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Alesis Multimix-16 USB 2.0 - 16 Channel Recording / Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Internal Effects Processor and USB 2.0 I/O

B&H # ALMM16USB2 Mfr # MULTIMIX 16 USB 2.0
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The Alesis Multimix-16 USB 2.0 is a 16 input mixer with internal effects processor and USB 2.0 connection for direct integration with computer based workstations. The faster USB 2.0 connection provides ultra-fast, low-latency, 24-bit/44.1-96kHz multi-channel audio recording. The mixer is suitable for professional or project level recording and sound reinforcement. The mixer features 8-mono inputs and 4-stereo via balanced 1/4" TRS phone inputs. ALT 3/4 outputs provide alternate signal routing to recorders, monitors etc. The Multimix-16 USB 2.0 features 8-microphone inputs with up to 50dB of preamp gain and phantom power (global switched). An internal digital effects processor provides 100 preset effects and an easy to read display. Among the included effects are a variety of reverbs, delays, chorus effects and more.

Every channel features a 3-band EQ and 2 aux sends (switchable). PFL/Solo in place switches isolate signal on that channel with a single push of a button. Mute switches are featured on every input channel. The mute switch disables the signal on a channel while simultaneously routing the signal to the ALT 3/4 output bus. Independent Main Mix and Alt 3/4 levels allow users to separately control the levels of the Multimix's two stereo buses.

USB 2.0 Connection
The improved USB 2.0 increases speed and power with 24-bit multi-channel recording at 44.1 through 96kHz resolution. Integrated USB I/O allows direct digital integration with any Windows or Mac OS application.
Steinberg Cubase LE Software
The Multimix 16 USB 2.0 includes Steinberg Cubase LE multi-track recording and sequencing software. Cubase LE features 24-bit 96kHz audio resolution and support for up to 48 playback tracks.
Internal Effects Processor
The Multimix 16 USB 2.0 features an internal effects engine with over 100 preset effects. Among the included effects are reverbs, choruses, delays, phasers, flangers and distortion effects.
Mono & Stereo Channels
The mixer features a total of 16 inputs with 8 mono channels and 4 stereo paired (L/R) inputs via 1/4" TRS Phone connections.
ALT 3/4 Output
In addition to the stereo outputs, the ALT 3/4 output buses provide alternate output routing to recorders, signal processors, monitors etc.
3-Band EQ
Each channel features a musical 3-band EQ for signal contouring when mixing.
Quality Mic Preamps
8 high quality 3-pin XLR microphone preamps provide quiet, transparent signal and up to 50dB of gain when necessary.
Total # Of Inputs 16 - Total Line Inputs
Mic/Line Inputs 16 - Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone Inputs
8 - Balanced XLR Mic Inputs
Stereo Line Inputs 4 - Stereo Paired 1/4" Phone (inputs 9,10 - 11,12 - 13,14 - 15,16)
In-Line Inputs/Returns No
AUX Sends 2 - 1/4" TRS Phone (L/R)
AUX Returns 4 - 1/4" TRS Phone (A-L/R)(B-L/R)
Inserts No
BUS (Group) Outputs ALT 3/4: Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone (L/R)
2 Trk Master I/O Main Mix Out: Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone (L/R)
ALT I/O 2-Track In/Out: Unbalanced RCA Connectors (L/R)
Monitor Outputs CTRL RM Out: Balanced 1/4" TRS Phone (L/R)
EQ Section High-Pass Filter: 75Hz, 18dB/octave
High Shelving: 12kHz, +/- 15dB
Mid Bandpass/Band Reject: 2.5kHz, +/- 15dB
Low Shelving: 80Hz, +/- 15dB
Solo/Mute SOLO and MUTE capability on every channel
Channel Level Control Fader control on every channel
Trim/Gain Control Sealed Rotary Potentiometers
Phantom Power +48 volt switched globally
Metering 8-segment Peak LEDs
Power and Phantom Power indicator LED
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
Dynamic Mic In Sensitivity Range: -60dBu to -10dBu nominal, +5dBu max.
Line In Sensitivity Range: -40dBu to +10dBu nominal, +25dBu max.
Mic/Line Gain Range: +10 to +60dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Supply 18.5 VAC @ 700mA
Dimensions 13 x 3.2 x 15.2" (331 x 80 x 386mm) (WxHxD)
Weight 9.7 lbs (4.4 kg)
Alesis Multimix-16 USB 2.0 - 16 Channel Recording / Sound Reinforcement Mixer with Internal Effects Processor and USB 2.0 I/O
  • Steinberg Cubase LE
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    AlesisMultimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects
     
    4.1

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur recording (6)
      • Outdoor events / games (5)
      • Performances (4)
      • Soundtracks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      A real live recording breakthrough

      The ever elusive goal of live multitrack recording that doesn't break the bank has made real strides with the Alesis USB 2.0 series.
      Since most laptops don't have firewire it has been problematic...Read complete review

      The ever elusive goal of live multitrack recording that doesn't break the bank has made real strides with the Alesis USB 2.0 series.
      Since most laptops don't have firewire it has been problematic to get an interface board that did it all in USB.
      This thing is amazing for the price. The preamp pots are a bit finicky but with some play they will do the job. I have done two live recording session with two different bands and so far. Both the bands and I are happy.
      True multitracking on a board that can also run sound to a live room was achieved. The effects don't send to the computer (at least not how I have it set up) so the tracks are clean and as clear as the microphones, amps and preamped instruments will let them be.
      All of the usual headaches of chords and amps and instruments that send a low buzz still exist but they are mostly external instrument and chord problems that I was able to troubleshoot away.
      Good workhorse live sound setup is nothing to sneeze at.
      Of course the documentation and drivers etc. are a bit dicey (I have a 64bit laptop and that made the disc that came with it fairly useless.) But most drivers and many answers can be found if you look online.
      No Buyers Remorse Yet.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Drivers are a Greek Tragedy.

      The driver is written by a Greek company called Polytec. Alesis does a poor job of keeping its drivers up today. I don't blame the driver company, Alesis has to pay them for...Read complete review

      The driver is written by a Greek company called Polytec. Alesis does a poor job of keeping its drivers up today. I don't blame the driver company, Alesis has to pay them for them to continue to write usable drives for Alesis's current product line.

      The mixer works except when it doesn't on a PC, after a few minutes its Rice Krispes (snap, crackle, and pop) until you power cycle either the mixer or the computer.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Marcus

      from N.Y.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Professional Recording
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

        16 track simultaneous recording with proper software.

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        5.0

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        By SHAWN

        from KY

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Performances
        • Soundtracks

        Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

        LOVE IT ITS GREAT FOR SMALL CHURCHS AND THE PRICE IS UNBEATABLE..ITS A MUST GET PRODUCT

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        5.0

        Good service...

        By James

        from Orange, California

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

          I ordered this for a church choir... and it works great especially the recording capability. it allows us to listen to ourselves. very clear...

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          4.0

          Functional Versitile Alesis Quality

          By CDJude

          from Cumming, GA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

            I have owned a lot of Alesis gear, so it comes as no surprise to me that this unit has all the usability that I have come to expect form an Alesis product. Well made, high quality components put together in a nearly indestructable cabinet. All the analog functions works as advertised, pots and faders are quiet and smooth, and busses are clearly identified and outputs readily defined for specific uses (aux 1 & 2, 3-4, main out, cntrl room out, etc). I am using this unit in strictly an analog capacity as a keyboard/outboard sub-mixer and cannot review its USB capabilities or the accompanying software (this is the only reason I have given it 4 stars instead of 5). I had been waiting for several months for it's little brother to be released with similar analog features but lower digital resolution (at a considerable savings). But after waiting 5 months for its release from Alesis I decided to pony up the additional couple of hundred dollars for this unit. Now that I have it, I wish I had done it sooner.

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            5.0

            Alesis Multimix 16 USB 2.0 Recording Mix

            By DAS

            from Eureka, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Functions

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events

            Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

            I have followed and used Alesis for years and Cubase Recording. As a Brand Alesis has always been the head of the crowd and the first to come up with new and now tec. that surpasses anything else you can buy. No other mixer offers up to 96khz recording under a thousand dollors. If you need a small board for live recording and the home recording studio under a budjet this is your board. You will get better clearity than any other. The only think that could have been improved is more main out puts.

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            4.0

            A real live recording breakthrough

            By JayBird

            from Derwood, MD

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Sound
            • True multitracking
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Fragile
            • No support for non cubase
            • Poor documentation
            • Uneven preamps hurt setup

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

            The ever elusive goal of live multitrack recording that doesn't break the bank has made real strides with the Alesis USB 2.0 series.
            Since most laptops don't have firewire it has been problematic to get an interface board that did it all in USB.
            This thing is amazing for the price. The preamp pots are a bit finicky but with some play they will do the job. I have done two live recording session with two different bands and so far. Both the bands and I are happy.
            True multitracking on a board that can also run sound to a live room was achieved. The effects don't send to the computer (at least not how I have it set up) so the tracks are clean and as clear as the microphones, amps and preamped instruments will let them be.
            All of the usual headaches of chords and amps and instruments that send a low buzz still exist but they are mostly external instrument and chord problems that I was able to troubleshoot away.
            Good workhorse live sound setup is nothing to sneeze at.
            Of course the documentation and drivers etc. are a bit dicey (I have a 64bit laptop and that made the disc that came with it fairly useless.) But most drivers and many answers can be found if you look online.
            No Buyers Remorse Yet.

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            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Drivers are a Greek Tragedy.

            By walt

            from Illinois

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Poor Quality Sound

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording

            Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

            The driver is written by a Greek company called Polytec. Alesis does a poor job of keeping its drivers up today. I don't blame the driver company, Alesis has to pay them for them to continue to write usable drives for Alesis's current product line.

            The mixer works except when it doesn't on a PC, after a few minutes its Rice Krispes (snap, crackle, and pop) until you power cycle either the mixer or the computer.

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            (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            not worth it

            By steve

            from Port huron, Mi

            About Me Novice

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Live sound

            Cons

            • Everything else

            Best Uses

            • Events

            Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

            Didn't do what it claimed. Multitrack recording by usb on vista and win7 64 was extremely hard to set up. Don't buy.

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            (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excelent product

            By Polo Avila

            from Chihuahua, Chih.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Music Videos
              • Professional Recording
              • Soundtracks

              Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

              Useful

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              (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good Mixer, works well on windows xt.

              By walterb

              from Illinois

              Pros

              • Connects via USB

              Cons

              • Driver support for 64 bit

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Alesis Multimix -16 USB 2.0 Recording Mixer with Effects:

              I've had this mixer for about 18 months. I use it as my sound card on my windows XT computer via USB.

              I'm about to find out if it works well with windows 7. The driver support hasn't been very current.

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