TechReview: ROCCAT Torch

Review: ROCCAT Torch

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For many would-be streamers and content creators, audio and voice recording are the bane of their existence. Getting a professional sound is both expensive and requires a lot of effort and know-how. However, things are about to get much easier thanks to the ROCCAT® Torch Studio-Grade USB microphone.

This affordable peripheral packs a lot of punch into its tiny frame. Standing at around 21cms tall and weighing in at around 500g, it’s a lightweight but well-constructed piece of equipment. Priced at £89.99, it isn’t the cheapest microphone on the market, but it offers a lot of quality and great voice recording at an affordable price. Its closest rivals are the Razer Seiren X and the HyperX HX-MICQC-BK QuadCast. Straight off the bat, I can say the ROCCAT® Torch is of better build quality than the latter, offers superior recording power than both and is much more user friendly.

Vivid blue RGB lighting.

Where to start with the ROCCAT® Torch?

Don’t you just love it when your new toy can be played with instantly? I do, and the ROCCAT® Torch knows gamers want to plug in and play with no fuss! With its driver free technology, the setup couldn’t be simpler!

This mic has been designed to look great and to be simple to use! With three distinct RGB lighting zones that utilise AIMO reactive lighting technology, contactless quick mute, and a studio style mixer for quick and easy adjustments, you’ll master the controls in no time. With an adaptive set-up for both desktop use and on a boom arm, this mic offers flexibility without compromise. Even when connected to a boom arm, the mixer controls can still be used, and this allows for trouble-free recording.

Red means stop!

Looking great is one thing, but how does it sound?

Thanks to its preset recording setup, you’ll instantly find the setting that works for you. With three distinct options available, the designers have covered most scenarios. Cardioid, Stereo, and Whisper are your presets, and each benefits from a specific RGB indication for easy identification.

Cardioid.

This is your go-to option as it picks up sound directly in front of the mic and captures crisp and clear sound. 

Stereo.

Perfect for multiple sound sources and works great when recording vocals and instruments thanks to its left and right channel capture.

Whisper.

Works perfectly for night owls and proves the ROCCAT® Torch records the quietest whisper to the loudest roar (max SPL, 110dB.)

You record crystal sound that is perfect for streaming and video recording, thanks to the dual condenser capsule design with its 24-bit optimal selection and its 48 kHz Sample/Bit Rate. This ensures trouble-free optimisation and compatibility with many editing programs. Whether you are a novice or adept, you’ll adore the simplicity of creating your content.

Alongside these features, you also have zero-latency recording for 44.1 kHz and a built-in pop filter. Both are game-changers and will transport you from an average streamer to a crisper sounding and professional artist immediately.

What’s in the box?

  • ROCCAT® Torch Studio-Grade USB Microphone Module.
  • Base with recording style controls and Mic angle adjustment.
  • 2× Microphone to Base connection Cable (15cm/200cm).
  • USB-C to USB-A PC connection Cable (200cm).
  • Quick Start Guide.

Final thoughts on the ROCCAT® Torch!

I’ve been fortunate throughout my fledgling YouTube career to have a good quality mic in the Razer Nari Ultimate. However, the ROCCAT® Torch takes my audio to another level! Thanks to its simple mixer that controls volume, gain, and presets, I’m in total control of everything I do.

The build quality starts at the well-constructed packaging that houses this powerful microphone. From the first moment, you know this product is well built and looks professional. The user manual provided is short and straight to the point and offers enough information to get started. The three USB cables have ample length for most setups and the quality of the cables was as expected.

The microphone feels robust, has a nice weight, and looks well built. The RGB lighting is bright and adjusts to the presets and the level of gain. It looks great and would stand out in any live stream. 

The recording quality is fantastic and works well on an array of voices, volumes, and tones. The contactless mute is a great function and the indication that the device is recording was a nice touch. I appreciated the user-friendly approach, the driver free installation, and the optimised audio files make it a dream to work with.

The ROCCAT® Torch microphone offers high-quality studio sound at a fraction of the cost. It should be considered if you are looking to upgrade or to stream. I was amazed by what it offers and recommend you to buy it here!

More information on the ROCCAT® Torch can be found here.

Daniel Waite
My gaming career started on an Amiga and spans many consoles! Currently, I game using an MSI laptop and Xbox Series X. A fan of every genre, I love to give anything a go. Former editor and reviewer for www.bonusstage.co.uk, I'm loving my new home here at Movies Games and Tech. I can be contacted for gaming reviews on the following email: [email protected]
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