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RODE Al-1 Audio Interface

Record ultra-clear audio for bedroom music recordings, live streaming, voice-overs and podcasting with the Rode AI-1 Studio-Quality Audio Interface. It features a studio-grade preamp and a high-quality Neutrik combo jack that connects any microphone, instrument or high-power headphone amplifier into your Mac or Windows computer.

Its single input and streamlined controls let you record in no time. The AI-1 contains a single, combo XLR-1/4" input with phantom power, two balanced 1/4" monitor outputs, and a single, studio-quality headphone output and level control. When operating in the zero-latency monitoring mode, you can insert your headphone and experience delay-free performance while recording. There is no need for drivers as it has a USB-C connector that enables you to connect your computer while powering the AI-1 at the same time. 

A free version of the Ableton Lite is included to start recording immediately. You will also have access to the RODE Central app that gives you device information and allows you to update your firmware. With the latest version, you can extend your gain range to enhance the performance on low-output dynamic microphones.

  • High-Speed USB-C Audio Interface
  • 96 kHz / 24-Bit
  • Premium Discrete Headphone Amplifier
  • Single Combo XLR-1/4" Input
  • Phantom Power for Condenser Microphones
  • Two 1/4" Monitor Outputs
  • Zero-Latency Monitoring

Start recording studio-quality audio in the comfort of your home.

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.

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 favourite 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 synthesiser 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 recording right away. Whether you’re livestreaming or making multi-layered music, the AI-1 will capture your sonic vision in every detail.

RODE Central

RODE 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.

Note: OS Requirements – MacOS 10.13 or later; Windows 10 Version 1803 or later; iOS 14 or later; Android 9.0 or later.


124 x 100 x 38 mm
Black finish
Power Consumption
48V Phantom Power
Power Supply
USB-C cable
R 3,295 Only 2 left in Store
Payment plans available
Delivery Truck Free Standard shipping included. Faster options available

What's in the box

  • RODE AI-1 Studio-Quality USB Audio Interface
  • USB-C to USB-A Cable
  • Registration Card for Ableton Live Lite
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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