Alesis IO2 2-Channel Portable 24/48 USB Audio Interface

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Minimum PC Requirements
Pentium III 450 MHz Processor

128 MB RAM

Available USB 1.1 Port

Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 installed)

Recommended PC Requirements
Pentium 4 or Athlon Processor

512 MB RAM

7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drive

Available USB 1.1 Port

Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 installed)

Minimum Macintosh Requirements
Any Apple computer with native USB support improve performance.

Mac OS X version 10.2

128 MB RAM

Recommended Macintosh Requirements
G4 733-MHz Processor or faster

7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drive

Does not support Mac OS X 10.4.10 and above
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
(69 ratings)
Submitted July 15, 2006 by a customer from gmail.com
"Mac Friendly, Great Features, Sturdy at a GREAT Price!"
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Until they come out with something with these features, at this level of quality, that works so well with GarageBand at a lower price, ... I'll be happy.
Sound
I'm EXTREMELY happy with this interface! Very low noise, clean signal from my AKG C2000B condenser. Also used it with my acoustic electric... I LOVE this thing! It's not an MBox, but it's pretty d@mn good!
Features
It came with Cubase LE... haven't even unwrapped the disc... I use GarageBand on an iBook G4. This thing has more features than I'll use. I just needed an interface for getting vocals and guitar into my iBook. I'll probably experiment with the MIDI i/o but I don't have any need for the S/PDIF at this time. All I cared about was 2 channels, XLR's with phantom power, and guitar/mic line in.
Ease of Use
I took it out of the box, plugged it into my iBook, opened GarageBand, and immediately started a session. Haven't introduced it to my PC yet... don't really care... but have heard that it's not much more involved.
Quality
Seems pretty solid. Aluminum casing... what else can I say? Feels a lot more solid than my Mbox.
Value
Well worth the price! Knowing what I know now, if I'd had to pay more, I'd still think it was worth it.
The Wow Factor
Looks great, knobs are in a good spot, I love the placement of the XLR inputs.
Musical Background:
akblstratton@gmail.com
Musical Style:
Acapella Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
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