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User Guide for Audio Array AI-04 2x2 Audio Interface

User Guide for Audio Array AI-04 2x2 Audio Interface



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User Guide for Audio Array AI-04 2x2 Audio Interface


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Package Inclusions
  3. Features and Technical Specifications
  4. Setup Instructions
  5. Usage Guide
  6. Troubleshooting
  7. Warranty and Support

1. Introduction

Thank you for choosing the Audio Array AI-04 2x2 Audio Interface. This high-quality device is designed to provide professional-grade audio recording and playback capabilities with its premium mic pre-amps and 48V phantom power support. Whether you're a musician, podcaster, or audio engineer, the AI-04 will meet your needs with its versatile connectivity and high-fidelity sound.

2. Package Inclusions

  • 1 x Audio Array AI-04 Audio Interface
  • 1 x USB 2.0 B-Male to A-Male Cable
  • 1 x USB 2.0 A-Male to Type-C Adapter
  • 1 x Type-C to USB A-Male Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact our support team. The product is covered under a 3-year warranty.

3. Features and Technical Specifications

Professional Audio Interface:

  • 24-bit/192kHz resolution
  • 2 in/2 out configuration
  • Low latency

Connectivity:

  • 2 combo XLR/MIC/LINE inputs with 48V phantom power
  • 2 independent TRS/TS stereo jacks
  • 1/4" TRS/TS inputs

Controls:

  • USB interface with high-quality preamps
  • Separate volume control
  • Signal & overload indicators
  • Fast fade buttons

Audio Quality:

  • High-performance converters
  • Low-noise balanced outputs
  • High-fidelity private listening with headphones

Compatibility:

  • Plug-and-play USB interface
  • No drivers needed
  • Compatible with Mac OS and Windows XP+
  • Works with popular recording software (Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, etc.)
  • Portable design for on-the-go production

4. Setup Instructions

  1. Unbox and Inspect: Remove all items from the package and ensure everything is present.
  2. Connect to Computer:
    • Use the USB 2.0 B-Male to A-Male Cable to connect the AI-04 to your computer.
    • Alternatively, use the provided USB 2.0 A-Male to Type-C Adapter or Type-C to USB A-Male Cable if needed.
  3. Install Software:
    • The AI-04 is plug-and-play, so no drivers are required.
    • Ensure your recording software is installed (Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase, etc.).
  4. Power Up:
    • Connect your microphones or instruments to the XLR/MIC/LINE inputs.
    • Use the 48V phantom power switch if using condenser microphones.
    • Connect speakers or headphones to the TRS/TS stereo jacks.
  5. Configuration:
    • Open your recording software and select the AI-04 as your input/output device.
    • Adjust the input levels and monitor signals using the interface controls.

5. Usage Guide

Recording:

  • Ensure your microphone or instrument is properly connected.
  • Adjust the gain levels using the volume controls on the interface.
  • Monitor the signal and overload indicators to prevent clipping.
  • Start your recording session in your chosen software.

Playback:

  • Connect your headphones or speakers to the output jacks.
  • Adjust the playback volume to a comfortable level.
  • Use the fast fade buttons for quick adjustments during playback.

6. Troubleshooting

No Sound:

  • Check all cable connections.
  • Ensure the correct input/output device is selected in your software.
  • Verify the volume levels are not muted or too low.

Distorted Audio:

  • Reduce the gain levels on the interface.
  • Check for clipping indicators and adjust accordingly.
  • Ensure the correct sample rate and bit depth are set in your software.

Device Not Recognized:

  • Reconnect the USB cable.
  • Try a different USB port on your computer.
  • Restart your computer and the AI-04 interface.

Phantom Power Issues:

  • Ensure the 48V switch is turned on for condenser microphones.
  • Verify the microphone requires phantom power.

7. Warranty and Support

The Audio Array AI-04 is covered under a 3-year warranty. For any questions or support, please contact our customer service team.


Thank you for choosing the Audio Array AI-04. We hope this guide helps you get the most out of your audio interface. Enjoy your high-fidelity recordings!

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