NAMM 2014: Three New Alesis Audio Interfaces

US 24-bit USB CORE Series launches      23/01/14
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NAMM 2014: Three New Alesis Audio Interfaces

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Alesis has announced the new CORE Series of 24-bit USB Audio Interfaces, which they say provide complete, fully integrated recording solutions. Here's the details in Alesis' own words:

CORE Series interfaces offer a full range of recording solutions including XLR+1/4" combo inputs, Mic/Line or Guitar level switching, headphone outputs with level controls for efficient monitoring, and each model ships with a Cubase® 7 LE. CORE 1, a single input/dual output inline interface, is ideal for on-the-go recording or the budget-conscious producer. CORE 2 offers both audio and MIDI connections for full studio integration. Topping out the series is the CORE 8, an eight-channel rack mount interface suited for live or studio applications.

Alesis CORE Highlights:

: 1-Channel In-Line USB Audio Interface

  • 2-channel mini USB, 24-bit/48 kHz output
  • 1 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knob
  • Mic/Line or Guitar level switch
  • Stereo headphone out with level control
  • Modern sand-blasted aluminum housing

CORE 2: 2-Channel Desktop USB 2.0 Audio+MIDI Interface

  • 2-channel USB 2.0 24-bit/96 kHz output
  • 2 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knobs
  • 2 Mic/Line or Guitar level switches; phantom power
  • Stereo headphone out with level and input/USB monitoring
  • 2 Powered USB hub ports; MIDI In and MIDI out
  • Stereo 1/4" outs
  • LED segment metering
  • Sand-blasted aluminum housing
  • ERP Compliant – Auto off

CORE 8: 8-Channel Rack Mount USB 2.0 Audio Interface

  • 8-channel USB 2.0, 24-bit/96 kHz output
  • 8 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knobs
  • 2 Mic/Line or Guitar level switches; phantom power
  • Dual stereo headphone out with level and input/USB monitoring
  • Stereo main + monitor outs
  • LED segment metering
  • 2U metal rack mount enclosure
  • ERP Compliant – Auto off

As Alesis Product Manager Nate Lane explains, "Each recording interface in the CORE family was purpose-built for different customers with different primary applications. CORE 1 has a micro-sized aluminum housing that not only makes it portable, but ready to take a beating. CORE 2 shares the same aluminum housing material and takes a step up with high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz recording quality and two built-in USB-powered hubs for additional gear. CORE 8 addresses a different need with a utilitarian 2U rack-mounted interface for the budget-conscious home recordist looking to record drum kits or multiple instruments or vocals at the same time -- all without sacrificing mic preamp or recording quality."

Pricing and Availability:
The CORE Series will have the following respective street prices, CORE 1 ($49.99 USD), CORE 2 ($149.99 USD), CORE 8 ($299.99 USD).

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