With all the audio interfaces with bells & whistles on the market, sometimes you’re just looking for an audio interface that is simple with basic input and output features done well!
The Alesis Core 1 is pretty much the simplest audio interface you can buy! With one mic/jack input and stereo headphone/usb outputs, it is undoubtedly a "no-frills" product. If you just need an interface for recording a few audio tracks here and there, the Core 1 is likely to be by far the best option in this price range.
Here's what Alesis say about the Alesis Core 1 Interface
CORE Series interfaces offer a full range of recording solutions including XLR+1/4" combo inputs, Mic/Line or Guitar level switching, headphone outputs with level controls for efficient monitoring, and each model ships with a Cubase® 7 LE. CORE 1, a single input/dual output inline interface, is ideal for on-the-go recording or the budget-conscious producer.
Alesis Core 1 Key features
- 1 XLR+1/4" TRS combo input with gain knob
- Mic/Line or Guitar level switch
- Stereo headphone out with level control
- 2-channel mini USB, 24-bit/48 kHz
- Modern sand-blasted aluminum housing
- Record on your iPad or iPhone via the Apple Camera Connection Kit* *sold separately
- Includes Cubase® LE recording software