RØDE produces first audio interface
The microphone brand has made its first foray into the making other music production hardware with the AI-1 studio kit
Pro audio manufacturer, RØDE Microphones has released its first USB audio interface, the AI-1. With its Neutrik combo jack input and Class-A preamp, users can connect a microphone, a guitar or a line level instrument, such as a synthesizer. Available as part of a ‘complete studio kit’, the AI-1 comes with RØDE’s NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, SMR shock mount with pop shield, 20-foot XLR lead and USB-C/A cables.
“The AI-1 is the best quality-for-price single-channel interface available, bar none,” said RØDE Microphones CEO, Damien Wilson. “It’s also incredibly easy to use, thanks to thoughtful design, Australian Made quality – it is the perfect companion to any of RØDE’s Microphones.”
The AI-1 allows zero-latency playback by enabling the direct monitoring feature and 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.
For a limited time only, every sale of the AI-1 comes with a free version of the Ableton Live 9 Lite recording software, redeemable at www.rode.com/ableton. The complete studio kit will be priced at £339 (the AI-1 will be sold separately soon). For more information, visit rode.com/ai1