Alesis Core 1 - Frequently Asked Questions

aleses core1 mainWhether you’re recording via PC, MAC, or even iOS devices using an Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, the Core 1 is prepared to capture your ideas in pristine 24-bit audio. Housed in durable sand-blasted aluminum, and equipped with a space-conscious combo input XLR+1/4” input jack, the class-compliant Core 1 allows you to simply plug in and record great sounding audio.

 

 

 Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Where do I download the included Cubase LE software?

The Alesis Core 1 includes a Cubase LE Software Download Instructions card in the box. If you are having trouble downloading or activating Cubase LE, you may want to check out our walkthrough -

 

How do I connect the Alesis Core 1 to my computer?

Windows 8:

  1. Use the included USB cable to connect the Core 1 to your computer.
  2. Go to the Start Menu, click the lower-left corner of the screen to go to the Desktop.
  3. In the Taskbar, locate the Volume Control "speaker" icon. Right-click the speaker and select Playback Devices.
  4. In the Windows Sound control panel select the Playback tab and select Core 1 as the default device.
  5. Click the Recording tab and select Core 1 as the default device.
  6. Click Properties in the lower right-hand corner.
  7. In the new window, click the Advanced tab and select 2-channel, 24-bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality) as the default format.
  8. Uncheck both boxes under Exclusive Mode.
  9. Click OK to close the Properties window.
  10. Click OK to close the Sound control panel.

 

Windows 7:

  1. Use the included USB cable to connect the Core 1 to your computer.
  2. Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Sound.
  3. Click the Playback tab and select Core 1 as the default device.
  4. Click the Recording tab and select Core 1 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, 24-bit, 48000 Hz (Studio Quality) as the default format.
  7. Uncheck both boxes under Exclusive Mode.
  8. Click OK to close the Properties window.
  9. Click OK to close the Sound control panel.

 

Mac OS X:

  1. Use the included USB cable to connect the Core 1 to your computer. Then go to Applications > Utilities > Audio MIDI Setup.
  2. In the Audio Devices window, select Core 1 in the left column.
  3. Right-click Core 1, and select Use this device for sound input.
  4. Right-click Core 1, and select Use this device for sound output.
  5. Quit Audio MIDI Setup.

 

There is a delay between when I sing/play and when I hear the sound come out of my computer speakers. Is there a way to fix this?

If you experience a significant delay between the time you play and the time that your computer outputs audio, we recommend going into your software's Preferences, Device Setup, or Options to make sure that your soundcard's latency (or buffer) is set to a low number—ideally lower than 15-20ms.

If you still experience too much delay after adjusting your software latency settings, we recommend the free ASIO4ALL (Audio Stream Input/Output) driver for PC at asio4all.com. ASIO drivers generally perform better than the computer's built-in drivers and with lower latency since they create a more efficient communication between audio devices and software.

  1. Download and install the free ASIO4ALL driver from asio4all.com. This will allow for low latency performance.
  2. Double click the installer file (.exe). Follow the on-screen prompts to install the included low latency ASIO4ALL driver.

 

Can I connect the Alesis Core 1 to my iOS device?

Yes! To use the Alesis Core 1 with your iOS device, connect it to the using the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately) which enables you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iOS devices.

See the following link for a great guide and video on Connecting USB Audio Interfaces, MIDI Controllers, and Keyboards to the iPad.

 

Where can I find further support for this and other Alesis products?

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help!

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.