RØDE has released the AI-Micro, a new ultra-compact dual-channel interface for recording high-quality audio to a mobile device or computer with absolute ease. Featuring two auto-sensing inputs for connecting virtually any microphone with a 3.5mm output, a high-power headphone output for crystal-clear, zero-latency audio monitoring and playback, and a universal USB output for use with both iOS and Android devices, it’s the perfect portable recording solution for mobile journalists and content creators.
The AI-Micro also offers a seamless solution for connecting a 3.5mm microphone to a computer, making it ideal for streamers, podcasters and professionals, and can be used with the entire suite of RØDE apps for supercharged recording on any device.
KEY FEATURES OF THE AI-MICRO:
- Ultra-compact dual-channel interface for recording high-quality audio on computers and mobile devices
- Compatible with virtually any microphone with a 3.5mm output, including RØDE VideoMics, lavaliers, wireless systems, and stereo microphones
- Auto-sensing inputs for connecting TRS or TRRS microphones
- High-power headphone output for crystal-clear, zero-latency audio monitoring and playback
- Connects seamlessly to computers, smartphones and tablets via its universal USB output (USB-A, USB-C and Lightning cables supplied)
- Compatible with the entire RØDE app suite for expanded features and functionality, on-the-go configuration, and broadcast-quality recording on any device
- Designed and made in RØDE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia
“With the AI-Micro, we set out to create the perfect solution for recording high-quality audio with a smartphone, tablet or computer using a 3.5mm microphone,” says RØDE CEO Damien Wilson. “The intention was to take the core design of our hugely popular SC6-L interface for iPhone and iPad and make it compatible with more devices and adaptable to a wider range of recording applications. By adding a universal USB output, enhanced microphone inputs, and compatibility with RØDE’s powerful app suite, we have absolutely achieved that. The AI-Micro is a must-have for everyone from content creators in need of an ultra-portable recording solution to professionals looking for an easy way to capture great sound while working from home.”
INCREDIBLE AUDIO, ANYWHERE
The AI-Micro features two microphone inputs with high-quality preamps and can record high-resolution 24-bit/48kHz audio, allowing users to capture stellar sound on any device. These are auto-sensing inputs that detect whether a TRS or TRRS microphone is connected and automatically adapt to accommodate – no adaptors needed. Input 1 can also be configured as a single stereo TRS input.
This means that virtually any microphone with a 3.5mm output can be connected to the AI-Micro, including RØDE VideoMics, lavaliers, wireless systems like the Wireless GO, and stereo microphones like the Stereo VideoMic Pro. It also features a high-power headphone output for crystal-clear, zero-latency audio monitoring and playback. Weighing less than 20 grams, the AI-Micro is extremely compact and lightweight – a pocket-sized solution for recording incredible audio anywhere.
The AI-Micro is designed to connect seamlessly to smartphones, tablets and computers via its universal USB output. It is plug-and-play compatible with Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices, and comes with high-quality USB-A, USB-C and Lightning cables, making it quick and easy to get recording in no time.
SUPERCHARGED SOUND WITH THE RØDE APP SUITE
The AI-Micro can be used with the entire RØDE app suite – including RØDE Connect, RØDE Central and RØDE Reporter – for accessing expanded features and functionality, on-the-go configuration, and broadcast-quality recording on any device.
The interface is fully compatible with RØDE Connect, RØDE’s free podcasting and streaming software for Mac and Windows. This enables up to four microphones to be connected to a computer, with level controls, solo and mute buttons, and studio-quality audio processing accessible at the click of a button. This includes a compressor, noise gate, and legendary APHEX Aural Exciter and Big Bottom effects. Using the AI-Micro with RØDE Connect allows anyone to record professional-quality podcasts or livestreams with a 3.5mm microphone.
RØDE Central allows users to configure their AI-Micro on a computer or mobile device, including adjusting the input gain and headphone output level, switching between ‘Merged’, ‘Split’ and ‘Stereo’ channel mode, and engaging a high-pass filter. The RØDE Reporter mobile app also allows complete device configuration, as well as broadcast-quality recording in the field.
The AI-Micro is the latest innovation from RØDE aimed at helping creators and professionals take their sound to the next level. With powerful features in an ultra-compact and easy-to-use package, it’s the perfect portable recording solution.
The AI-Micro is shipping worldwide now. Find out more about the AI-Micro at rode.com/ai-micro and the AI-Micro Learning Hub.