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 Instrument Inputs 0
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
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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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Rode Ai1

ThierryE, 31.08.2018
I took it to do voiceovers and tutorials.
I compared the micro nt1 delivered in bundle with the Ai1 and the SE electronic X1S.
I took the x1s that I prefer and the sensitivity of the microphone is perfect for me with the Rode interface.
I use it with phantom power. Everything is fine.
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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 Imputs: 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
Rode Complete Studio Kit
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Rode Complete Studio Kit
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349 €

Recording Set Includes AI-1 audio interface, NT1 microphone, SMR spider, XLR microphone cable and Ableton Live Lite software Features AI-1 audio interface: USB 2.0 audio interface, 24-bit / 96...

  • Recording / Playback Channels: 1x2
  • Number of Mic Inputs: 1
  • Number of Line Imputs: 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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