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All user reviews for the Alesis Multimix 8 USB

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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 5 reviews )
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Value For Money : Excellent
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jlaspina101/27/2009

jlaspina1's review

Alesis Multimix 8 USB
I purchased the Alesis Multimix 8 about six months ago and am so grateful I did. It has taken my recordings to the next level. I don't know where I'd be without it. The product does, however, have some setbacks, that may have been taken care of in the later models.
It is not a high quality, professional mixer, but if you are looking for a good piece of equipment to start recording to a computer with, this is your product. It's very easy to use, and as has not broken or shut down on me once. The three flaws I've found with it are that it 1) only lets your record 1 stereo track at a time; 2) it will only work if it is plugged into the computer before you turn the computer on and; 3) it was difficult to get the audio driver to work on my computer. These are minor flaws, but they are noticeable none the less.
The stereo recording flaw is alright because you can split up the tracks to go into the left or right channels, so you can really record up to 8 channels, on 2 separate tracks at time.
One more thing, which I believe may be fixed in the version that has a USB 2.0 connection, is that when you are recording over an existing track and want to hear live playback of what you're currently recording, there is a slight delay. This could also, however, been attributed to a slow processor or slow sound card.

Now for the technical questions:
This mixer is not rackable.
It has 4 main inputs for either 1/4 in. or xlr inputs. It then has 2 stereo 1/4 in. inputs as well. There is a headphone out, a stereo "main mix" out, and a stereo "control room" out.
There are high, mid, and low eq's for each channel.
There is an on board effect program that has 100 different effects, although most of them are chorus, reverb, delay, pitch change, or a combination of a few. And you can only use one effect at a time.
The sampling rate is a 44.1 to 48 kHz operation.
There is no automation supported.
The product includes Cubase, and it also works with just about any other recording program.

UTILIZATION

The configuration is fairly simple, it takes about a month of just fooling around with it to master it. All the functions are clear as day and the manual and online support makes everything much easier to learn if you have any questions.

SOUNDS

I did not notice any problems with the sound. I did not pick up any hiss from the mixer and the EQ was fine. The console appears to be transparent. The on-board eq's are kind of lame, so I'm marking it down a few points because of that, but everything else worked out ok.

OVERALL OPINION

I've used this mixer for about 6 months and my only problem with it now is that it wont work if the cable comes unplugged. You have to re-boot your computer to fix it. I would recommend the Alesis Multimix 8 with USB 2.0 over this version with USB 1.1.
I think that for the price, the mixer is alright, although, I might look for it second hand to save a little money, since it is built strong and has not broken on me yet.
yisroel11/12/2008

yisroel's review

Alesis Multimix 8 USB
It's a reliable mixer, according to its price.

UTILIZATION

The setup isn't confusing at all. it's a very simplified, easy-to-use, inexpensive, but easy and effective machine to use.

SOUNDS

To my appinion, I like the eq setting whith the internal effects and all that this mixer has to offer. Though it doesn't have the most upgrated settings.

OVERALL OPINION

I've been using it for about 1 year, and it's still in good condition.
Maolyn01/24/2008

Maolyn's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Multimix 8 USB
For technical information, see the Alesis site, complete rev.

The qualiseur is good. The effects are good, not bad yen (99 -> rverbs, chorus, delay, flanger, combined, etc.).

UTILIZATION

Setup is extremely simple: you plug it sounds.

The functions are all clear and trs trs easily accessible.

The manual is nickel except on one point: I feel that soon the sore subject - the fact that the famous "8 USB" exports actually be a channel Stereo TWO SKIING, to be clear, not eight spares that could be expected.

SOUNDS

The console is relatively transparent, the filters are useful trs.
Trs slight hiss if you push it, normal.
I draw a good sound, while acceptable.

OVERALL OPINION

I had bought only to record 8 channels spars on my laptop via USB and I dcu t much to see that it is simply impossible. Two channels max (stro what).

Apparently the version of FireWire makes this function, it is this last that I recommend - and I'll buy ds that I sold it.
llados03/11/2007

llados's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Multimix 8 USB
4 channel mic / line
2 to stro
I will not repeat all the CHARACTERISTICS.
I took her because she had 4-way mic, Intgr effects, and a lot of rglages.
It is compact and quite complte, lack dtails 2 or 3, as the "mute" for example.
But the price is really good.

UTILIZATION

The config is simple. Reading quickly do the manual, it is taken in hand soon trs.
The buttons are a little too close to each other. Gain control of each track is a bit misplaced. But overall, it's correct trs.
I was not yet used the USB port.

SOUNDS

It is not complete transparency. There aun little breath, especially when you push the treble or bass to the max. Like when you push the gain more than half. But it is a breath bearable.
In any case, the qualiseur works. It lacks some precision, but doing a good job.
Trs and the effects are correct. Y 'a course that does not serve anything. But rverbe or chorus are good. Must be the rgler.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for a week. I had an entry-Phonic 2-way forward. Well, is has nothing to do!

the +: price, size, USB port (you can record direct with the PC), and its manufacturing quality and sound.

the -: the breath, it is not complete transparency (but considering the price ...), its fragility.

The report qualitprix is ​​excellent. In its class and this price, it is a value.
I would do srement choice.
trash_man02/25/2007

trash_man's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Multimix 8 USB
<ul> Reminder:
8 Channel Console with USB connection
4 mic / line XLR + jack with adjustable gain
2 stereo / mono
Potentiometers Rotary volume control
USB input and output routed to Magneto
2 auxiliary outputs (with a routable to the multi-effect board or out).
2 stereo effects returns.
28 Bit Multi-FX with 100 presets integrated effects including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanger, pitch and multi effects
3-band EQ on each voice.
Main monitoring and separate outputs (balanced jack 6.35)
Headphone output. </ul>
Is Rack? yes thanks to the kit sold separately for this purpose (20 € I think), but I do not see the point because it is for home studio principaly travel ...

It is equipped with 6 slices (two stereo) and four with XLR jack (with gain, phantom power supply and low pass (75Hz)) and two with two jack, they all of a 3-band EQ (80Hz / 2.5kHz/12kHz) of two settings to (one attributions to the channel effect) adjustment of balance and a general level
an AUX send (stereo), returns two AUX (stereo), a master output, a control room and headphones
channel effect (not set) is available to 99 preset
2 LED bar graphs 8

to be perfectly in character should be a button to mute and solo save a lot of time when setting but it deserves 9 / 10 for the character is as yet very extensive

(ONLY one regrets the absence of a portion of a forty limit for each compressor and the cigar box that goes with it, I'm kidding lol nn)

UTILIZATION

The manual, although quite comprehensive in terms annalogique and completely void in terms of digital ...

but I can assure you it is totally useless!

this is my first mixer and I had needed only three minutes to start playing with a ...

after 3 hours, I record demos of high quality ...

<ul> I put 8 because:
If I had a problem with the instalation of the driver would have said that nothing faireaucune operating instructions supplied Cubase LE (even trivial ...) </ul>

this last point that concerns me is: I used to use SX3

SOUNDS

This console is pretty good but necessarily detect the default console sold € 200

The breath is one of the default and is not trasparente ...

by the equalization is effective against: it would almost double the stroke knob to be accurate in the setting of the three bands that are misplaced my taste

only 5 to breath but since equalization is a very good bonus of 2 points (note that cubase has a very effective equalizer ...)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for one month and I plan to buy a second (if connected to 2 on the computer is possible ...)

the +
USB (even if the firewire and more powerful <--- BUDGET imposed)
equalization
the characteristics

the -
the breath (which is still suporte)
lack of Trasparency
Manual number field (even if the analog is very well designed)