Alesis iO2 Express - 24-Bit USB Recording Interface

Product Description

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The Alesis iO2 EXPRESS is a compact, audio-recording interface for home studios and portable recording setups. This two-channel USB device for Mac and PC-based systems enables you to record at up to 24-bit resolution for input into virtually all DAW, recording, and performance software.

This compact recording interface is small enough to comfortably fit into your mobile recording rig, laptop bag, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.

FLEXIBLE RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

Discrete-design preamplifiers and true 48-volt phantom power ensure that you capture microphones complete signal. High quality analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters ensure that every detail of your session or performance gets recorded  and played back on your monitoring system. Its class compliant, so you can use the plug-and-play iO2 EXPRESS with virtually any computer.

The iO2 EXPRESS is USB bus powered so you wont need to carry a bulky power supply, and its performance is optimised for minimal laptop battery drain so youll be able to track long sessions and gigs remotely.

COMPLETE iO

The iO2 EXPRESS has two input channels. Each channel has an XLR microphone input, a 1/4 TRS insert for external effects units, and a 1/4 TS jack that works with line-level sources and can accommodate direct connection of guitars. 

The iO2 EXPRESS sends and receives two audio channels on a single USB cable for simple, universal interface. You can monitor your sessions on any studio monitoring or other loudspeaker system via dual 1/4 balanced outputs. For remote tracking and alternative playback, the iO2 EXPRESS has a 1/4 TRS headphone output. 

The iO2 EXPRESS features traditional MIDI In and Out jacks for for playing and controlling software with keyboard and pad controllers, workstations, and other MIDI-compatible instruments. 

LEVEL MANAGEMENT

Each channel has a gain trim control, and theres a master level control for optimal gain staging. When monitoring on headphones, youll appreciate the dedicated volume control.

You can also visually monitor levels and operation using the tricolor, stereo metering tree and lighted status indicators.

COMPLETE THE PACKAGE

The iO2 EXPRESS comes complete with a copy of Steinberg Cubase LE digital audio workstation (DAW) software. Cubase is one of the most popular DAWs in the world thanks to its intuitive approach to composing, recording, editing and mixing.

In addition to the included software, the iO2 EXPRESS is compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.

Features:

  • Two-channel computer audio recording interface
  • Record up to 24-bit, 48 kHz audio into virtually any software
  • Monitor sessions with balanced studio monitor and headphone outputs
  • High-quality A/D and D/A converters, discrete-design preamps, 48V phantom power
  • Inputs for microphones, line-level sources, and instruments including guitars
  • Tricolor stereo level meter and lighted status indicators for visual monitoring
  • MIDI Input and Output jacks for playing and controlling software with instruments
  • USB bus powered  no external power supply needed

INCLUDES:

  • iO2 EXPRESS interface
  • USB cable
  • Software CD

 

Technical Specifications:

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Mac: OS X 10.2+
Windows: XP, Vista, or 7
USB port

FREQUENCY RESPONSE
MIC/LINE IN to USB OUT: ±0.1dB
MIC/LINE IN to MAIN OUT (through ADC/DAC) ±0.35dB

SIGNAL-TO-NOISE RATIO (SNR)
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to INSERT OUT: 110dB A-weighted, input impedance at XLR or 1/4" jack = 600 Ohms
GUITAR IN (unbalanced) to INSERT OUT: 99dB A-weighted, input impedance at 1/4" jack = 600 Ohms
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to USB OUT: 99dB A-weighted, input impedance at MIC or LINE jack = 600 Ohms
GUITAR IN (unbalanced) to USB OUT: 94dB A-weighted, input impedance at 1/4" jack = 600 Ohms
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to MAIN OUT (through ADC/DAC): 97dB A-weighted, input impedance at MIC or LINE jack = 600 Ohms
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to MAIN OUT (through direct monitor): 95dB A-weighted, input impedance at MIC or LINE jack = 600 Ohms

TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION + NOISE (THD+N)
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to INSERT OUT: <0.001% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, INSERT OUT = 5.7dBV
GUITAR IN (unbalanced) to INSERT OUT: 0.034% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, INSERT OUT = 5.3dBV
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to USB OUT: 0.003% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, USB OUT = -0.3dBFS
GUITAR IN (unbalanced) to USB OUT: 0.034% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, USB OUT = -0.7dBFS
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to MAIN OUT (through ADC/DAC): 0.005% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, MAIN OUT = 5.6dBV
MIC/LINE IN (balanced) to MAIN OUT (through direct monitor): 0.006% Input Gain = minimum, 1KHz input signal, MAIN OUT = 5.6dBV