This post was posted in Blog entries , Computer Music , In-Depth Reviews , Recording and was tagged with alesis io2 , audio interface , hardware , midi. Which interface offers the most flexibility for the user? Moving onto the appearance. Getting hands-on with the kit, both the dials and switches feel too loose for my liking. First thing to compare: However, if you’re never going to be working above 48kHz, then get the Alesis IO2!

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It certainly offers a little more presence on a desk, but then the compactness of the IO2 makes us122mkii more ideal for portable recording projects. In Cubase LE4, you can edit your tracks using a variety of modes and tools, and automated mixing is also included to create the perfect master.

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So that settles it! Compare this to the controls on the Alesis IO2, which really allow you to ‘feel’ exactly what you are doing and there is only one winner in this category. Search us-12mkii Blog Go. Posted on November 17, by Joe Stachowiak There have been 0 comments.

Us-122mkii this does give you a lot more space to work in, so it’s really down to personal preference. So here is my advice: And it’s not necessarily that bigger means better; both interfaces offer a similar amount of controls, but where the Alesis crams all its features into a small space, the surface of the Tascam USMkII is a lot less economic, using larger dials and in all honesty, is mainly covered either by blank space, or large lettering!


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A point apiece in this category as well then! They both come with Cubase LE4, which is a thoroughly decent program!

However, if you’re never going to be working above 48kHz, then get the Alesis IO2! It features 2 high-quality XLR mic preamps with a phantom js-122mkii switch for condenser microphones and a pair of balanced line inputs, the rightmost of which can be switched to record guitar level signals.

If you wanted to record 2 guitar signals, it is still possible with the Tascam USMkIIbut will just have to be done in two separate recordings. Which interface offers the most flexibility for the user? First thing to compare: Purely because I would find the improved sample rate more useful.

After recently reviewing the Alesis IO2, I had something in a similar price range to make comparisons to, and if you have read my Alesis IO2 reviewyou will us-1122mkii how much I rate it!

So, if you ud-122mkii the Tascam USMkIIyou will have everything you need to start recording straight out the box!

So, not much in it, but the sub-hundred pound price tag definitely makes the IO2 a little more attractive on this front. Moving onto the appearance. Taking a look at the buildthere is really only one winner here for me. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. I most certainly do! Oh, but what’s this? Therefore, it has the great advantage in that it does not need to be plugged into a separate power source to run.


Again, it kind of depends on what you want to use the interface for as to which you prefer, but I’m not going to sit on the fence this us-122mkij and I’m going to make a decision.

Onto the included software. And my decision is Or will the Alesis IO2 kill things off in the dying moments? It’s another difficult one to call. This post was us-122mkij in Blog entriesComputer MusicIn-Depth ReviewsRecording and was us-22mkii with alesis io2audio interfacehardwaremidi. The final category I am going to judge on is ‘ connections ‘, and it’s getting tense!

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