Alesis io | Control and MasterControl – external FireWire audio interfaces controlled by professional software
Alesis Introduces io | Control and MasterControl – New Products Combining FireWire PC Sound Interfaces with Professional Software Controls.
Compact io | Control for mobile recording and home studios.
Alesis io | Control
There are 4 built-in analog inputs (2 XLR, 2 TRS line balanced) as well as 8 digital inputs (ADAT). Sampling in 24 bit 96 kHz mode.
Professional software controls: large navigation wheel (jog wheel), which can be used to move the cursor, zoom or enter data; 6 assignable buttons to control various parameters – volume, pan, etc.P. Three modes of four non-stop knobs allow 12 parameters to be changed. Separate buttons control Mute, Solo and Record for each input channel. There is an LCD screen 2 lines of 16 characters, which displays the changeable parameters. Internal memory stores 20 presets, presets for most recording programs are included. Powered by both the FireWire bus and the adapter.
A more professional product, MasterControl, is positioned for the home / project studio market and provides digitization in 44 formats.1 – 192 kHz with minimum latency. Audio interface includes 2 XLR mic inputs with phantom power and channel send / return, 6 TRS line inputs. S / PDIF and dual S / MUX ADAT Lightpipe inputs add 2 + 16 digital inputs 44.1/48 kHz or 2 + 8 inputs 88.2/96 kHz.
MasterControl also has 6 analog outputs that act as 5.1 or three separate stereo pairs. There is a separate monitor switch.
Key product feature – 9 motorized faders with 100mm travel. In addition, there are 8 assignable rotary knobs (three memory banks allow you to control 24 parameters). Each of the eight channels has separate buttons for Solo, Record-Enable, Mute, Select. Sensitive wheel complements transport section buttons. Two banks are intended for programming eight additional buttons for any function.
MasterControl contains a built-in microphone for talkback, a preset preview button and a MIDI interface.
Alesis io | Control has a suggested retail price of $ 599. MasterControl will cost $ 1099.
Manufacturer website: www.alesis.com