RØDE AI-MICRO: Bite-sized portable USB audio interface

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RØDE AI-MICRO: Bite-sized portable USB audio interface

two people talking into microphones plugged in to RODE AI-Micro
Words by Sam McNiece

With lossless audio capture available on your phone!

RØDE, who have been ahead of the pack in terms of gear for creators, has unleashed the AI-Micro. The small audio interface features two 3.5mm inputs and a 3.5mm output which allows for two microphones and a set of headphones to be connected to the AI-Micro, which can record audio at 24bit/48kHz quality.

What you need to know:

  • RØDE have just announced the AI-Micro, an ultra-compact two channel USB audio interface that is compatible with computers plus iOS and Android devices.
  • The two microphone inputs accept TRS and TRRS microphones with auto-sensing inputs and can be recorded at 24-bit/48kHz audio quality.
  • The device features a headphone output for clean zero-latency monitoring and playback of audio.

Read all the latest product news here.

The newly released AI-Micro is a USB audio interface that boasts plug and play connectivity with Mac, Windows, iOS and Android devices. The interface can be used with the entire RØDE app suite including RØDE Connect, RØDE Central and RØDE Reporter and is compatible with any 3.5mm TRS or TRRS microphone (including their own VideoMics).

“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.”

The compactness of the AI-Micro is a marvel for content creators on the go, as you can record audio to your mobile device from literally anywhere. Weighing less than twenty grams, you’ll barely notice it in your hand or travelling with you, which is a good thing.

Check out an introduction to the device below.

Head to RØDE’s website to check out this new audio interface.