Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX 8-Channel Mixer with Effects

The Alesis MultiMix 8 USB compact mixer with built-in effects doubles as a computer recording interface so you can mix, record, or do both at the same time.
The Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX compact mixer with built-in effects 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 plus hassle-free computer connection.

Features

- Eight-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs
- 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz 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-inch line-level inputs for instruments and high-impedance guitar input for direct-connecting guitars
- Powerful EQ: three-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 features four XLR inputs with independent gain read more 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 of MultiMix 8 USB FX. 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 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. MultiMix 8 USB FX gives you an impressive amount of routing options in such a compact size.

Like the other mixers in Alesis' MultiMix USB series, including the MultiMix 4 USB and MultiMix 6 USB, the MultiMix 8 USB FX contains a complete USB recording interface. Musicians and engineers can plug the MultiMix 8 USB FX's 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. The MultiMix 8 USB FX 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 mixer introduces a sleek appearance for the MultiMix series and incorporates removable end caps, which can be helpful for squeezing the MultiMix 8 USB FX into smaller spaces in tightly packed setups. In addition to its improved signal-to-noise ratio specifications, the mixer consumes 36% less power than its predecessor for reliability and energy efficiency.

Features:

- MultiMix 8 USB FX mixer
- USB cable
- Power supply
- Cubase LE Download
- Quick start guide
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System Requirements:

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:
- DVD Drive
- 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:
- DVD Drive
- G4 733 MHz Processor or faster
- 7,200 RPM Hard Disk Drive
- Mac OS X "Jaguar" version 10.2 or later
512 MB RAM
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ALE MM8USBFX
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MBP ALEMM8USBFX
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 2.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 6 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS ALEMM8USBFX
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
(7 ratings)
Submitted August 5, 2014 by Matt M in Erie, PA
"Nice little mixer"
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I bought a Chapman Stick with a MIDI interface but I didn't want to jump into a full rig with a bass amp, guitar amp and synth amp until I felt like I was getting a grip on playing an instrument that's new to me. The Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Mixer was a great, inexpensive alternative to a set of amps.It's also nice because I can add a little chorus or reverb and control the gain on the pickups to get a little distortion like a guitar amp. With the mixer I can run both channels of the Stick in along with the synth's stereo output plus I can stream music to play along with from my Mac and mix it all perfectly into a pair of headphones. I think any family will appreciate practicing with headphones. It's been a great little practice rig.
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