01 August 2011

SIMPLE DEVICE FOR ONLINE RADIO BROADCAST OR INTERNET RADIO



This is a simple setup with minimum devices for basic online radio or INTERNET RADIO. The iO2 EXPRESS contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio, compact and provides simple 2 channel mixer for audio-recording interface for home studios, as portable recording devices and also for basic or simple online radio setup.  
This device enables you to record at up to 24-bit resolution for input into virtually all DAW, recording, and performance software. Yet it is small enough to comfortably fit into your mobile recording rig, laptop bag, or backpack, yet contains high-quality components and circuitry suitable for the studio.


In short, you have a mobile recording as well as online broadcast studio (using fix or broadband telecommunication lines) with you all the time.

Main Features of iO2 Express:

a)    Record up to 24 bit resolution
b)    Built in preamp and true 48V phantom power.
c)    Analogue to Digital Converter as well as Digital to Analogue Converter.
d)    Plug and play with virtually any computer.
e)    USM bus powered with minimal laptop battery drain.
f)     XLR mic input and ¼” TS jack line level sources
g)    Direct connection to Guitar or keyboard or other line level music devices.
h)   MIDI in and OUT
i)     Headphones output
j)     Monitor output via ¼” balanced outputs.
k)    Channel gain trim control and master level control for optimum gain staging.
l)     Tricolor, stereo metering tree and lighted status indicators.
m)  Include Steinberg Cubase LE digital audio workstation software.
n)   Compatible with virtually all audio and MIDI software.
More information of iO2 EXPRESS can be found at http://www.alesis.com/io2express
However to enable the iO2 Express to send and receive signal, it requires the following setup depending on your OS:



WINDOWS 7:
1. Use the included cable to connect the iO2 EXPRESS to your computer.
2. Go to Start Menu = > Control Panel = >  Hardware and Sound = >  Sound.
3. Click the Playback tab and select USB Audio Codec* as the default device.
4. Click the Recording tab and select USB Audio Codec* as the default device.
5. Click Properties in the lower right-hand corner.
6. In the new window, click the Advanced tab and select 2- channel, 16-bit, 44100 Hz (CD Quality) as the default format.
7. Uncheck both boxes under Exclusive Mode.
8. Click the Levels tab and set the slider to "4."
9. Click OK to close the Properties window.
10. Click OK to close the Sound control panel. io2 

WINDOWS XP:
1. Use the included cable to connect the iO2 EXPRESS to your computer.
2. Go to Start Menu = >  Control Panel = >  Sounds and Audio Devices.
3. Click the Audio tab.
4. Under Sound Playback and Sound Recording, select USB Audio Codec* as the default device.
5. Click OK.
Before you can stream or broadcast online you need to subscribe shoutcast hosting packages i.e. 32kbps 300 listeners (minimum requirement), download winamp and DSP plugin ( you must have a broadband connectivity or fixed broadband line to access the internet). If the application is setup properly you will be able to stream and therefore broadcast through internet.

You can learn to setup by clicking  How to Broadcast to your Shouthosting Server using winamp ? 
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Minimum PC Requirements:

• Pentium III 450 MHz Processor
• 128 MB RAM
• Available USB 1.1 Port
• Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 installed)
Recommended PC Requirements:
• Pentium 4 or Athlon Processor
• 512 MB RAM
• 7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drive
• Available USB 1.1 Port
• Windows XP (with Service Pack 2 installed)
Minimum Macintosh Requirements:
• Any Apple computer with native USB support
• Mac OS X "Jaguar" version 10.2 or later
• 128 MB RAM
Recommended Macintosh Requirements:
• G4 733-MHz Processor or faster
• 7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drive
• Mac OS X "Jaguar" version 10.2 or later
• 512 MB RAM

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