Rode Ai-1 USB Audio Interface

RODE's first-ever audio interface, the Ai-1, is perfect for the USB-C-equipped mobile media workstation. Music and filmmaking to podcasting and streaming — wherever you find yourself needing clean, dependable audio in a compact bus-powered system, the Ai-1 delivers. The Ai-1's compact design and streamlined controls, along with its USB bus powering and +48v phantom power, are all you need to make great recordings at home or on the go. Balanced 1/4" outputs and a high-quality headphone amp empower you to make accurate mixing and monitoring decisions from the studio to the coffee shop. And, it should be no surprise that the Ai-1 pairs great with the NT1-A and other popular RODE microphone models.


  • Compact 1-channel USB-C audio interface
  • Combination XLR-1/4" input with +48 phantom power
  • Supports mic-, line-, and instrument-level inputs
  • USB bus powering delivers clean performance even away from a power supply
  • Perfect for the home recordist or mobile musician
  • Balanced 1/4" outputs feed a set of monitor speakers
  • High-quality headphone amp yields great results for mixing on the go

Tech Specs

Computer Connectivity USB
Form Factor Desktop
Simultaneous I/O 1 x 2
Number of Preamps 1
Phantom Power Yes
Bit Depth 24-bit
Sample Rates 44.1 kHz 48 kHz 88.2 kHz 96 kHz
Analog Inputs 1 x Neutrik XLR-1/4” combo
Analog Outputs 2 x 1/4” (impedance balanced) 1 x 1/4” (headphones)
Direct Monitor Yes
USB 1 x USB Type C
Bus Powered Yes
OS Requirements Mac OS 10.10 or later
Windows 7 or later
Power USB bus-powered
Depth 100mm total (with knobs) chassis: 88mm
Width 124mm
Height 38mm
Weight 1lb 3.7oz 560g

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