The Rode AI-1 complete studio kit offers you a first step in quality home recording hardware. Designed to make recording on your computer easy, versatile and sound fantastic, the studio kit comes with the Rode NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone, the Rode AI-1 audio interface, a high-quality shock mount and all the cables you’ll need for connecting the gear.
The AI-1 is Rode’s first venture into audio interfaces. It features a single Neutrik combo jack input which takes both XLR and jack cables, an input control, headphone jack with dedicated output control, phantom power, USB compliancy, 24 bit depth and sample rates from 44.1kHz up to 96kHz. With discreet circuitry for both the preamp and headphone amp, the AI-1 offers incredibly clear signal path for both channels. Laying down tracks is as easy as plugging in your mic or instrument, setting the input level and hitting record in your DAW.
The Rode NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone is a marriage of old and new, combining contemporary manufacturing techniques to produce a microphone with extremely low noise levels yet retaining the sounds of famous microphones of yesteryear. The NT1 features a detailed midrange response, warm bass and smooth high end. It also utilises Rycote’s Lyre system, which minimises the external vibrations at the capsule. The capsule and high-grade electronic components have been designed to produce the lowest noise level of any studio microphone available! And the body and finish have been manufactured to be extremely resistant to scratches and marks that occur through regular use.
The new Rode SMR shock mount, with its superior suspension system for vibration cancelation, and the accompanying removable all-metal pop filter, round out the package.
In all we think this is a fantastic entry-level studio kit for musicians recording at home, though it would also be very useful for podcasters and vloggers too!