Rode AI-1 Studio-Quality USB Audio Interface


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Rode AI-1 Audio USB Interface
Rode AI-1 Studio-Quality USB Audio Interface


Rode AI-1 Audio USB Interface – High-Speed USB-C Audio Interface – 96 kHz / 24-Bit – Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier – Single Combo XLR-1/4″ Input

Rode AI-1 Audio USB Interface. The Rode AI-1 is a studio-quality audio interface well suited for recording vocals, instruments, and voice-overs into your Mac or Windows computer. The interface features a single, combo XLR-1/4″ input with phantom power, two balanced 1/4″ monitor outputs, and a single, discrete, studio-quality headphone output and level control. The device can operate in zero-latency monitoring mode, which connects the preamp directly to the headphone output for delay-free performance while recording. With the headphone input engaged, the two monitor outputs are bypassed. To engage the monitor outputs, simply remove the headphone plug from the jack.

The rugged aluminum body is finished with a satin black finish and features large rubber feet, which prevents the desktop interface from sliding about when engaged. The class-compliant AI-1 requires no drivers and features a USB-C connector, which not only connects to your computer but also provides power as well. The Rode AI-1 ships with a USB cable and a license for Ableton Live Lite.

Rode AI-1 Audio USB Interface is packed with incredible technology to ensure recording on your computer is easy, versatile and sounds superb. The AI-1’s single input is a Neutrik Combo Jack, which takes both a 3-pole XLR (common to most microphones) and a quarter-inch jack common to most electric instruments like guitar, bass et al. Layering tracks is as easy as plug in, set level and go. Not only does the AI-1 deliver crystal clear audio to your computer software, but headphones have never sounded sweeter thanks to the discrete studio-quality headphone output and level control.

Rode AI-1 Audio USB Interface Features:

  • Desktop USB audio interface with low-noise Class-A discrete preamplifier
  • Sampling rate of up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • One combo XLR-1/4″ combo input
  • Two balanced 1/4″ monitor outputs
  • One discrete, studio-quality headphone output
  • Phantom power for condenser microphones
  • Zero-latency monitor mode
  • USB bus powered
  • USB Type-C connector for future proof operation
  • Rugged body with Satin Black Finish
  • Class compliant—no drivers required
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Includes USB cable
Weight0.52 kg

Computer Connectivity


Form Factor


Simultaneous I/O

1 x 2

Number of Preamps


Phantom Power


Bit Depth

44.1 kHz
48 kHz

Sample Rates

88.2 kHz

96 kHz

Analog Inputs

1 x Neutrik XLR-1/4” combo
2 x 1/4” (impedance balanced)

Analog Outputs

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


100mm total (with knobs)
chassis: 88mm






1lb 3.7oz

Inputs / Outputs


No of Preamps



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