Alesis Core 1

USB Audio Interface

  • 24 Bit / 48 kHz
  • 1x 6.3 mm XLR/jack microphone / line / instrument combo input with volume control and gain knob
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone output
  • Mini USB connector
  • Aluminium casing
  • Incl. Steinberg Cubase LE 7

Further information

Recording / Playback Channels 1x2
Number of Mic Inputs 1
Number of Line Imputs 1
Number of Instrument Inputs 1
Number of Line Outs 0
Headphone Outs 1
Phantom power No
Number of S/PDIF Connectors 0
Number of ADAT Connectors 0
Numer of AES/EBU Connectors 0
Number of MADI Connectors 0
Ethernet 0
Other Connectors No
MIDI interface No
Word Clock No
Max. sample rate (kHz) 48 kHz
Max. resolution in bit 24 bit
USB Bus-Powered Yes
Incl. power supply No
USB Version 2.0
Width in mm 45 mm
Depth in mm 89 mm
Height in mm 45 mm

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All of my guitar recording needs!

14.10.2016
Before buying this, I researched a bunch of interfaces under 100¤ and I'm so glad I got this one.
The size, price, simplicity and the fact that it's Alesis made it an easy choice really.

I love the fact that I use every single thing this unit has, AllI really need is an XLR input from my guitar attenuators' out.
There are absolutely no latency issues whatsoever and this unit is dead quiet.

Although I use another DAW, the fact it comes with Cubase is great however, please be very carefull with which computer you chose to install this software! This license is for one computer and one alone! If by any chance you delete it or change hard drives, I have no idea how you'd get Cubase again.

The unit feels (and is) durable and it also looks great! It's super tiny so it's the perfect interface for my home studio, sitting right next to computer screen on my desk!

Should you need it, the instructions manual is very well layed out.

I have recommended this to other people and will continue to do so, it's great!
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The best to start recording at home

Morsus, 03.09.2018
I'm doing home recordings as a hobby for some time but this is the first interface I bought. Using an onboard sound card in the PC generates a lot of noise in the signal (for me with high gain and distortion makes the sound terrible) but this can cancel the problem.
I mounted it on the front USB port and put as far from the PC as possible, now the signal is almost 100% noiseless.
The one and only input is very solid, it has a good hold on the cable. The overall quality is good, it's simple and effective. You can adjust the gain and the level of the headphones and that's all, for me it's enough for recording.
Maybe the only drawback that there is only a stereo output for monitoring and a not to well shielded USB cable (it will catch the mobile beeps when holding close to it) but can be replaced because it's a standard microUSB cable.
It comes with a license to the latest Cubase DAW.
Summarize: for a bedroom recorder like me, this is perfect.
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