Podcasting Gear Update: The Alesis USB Recording Kit

Jan 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting Hardware

At the 2009 NAMM Show, Alesis introduced their USB Recording Kit – a kit that puts together Alesis mics, monitors and an audio interface to make a relatively cheap (approx. $260) project recording studio.

The video above is Alesis’ intro video from the show. 

Details on the Alesis USB Recording Kit below.

Key Features For The Alesis USB Recording Kit:

  • Matched pair of AM2 cardioid condenser microphones capture excellent detail
  • Interface has two XLR-1/4” inputs with TRS inserts for comprehensive connectivity
  • Compact, portable studio monitors
  • 24-bit/48kHz analog-to-digital conversion
  • Headphone outputs on iO|2 and M1Active 320 USB
  • Easy-to-learn recording software
  • Stereo mic mount and stand included.


  • Inputs: XLR – 1/4″ combo, TRS inserts
  • Outputs: XLR – 14″ combo, stereo headphone
  • USB class compliant
  • ADC: 24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz
  • DAC: 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz


Minimum System Requirements


  • Mac: OS 8
  • PC: Windows XP (32-bit) or Vista (32-bit)
  • Two USB ports
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