Vocaster - Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main differences between Scarlett and Vocaster?
Scarlett is designed for making and producing music. Vocaster is the essential tool for podcasters. For more details on the differences, please click here.
What Software is included with Vocaster?
The included software with Vocaster is Hindenburg Lite to record, with a six-month Hindenburg Pro trial, three months of SquadCast Pro + Video to bring in your guests, and six months of Acast Influencer to publish your podcast. Vocaster Hub is also included.
Can I record music using my Vocaster?
Vocaster is a podcasting audio interface — if you’re looking to record music, we’d suggest looking at our Scarlett range.
Is Vocaster good for recording voiceover or streaming?
Vocaster is great for these due to its easy set-up process and features such as Auto Gain to set levels easily and Enhance to bring out the best of your voice. Vocaster works well with OBS for streaming.
What other equipment do I need for recording a podcast?
In addition to Vocaster, you will need a laptop, tablet, or PC and a microphone with a stand. Vocaster One Studio and Vocaster Two Studio come with a microphone, headphones, and all the cables you need. Read our Getting Started: Hardware for the essentials and Getting Started: Additional Equipment for more details.
Are there any bundles for Vocaster?
Yes, there are two bundles available to order for Vocaster. Vocaster One Studio includes Vocaster DM1 dynamic microphone, and Vocaster Two Studio includes Vocaster DM14v dynamic microphone. Both come with studio-quality closed-back HP60v headphones.
Can I use Vocaster with my tablet?
You can use Vocaster with a USB-C iPad to record your podcast. You can also bring in audio from your tablet and phone using Vocaster's phone input, or Bluetooth on Vocaster Two.
Which operating systems does Vocaster work with?
We have extensively tested Vocaster with the following operating systems, however it may work with others.
- Mac: Monterey and Big Sur
- Windows: Windows 10 and Windows 11
- iPad: iPadOS14 and iPadOS15
Is Student Discount available for Vocaster?
Yes, there is a 25% discount available for students. For more details on country availability, click here.
Does Vocaster have loopback channels?
There are two sets of stereo loopback channels on Vocaster which allow you to record audio from your computer. For more information, click here.
Can I use Vocaster with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)?
Yes, Vocaster can be used with OBS. For help on set up, click here.
Can I use Bluetooth headphones with Vocaster?
No, Bluetooth headphones do not work with Vocaster. Bluetooth can be used on Vocaster Two to stream audio from your device and call-in guests to your show.
How much gain does Vocaster have? Can I use a SM7B with Vocaster?
Vocaster has 70dB gain range, which is enough to power any mic, including the Shure SM7B.
Can Vocaster be powered by my computer?
Yes, Vocaster can be powered by your machine so that you can capture the conversation anywhere.
Can I use Vocaster with a camera?
Yes, you can record your audio directly into any camera with an audio input so that your audio and video are in sync.
How do I set up my Vocaster with Zoom on macOS?
Please click this link for the steps to set up your Vocaster unit with Zoom on macOS.
Does Vocaster (and Vocaster Hub) work with my screen reader?
We test Vocaster Hub with the screen readers that come with macOS and Windows by default, i.e. VoiceOver and Narrator, respectively. However, on Windows, other screen readers (e.g. NVDA and JAWS) may also work.
Is Vocaster (and Vocaster Hub) accessible?
Voiceover on Mac and Narrator on Windows are supported. For further details, please read our help centre article.
How do I use Auto Gain with my screen reader?
- Make sure notifications are enabled for Vocaster Hub in your operating system’s settings, since notifications are currently used to indicate when the Auto Gain process has failed.
- Press the Auto Gain button for the desired channel using your screen reader and then follow the Auto Gain instructions as per the user manual.
- After this process, the mic level slider will be set automatically.