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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2021, 02:47:57 AM »
Briefly, if you connect a PiP stereo mic to a 3.5mm > 3.5mm female>female adapter and then to a Rode SC11 splitter lead to channels 1 & 2 - so it thinks it's got two mono mics connected for stereo input - it works.  I'[m hoping the Rode will fix this with a FW update...

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2021, 11:44:11 PM »
Peter, have you tested the Reporter app much? I'm wondering if there is a time limit.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2021, 07:41:27 PM »
No, sorry, I've mainly been using it for video with the Action 2 camera.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2022, 02:12:53 PM »
My unit was shipped yesterday. Hopefully I will be able to test it soon.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2022, 12:47:17 PM »
The unit just arrived and upon plugging it in, it automatically connected to the Rode app I had preinstalled. I used the output of my baby nbox into input 1 and it was recognized as a stereo input once I selected it on the app.

The app has 24 db of gain and records at either 24 bit 48khz or compressed 48khz 128, 256, or 320kbps mp3. Optional high pass filters are at 75 and 150 hz.

I will test it soon as a backup rig but the test file I made earlier pulled up as a stereo file in Audacity. My only worry right now is with phone battery life - I may get a cheap android just for recording in the near future. Also, I don't like that you have to export your recordings to the cloud. I need to find where in the file system it is saving them so I can export manually.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2022, 04:34:15 PM »
I have tested the device and it works well as long as you keep the screen up. However, on my S9+, once I tap the power button to turn off the screen, the levels drop dramatically and seconds later completely shut off. I do not want to keep the screen on while the device is in my pocket and there is no lock option to use while doing so.

I sent in a service request to Rode but this does not bode well for the device.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2022, 06:20:33 AM »
I will try to test mine in this respect.  Have you tried different recording apps?

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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2022, 08:58:25 AM »
I will try to test mine in this respect.  Have you tried different recording apps?

I have tried pretty much all of them on Google Play. The only one that works correctly with the stereo mode is Rode Reporter. Even the Shure Motiv app will not recognize the stereo pair.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2022, 05:05:57 PM »
As memory serves me, one of my two phones won't record in stereo from USB-C, the other will.  I really must retest to remind myself.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #24 on: March 04, 2022, 03:56:54 PM »
Coming back to this...I just got a new iphone so I thought I would try it out before I absolutely hit the return deadline.

This thing works like a charm with Apogee Metarecorder, recognizing the stereo input and all. All of the problems I was having before are nonexistent now. I tested it with my Videomic Stereo and with a 3.5mm out from my Mixpre 6 and it recognized stereo on both with no dropouts or volume adjustments when the phone went to sleep.

I have a show coming up on Saturday that I will try and get some samples at.
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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #25 on: March 07, 2022, 06:00:58 AM »
I'm glad you finally got a good result!

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2022, 03:36:29 AM »
I'm glad you finally got a good result!

Thank you. I think Android is too finicky for them to bother perfecting...

Bias on these is 2.8v on both channels.

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Re: Rode AI-Micro Ultra-compact Dual-channel Interface
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2022, 05:17:49 PM »
I've tested this at a few shows now using the stereo out on my mixpre and it's done a really nice job with Metarecorder app. If you want to get into streaming or want a super low-pro recording option and have a battery box, I would definitely recommend this piece of gear.

 

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