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Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular  

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Overview

  • 8-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs
  • 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz stereo USB output for easy recording and playback from your computer
  • XLR inputs with gain trim, switchable high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power
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8-channel mixer with FX, USB audio interface, mic, line, and guitar-level inputs, and more.

The MutliMix 8 USB FX compact mixer comes with built-in effects and doubles as a computer recording interface so you can mix, record, or do both at the same time. Whether you are mixing a band or sub-mixing a group of inputs, such as a drumset, the MultiMix 8 USB FX is easy to use, rugged, and packed with features. Offering microphone inputs with phantom power, guitar-direct inputs, and line-level inputs for connecting everything else, plus a wide range of effects, the MultiMix 8 USB FX delivers clean audio to your PA or recording system with hassle-free computer connection.

This dynamic mixer features four XLR inputs with independent gain pots on channels one through four. These XLR inputs also have a switchable phantom power option to accommodate both dynamic and condenser microphones. TRS Line inputs are also available on all eight channels. New to the MultiMix 8 USB FX is a high-impedance input on channel two, which allows direct connection of a guitar or bass. This is a great convenience for singer/songwriters looking to get a clean, "hot" signal. A Tape RCA stereo input is also included adding the ability to mix in audio from other sources such as a CD or LP player.

MultiMix 8 USB FX includes an internal effects processor to quickly and easily add new colors to your mix. Reverb, Delay, or Phaser can be dialed up simply by adjusting the pre- or post-fader knobs located within each channel strip. MultiMix 8 USB FX also contains Aux Out and stereo Returns, as well as Insert jacks on channels one and two to allow for audio to be processed by external effects engines. This gives you an impressive amount of routing options in such a compact size.

Like the other mixers in Alesis' MultiMix USB series the MultiMix 8 USB FX contains a complete USB recording interface. Musicians and engineers can plug its class-compliant USB connection into their Mac or PC without installing any software drivers and enjoy a digital-direct stereo connection with virtually any audio software application. It enables bidirectional stereo signal, so musicians can record the stereo Main output into their computer and listen back using the mixer as an interface from software to headphones and monitoring loudspeakers.

A number of key design improvements are included on the MultiMix 8 USB FX. Enlarged knob-to-knob spacing improves ergonomics and in-use efficiency. The newly designed mixer introduces a sleek new appearance for the MultiMix series and incorporates removable end caps, which can be helpful for squeezing the mixer into smaller spaces in tightly packed setups. In addition to its improved signal-to-noise ratio specifications, the new mixer consumes 36% less power than its predecessor for reliability and energy efficiency.

Features

  • 8-channel mixer with mic, line, and guitar-level inputs
  • 16-bit, 44.1/48kHz stereo USB output for easy recording and playback from your computer
  • XLR inputs with gain trim, switchable high-pass filters, and 48V phantom power
  • 1/4" line-level inputs for instruments and high-impedance guitar input for direct-connecting guitars
  • Powerful EQ: 3-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 and 2, three-band on 3 and 4, two-band on 5 - 8
  • Built-in DSP effects with footswitch bypass control and AUX buss for external processing
  • Multicolor LED metering for visual level feedback
  • Main and headphone outputs with independent level controls
  • Class compliant, plug-and-play USB for Mac and PC interface without installing drivers
  • Includes Cubase LE software

Includes

  • MultiMix 8 USB FX mixer
  • USB cable
  • Power supply
  • Software CD

Record, mix, and add effects all from this one easy-to-use unit. Order today.

 

MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular Specifications:

  • Minimum System Requirements:
  • Mac: OS X
  • PC: Windows XP, Vista, or 7
  • USB port
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AlesisMultiMix 8 USB FX Regular
 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

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Pros

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Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (3)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    Great little Mixer

    By Steel player

    from tampa fl

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

      Good effects

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular

      By tonyhk83

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Practice Pa

        Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

        I use this unit with a pair of powered speakers for small band practice use and DJ applications. I like that this inexpensive unit has built in digital effects. Works well for band practice so I can put a little effect on my vocals.

        Compact and easy to transport. My only recommendation would be to include some type of case.

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        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A lot in a small package

        By hwfitzjr

        from Clayton, NC

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          The included recording software was a nice touch and it works very well. This mixer is the central piece of my recording studio.

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          (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good, Not Great

          By Jason King

          from Texas

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          Overall this mixer will serve well for solo acts, duos, trios, and bands performing in small venues that have no house PA. It would also work well for setting up a PA at home to practice or just to jam with friends. It has 4 mic inputs, which should be enough for most people unless you want to mic your amps and/ or your drums. I bought mine along with a pair of Kustom 12" powered PA speakers for an affordable, portable PA that I can take with me to perform at nursing homes which I do a couple of times a month. As the guy I play with told me, there's tens of dollars to be made playing nursing homes. So we wanted something that was relatively cheap, but that would still give us enough volume and effects options and we were able to achieve that with this set up.
          This mixer has a lot of features for the price range. If you are buying it for the effects you may want to look somewhere else. Through a PA it is difficult to hear the effects unless they are turned almost all the way up. It is a little easier to hear them through headphones, but if you are using it for live applications that doesn't really help. I have not tried using the USB connection, so please refer to the other reviews for the issues with that. I bought this mixer to replace a Yamaha mixer with no built-in effects because the guy I play with wanted reverb for his vocals. There was a Yamaha mixer with built-in effects, but it was a little more than this one and it had a plastic body where as this one is metal. Those were the two factors that led me to buy this one over the Yamaha.
          The quality seems fairly good for this price range. I have owned a higher end Mackie mixer and a lower end Yamaha mixer and this falls somewhere in the middle. For the price the quality is really good, but if you have more money to spend then you might want to look at a Mackie instead. It is nice that they have a metal chassis, it makes it feel more road worthy than a plastic mixer. The sliders and knobs seem to all move smoothly.
          There are not many mixers in this price range, but this one stands out among the other choices because of it's heavy build and relatively rich features on such a small mixing board.

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          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          fine, but not quite what i wanted

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          nice price, but i wish it had been more clear that it sends all the inputs from the board as one signal to the computer. i understand that this is my fault, but how could you not want that function. i'm not really sure why this exists outside of live performance, but those people would probably want to record some of their shows too. it sucks that it becomes more difficult to edit the recording. i would have rather bought the 2.0 board.

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          very smart design!

          By pat mAcdonald

          from Sturgeon Bay, WI

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          It's simply the most afforbable, portable, GOOD mixer i've ever owned. I want to buy three (3) of these for different projects!
          Features like sweepable mid eqs on 2 channels, a "guitar" level inout switch on channel two, and USEABLE onboard effects, all show the intelligence of the Alesis designers--they really have MASTERED putting all the good stuff into a small, durable unit.

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          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Cuseami

          By Joe Arnold

          from North Carolina

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          This unit is fantastic. I removed it from the box and plugged it into my computer. It interfaced with Audacity immediately and was ready to use instantly. The only issue was that it will only record in mono with the usb hookup using Audacity. I remedied this issue by running RCA cables from the line out into an adaptor an plugged into my line in jack in my computer and adjusted the PAN from two mics (one left and one right) and viola a stero track was possible. I like the unit's ability to PAN L or R for 4 mic inputs which allows for mixing two other mics and adjusting the gain can make other instruments seem distant. Great feature!

          The FX is pretty decent with individual adjustments and the recording was noiseless. It is nice to be able to input audio with fx prior to mixing tracks. I also record voice readings (poetry and prose) so individual adjustments of the FX is necessary.

          I can play live performances while recording. I realize most mixing boards offer this feature but this one seems fairly bomb proof and very affordable and very compact (an excellent feature as I operate a mobile recording business and do not want to lug around big clunky hardware).

          Musicians can overdub additional tracks with no delay while listening to the pre recorded track in the play through software supported in the Audacity program from my computer while I monitor the recording through other headphones from the unit. (NICE).
          The best thing is the absence of noise! VERY QUIET!

          Installing Cubase LE5 at this time so not sure if this will be a good feature or not. I have other recording, mixing and mastering software installed in my PC.
          Very durable so far...
          Great for the bucks. Plus no shipping charges and it got here in 3 days regular ground!

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect little board

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          With the ecxeption of Cubase.
          Using the board as a front-end to my PC. It works very well with an ASIO driver. The EQ on Channels 1&2 are excellent. The other channels are a little less accurate, but still very good. The phantom power brings out fantastic tone and clarity in an acoustic instrument or voice. The effects are decent for warming things up before running into my DAWs.

          The monitor outs are outstandingly accurate as well. Pleny of power also when powering my 2 12 inch cabinets for liver performances.

          For the price, I highly recommend this board as it has everything you will need for small venus and basic recording etc.

          The Cubase software is fairly useless as you must have the e-licensure key to keep the software active beyond 30-days. The Cubase LE software is absolutely TERRIBLE for midi applications...latency, hissing and it takes a rocket scientist to get it to connect to a midi device if you actually need to access midi sounds from a midi unit...don't waste your time on Cubase LE, it won't work for that purpose. Also, the Halion processor is on the same level as a child's Casio keyboard...pretty terrible sounds.

          Don't buy the board for the Cubase software, buy the board however if you want a nice board at a nice price that is VERY versitile.
          Solid all the way around
          Could't ask for more

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          (5 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          NOT a recording mixer.

          By Malakai

          from St. louis, MO

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          Do not use for recording bands... at all. IT'S NOT EVEN STEREO FROM USB. it's not my software, or hardware. It's the mixer's limited functionality,
          Great overall sound quality, EQ is solid, plenty of channels for normal mixer use, even podcasting. However, do not think for a minute that you should use this for recording music. It's not even stereo output from the usb.
          Absolutely no flaws in construction. Everything is as smooth as butter, just love the sound quality.
          For the money, you can'y really complain. Even though the usb function is worthless except for podcasting.

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great product.

          By william sokol

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Regular:

          This is a great board. The only issue I've had with it is that the wording in the description is very vague. I bought this mixer because I host a podcast and wanted to record everyone on seperate tracks instead of going straight from the board, into the computer in a stereo mix. When you you're listening to an edit and realize one of the guests has wandered from the mic a bit, there's nothing you can do to make them clearer without raising everyone's levels at that point.

          Sad part is, as great as this product is, it does NOT keep your tracks seperate. The step up from this model, the 2.0, is what I've settled on. I'm keeping this one strictly for my live performances(stand up and one man show), as it seems to do a wonderful job in this setting.

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