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RODE AI-1 USB Audio Interface Studio-Quality, 96 kHz / 24-Bit, Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier, Includes Ableton Live Lite

RODE AI-1 USB Audio Interface Studio-Quality, 96 kHz / 24-Bit, Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier, Includes Ableton Live Lite
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RODE AI-1 USB Audio Interface Studio-Quality, 96 kHz / 24-Bit, Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier, Includes Ableton Live Lite

The perfect first step into home recording

RODE AI-1 USB Audio Interface Studio-Quality, 96 kHz / 24-Bit, Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier,...

  • Brand: RODE
  • MPN: AI1 USB AUDIO INTERFACE
  • Part #: AUDROD00000
  • UPC:698813005130
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What PB Tech customers are saying about this product...See More Reviews

"Build quality and looks are both excellent. Looks very nice in the desk. Gain range is 45ish db, and enough for most microphones but is a bit low for gain hungry dynamic mics like...view more"

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By: Guest 22/08/20

"Paired with a decent set of cans, this AI is the perfect addition for a home setup. Haven't had the time to test out microphone quality yet but my experience thus far has been...view more"

By: CameronP53 25/02/20

"Works great with Mac. Super easy to use. Plug and play. Pro feels."

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By: Guest 03/02/19

Features

The rugged aluminum body is finished with a satin black finish and features large rubber feet, which prevents the desktop interface from sliding about when engaged. The class compliant AI-1 requires no drivers and features a USB-C connector, which not only connect to your computer, but also provides powers as well. The Rode AI-1 ships with a USB cable and a license for Ableton Live Lite.

- Desktop USB audio interface with low-noise Class-A discrete preamplifier
- Sampling rate of up to 96kHz/24-bit
- One combo XLR-1/4" combo input
- Two balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
- One discrete, studio-quality headphone output
- Phantom power for condenser microphones
- Zero-latency monitor mode
- USB bus powered
- USB Type-C connector for future proof operation
- Rugged body with Satin Black Finish
- Class compliant-no drivers required
- Includes Ableton Live Lite
- Includes USB cable

 

The perfect first step into home recording

R?DE'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, R?DE's peerless NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, a shock mount and all cables. Let's get started.

 

 

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 R?DE NT1 studio condenser microphone, a shock mount, pop-shield, R?DE 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.

 

Specifications

AI-1 Audio Interface Specifications

Computer Connectivity 

USB

Form Factor 

Desktop

Simultaneous I/O 

1 x 2

Number of Preamps 

1

Phantom Power 

Yes

Bit Depth 

24-bit

Sample Rates 

44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHZ
96 kHz

Analog Inputs 

1 x  Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo

Analog Outputs 

2 x 1/4" (impedance balanced)
1 x 1/4" (headphones)

Direct Monitor 

Yes

USB 

1 x USB Type C

Bus Powered 

Yes

OS Requirements 

Mac OS 10.10 or later
Windows 7 or later

Power 

USB bus-powered

Depth 

100mm total (with knobs)
chassis: 88mm

Width 

124mm

Height 

38mm

Weight 

1lb 3.7oz (560g)

XLR/Mic Input

Dynamic Range 

104dBA

Equivalent Input Noise @ Maximum Gain (Source Impedance 150 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, A-weighted) 

-128dBA

Frequency Response

(Measured after ADC) 20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range 

0dB - >45dB

Gain Range 

1.3k Ohms

Instrument Input

Dynamic Range 

99dBA

Frequency Response (Measured after ADC) 

20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range 

0dB - >45dB

Input Impedance 

900k Ohms

Monitor Outputs

Maximum Output Level 

-6dBu

Frequency Response 

20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Headphone

Max output power at 1% THD 

32Ohms - >210mW
300Ohms - >390mW

Manufacturer Part No: AI1 USB AUDIO INTERFACE Brand: RODE Product Type: USB Audio Interface
UPC 698813005130 Product Family: AI-1 Shipping Weight: 0.515 kg
PB Part No: AUDROD00000 Product Model: -

Warranty: 12 months local warranty *
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Doesn't do the job

Does not do the job.
Using either a sure SM57 or SM58 there is not enough gain from the unit to be able to be used for what it was purchased for. Sure microphones are extremely common and have been the professional standard for decades. In addition no ability to alter the EQ also makes the unit almost of no use. The unit was purchased so that I could record into a screen capture programme. Have put the unit back into the box until the lock down ends so I can take the unit back.

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By: Guest 06/04/20
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Fantastic addition for simple home recording

Build quality and looks are both excellent. Looks very nice in the desk. Gain range is 45ish db, and enough for most microphones but is a bit low for gain hungry dynamic mics like Shure SM7/RodePodmic. Will need to pair this with an in-line amp like a Fethead or Cloudlifter for that, but the built in amps are very low noise and do the job nicely. Headphone output has monitoring which is excellent and capable of driving decent high impedance headphones.

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By: Guest 22/08/20
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Excellent Product

Works great with Mac. Super easy to use. Plug and play. Pro feels.

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By: Guest 03/02/19
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Perfect for the home setup.

Paired with a decent set of cans, this AI is the perfect addition for a home setup. Haven't had the time to test out microphone quality yet but my experience thus far has been great. Seamless installation, just plug and play.

By: CameronP53 25/02/20
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RODE AI-1 USB Audio Interface Studio-Quality, 96 kHz / 24-Bit, Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier, Includes Ableton Live Lite

The perfect first step into home recording
  • Brand: RODE
  • MPN: AI1 USB AUDIO INTERFACE
  • Part #: AUDROD00000
  • UPC:698813005130
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Date Created: 02:15, 28-10-2020
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Features

The rugged aluminum body is finished with a satin black finish and features large rubber feet, which prevents the desktop interface from sliding about when engaged. The class compliant AI-1 requires no drivers and features a USB-C connector, which not only connect to your computer, but also provides powers as well. The Rode AI-1 ships with a USB cable and a license for Ableton Live Lite.

- Desktop USB audio interface with low-noise Class-A discrete preamplifier
- Sampling rate of up to 96kHz/24-bit
- One combo XLR-1/4" combo input
- Two balanced 1/4" monitor outputs
- One discrete, studio-quality headphone output
- Phantom power for condenser microphones
- Zero-latency monitor mode
- USB bus powered
- USB Type-C connector for future proof operation
- Rugged body with Satin Black Finish
- Class compliant-no drivers required
- Includes Ableton Live Lite
- Includes USB cable

 

The perfect first step into home recording

R?DE'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, R?DE's peerless NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, a shock mount and all cables. Let's get started.

 

 

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 R?DE NT1 studio condenser microphone, a shock mount, pop-shield, R?DE 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.

 

Specifications

AI-1 Audio Interface Specifications

Computer Connectivity 

USB

Form Factor 

Desktop

Simultaneous I/O 

1 x 2

Number of Preamps 

1

Phantom Power 

Yes

Bit Depth 

24-bit

Sample Rates 

44.1 kHz
48 kHz
88.2 kHZ
96 kHz

Analog Inputs 

1 x  Neutrik XLR-1/4" combo

Analog Outputs 

2 x 1/4" (impedance balanced)
1 x 1/4" (headphones)

Direct Monitor 

Yes

USB 

1 x USB Type C

Bus Powered 

Yes

OS Requirements 

Mac OS 10.10 or later
Windows 7 or later

Power 

USB bus-powered

Depth 

100mm total (with knobs)
chassis: 88mm

Width 

124mm

Height 

38mm

Weight 

1lb 3.7oz (560g)

XLR/Mic Input

Dynamic Range 

104dBA

Equivalent Input Noise @ Maximum Gain (Source Impedance 150 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, A-weighted) 

-128dBA

Frequency Response

(Measured after ADC) 20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range 

0dB - >45dB

Gain Range 

1.3k Ohms

Instrument Input

Dynamic Range 

99dBA

Frequency Response (Measured after ADC) 

20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range 

0dB - >45dB

Input Impedance 

900k Ohms

Monitor Outputs

Maximum Output Level 

-6dBu

Frequency Response 

20Hz - 20kHz better than ±1dB

Headphone

Max output power at 1% THD 

32Ohms - >210mW
300Ohms - >390mW

Date Created: 02:15, 28-10-2020
Product URL: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/AUDROD00000/RODE-AI-1-USB-Audio-Interface-Studio-Quality-96-kH
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