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Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer   

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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 ...Read More

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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

SPECIFICATIONS

MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer

  • 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 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Compact (6)
  • Simple controls (5)
  • Excellent sound (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (3)
  • Soundtracks (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

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

Very happy

By 

from New York

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

        Total noobs when it comes to mixers so, if you want a review from someone who knows their stuff in this area, this won't be it.

        Ok so, first off, I am running on a Windows XP SP3 OS in a Dell Vostro 200 PC Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2gigs of ram. I also have a Diamond PCI sound card installed if that's of any consequence. I mention this because I have no noise (except the "noise" I'm making :) through this mixer. Many others have had that problem (a hum or a buzz) which is why I am mentioning it. Maybe I just lucked out or my computer set up has something to do with it. Someone who was troubleshooting the noise issue was nice enough to post his findings. That he had better results with the ASIO4All drivers. But I am using the drivers that came with this and have no noise problem.

        The audio is crisp and clear on the vocals. I use 2 XLR mics and bought 2 XLR wires (since my mics came with a 1/4 plug rather than the XLR plug on the bottom). Wasn't really necessary since the sound was the same through the XLR and the 1/4 inch inputs but, since channel 1 and 2 have both an XLR and a 1/4 inch jack input for each channel, I can plug the mic into the XLR socket, and the guitar into the 1/4 inch input simultaneously and, surprisingly, it worked. I was surprised that it did, since I was told that you couldn't plug in 2 things to the same channel. I'm still new at it so, I haven't really made a compare test with the guitar plugged into the same channel as the mic or how it sounds when plugged into it's own channel but anyhow, it's just nice to know I can do that.

        I'm still working on a good sound for my acoustic guitar. Even if I plug it into it's own channel, I don't like the way it sounds when I strum. It sounds great when I finger pick but the strum sound is blurry and muddy but that's an issue I have with my guitar amp too so it's most likely not the Alesis's fault and may very well be mine. I could mic the guitar to solve that issue rather than a direct feed.

        Anyhow, my one complaint is that, channel 3 and 4 do not have equalizers for either channel (which is why I took off 1 star) as do channels 1 and 2 which each have their own...one treble equalizer and one bass equalizer for each. AND, there is only 1 pan knob for both channels 3 and 4 unlike channel 1 and 2 that each have their own pan knob. I set one mic to the far left and the other mic to the far right and get a very nice wide stereo sound on the vocals.

        I am very happy with this mixer. Oh yeah, the body of the Alesis MultiMix4 is metal and not plastic. It also has a power switch which a few of the mixers I was looking at didn't. But here's a caution about the power switch. It does not effect the way the computer relates to the Alesis. Even when the Alesis is powered off, it is still recognized as the active sound card by the computer until you unplug the Alesis from the USB port. Here's how I found out the HARD way:

        Last week, I took a break from recording and decided to watch a movie on my PC. I shut off the power of the Alesis but I did not unplug the Alesis from the USB port. I then went into "Sounds" and selected my sound card as the playback device so I could watch the movie using my computer speakers. I got no sound from my speakers so I rebooted and still had no sound. Turns out my sound card drivers had to be reinstalled all over again (a real pain since I had to hunt them down over at the Diamond website and download them) And then, when I plugged in the Alesis after that reboot, it was once again recognized as a new device and it too had to reinstall it's drivers. I wrote tech support and they offered no answer for me as to why it happened. So, best bet, unplug the Alesis from the USB port if you want to use your sound card for anything since, even when you power off the Alesis, it still is acknowledged by your computer as the active sound card until you unplug it from the USB port.

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        5.0

        The best deal you can find on a mixer!

        By 

        from Iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances
          • Soundtracks

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 4 USB Compact Mixer:

          I was really only needing a preamp for my ukulele, Native American Indian flute, and occasional use as a mic preamp for simple video production voice-overs. The mixer functions were a secondary consideration which turned out to be of good quality and very useful. I either feed an amp directly or go straight to a multi track recorder, so I have never used the USB feature that some reviewers have complained about. This unit does what I need, and it does it well -- without breaking the bank.

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          4.0

          great input mixer

          By 

          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

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            4.0

            Great USB input

            By 

            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 

            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 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good, inexpensive USB Mixer

            By 

            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!

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Interface. Highly recommended

                By 

                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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                  4.0

                  Basic Recording

                  By 

                  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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                  4.0

                  Does what it claims

                  By 

                  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

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                  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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