Alesis MasterControl

Alesis has announced it is now shipping the MasterControl, a FireWire audio interface and control surface.

MasterControl is a professional audio interface and recording control surface, providing engineers with 44.1 – 192kHz-recording capability via ultra-fast, low latency FireWire and full-featured control of HUI-compatible DAWs and external MIDI devices.

Alesis MasterControl features

  • FireWire connectivity: one cable carries all audio and control data
  • DICE II chip with JetPLL™ technology for stable clock sync
  • Up to 192 kHz (highest available) recording / playback capability
  • Eight analog inputs, expandable up to 26 simultaneous
  • Nine Touch-Sensitive, 100mm, motorized, capacitive Alps faders
  • Eight assignable knobs, three banks each
  • Two banks of eight assignable buttons, two banks each
  • Dedicated transport controls with multifunction jog wheel
  • Three pairs of independently assignable stereo outputs
  • Dual, independently assignable stereo headphone outputs
  • Flexible, direct monitor routing, assignable through any/all output pair(s)
  • Dedicated talkback microphone with control surface or footswitch operation
  • Steinberg Cubase LE included
  • Ableton Live Lite included
  • HUI+ Control Surface
  • Compatible with all popular DAWs, virtual instruments, and other audio software

MasterControl is available from pro audio and musical instrument retailers. It has an MSRP of $1,299 and a street price of $899.99.

Visit Alesis for more information.