Important information about purchasing from the US.

If you see a price that looks too good to be true, it probably is! Beware of counterfeit goods. Check our website to make sure you’re purchasing from an authorized RØDE reseller. For quick reference NO FBA reseller (FULFILLMENT BY AMAZON) on Amazon is authorized. You can view a current list of unauthorized US dealers here.

AI-1 Audio Interface

View our AI-1 Audio Interface video playlist
View our AI-1 Audio Interface video playlist
AI-1 Audio Interface Photos

Features and Specifications of the RØDE AI-1 Audio Interface

How to Record using Speakers with the RØDE AI-1

How to Record using Headphones with the RØDE AI-1

How to Record Vocals with the RØDE AI-1

How to Record Electric Guitar or Keyboards with the RØDE AI-1

How to Record Acoustic Instruments with the RØDE AI-1

The Situation - Featuring Montage Øne and the RØDE Complete Studio Kit

Lara Andallo - "You Ain't Sorry" Recorded with the RØDE NT1 and AI-1

Introducing the RØDE AI-1 Studio Quality Audio Interface

Or buy a AI-1 Audio Interface from one of our recommended online retailers in United states

Change your location

See all retailers

8 Online retailers selling the AI-1 Audio Interface

RØDE’s AI-1 Audio Interface is packed with incredible technology to ensure recording on your computer is easy, versatile and sounds superb. The AI-1’s single input is a NeutrikTM Combo Jack, which takes both a 3-pole XLR (common to most microphones) and a quarter-inch jack common to most electric instruments like guitar, bass et al. Layering tracks is as easy as plug in, set level and go. Not only does the AI-1 deliver crystal clear audio to your computer software, but headphones have never sounded sweeter thanks to the discrete studio-quality headphone output and level control.

AI-1 Audio Interface Specifications
AI-1 Audio Interface Specifications
Computer Connectivity


Form Factor


Simultaneous I/O

1 x 2

Number of Preamps


Phantom Power


Bit Depth


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



1 x USB Type C

Bus Powered


OS Requirements

Mac OS 10.10 or later

Windows 7 or later


USB bus-powered


100mm total (with knobs)

chassis: 88mm






1lb 3.7oz


Dynamic Range


Equivalent Input Noise @ Maximum Gain (Source Impedance 150 ohms, 20Hz-20kHz, A-weighted)


Frequency Response (Measured after ADC)

20Hz – 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range

0dB – >45dB

Gain Range

1.3k Ohms

Dynamic Range


Frequency Response (Measured after ADC)

20Hz – 20kHz better than ±1dB

Gain Range

0dB – >45dB

Input Impedance

900k Ohms

Maximum Output Level


Frequency Response

20Hz – 20kHz better than ±1dB

Max output power at 1% THD

32Ohms – >210mW

300Ohms – >390mW

BUY NOWFrom B&H Photo Video

View our AI-1 Audio Interface video playlist
View our AI-1 Audio Interface video playlist
AI-1 Audio Interface Reviews
AI-1 Audio Interface Reviews

“I’m relieved to say I’ve finally found an affordable audio interface that delivers quality, even to the most discerning ears. I know the frustrations caused by many other audio interfaces in this price class first-hand and I won’t hesitate to use the AI-1 on my own projects. If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly, easy to use, rock solid audio interface from a brand you can trust, skip the others and go with the AI-1.”

Sean Divine

“If you’re a home-based musician or podcaster looking for pro-studio quality at a home studio price point, then your search ends right here. The interface packs a lot of punch for such a compact device.”

Sydney Unleashed
AI-1 Audio Interface Support

    If you have a question or a support enquiry about the AI-1 Audio Interface head over to our contact page to get in touch or locate your local distributor here