Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0
Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0

MultiMix 16 USB 2.0, FireWire/USB/mLan Mixer from Alesis in the MultiMix series.

Blue Jester 05/13/2008

Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 : Blue Jester's user review


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- 8 mic / line inputs (with gain, phantom power supply and filter 75 Hz) + 4 stereo inputs doublejack
- 1 RCA auxiliary input
- On each slice: Hi (12 kHz), Mid (2.5 kHz), Low (80 Hz) + return + A + B return balance + solo + mute + fader.
- Exit facades, returns, control room, headphones (equivalent to ctrlRM), RCA line-out, exit 3 / 4 out (this sends out all the tracks mutated).
- USB 2.0 interface: Stereo output multi-input.
- CPU to hundreds of built-in effects

By no parametric equalizer against the mix.


- Very easy to take in hand, routing patterns on the console are very intuitive.
- The knobs have a lock to zero (useful when working in the dark) and the resistance of the fader is just right amount.
- The manual is very detailed (but beware, in English), friendly, and oriented beginners.


The preamps are very good quality, the sound comes out of the table is very good, very well balanced, it is a treat to have a balanced. A few blows with the approach of 0 db on the main mix, but it is not meant to sound with the Wacken either ... The effects are very good too, super interesting voices and guitars.


It's been a year since I squinted over, I had already read the PDF manual and knew by heart before you even touch it!
There, I finally decided to pay me and I do not regret ... At the moment I do not have used that again, but I can not wait to add sound to a concert with, it's really super easy to access.
The feature most useful for my group is to route a track "mutated" to a dedicated output, and it is possible with a simple button to send the output to the control room. As a result, the headphones, my drummer hears the click the + mix (a track mutated) it avoids to hear the metronome as much in return in the facades.
Comes with Cubase LE multitrack recording, you will still need a good bike to nab the 16 tracks simultaneously.

The nice little trick as well: the transformer is supplied with a super long (well, the transformer itself is in the middle of the cable because it is a fairly large block), and connects to the console with a screw system : can not therefore to remove accidentally shoot someone in the cable However, if the transformer loose, it's not the hyper next door that you can find to replace it ...

The price / quality ratio is really excellent, and if you do not need to multitrack recording, use the USB version (not USB2) is the same half as expensive, but endangered because gradually replaced by the Multimix USB 2.0.

For that price, with its functionality, ease of use, and sounds, is a well deserved 10/10.