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Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer  

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Overview
  • Four-channel mixer with digital output
  • Two-channel, five-stage, multicolor LED meter for visual monitoring the main output level
  • Stereo, 1/4" headphone output has its own level control
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4-channel desktop mixer with built-in USB digital audio interface, low-noise digital signal, more.

The Alesis MultiMix 4 USB is a compact 4-channel desktop mixer with a built in USB digital audio interface. This compact Alesis mixer is perfect for basic computer-recording setups, video editing, production studios, and portable podcasting. The MultiMix outputs not only line-level analog audio, but also stereo 16-bit, 44.1kHz digital audio over USB for low-noise, with easy computer connection.

The 4 input channels on the MultiMix 4 USB mixer all accept a 1/4" line input. You can can plug XLR microphones into channels 1 and 2, including condensers, thanks to the mixer's switchable 48V-phantom power supply. Plug a guitar or bass directly into channel 1's switchable high-impedance input.

The Alesis MultiuMix compact mixer's channels 1 and 2 offer switchable high-pass filtering at 75Hz to eliminate low-frequency rumble, handling and wind noise. Each channel has an independent pan control and channels 1 and 2 provide high and low-shelving EQs. Channels 1 and 2 have independent gain trims, while channels 3 and 4 are configured as a stereo pair at the level and pan controls.

Features
  • Four-channel mixer with digital output
  • Two-channel, five-stage, multicolor LED meter for visual monitoring the main output level
  • Stereo, 1/4" headphone output has its own level control
  • Low-noise digital 16-bit, 44.1kHz signal on USB for easy computer interface
  • Four line-level inputs
  • Two channels of XLR inputs with gains and switchable 48V phantom power
  • High-impedance guitar input
  • Two channels of switchable high-pass filtering
  • Two-channel EQ on mic inputs
  • Multicolor LED metering

Get 16-bit, 44.1kHz digital audio recording for less than you'd expect with this low-cost mixer.

 

MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer Specifications:

  • Inputs:
  • Line (CH 1, 2): 10 KΩ input impedance, 5.5mV ~ 4.9V RMS sensitivity for max output
  • Mic (CH 1, 2): 600 Ω input impedance balanced, 700mV RMS sensitivity for max output
  • Line (CH 3, 4): 700mV RMS sensitivity for max output
  • HPF (CH 1, 2): 200Hz (-1dB), 80Hz (-3dB), 20Hz (-24dB)
  • Outputs:
  • Line: 7VRMS max
  • Headphone: 0.5W into 47Ω
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio:
  • Line: >92dB (max output; JIS A-weighted)
  • Mic: >62dB
  • Distortion: < 0.02%
  • Frequency response:
  • Line: 20Hz-20kHz (± 0.5dB)
  • Mic: 20Hz-15kHz (± 0.5dB)
  • CHANNEL EQUALIZER: Bass: ± 14dB @ 80Hz, Treble: ± 14dB @ 12kHz
  • CHANNEL FADER KILL: > 90dB @ 1kHz
  • CROSSTALK: >85dB @ 1kHz
  • Interface:
  • USB1.1 or higher (stereo in and stereo out)
  • Power Adapter: 10V AC, 500 mA
  • Weight: 1.5lb.
  • Dimensions (LxWxH): 7-3/4" x 6" x 2"
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AlesisMultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer
 
4.1

(based on 19 reviews)

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    (9)

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    (6)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Simple controls (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (6)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great mixer if you set it up with the proper drivers

    Good product.
    There are a lot of bad reviews for the Multimix USB mixers because of a very noticeable buzz/hum that's constantly present on all channels. DO NOT select the standard...Read complete review

    Good product.
    There are a lot of bad reviews for the Multimix USB mixers because of a very noticeable buzz/hum that's constantly present on all channels. DO NOT select the standard "USB Audio Codec" as your audio device, despite what the instruction manual says. This is a bad codec and it is the source of the unwanted buzz. Instead, download a free ASIO audio codec (I recommend ASIO4ALL, go to asio4all.com) and select this as your primary audio codec in your recording software. From there you can go into the ASIO options and find the "USB Audio Codec" (your Alesis Multimix). This will eliminate the noise.

    Other than the above, it's a great board at a great price and I would highly recommend this as your home recording interface versus an overpriced 1 channel M-Audio interface. Works great with Reaper--a free Digital Audio Workstation that is head and shoulders above ProTools.
    They need to fix the inherent noise issue, but at least there's a work around.
    Fantastic value considering what you get. This price for this 4 channel USB board that can be used for both digital recording and live audio. Those silly M-Audio interfaces that come with a watered-down version of ProTools cost anywhere from two to three times as much. Buy this instead.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Terrible Static/Hiss

    I purchased this product thinking it would be the perfect desktop solution for Podcasting. I only need one channel, with XLR input to go to a Shure SM78 (really nice) microphone. Other...Read complete review

    I purchased this product thinking it would be the perfect desktop solution for Podcasting. I only need one channel, with XLR input to go to a Shure SM78 (really nice) microphone. Other reviews I've seen recommend 50db of gain for adequate sound reproduction with this mic, this MultiMix is spec'd at 40db, however it works excellent with SM78, even without maxing out the gain.So all in all the Alesis MultiMix was exactly what I was looking for. Great features, great price, small size. However, with absolutely nothing plugged into the mixer other than headphones, turning the gain and level half-way up produces a loud hiss/static, making the product completely unusable for any recording or serious use. The same hiss comes up through the main out and the USB interface. This product got everything right but the quality prevents actually using it. I'll be returning it for a different mixer.

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    4.0

    great input mixer

    By Blacklisted

    from The Dirty Mitten

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

      limited channels but works great for price

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great USB input

      By JamminK

      from Alabama

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clean sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • No Rca Inputs

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

      I'm using this to record my original music. So far it is a great unit. Much better than the Tascam that this unit replaced. It connects easily to my MAC, and has much better sound quality. Does a great job with my DAW and mics. For the price and what I'm using it for, I really like the Alesis MultiMix4USB. If you are doing small, one and two channel recording, or even a small individual performance, this is a great unit. Highly pleased.

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      5.0

      Perfection at a low cost

      By Nefarious Tha Voodoo Doll

      from Indiana

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

      I was trying to go as cheap as i could without sacrificing quality, and i think this was a perfect choice. This is the best mixer u can get for the lowest price, and if your other equipment is between average and perfect quality, everything will work together in harmony. This is the best mixer if you're trying to build a home studio on a low budget.

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good, inexpensive USB Mixer

      By FrontPorchAR

      from Conway, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

          Does what it is supposed to do!

          Comment on this review

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Interface. Highly recommended

          By mike_skate33

          from Newport, KY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Clear Labels And Controls
          • Compact
          • Easy set up
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Good Variety Of Inputs
          • Price
          • Strong Build
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            This mixer is great for someone that needs 1-4 inputs and 1-2 outputs. It's very well built, well labelled, and well designed. I literally plugged it in, downloaded ASIO4ALL, and it wourked great. No machine hum or noise- the only noise I hear is from my condenser mic picking up static. The phantom power doesn't even add hum.
            Highly recommended... I've used this with Ableton, Mixcraft, and Audacity with no problems whatsoever. And to top it all, it's SUPER cheap!

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Basic Recording

            By Benjammin33

            from Milwaukee, WI

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Cheap
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Feedback
            • Poor Quality Sound
            • Static

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            This is a nice unit for the price. The only real drawback is the static that is very obvious when you are recording with the USB 1.0 interface. This can be fixed pretty easily with proper software and drivers.

            That being said, this is a great unit for my home studio. It does what I need it to when I want to put vocals on a track or record some ideas.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Does what it claims

            By rfurtkamp

            from Potato, Idaho

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Clean Phantom Power
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Capacity

            Best Uses

            • Home Recording

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            First off, it's a small profile mixer. Has a good amount of useful gain on tap, I haven't run into a situation where I need more than it provides.

            Phantom power with preamps is clean even in a noisy, electrically-cluttered environment. Not tripped up by having other devices on the same circuit.

            The only real con is the old-school wall-wart plugin. Come on guys, give us something inline or at least a slim wart that fits power strips.

            Also, the phantom power button is in an awkward space, I could see it being turned on and off at bad times.

            Didn't bother with the instructions, I already had ASIO4ALL installed for other USB devices and it worked just fine. It plays well with my fender Mustang amp's USB in, the Roland GR-55 USB in, etc. No conflicts or problems in both the ancient Traction 3 and Reaper.

            A solid buy for compact mixers that need phantom power. Nothing fancy, nothing excessive, just a working two channel preamp/mixer. I say 2 channel because let's face it, the 3/4 channel mixer works but it's limited to a point of laughability - and because the USB out is two channel only.

            This doesn't take away from the overall usefullness of the thing though.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer

            By Mike

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            Easy to use and works very well with my minomal set up. Just a Mac, a guitar and an amp with this device and I was able to get some great recordings!
            Only complaint is one of the knobs is very loose, but functional

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Serves It's Purpose

            By David Woolman

            from Seattle, WA

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            I bought this little bad boy to convert a bunch of jam session cassettes to digital format for some buddies of mine. This setup is pretty bare bones but it's exactly what I needed and the price was awesome. Sound quality isn't perfect, but if you're just looking to throw together some demos and are lacking in funds and equipment, the problems aren't impossible to work around. The small size is pretty convienient too, pair it up with a laptop, grab a couple mics and you got yourself a portable mini studio! If you're looking for something professional, you should make the investment and get some higher quality gear, but if you're looking for something cheap to capture ideas, this thing is crazy convienient and will get the job done without busting your wallet.

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            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Review of MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer

            By Gibson_Guy-0D_VD

            from Asheville, NC

            Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

            Over all - good but does not meet 'my' needs. To record more than 2 tracks at at time. I need one that I can record myself, and 2 other guys during practice and or writing songs. But, for one person who needs an AI and doesn't mind layering then it is good. Over all, thumbs up in my opinion
            For the price the AI works well. I use Reaper for my DAW and had no difficulties getting it to work. The only thing is that is USB 1.1 - even though Alesis USB 1.1 and "higher" it only records 2 tracks at the same time. If you need to record &gt; 2 then this won't work. Look for USB 2.0 to do this. For recording only person and layering tracks it works fine.
            I think the construction is tough - metal box and the knobs seem to be ok.
            Good value. I think it's better than higher priced AI's from the other guys (M-Audio) for example. for &lt; $80 it works

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