Alesis MultiMix 16FIREWIRE 16-Channel Mixer with Firewire

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8 high-gain mic/line inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4 in. line inputs, aux send, stereo aux return, Cubase LE included.
The Alesis MultiMix FireWire 16 Mixer is part of the new line of MultiMix mixers featuring FireWire data connectivity. The MultiMix FireWire Series includes 3 different tabletop mixers, all featuring exclusive DICE II FireWire technology. Allowing for transfer of multiple audio data streams from mixer to PC using a standard IEEE-1394 interface, these mixers provide lightening fast connectivity to a wide range of PC-based audio production applications.

The MultiMix FireWire mixers are compact mixers featuring low noise analog electronics, 100 studio-grade 28 bit digital effects, and rock-solid construction. The mixer features high-gain mic/line preamps, phantom power, auxiliary send/returns, and on-board effects engine including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, 3-band EQ per channel with high/low shelving and mid band pass/reject.

Additional features of the MultiMix FireWire series include separate 1/4 in. balanced main and monitor outs, headphone out, integrated FireWire port to transfer audio directly between the mixer and your computer, and 24-bit stereo simultaneous input/output over a FireWire 1394 connection. Plug and play operation is available under Windows XP and Mac OSX. The FireWire mixers also come bundled with Cubase LE recording software. With the MultiMix FireWire Series Alesis has made multi-track recording to PC a viable and affordable possibility for the modern artist/producer.

Features
Compact, affordable 16-channel analog mixers and Multi-channel FireWire read more audio computer interface

MultiMix 16 has 8 high-gain mic/line (XLR and 1/4 in. balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4 in. line inputs, aux send (can sent to onboard or external effects), stereo aux return.

100 28-bit onboard preset effects including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, pitch, and multieffects

3-band EQ per channel with high/low shelving and mid bandpass/reject

Separate 1/4 in. balanced main and monitor outs, headphone out

24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz operation with high-end A/D and D/A conversion through integrated FireWire audio interface using next-generation Dice II FireWire chip

Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows XP

Steinberg Cubase LE included
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Multimix mixers only support operation under Windows XP Home and XP Pro.
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5760
(47 ratings)
Submitted August 20, 2007 by a customer from verizon.net
"There is no other digital mixer in this catagory that will allow for 16 simulaneous channel recording. This is a very good deal"
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I've now used it for about 2 years. In the beginning, the drivers were still being tweaked. I still feel Alesis is still attempting to get the drivers right. As long as you understand there is support behind the product, then it is worth having.

Sound
Sound is well balanced. No noticable hum from power.

Features
No Accessories needed Here. XLR inputs are nice with onboard Phantom av available for each. The onboard effects unit is good, however it cannot be routed through the Firewire interface. This is the only drawback of the unit. There are times I do not with to use VST Plugins since they are sometimes havoc on my Nuendo based system. Allowing the onboard effects would be nice.

Ease of Use
Easy to get a good sound. 9 times out of ten, I leave everything balanced as far as EQ. Never need to tweak unless I am using lower quality microphones. I look at EQ as strictly used when absolutely needed.

Quality
Well Made. The unit does get a bit hot when left on. Finish is fine. Knobs are good quality and non-motoarized faders are fine

Value
Yes. This mixer can encompass an entire Band, and has the ability to record 16 simultaneous tracks at once. Price is reasonable for what it is. I would love to see a 24 track model. I would buy this immediately. I think the 16 channel needs more read more stereo inputs. It has only 4 stereo inputs.

Manufacturer Support
never had to use Alesis support.

The Wow Factor
I like the non-flashyness of the control panal. I think the black / Gray chassie and Blue and Red knobs are just fine visually.

Musical Background:
Recording Enthusiast, Musician

Musical Style:
Profressive, Ambient
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