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Alesis Control Hub

USB Audio / MIDI interface

  • With audio output for iOS and USB
  • Sample rate: 32 - 48 kHz
  • Bitrate: 24 Bit
  • 1 MIDI In
  • 1 MIDI Out
  • 2x 6.3 mm Jack line outputs (L/R stereo)
  • 6.3 mm Jack stereo headphone output
  • Foot switch input
  • USB powered
  • Compatible with Apple iOS devices with Lightning, Mac or PC
  • Dimensions: 59 x 127 x 96 mm
  • Weight: 0.22 kg

Further information

Number of analog inputs 2
Number of analog outputs 0
Microphone inputs No
Phantom power No
Hi-Z input No
Digital input No
Digital output No
MIDI interface Yes
Headphone jack Yes
Word Clock No
Zero latency monitoring Yes
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
Max. sample rate (kHz) 48
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
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It works but I wouldn't buy it again or recommend it

21.02.2017
I play a software piano (Garritan CFX) on my VAIO laptop controlling it form my Kawai digital piano. I use the laptop's embedded audio with ASIO4ALL and I have very low latency with great sound quality. However the volume level is not enough for my Sennheiser HD-595s. Besides, if I switch my piano off and and then on again, the MIDI USB connection is not resumed.

That's why I was in need of an external audio interface with headphone output (hoping it would be loud enough) as well as MIDI DIN input so that MIDI controller restarts would be hassle free. I thought the Alesis Control Hub would work for that.

It does and doesn't. The MIDI works great! Audio works, although latency (with ASIO4ALL) is higher than with the embedded soundcard. It's the audio quality that is poor though. I can hear some slight digital hiss-like artifacts. And the sound volume is still not loud enough.

I am keeping it for its MIDI functions because it's cheap enough (and it will cost me too much to return it) but I wouldn't recommend it as an audio interface.
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16.11.2016
Very good portable audio/output interface. Very tiny and easy to transport.
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