2007 Winter NAMM Show: Alesis anounced its new line of MultiMix mixers, featuring USB 2.0 connectivity. Available in 8- and 16-channel configuration, these compact tabletop mixers feature low noise analog electronics, one hundred studio-grade 28-bit digital effects, and rock-solid construction.
The USB 2.0 technology incorporated into the MultiMix USB 2.0 Series mixers provides for high bandwidth recording of multiple 24-bit/44.1 – 96 kHz audio channels from the mixer to your computer (PC/Windows or Mac OSX).
Designed with low noise analog electronics, the MultiMix USB 2.0 mixers are cost-effective and highly versatile companions to the desktop and mobile recording environment. Both 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 reverb, delay, chorus, and flanging. Each channel provides 3-band EQ with high/low shelving and mid band pass/reject.
The MultiMix USB 2.0 8-channel mixer provides 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 USB 2.0 16-channel mixer has eight high-gain mic/line (XLR and quarter-inch balanced) inputs, with the remaining I/O connectivity identical to its smaller sibling.
Additional features of the MultiMix USB 2.0 Series include separate quarter-inch balanced main and monitor outs, plus headphone out. Plug and Play operation is available under Windows XP and Mac OSX—eliminating the need for special drivers or setup. Completing the system package is the inclusion of Steinberg’s Cubase LE recording software.