Meet the RØDE AI-Micro – an Ultra-Compact Dual-Channel Interface for Recording Audio on the Go

RØDE just came up with its latest offering – the AI-Micro. In a nutshell, it’s 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, the unit 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

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.

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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.

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.

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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 RØDE AI-Micro is available now retailing for $130.

[source: RODE]

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