The DICE II FireWire technology incorporated into the MultiMix FireWire Series provides for the transfer of multiple audio data streams from the mixer to oneâ€™s computer (PC/Windows or Mac OSX) using a standard IEEE-1394 FireWire interface. These mixers provide lightening fast, 24-bit stereo simultaneous input/output via the mixerâ€™s FireWire connection to a wide range of computer-based audio production applications.
With their low noise analog electronics, the MultiMix FireWire mixers are cost-effective and highly versatile companions to the desktop recording environment. All three models feature high-gain mic/line preamps, 48V phantom power, auxiliary sends/returns, and an onboard effects engine encompassing one hundred 28-bit preset effects, including reverbs, delays, chorus, and flanging. Each channel provides 3-band EQ with high/low shelving and mid band pass/reject.
The MultiMix 8- and 12-channel mixers provide four high-gain mic/line (XLR and quarter-inch balanced) inputs with phantom power, two stereo balanced quarter-inch line inputs, an Aux send that can send to either onboard or external effects, and a stereo Aux return. The MultiMix 16 has eight high-gain mic/line (XLR and quarter-inch balanced) inputs, with the remaining I/O connectivity identical to its smaller siblings.
Additional features of the MultiMix FireWire Series include separate quarter-inch balanced main and monitor outs, plus headphone out. Plug and Play operation is available under Windows XP and Mac OSXâ€”eliminating the need for special drivers or setup. Completing the system package is the inclusion of Steinbergâ€™s Cubase LE recording software.
Alesis President Jack Oâ€™Donnell commented, â€œWith the MultiMix FireWire Series, weâ€™ve made multitrack recording to the computer a viable and affordable possibility for the modern artist/producer.â€�
Suggested retail prices are $599 (MultiMix 8), $699 (MultiMix 12), and $799 (MultiMix 16).