Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular
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8-channel mixer with FX, USB audio interface, mic, line, and guitar-level inputs, and more.
The MutliMix 8 USB FX compact mixer comes with built-in effects and doubles as a computer recording interface so you can mix, record, or do both at the same time. Whether you are mixing a band or sub-mixing a group of inputs, such as a drumset, the MultiMix 8 USB FX is easy to use, rugged, and packed with features. Offering microphone inputs with phantom power, guitar-direct inputs, and line-level inputs for connecting everything else, plus a wide range of effects, the MultiMix 8 USB FX delivers clean audio to your PA or recording system with hassle-free computer connection.
This dynamic mixer features four XLR inputs with independent gain pots on channels one through four. These XLR inputs also have a switchable phantom power option to accommodate both dynamic and condenser microphones. TRS Line inputs are also available on all eight channels. New to the MultiMix 8 USB FX is a high-impedance input on channel two, which allows direct connection of a guitar or bass. This is a great convenience for singer/songwriters looking to get a clean, "hot" signal. A Tape RCA stereo input is also included adding the ability to mix in audio from other sources such as a CD or LP player.
MultiMix 8 USB FX includes an internal effects processor to quickly and easily add new colors to your mix. Reverb, Delay, or Phaser can be dialed up simply by adjusting the pre- or post-fader knobs located within each channel strip. MultiMix 8 USB FX also contains Aux Out and stereo Returns, as well as Insert jacks on channels one and two to allow for audio to be processed by external effects engines. This gives you an impressive amount of routing options in such a compact size.
Like the other mixers in Alesis' MultiMix USB series the MultiMix 8 USB FX contains a complete USB recording interface. Musicians and engineers can plug its class-compliant USB connection into their Mac or PC without installing any software drivers and enjoy a digital-direct stereo connection with virtually any audio software application. It enables bidirectional stereo signal, so musicians can record the stereo Main output into their computer and listen back using the mixer as an interface from software to headphones and monitoring loudspeakers.
A number of key design improvements are included on the MultiMix 8 USB FX. Enlarged knob-to-knob spacing improves ergonomics and in-use efficiency. The newly designed mixer introduces a sleek new appearance for the MultiMix series and incorporates removable end caps, which can be helpful for squeezing the mixer into smaller spaces in tightly packed setups. In addition to its improved signal-to-noise ratio specifications, the new mixer consumes 36% less power than its predecessor for reliability and energy efficiency.
- 8-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs
- 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz stereo USB output for easy recording and playback from your computer
- XLR inputs with gain trim, switchable high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power
- 1/4" line-level inputs for instruments and high-impedance guitar input for direct-connecting guitars
- Powerful EQ: 3-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 and 2, three-band on 3 and 4, two-band on 5 - 8
- Built-in DSP effects with footswitch bypass control and AUX buss for external processing
- Multicolor LED metering for visual level feedback
- Main and headphone outputs with independent level controls
- Class compliant, plug-and-play USB for Mac and PC interface without installing drivers
- Includes Cubase LE software
- MultiMix 8 USB FX mixer
- USB cable
- Power supply
- Software CD
Record, mix, and add effects all from this one easy-to-use unit. Order today.
MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular Specifications:
- Minimum System Requirements:
- Mac: OS X
- PC: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
- USB port
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Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:
Yesterday I was an unsatisfied customer after purchasing the Alesis Multimix my wonderful wife called the exchange department of 123 and reached an entirely different rep who was AWESOME. She understood the situation and offered to send a postage paid return label and exchange the item for a new one. Excellent customer service rating now. What a difference a rep can make.
The multimix itself is INCREDIBLE! There is a slight hiss when recording directly into USB, but it can be edited out fairly easy. The onboard effects are not impressive, but they get the job done if you want to embelish tracks before you lay them down.
The phantom power isn't as good as I would have hoped it would be considering this is an Alesis product. You still may need to use a preamp (I use a digitech and it works okay).
Connectivity to the computer is perfect. It also will allow you to connect another item to your SPDF coaxil connection (separately) with no interruption to the ASIO driver....most other front ends doen't let you do that.
The EQ is wonderful. Very accurate for a basic 3-band EQ, it warms direct signals up nicely when tracking. Live sound is actually very impressive for such a small board. The knobs are small, but they are quite accurate with respect to levels. You get exactly what you want from them.
Haven't gotten the Cubase software yet, because I use Cakewalk Sonar and this works pretty good with that DAW.
If you are looking for an alternative to an audio interface for your computer tthat offers a ton of connective alternatives and works with no additional drivers, look no further. This is it.