Australian microphone specialist, Røde, has made a move into the audio interface market with the launch of the brand new AI-1.
Røde says: ‘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 there is no need to install any drivers’.
Usefully, the AI-1 features Neutrik’s combo jack input so is equally happy with conventional jack plugs or XLR inputs and it features a discrete Class-A pre-amp. It will be compatible with a mic, guitar or line level input, making setting-up for a beginner as easy as possible.
Initially, the AI-1 is coming as part of ‘The Complete Studio Kit’, which includes Røde’s NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, SMR shock mount with popshield, 20 foot XLR and USB C/A cables. For a limited period it will also come with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite software.