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Introducing the AI1 Audio Interface by RØDE Microphones

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Leading pro audio manufacturer RØDE Microphones has released its first Audio Interface – the AI1.

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The AI1 USB Audio Interface adds studio-quality input and output capabilities to your computer making home recording easier than it’s ever been. With its high quality Neutrik combo jack input and discrete Class-A preamp you’ll be able to connect it to a microphone, guitar or even a line level instrument such as a synthesizer.

Available as part of The Complete Studio Kit, the AI1 comes with RØDE’s peerless NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, SMR shock mount with pop-shield, 6M XLR cable and a USB C/A cable – home recording is as easy as opening the box.

Damien Wilson, CEO of RØDE Microphones added: “The AI1 is the best quality-for-price single-channel interface available, bar none. It’s also incredibly easy to use thanks to thoughtful design and Australian Made quality – it is the perfect companion to any of our Microphones.”

The AI1 allows zero-latency playback by enabling the direct monitoring feature as well as playback via headphones/speakers with the high quality discrete headphone amplifier. To ensure the AI-1 is truly versatile it features 48V Phantom Power and is class compliant – so no need to install any drivers. Ableton Live Lite is redeemable at www.rode.com/ableton.

The perfect first step into home recording

RØDE’s AI-1 Audio Interface is stacked with incredible technology to ensure recording on your computer is easy, versatile and sounds superb. The Complete Studio Kit comes with the AI-1, RØDE’s peerless NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, a shock mount and all cables.

Ableton Live Light

Live 9 Lite is a customised version of the music making software Ableton Live. With selected instruments and effects plus all the essential workflows of Live, it provides a fresh and easy way to write music, record audio and produce your own songs. FREE with every purchase of the RØDE AI-1 Audio Interface, Ableton Live Lite is the perfect addition to your studio workflow.

As for inputs: the AI-1’s got both kinds…

The AI-1’s single input is a NeutrikTM Combo Jack, which takes both a 3-pole XLR (common to most microphones) and a quarter-inch jack common to most electric instruments like guitar, bass et al. Layering tracks is as easy as plug in, set level and go.

No cords barred (and other puns)

The Complete Studio Kit comes with the RØDE NT1 studio condenser microphone, a shock mount, pop-shield [lose standmount], stand-mount, RØDE XLR cable and USB-C/A cables to transfer data from your AI-1 to your computer, and power – including 48V phantom power to your AI-1.

Superior Headphone Amplifier onboard

Not only does the AI-1 deliver crystal clear audio to your computer software, but headphones have never sounded sweeter thanks to the discrete studio-quality headphone output and level control.

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JetLink remote audio codec from Logitek Australia

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Send And Receive Broadcast Quality Audio
With A Laptop

JetLink is a new software codec solution to send broadcast quality audio from point to point.

Based on the high-quality low-latency Opus codec, JetLink runs on Windows to connect via LAN, WAN or public internet.

Opus Codec

Opus is a high quality audio codec, handling both speech and music equally well. For any given bitrate, Opus is regarded as better quality and lower latency than any other audio codec around. Many broadcast codec manufacturers have already adopted Opus as an algorithm option. However, we believe Opus is the only useful codec for the future.

Try the Beta

For a limited time, you can sign up to the free beta and try it out for yourself.

We are actively looking for real-world tests, feedback and ideas. We already have quite a few people using JetLink live on-air, and are releasing new versions regularly based on user stories.

High Quality PC Audio

One of the challenges with PCs is getting good quality without an expensive array of outboard gear. We’ve had great success with the Komplete Audio 6 interface below. Look for a solution with local analog headphone monitoring, as that solves the problem of latency through a codec and PC. As usual for a remote link, you’ll need a mix-minus from your studio side.

Komplete Audio 6 & Beyer headset

We’ve also got the full range of Aussie-made RØDE mics and accessories on the brand new OnAir Solutions webstore.

About Logitek

Logitek Australia, part of OnAir Solutions. was formed 10 years ago and has been providing turnkey installations and Audio-over-IP consoles to both government and commercial broadcasters . We are the exclusive distributor for Logitek radio & TV consoles in Australia and New Zealand, and provide regional support as Logitek Asia.

Through a joint-venture with Logitek US headquarters in Houston, Texas, we formed a R&D center in Sydney in 2017. That saw the development of the revolutionary Helix touch-screen interface for physical and virtual control surfaces, launched at NAB 2017. The JetLink software project is another brainchild of the Sydney software facility, taking the hassle and large capex out of audio links.

Find out more about the Logitek range on the OnAir website.

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Preview the new Logitek Helix at NAB

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Introducing the new Logitek Helix audio console.

In Partnership with Logitek Australia. Logitek has developed the Logitek Helix, it’s sixth generation of router-based digital consoles. Featuring a multi-touch interface and available in both physical and virtual editions. Helix provides users a touch-friendly experience across consoles, screens, tablets and phones.

Tap or swipe on Helix’s brilliant touchscreens to change sources, make bus assignments, or add EQ and dynamics to sweeten the mix. When your eyes need to be elsewhere while on the air, motorized faders and large on/off buttons make it easy to mix audio eyes-free.

When you’re out of the studio, Helix is easy to control from a smartphone, tablet, or laptop running any operating system. Helix meets the challenges of modern broadcasting. Which demands efficient use of physical hardware, while retaining the flexibility needed for multiple users and operational situations.

It’s a radically different approach to audio consoles.

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Four products have been introduced in the Helix line:

Helix Radio is available in sizes from 6 to 24 faders. It includes a Monitor module and an HDMI output for a touchscreen meter/control bridge. Modules can be mounted in a single or split desktop frame.

Helix Television is available in sizes from 6 to 36 faders, with a Monitor module for master mixing. It incorporates two master mix buses (one 5.1, one stereo), four stereo aux buses and four stereo submasters; frame delay is available at every fader.

Helix Surface is a large format virtual console for the 28” Microsoft Surface Studio. The Helix interface fully mirrors the experience of physical Helix consoles. This allows it to be used in a variety of workflows. Helix Surface can be deployed for second control rooms, remote locations, or even as a replacement for a physical console. It presents full multi-touch capabilities on a 4500 x 3000 DPI adjustable screen.

The Helix interface also powers Logitek’s new vMix Touch. vMix Touch presents custom layouts across multiple devices and screen sizes. vMix Touch does not require a Windows PC or application, making it a true cross-platform multi-touch interface.

 

Coming this April to the NAB Show

Be the first to experience Helix in booth C1322.

Watch for a sneak preview of Helix on Facebook Live, Sunday April 23rd at 5:30pm PDT (Monday 24th, 10:30am AEST), direct from the NAB show in Las Vegas.

 

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