Search the Blog Go. And my decision is It certainly offers a little more presence on a desk, but then the compactness of the IO2 makes it more ideal for portable recording projects. But this does give you a lot more space to work in, so it’s really down to personal preference. The Tascam USMkII even offers zero-latency features for recording without the delay of sending signals to a computer and back: Or will the Alesis IO2 kill things off in the dying moments? Taking a look at the build , there is really only one winner here for me.
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Purely because I would find the improved sample rate more useful. It’s another difficult one to call. Moving onto the appearance.
However, if you’re never going to be working above 48kHz, then get the Alesis IO2! The final category I am going to judge on is ‘ connections ‘, and it’s getting tense! After recently reviewing the Alesis IO2, I had something in a similar price range to make comparisons to, and if you have us-122kmii my Alesis IO2 reviewyou will know how much I rate it!
Onto the included software. I’m going to have to call this one a draw, and give them a point apiece! Taking a look at the buildthere is really only one winner here for me.
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Again, it kind us122mkii 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 time and I’m going to make a decision.
I most certainly do! Therefore, it has the great advantage in that it does not need to be plugged into a separate power source to run. Or will the Alesis IO2 kill things off in the dying moments?
Oh, but what’s this? Getting hands-on with the kit, both the dials and switches feel too loose for my liking. And it’s not necessarily that bigger means better; both interfaces offer a similar amount of controls, but where ks-122mkii Alesis crams all its features into a small space, the surface us-122nkii 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!
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.
This post was posted in Blog entriesComputer MusicIn-Depth ReviewsRecording and was tagged with alesis io2audio interface ud-122mkii, hardwaremidi. The Us-122mkki USMkII even offers zero-latency features for recording without the delay of sending signals to a computer and back: So here is my advice: 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.
So that settles it!
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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. It certainly offers a little more presence on a desk, but then the compactness of the IO2 makes it more ideal for us–122mkii recording projects.
And my decision is A point apiece in this category as well then! It features 2 high-quality XLR mic preamps with a phantom power switch for condenser microphones and a pair of balanced line inputs, the rightmost of which can be switched to record guitar level signals.
They both come with Cubase LE4, which is a thoroughly decent program!