Rode Complete Studio Kit


Recording Set

  • Includes AI-1 audio interface, NT1 microphone, SM6 shock mount, XLR microphone cable and Ableton Live Lite software

Features AI-1 audio interface:

  • USB 2.0 audio interface
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Gain control with signal LED
  • Switchable direct monitoring of the recording signal
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • 1x Microphone / instrument combo input XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 2x Line output 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone jack 6.3 mm jack
  • USB-C
  • Power supply via USB
  • Dimensions: 124 x 100 x 38 mm
  • Weight: 560 g
  • Including USB C / A cable

Features NT1 large diaphragm condenser microphone:

  • Gold-plated 1" capsule, stored in miniature Lyre of Rycote
  • Black metal housing with scratch-resistant ceramic coating
  • Extremely low self-noise (4.5 dBA)
  • Directivity: Cardioid
  • Transmission range: 20 - 20.000 Hz
  • Output impedance: 100 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 35.0 mV / Pa
  • Replacement noise level: 4.5 dBA (according to IEC651), Max
  • Output level: +8.0 dBu (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1 kOhm load)
  • Dynamic range: 128 dB
  • Boundary sound pressure level: 132 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 90 dBA (according to IEC651)
  • Requires phantom power 24 V / 48 V.
  • Connection: 3-pin XLR
  • Dimensions: 50 mm x 190 mm (diameter x length)
  • Weight: 395 g
  • Includes deluxe shock mount SM6 with Integrated pop screen protection and dust bag
  • Made in Australia
  • 10-year guarantee for registered users (special guarantee between manufacturer and buyer)
Available since February 2018
Item number 429948
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Recording / Playback Channels 1x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 96 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 124 mm
Depth in mm 100 mm
Height in mm 38 mm
Connection Format USB port Type C
Included in delivery 560 g
Zero latency monitoring 1
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30 Reviews

An Amazing kit for home-studio-voice-overs
Buddy v. Zutphen 23.08.2020
This is a very quite microphone. You will hear a pin drop without any white noise.

The Frequency response of this microphone is as flat and neutral as it can be. Your voice will sound incredibly clear and comfortable to listen to on the long term.

I myself have a deeper/raspier voice then the average person, and because of this flat tone the microphone has it sounds very smooth and natural by default.

As for the SMR shock-mount and the included all-metal pop-filter..

- The shock-mount has a steady built that absorbs most of the bumps, taps and low-frequency resonances (Like a heavy truck passing by).

- The pop filter actually saved the microphone more then once in some of my more intense recordings. I am a voice-actor who sometimes needs to scream and yell in the microphone and with that comes... A lot of spit.. I know very gross... BUT THAT SAID, the pop filter caught all of that in it's double layered construction and not a single drop came through to destroy the diaphragm.

The Ai-1 Interface looks quite standard with only 2 knobs; One for the Gain and the other for the Audio playback level with 6mm Jack headphones. But the build quality is something else.
It draws the 48v phantom that some microphones need to function, without an extra power supply through a single USB-C to USB-A cable from your computer/laptop. There is an incredibly low amount of self noise on this USB interface. ONLY when I boosted it to 90% GAIN with no microphone attached, did it become noticeable.


Best bang for buck microphone set up on the market right now.
FrederickDaniels 10.08.2018
I am a rapper and I use this setup primarily for solo vocal recording.

To start with the build of the product- it is built like a tank. Both the microphone and audio interface are heavy and super metallic. Nothing feels filmsy about the product and you will definitely feel the value for the money spent on this kit.

Now software and setup is very simple and easy. All the necessary wires are given in the product and you could set it up in less than a minute. No driver hassles there. Just to inform, I use a 2015 MacBook.

Now the most important part, the quality of sound captured. I would say it is very accurate and uncolored. The mic sounds sterile and doesn't have that warm feeling. I see this more as an advantage because we can add color to the sound later and manipulate it much better than say a source that sounds heavily colored to begin with.

I did have issues with receiving the package on time but it was the fault of my country's customs. Yet, Thomann support were excellent and assisted in helping me get the product to the best of their ability.

If you are a solo musician/vocalist- 10/10 recommended!


Love it!
Zonny 08.11.2020
I've been using it for 2 years now for streaming and for vocal recordings and I have no better way to describe this kit but by saying that I Love It!

The sounds is crisp, nice and does not give unwanted pitch corrections while speaking or while recording vocals like other mics that I had tended to do.

I had some issues when I first got it, were I was getting robotic feedback in my headphones, but with a quick firmware update the issue was gone.

Neutral frequency, easy to set-up and use, the built in monitoring system is always spot on, whole kit looks hella cool XD

I'm having trouble finding a mic screen that goes with it, given the size of the shock mount, but I think that's more of a "me" problem, because I overthink things. I didn't actually buy a mic screen yet to test it out, I just figured that the size of the shock mount is larger than your usual shock mount and that got me thinking.

Does not come with a headphone jack adapter from 3,5 mm to 6,3 mm so make sure to order an adapter as well when you buy this kit.

The cable that connects the interface with your pc/laptop is kinda short. The way I have my computer positioned in my work area is making it hard for me to have the interface handy, because of this short cable.


Great Sound , Great Build Quality , Great Customer Service , and Phenomenal Package Price !
Rashid Altamimi 22.11.2020
Ok. , let me begin by saying I've been an Thomann customer from this year - 2020 , and I can't remembering ever writing a review before. That said, the reason I'm writing this one, is to highlight a product kit, that is fantastic. I am new to recording, and I needed equipment that would give professional results for narration/voice over , This RODE NT1 condenser microphone is professional grade all the way. It is built like a work of art, and the sound quality is better than it looks. There is literally so much crap floating around out there, that this was a true delight to find. The shock mount it comes with, is a high quality resin formed product that is also of the highest quality. As a matter of fact, you can find just the shock mount Rode SMR also on Thomann for around $64 with the beautifully fabricated dual layer metal mesh pop filter (also in this kit), that integrates right into the shock mount .

Thank you for reading my review ...


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