Alesis iO2 ExpressItem ID: iO2exp
2-channel USB Audio Interface with 2 Microphone Inputs and 24-bit/48kHz Resolution
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Affordable Audio Interface for Mac/PC!Get started recording with this unbelievably affordable audio interface. With the Alesis iO2 Express, you'll be armed to record two sources at the same time. That way, you can record your voice and an instrument at once. All the right connections are here for expanding your studio when you're ready. You can connect a set of headphones right away, and whenever you decide to add studio monitors, you'll have a connection for those too. Better yet, everything you record will be at better-than-CD quality, so you'll be ready for great-sounding releases whenever you finish producing your tracks.
Small enough to fit in your laptop bag or backpack, the Alesis iO2 Express is great for any musician wanting to get started recording or for anyone needing a compact solution for mobile recording.
Alesis iO2 Express USB Audio Interface Features at a Glance:
Here's the perfect way to start recording: the affordable, portable Alesis iO2 Express USB audio interface!
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Jordan, Marquette, MI
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
Perfect entry level interface
by matt from new zealandthe io2 is the perfect entry level interface, it delivers high enough sound quality to record band demos, voice overs, any amateur level application really. however, the total harmonic distortion of t... read more [+]he preamp/converters is not as good as more expensive preamps. what this means is that if you want to make a really loud track with pristine audio quality, you need better preamps to allow for better compression and gain when finishing tracks.
May 8, 2012
Music Background: muso, amatuer engineer
this is perfect for people making a start at recording. this would not be perfect for musicians who want commercial sound levels. close [-]
by s from Buffalo, NY USAI needed a quick way to get clean audio in and out of my secondary Pro Tools system. For $99 the iO2 seems to fill the bill. While I have not really put it through its paces, it works as advertised,... read more [+] and sounds good. My only complaint (but what do you want for $99) is the cheezy shiny silver plastic knobs, which are NOT the knobs that are shown in the picture. They just feel very cheap, and the knurled white plastic knobs shown in the photo would have been preferred, and would look more professional. close [-]
January 8, 2013
Music Background: Live/Studio engineer since 1978, owner of audio post facility, guitarist/keyboardist/composer.
Does what is says it does...
by from Auburn, IN USABought this to get a low cost interface for playing VSTi's from my notebook. Simple installation and hardeware interface, not like the rocket science needed to work with my EMU-1820M on my desktop PC... read more [+]. I recommend it for keyboardists/guitarists, or anyone not needing a lot of I/O for recording live bands (i.e., more than stereo). close [-]
March 29, 2011
Music Background: Pro Musician
Solidly built but limited
by Stephen Lory from Glen Rock NJ USACould not get to work with Cakewalk Sonar. No problem with Propellerhead Reason. The drivers supplied are less than robust which is an issue for MS Windows 7 as well as they use the native codec. I... read more [+] suspect that this is a USB 1.1 device: so, latency could be an issue. Without custom Asio drivers this is imminent.
January 17, 2011
Music Background: Software Engineer, Musician
The ouput was clean and the unit is well built. close [-]
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