Rode AI-1

USB 2.0 audio interface

  • 1 microphone / instrument combo input via XLR / 6.3 mm jack
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz
  • Switchable direct monitoring of the recording signal
  • Switchable phantom power +48 V
  • Gain control with signal LED
  • 2 line outputs via 6.3 mm jack balanced
  • Stereo headphone jack via 6.3 mm jack
  • Power supply via USB
  • Dimensions: 124 x 100 x 38 mm
  • Weight: 560 g
  • Includes USB C / A cable

Further Information

Recording / Playback Channels 1x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Inputs 1
Number of Instrument Inputs 0
Number of Line Outs 2
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power Yes
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 96 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 124 mm
Depth in mm 100 mm
Height in mm 38 mm
19 Customer Ratings
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Works very well
Arktouros, 23.04.2020
I am using it to send sound to two Yamaha HS 5 monitor speakers for video editing.
It works very well! The sound is very good.
My laptop sometimes needs it to be unplugged and plugged back in when I have it on a USB hub. But that is probably my laptop I think. I have made a testing recording for a voice over and it worked fine.
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Great portable interface
Szymon, 17.04.2018
I bought this interface to replace my Apollo One interface which I have sold due to the fact the breakout cable started falling apart and there was no dedicated monitor outputs.
Obviously there is a big differnece in price between Rode and Apollo but I must say I didn't expect this little Rode to be so good. First thing you notice when you hold it is the amazing build quality (I didn't know it's made in Australia) All solid metal enclousure! Another thing which suprised me is the weight of this little thing, it's much heavier than you may think which for me is a big adventage. Two plastic knobs feel very solid as well. Simply it's build like a tank. Bus powered with USB C cable (Good for new MBP users like me)
When it comes to actual sound quality I would rate it 4/5 just because monitor outputs are not giving me enough output to feed my studio monitors properly (Adam T7V)
Alternatively you can use headphone output which seems to be "louder". Other than that it's a amazing interface espescialy for the money. Highly recommended!
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A quality interface with great sound
damondimento78, 11.08.2020
Bought for "on the go" recording.

The interface is tiny. It's significantly smaller than the Behringer UMC 202HD which I use for dual microphone set up. This is a good thing for me, I like to minimise gear and fuss.

Built like a tank with metal housing
Smooth controls
Sounds great- I use with primarily dynamic mics for podcasting (Rode Podmic, Rode M1). Although you need to push the gain almost to the max, the noise levels are very low at least for my purposes (I'm not an engineer).

Highly recommended
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best product
regienald, 23.07.2019
this product help me a lot easy to use and amazing quality and pair price.i should buy more of this in the future for my other stuff.
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USB 2.0 audio interface 1 microphone / instrument combo input via XLR / 6.3 mm jack, 24-bit / 96 kHz, Switchable direct monitoring of the recording signal, Switchable phantom power +48 V, Gain...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 1x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Inputs: 1
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 96 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. power supply: No
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 124 mm
  • Depth in mm: 100 mm
  • Height in mm: 38 mm
  • Included in delivery: 560 g
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Number Of Tracks: 8
  • Simultaneous Recording: Amount Of Tracks: 2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 4
  • Effects: Yes
  • Number of Line Inputs: 2
  • Storage Medium: Micro SD Card
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Headphone Outs: 4
  • XLR Connectors: 4
  • Jack Connectors: 1
  • RCA Connectors: No
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • MIDI Interface: None
  • USB connection: Yes
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Digital Connections: USB
  • Miscellaneous Connectors: None
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • Headphone connection: Yes
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Options: Bluetooth
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 48 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: No
  • Incl. power supply: Yes
  • USB Version: USB C
  • Width in mm: 350 mm
  • Depth in mm: 275 mm
  • Height in mm: 82 mm
  • Included in delivery: Power Supply
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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  • Recording / Playback Channels: 1x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Inputs: 1
  • Number of Instrument Inputs: 0
  • Number of Line Outs: 2
  • Headphone Outs: 1
  • Phantom power: Yes
  • Number of S/PDIF Connectors: 0
  • Number of ADAT Connectors: 0
  • Numer of AES/EBU Connectors: 0
  • Number of MADI Connectors: 0
  • Ethernet: 0
  • Other Connectors: No
  • MIDI interface: No
  • Word Clock: No
  • Max. sample rate (kHz): 96 kHz
  • Max. resolution in bit: 24 bit
  • USB Bus-Powered: Yes
  • Incl. power supply: No
  • USB Version: 2.0
  • Width in mm: 124 mm
  • Depth in mm: 100 mm
  • Height in mm: 38 mm
  • Included in delivery: 560 g
  • Zero latency monitoring: Yes
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