and two new professional USB microphones – the XDM-100 dynamic USB microphone and XCM-50 condenser USB microphone.

“We are incredibly excited about the launch of RØDE X,” says RØDE CEO Damien Wilson.

“For more than three decades, RØDE has been the go-to audio brand for the world’s creators. We have made it our mission to provide professional audio solutions to musicians, filmmakers, podcasters and broadcasters.”

The hero of the RØDE X launch range is UNIFY. Designed to be the ultimate audio software for streamers and gamers, UNIFY consolidates functionality that would otherwise require multiple applications into one easy-to-use solution.

This includes routing and mixing up to four USB microphones or other audio devices and up to six virtual audio sources (including game, chat, music and browser applications) in an intuitive interface; creating independent sub-mixes for different outputs.

“UNIFY is a huge step forward for streaming and gaming audio technology,” says Senior Product Manager Chris Beech. “Throughout development, we spent countless hours researching exactly what streamers and gamers need from audio software and worked tirelessly to implement every feature while ensuring it is as simple to use as possible.”

Alongside UNIFY in the range are two brand-new microphones: the XDM-100 and XCM-50.

The XDM-100 is a professional dynamic USB microphone that delivers rich, broadcast audio ideal for streaming and gaming.

The XCM-50 is a professional condenser USB microphone also optimised for streaming and gaming. It delivers highly detailed voice reproduction with warmth and presence thanks to its full frequency response.

These products are the first in the RØDE X range, with more slated for release in 2023 and beyond.

The XCM-50 is available for US $149 and the XDM-100 is available for US $249. UNIFY is available to download from rodex.com/unify. It is free with any RØDE X microphone or can be purchased on a subscription basis.

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