Rode Microphones releases first audio interface for home recording

The AI-1 interface comes as part of Rode's Complete Studio Kit
By Tara Lepore,

Australian manufacturer Rode Microphones has released the AI-1, its first audio interface for home recording.

The AI-1 USB audio interface adds studio-quality input and output capabilities to a computer, making it suitable for home recording. With its high quality Neutrik combo jack input and discrete Class-A preamp, users can connect a microphone, guitar or a line level instrument, such as a synthesizer, to their device at home.

Available as part of The Complete Studio Kit, the AI-1 comes with Rode’s NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, SMR shock mount with popshield, 20 foot XLR and USB C/A cables.

Damien Wilson, CEO of Rode Microphone said: “The AI-1 offers pro studio quality at a home studio price point. It’s simply the best in its class – and it’s also incredibly easy to use, thanks to its thoughtful design and Australian-made quality.”

The AI-1 allows zero-latency playback by enabling the direct monitoring feature and playback via headphones/speakers with the discrete headphone amplifier. To ensure the AI-1 is truly versatile it features 48V Phantom Power and is class compliant – so there is no need to install any drivers.

For more information and full specs, visit www.rode.com/ai1

For a limited time only, every sale of the AI-1 comes with a free version the recording software Ableton Live Lite, redeemable at www.rode.com/ableton.