8/12/16 channel models for direct recording interface 06/10/05
The MultiMix 16
The MultiMix Firewire mixers were first spotted at this years Summer NAMM. Taking the form of compact tabletop mixers, they feature low noise analog electronics, 100 28-bit digital effects and more interestingly Firewire technology. The Firewire connections are handled using DICE II chipsets and enable 24-bit IO audio to be sent to and from the mixer for recording and monitoring of digital audio.
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.
With a suggested retail price of $599 (MultiMix 8), $699 (MultiMix 12), and $799 (MultiMix 16), Alesisâ€™ new MultiMix FireWire are extremely good value for money. The MultiMix FireWire Series is available now.