The microphone manufacturer RØDE has released their first USB audio interface dubbed the AI-1. The interface is aimed at home users and adds input and output to any computer and features a Class-A preamp. The AI-1 can be purchased on it’s own or part of the Complete Studio Kit. The kit version comes with a RØDE NT1 microphone, SMR shock mount, and cables. Featuring 24-bit, zero latency playback, phantom power, the AI-1 needs no drivers and comes with a free version of Ableton Live Lite.
- Rode Microphones has dipped a first toe into the waters of A1-audio interface with AI-1.
- Interested buyers can purchase the AI-1 as a stand alone unit or as part of a complete bundle, known as the Complete Studio Kit.
- Available for a limited time period, a free version of Ableton Live Lite comes with every AI-1 unit sold.
“Aimed at home recording, the AI-1 sports a Neutrik combo jack input and discrete Class-A preamp, allowing users to connect a microphone, guitar or line-level instrument, like a synthesiser.”