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