NT1 & AI-1 Complete Studio Kit

NT1 & AI-1 Complete Studio Kit

NT1 & AI-1 Complete Studio Kit

The RØDE Complete Studio Kit contains everything you need to make professional, studio-quality recordings at home. Featuring our AI-1 audio interface, peerless NT1 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, plus an SM6 shock mount and XLR cable, it’s the perfect first step into recording.

Key Features:

  • NT1 large-diaphragm condenser microphone delivers superb detail and warmth, and extremely low self-noise (just 4.5dBA).
  • AI-1 features an ultra-low-noise XLR input and a discreet, high-power headphone amplifier for studio-quality recording, monitoring and mixdown.
  • The Neutrik™ combi-jack input facilitates the connection of microphones, guitars, synthesisers and other instruments for ultimate flexibility.
  • Includes the studio-grade SM6 shock mount and pop filter, and an XLR cable so you can get recording right away.
  • Ableton Live Lite free with every purchase.

The Perfect First Step Into Home Recording

The name says it all. The Complete Studio Kit comes with everything you need to create studio-quality recordings at home. This includes RØDE’s AI-1 audio interface, NT1 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, SM6 shock mount and pop filter, and all the cables you need to get connected. Every Complete Studio Kit also comes with a free version of Ableton Lite recording software, so you can start making music right away.

Easy to Use. Superb Sound.

The AI-1's streamlined form factor means getting set up is as easy as plug in, adjust levels and go. Its single input is a high-quality Neutrik combi-jack that accommodates both XLR and ¼-inch cables, so you can plug in your microphone, guitar, bass or synthesiser with ease. The AI-1 delivers 48V phantom power and features a level indicator for ensuring you don’t overload its preamp. Combined with the NT1, the AI-1 delivers crystal-clear audio for any application, whether you’re recording spoken word for a podcast or complex, multi-layered music.

Superior Audio Monitoring

Not only does the AI-1 deliver crystal-clear audio to your recording software, but your headphones have never sounded sweeter thanks to its discreet, high-power headphone amplifier. Audio playback is easy with a single level control and switchable zero-latency monitoring for eliminating echo while tracking vocals or instruments. The AI-1 also features balanced ¼-inch outputs for connecting your favourite speakers.



NT1 Specifications

Output Connection
3 Pin XLR. Balanced output between pin 2 (+), pin 3 (-) and pin 1 (ground)

Acoustic Principle
Pressure gradient

Active Electronics
JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer

Directional Pattern

Frequency Range
20Hz ~ 20kHz

Output Impendence

Equivalent Noise
4.5 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)

Maximum Output
+8 dBu (1kHz, 1% THD into 1K Ω load)

-29 dB re 1V/Pa (35mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz

Dynamic Range
128 dB SPL

Maximum SPL
132 dB SPL

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
90 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)

Power Requirements
24V phantom power 48V phantom power

Net Weight (grams)


Diameter (millimetres)

Length (millimetres)

AI-1 Specifications

Computer Connectivity

Form Factor

Simultaneous I/O
1 x 2

Number of Preamps

Bit Depth

Sample Rates
44.1 kHz 48 kHz 88.2 kHz 96kHz

Analog Inputs
1 x Neutrik XLR-1/4” combo

Analog Outputs
2 x 1/4” (impedance balanced) 1 x 1/4” (headphones)

Direct Monitor

1 x USB Type C

Bus Powered

OS Requirements
Mac OS 10.10 or later Windows 7 or later

USB bus-powered

Net Weight (grams)

Height x Width x Depth (millimetres)
38 x 124 x 100

Box Contains

1 x NT1

1 x NT1

1 x AI-1

1 x AI-1

1 x SM6

1 x SM6

1 x XLR to XLR Cable

1 x XLR to XLR Cable

1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable

1 x USB-C to USB-A Cable



Data Sheet

AI-1 Audio Interface Firmware Updater (Win)

AI-1 Audio Interface Firmware Updater (Mac)

ASIO Service installer (Win)

AI-1 User Guide

Quick Start Guide



Click below to find out more about this product.

Can I use this kit with my tablet or smartphone?

Compatibility can vary, but generally speaking, the AI-1 can be powered by and used with a device which has a USB-C input, as USB-C generally provides more power, combined with the AI-1 being a class-compliant device. Notably, the AI-1 can be powered by and used with any iPad which has a USB-C input.


No, the AI-1 only needs power USB power from a computer, no external power supply is needed. USB power will allow the AI-1 to fully function, and this includes the ability to provide phantom power to the RØDE NT1, as well as other condenser microphones which rely on 48V phantom power.


Once you’ve registered the AI-1 for extended warranty, a claim for the Ableton Live 10 Lite software is automatically generated to then be manually approved by our team, which can take up to 2 business days.


Please ensure that 48V Phantom Power is enabled from your AI-1, as this will power the NT1. Simply press the left, front dial on the AI-1, and a red light will appear next to that dial, underneath where it says ‘P48’. This indicates that 48V Phantom Power is now being provided. This will allow your NT1 microphone to be detected by the computer. To increase the microphone signal, simply adjust the same front, left dial.


If you wish to hear your microphone signal live, simply press the front, right dial of the AI-1. A light will then appear underneath the Microphone/Headphones symbol, indicating Live Monitoring has been enabled.


You can use any standard 1/4” to 3.5mm adaptor for the headphone jack. We recommend the RØDE HJA-4 adaptor.


The RØDE PSA1 Stand is great for using the NT1 with the RØDE SM6 Shock Mount. This allows for easy, on-the-fly adjustment, and provide the perfect professional touch for your studio setup. Learn more about the PSA1 here.


Most often, this is because a monitoring option is already enabled within a program or platform being used. You can turn off the Live Monitoring from your AI-1, and this will fix the issue. If you are wishing to monitor your audio rather than listen back, this method can introduce a slight audio delay. Alternatively, you can disable the monitoring option within the program or platform.