Rode AI-1 Single Channel Audio Interface


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Rode AI-1 Single Channel Audio Interface

The AI-1 is a professional-grade single-channel audio interface that delivers exceptional audio quality for everything from bedroom music recording to live streaming and podcasting. Featuring a studio-grade preamp, a high-quality Neutrik combo jack for connecting microphones or instruments, and a high-power headphone amplifier for crystal-clear audio monitoring and playback, it’s the perfect interface for recording studio-quality audio at home.

Key Features:
  • Professional-grade single-channel audio interface
  • Neutrik combo jack for connecting microphones, guitars, synthesizers, and other instruments
  • Studio-grade preamp with level indicator
  • High-power headphone amplifier
Studio-quality Sound With Ease

With a single input and streamlined controls, the AI-1 is incredibly simple to use – just connect it to your computer, plug in your microphone or instrument, and hit record. Under the hood, the AI-1 packs plenty of punch, including an ultra-low-noise, high-gain studio-grade preamp for recording pristine audio, balanced ¼-inch outputs for connecting your favorite speakers, and a high-power headphone amplifier capable of driving professional high-impedance models for flawless monitoring.

Get Connected and Create

The AI-1 features a high-quality Neutrik combo jack for connecting both XLR and ¼-inch cables, so you can plug in your microphone, guitar, bass, or synthesizer with ease. Switchable phantom power ensures any microphone is accommodated, while the simple indicator LED allows you to monitor your input level for crystal-clear audio every time. Every AI-1 also comes with a free version of Ableton Lite, so you can get a recording right away. Whether you’re live streaming or making multi-layered music, the AI-1 will capture your sonic vision in every detail.

RØDE Central

RØDE Central is an easy-to-use companion app for the AI-1 (and other RØDE devices) that allows you to access device information and update to the latest firmware. The latest firmware version adds an extended gain range for enhanced performance with low-output dynamic microphones. To update, download RØDE Central below and follow the prompts.

Form Factor Desktop
Display None
Channels of I/O 1 Input / 2 Output
Built-In DSP None
Maximum Sampling Rate 96 kHz / 24-Bit
Number of Microphone Preamps 1 Preamp
Built-In Microphone None
Input Level Adjustment 2 x Knob
Expansion Slots None

Signal Processing

Gain/Trim Range Inputs:
0 to 45 dB
High-Pass Filter None
Solo/Mute None


Analog Audio I/O 1 x Combo XLR-1/4" TRS Mic/Line Input
2 x 1/4" TRS Balanced Line Output
1 x 1/4" TRS Headphone Output
Phantom Power 48 V
Digital Audio I/O None
Host Connection / USB USB-C
Host Connection Protocol Not Specified by Manufacturer
USB (Non-Host) None
Sync I/O None
Network I/O None


Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz ±1 dB
Maximum Output Level Monitor Outputs:
-6 dBu
Headphone Output Power 24 mW into 32 Ohms
245 mW into 300 Ohms
Impedance Hi-Z Inputs:
0.9 Megohm
Mic Inputs:
1.3 Kilohms
Dynamic Range 104 dBu
EIN -128 dBA

Digital Audio

Sample Rates 44.1 / 48 / 88.2 / 96 kHz
Sample Rate Conversion None
Bit Depths 24-Bit
Latency Zero-Latency Direct Monitoring
Clocking Internal:


OS Compatibility macOS 10.10 or Later
Windows 7 or Later
*As of November 2021: Check with the manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Included Software None
Included Plug-Ins None
Supported Drivers/API & Plug-Ins macOS Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)
Windows Class-Compliant (No Driver Needed)


Power Requirements USB Bus Power


Dimensions 4.9 x 3.9 x 1.5" / 124 x 100 x 38 mm
Weight 19.8 oz / 561.3 g

Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.155 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7 x 5.1 x 2.55"

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