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Alesis Introduces MasterControl FireWire Audio Interface & Control Surface

United States
High-quality all-in-one control surface and audio interface

Cumberland, RI — January 1, 2007 — Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, is proud to introduce their MasterControl Audio Interface and Control Surface.

The MasterControl is a professional audio interface and recording control surface, providing up to 44.1 - 192 kHz recording capability directly to your computer via ultra-fast, low latency FireWire connectivity. The audio interface features 2 mic (XLR) inputs with Phantom Power and channel inserts, 6 line (TRS) inputs, and boasts incredible expansion capability; a total potential of 26 simultaneous inputs with the additional S/PDIF and dual S/MUX ADAT Lightpipe inputs (18 total digital inputs at 44.1/48 kHz or 10 at 88.2/96 kHz).

The outputs on the MasterControl are impressive as well, featuring six analog outputs, configurable as 5.1 Surround or three separate stereo outputs. With dedicated speaker switching, the MasterControl allows you to dynamically select between different monitor combinations to check your mixing references on different speakers.

In addition to being an incredibly powerful audio interface, the MasterControl functions as a fully featured control surface for hands-on, dedicated control over your HUI-compatible DAWs and external MIDI devices. Each of the 8 channels strips is equipped with dedicated Solo, Record-Enable, Mute, and Select buttons for quick access to the most essential channel strip functions. The great-feeling jog wheel can be used to shuttle, zoom and enter data, and is complemented by a dedicated transport control section. The two banks of eight fully-assignable buttons provide different functions for setting markers, loop points and automation modes, while nine 100mm motorized faders and eight 360-degree virtual assignable knobs (three banks each allowing control over 24 different parameter), give you flawless, convenient control over your DAW’s parameters. Removable, customizable templates provide a visual overview of all preset operations and all presets are fully editable and configurable.

Designed as a complete solution for all your recording and mixing needs, the MasterControl also features a built-in talkback microphone, a Preview button allowing you to preview knob, button and fader adjustments before sending them to your DAW, and full MIDI I/O interface.

In addition, the MasterControl comes bundled with the award-winning Cubase LE DAW to suit all of your recording and editing needs and is compatible with most popular DAW software products on the market today. The MasterControl is the perfect solution for home and studio based audio recording, giving you the reliability, control, and performance synonymous with Alesis.
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