Alesis has announced the iO2 Express, a 24-bit USB recording interface.
The 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.
iO2 Express 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.
The iO2 Express will be available from musical instrument and professional audio retailers Q2, 2010. It has a U.S. retail price of $149 USD and an estimated street price of $99 USD.