In this video we show you exactly how to setup the Rode PodMic with the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface.

There are a lot of great reasons to consider this combination for your home studio:

  • Affordability
  • Quality
  • Popularity
  • Clean, good looking setup

This combination of the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface and Rode PodMic would be perfect for any one interested in:

  • Podcasting
  • Voiceover
  • Video Conferencing
  • Live Streaming

How To Setup Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface With Rode Podmic

Time needed: 5 minutes.

  1. Connect Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface To Computer

    Use USB C Cable:
    Use USB C to USB A Cable:

  2. Connect Rode PodMic To Audio Interface

  3. Set gain for Rode PodMic

    The colour ring should blink green whenever you speak. Avoid yellow and red if possible

  4. Try Air Button (Optional)

    This will add a boost to the high frequencies

  5. Connect Headphones (Optional)

    This will allow better monitoring

  6. Use CloudLifter CL-1 (Optional)

    This will add more gain to your Rode PodMic. If you use a CloudLifter, you will need to turn Phantom Power on

  7. Open Desired Software and Connect to Scarlett 2i2 Audio Interface

Pricing & Specs For Equipment In This Video


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 1:02 – Connect PodMic to Scarlett 2i2
  • 1:22 – Connect Headphones to Scarlett 2i2
  • 1:28 – Connect Scarlett 2i2 to Computer & Setup Recording
  • 2:05 – Cloudlifter vs No Cloudlifter
  • 4:40 – Pricing & Specs
  • 5:00 – Focusrite Air Button Test
  • 5:40 – Foam Windscreen Test
  • 7:00 – Monitoring
  • 7:25 – Final Thoughts

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Jordan Kettner

I consider myself to be half entrepreneur and half A/V geek. I am never content to settle for what is expected or determined by others to be the “industry standard”. Instead, I work extremely hard to break new ground and deliver value to whoever I meet.

My passion for the audio visual industry drives me to create content that will help others learn the best tools and techniques to learn how to setup their home studio.

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