iO2 Express is a 2-in/2-out, 24-bit, 48kHz audio interface from Alesis.It is an excellent choice for musicians, singers or producers who need a compact and reliable audio recording gear.
It’s a class-compliant, plug-and-play product. All you need to do is to connect iO2 Express to a computer. You can additionally install a free Asio4All driver (it will give a better sound experience since audio interfaces work a lot better with Asio drivers).
The front panel shows the audio inputs. There are no combo jacks, but separate XLR and 1/4″ TRS jacks. Each channel also has a TRS insert for external effects units, as well as individual gain knobs and Mic/Line switches.
The product comes with +48V phantom power that supplies both XLR inputs.
At the bottom left, there’s a mono/stereo switch and phones output with individual gain control. The bottom right shows controls for Monitor Mix and Main output level.
At the center, a colored level meter helps to monitor audio signals, as well as to indicate enabled Midi connections, phantom power, and USB.
The rear panel is clean and simple, and it shows Midi In/Out jacks, two TRS outputs and a USB port for both power and connection.
– 2-in/2-out audio interface;
– 24-bit, 48kHz audio resolution;
– High-quality A/D D/A converters;
– 2 XLR inputs;
– 2 TRS Mic/Line inputs;
– 2 insert inputs;
– +48V phantom power;
– Midi in/out;
– USB powered;
– Windows and Mac compatible;
– Steinberg Cubase LE included.
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