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Alesis iMultiMix 8 USB
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The smart and digital-audio savvy iMultiMix 8 USB is a sturdy, compact all-in-one tabletop audio mixer that features an integrated iPod dock with con...Click To Read More About This Product
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Professional-quality eight-channel USB mixer with an integrated iPod dock for onboard recording!
The smart and digital-audio savvy iMultiMix 8 USB is a sturdy, compact all-in-one tabletop audio mixer that features an integrated iPod dock with control wheel transport controls for fast, easy direct”to”iPod recording. It also has 100 studio-grade 28”bit digital effects and a limiter to avoid distorted recordings.
As an important addition to the Alesis line of highly acclaimed mixers, the iMultiMix 8 USB is the first to feature integrated iPod control and recording capability. The iMultiMix 8 USB represents the first mixer to fuse together professional quality mixing, 3 band-per-channel EQ, guitar/line inputs and iPod recording in a single, intuitive package. For ultra”clean live recordings of nearly any performance, including home studios, musicians, podcasters, and houses of worship, the iMultiMix 8 USB mixer is an ideal solution.
Once recordings are completed simply use the convenient transfer to iTunes feature to move your recordings to a computer with Mac OSX or Windows XP without need for a special driver or complicated set”up. All channels are recorded down to CD quality stereo 44.1 or 48kHz.
The Alesis iMultiMix 8 USB can also playback music from the iPod, and mix your live performance instantly with the iPod. This makes the iMultiMix 8 USB perfect for using the iPod as a backing track for solo or band performances, mixing and a sound source all in one compact, convenient place.
- Integrated iPod recording
- 48V phantom power
- Four high-gain mic/line preamps (XLR and 1/4" balanced)
- Built-in limiter to avoid distorted recordings
- 16-bit / 44.1kHz and 48kHz recording to computer via USB
- Two guitar mic/line inputs
- Aux sends and returns
- 100 on-board, 28-bit digital effects ” Reverb, Chorus, Flange, Delay
- Three band per channel EQ with high/low shelving and mid band pass/reject
- Steinberg Cubase LE recording software included
- Front-panel channels (top down):
- 4 mic/line channels with 75Hz highpass filter switch and mic/line gain (first 4 channels only)
- 3-band EQ (high shelving at 12kHz, mid bandpass/reject at 2.5kHz, low shelving at 80Hz)
- Aux send A (pre-fader)
- Aux send B (post-fader, onboard or external effects)
- Pan or Balance
- Front-panel other:
- Effect section with selector plus clip and signal LEDs
- Aux return A level
- Effects/Aux return B level
- Main out level with 2-track to Mix switch
- Headphone/control room out level with 2-track to control room switch
- Stereo 8-segment LED meters
- USB 1.1 Stereo input/output for PC and Mac
- All 1/4" TRS except as noted: Mic in x 4 (XLR), mono line in x 4, stereo line in x 4, aux sends x 2, stereo aux returns x 2, stereo main out, stereo control room out, headphone out
- 2-track stereo in and out (RCA)
- Frequency response: 20Hz”22kHz ±0.5dB
- Dynamic range: >100dB
- Distortion: <0.01% THD+N (mic/line to L/R master out)
Maximum gain: 60dB (mic in to L/R master out)
- Maximum output: +14dBu main L/R, +5dBV 2-track outs
- Power: 18V AC external transformer
- Weight: 5 lb 13 oz
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 13.38" x 3" x 9.75
Reviewed by 7 customers
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This is a new recordin/mixing technology. I love it! The recording quality is excellent; The ease of operation is excellent. It is a must for every musician.
This device looks hard to deal with at first, but it is very easy. I recorded 5 songs in one day! It is worth 3 times as much as it coasts!!!
I've been using mine for nearly a year to mix for and record a weekly open mic event. It works as advertised, is simple to operate if you know mixers at all, and the recording feature has greatly simplified setup. I used to record with a standalone 16-track Fostex, but this is just as useful for capturing the stage mix. It's proven to be durable and reliable. It eats the iPod battery quickly though, unless you use the record-charge feature. That, in turn, sometimes induces a low-frequency noise in quiet passages; a good fix would allow charging while recording without the noise. Now I want to look at the 16.
Features: everything you need to run a small gig or dj set up, USB setup is awesome recording to and from the computer .Quality: everything is allright except for the pots and knobs kind of chintzy. Value: decent price for what you get.Overall: not bad for a compact mixer,I also have a multimix 12 and this is comparable. a little learning curve with the iPod for setup and recording but once your past that its not bad just plug and play. onboard effects are very good and compliment mix nicely.I would recommend this for anyone.
I love this mixer because it is so versitile. It's a nice (descent quality) small-format mixer. Plus being able to record and play from your ipod or computer is very nice. The manual says that it works with the ipod nano, 2nd generation only, but it does in fact work with the 3rd and 4th generation nanos as well. The only complaints I have about it is that it's not rackmountable (some of the other alesis mixers are), as well as some very minor, minor picky issues about the design. But overall, it is a great mixer, with tons of features for what you pay for.
This is a good mixer, in quiet type situations you can go without using an amp and just hook some speakers. I use it as a PA in band rehearsal sometimes, it works really good that way but if you have drums in the room you will need an amp. As for recording, it works well for demos but don't get any ideas about recording band rehearsal or anything like that, it is pretty easy to get some clipping on the Ipod. I generally use it as an interface with my laptop for recording and don't use the Ipod to record at all. It's a good machine though and totally worth the cost.
I'm 13 and my dad is a sound tech, he brought this home one day and I tried it out, it was SWEET. It is super-simple to use and sounds GREAT!!! Good for quick recording ideas and other things. 5 stars!!