Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer  

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The MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 is a compact tabletop mixer providing USB 2.0 technology for ultra-fast, low-latency, 24”bit/44.1”96kHz (with high-end A/D and D/A conversion) multi-channel audio recording str... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 is a compact tabletop mixer providing USB 2.0 technology for ultra-fast, low-latency, 24”bit/44.1”96kHz (with high-end A/D and D/A conversion) multi-channel audio recording straight to your computer. Designed with low-noise analog electronics, it gives you 100 studio-grade 28-bit digital effects. Whether used for mobile or studio recording, the MultiMix 16 mixing console makes recording high-quality audio to your computer fast and easy. Bundled with award-winning Cubase LE software for optimal results.

Features
  • 18 direct inputs for recording and 2 return inputs for monitoring
  • High-gain mic/line (XLR and 1/4" balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4"
  • Switchable 75Hz highpass filters
  • Line inputs, aux send (to onboard or external effects), stereo aux return
  • 100 28-bit onboard preset effects including reverbs, delays, chorus, flanging, pitch and multi-effects
  • 3-band EQ per channel with high/low shelving and mid bandpass/reject
  • Separate 1/4" balanced main and monitor outs, headphone out
  • Smooth 60mm faders (MultiMix16)
  • 24-bit, 44.1 to 96 kHz operation with high-end A/D and D/A conversion through an integrated USB 2.0 audio interface
  • Compatible with Mac OS X and Windows XP
  • Steinberg Cubase LE included
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
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AlesisMultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer
 
3.9

(based on 18 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

3years and 9months later...

First off, I look at this unit as more of an interface than a mixing board. Having said that here's an updated review (I left one 3 years and 9 months ago).Read complete review

First off, I look at this unit as more of an interface than a mixing board. Having said that here's an updated review (I left one 3 years and 9 months ago).
I've been using this board (abusing really) for almost 4 years and it has been extremely durable!!
Sure it's missing a lot of features that would make it stand out but it really is a great board. I now have the presonus firestudio2626 and a digimaxfs but still use this for the preamps. I can't help it, I love the way vocals sound through this thing! I've used some JoeMeeks preamps here and there and so what. This thing has done it's job making great recordings and I've used it live over 50 times at least.
I also ran an Internet radio show for about a year and a half with it. I've done recordings just off of this with no other preamps that still get regular radio play and sound awesome! I would never have upgraded to presonus if Alesis would have been smart about this unit and added more output channels!!! That's the only thing this unit needs. If it had a good 4 to 6 stereo outs (8 to 12 monos) instead of just the stereo pair It could be perfect. I've had trouble over the years being able to route things out of my DAW in the ways that I want. I'm hoping they upgrade this unit in the near future with more features and outs, otherwise I'll be getting a Presonus Studiolive. Because let's face it the multimix16 has the potential to be a very powerful rival against some of the best interfaces out there!
It's lost a few slider knobs and some of the metal posts that the slider knobs fit on have bent. But, they all still work! which to me yells quality. It was because of my neglect that there are damages but it's their quality that has kept it working.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alesis Multimix 16USB2

Here's the real deal on this mixer. I've read a lot of reviews on how it's not compatible with Windows 7. Well I ran mine through my computer Windows 7 64bit with no...Read complete review

Here's the real deal on this mixer. I've read a lot of reviews on how it's not compatible with Windows 7. Well I ran mine through my computer Windows 7 64bit with no problems. After going to the Alesis website and downloading the driver for my system It went right to work. No problems running it on all separate channels through Sonar Producer 5 software or Acid Pro. It's easy to use and all that if you're looking for a multiple channel mixer that's not going to take all your precious recording time figuring out how to interface it. The sound that comes out of the mixer is good as well and the effects make it a well rounded mixer. The knobs are cheap plastic and have a little tikes toy feel to them and aren't the greatest to use but they are colorful and easy to recognize. It just feels cheap and they don't have any resistance nor have the smooth feeling of a good mixer with a little resistance to keep you within the lines. They're small and too close together as well. But they do a great job with the sound of the highs and lows as far as frequency response. I've been recording for a few years now and have used the least to the greatest equipment possible. On a scale from 1-10 I'd give this one a 5. The reason for the low score is this ... The things feels like it's built by the people at Mattel who make kids toys. Could be a positive because children abuse toys and they still work great. But a if the toy cost this much the toy should feel like it's built with more quality in mind. The recording had latency. Clicks and pops and all that stuff you hate to hear in your music is there too. It gets hot as well. Very hot for a new mixer. I brought my first one back because of the heat intensity. I don't think this thing has any fans in it. I brought the second one back because of the latency and clicks and pops. If you're not looking to record a good product then it's a great board to get your music or whatever it is you're looking to do on files. Or if you're looking for a decent live board with affects and is small and rack mountable for less then I'd say go for it. But if you're wanting a well rounded quality board that records all channels separate you'd have to dish out a lot more money. I personally ended up with a Allen & Heath Zed . I can only record 2 channels at a time with it but the quality is so much higher all around. Hope this helps

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5.0

Time Tested

By Matt

from Chicago, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Performances

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

I have owned this product for several years now and I am very happy with it. It has recorded multiple amateur recording flawlessly. It has also gone through some pretty severe endurance tests being used in basement and apartment shows and being transported time and time again. I am thoroughly impressed with the durability of this mixer. Also, for amateur recording there is enough room for errors and issues with software/instruments/cables/etc.. it was nice to never have to worry about the mixer being an issue. In summary. Amateur but looking for great quality and amazing durability? BUY IT. Professional looking for really specific or advanced features/specs? This probably is not for you.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Alesis Multimix 16 usb 2.0

By archtop

from Rochester, NY

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

This unit is a big hassle unless your using it as a live mixer only. The preamps and onboard effects are not bad, but in this price range I'm sure there are better sounding boards. If you plan on using this as an audio interface and you have a win7 64 bit system forget about it. Alesis has discontinued the product and made no real efforts to develop the platform to make this unit work properly with win7 let alone win8. They have the worst customer support in the industry. Steer clear of this or you will just be returning it as I did.

 
4.0

Good home studio mixer/Audio Interface

By Greg Pasquariello

from Littleton CO

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

Despite what another reviewer said, this mixer DOES output individual channels to your DAW software. So each mixer channel can output to a track your software and you can multi-track your entire band at once. I use this in our rehearsal studio to track practices and ideas. If I want to add/mix something later, it works well, bcause every instrument has it's own track. The mic pre's are a bit lacking; I'd prefer more headroom, but they're sufficient. All in all, a nice mixer for a small band or studio situation, and no need to use a separate audio interface to your computer.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Alesis iMultimix 16

By KEN FIEDLER

from Branchburg, NJ

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

First off this mixer is fine for live use, or practice sessions. For studio use I would stay clear of this mixer. What the specs do not tell you is that for recording the mixer is 1 in and 1 out, meaning you can not Multi-Track with this. All of the 16 channels get combined to one channel to record. Otherwise the mixer is ok for everything else. If you really want to record get an interface with firewire, you will be much happier!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

3years and 9months later...

By William Tharp iv

from Fairport Harbor, Ohio

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

First off, I look at this unit as more of an interface than a mixing board. Having said that here's an updated review (I left one 3 years and 9 months ago).
I've been using this board (abusing really) for almost 4 years and it has been extremely durable!!
Sure it's missing a lot of features that would make it stand out but it really is a great board. I now have the presonus firestudio2626 and a digimaxfs but still use this for the preamps. I can't help it, I love the way vocals sound through this thing! I've used some JoeMeeks preamps here and there and so what. This thing has done it's job making great recordings and I've used it live over 50 times at least.
I also ran an Internet radio show for about a year and a half with it. I've done recordings just off of this with no other preamps that still get regular radio play and sound awesome! I would never have upgraded to presonus if Alesis would have been smart about this unit and added more output channels!!! That's the only thing this unit needs. If it had a good 4 to 6 stereo outs (8 to 12 monos) instead of just the stereo pair It could be perfect. I've had trouble over the years being able to route things out of my DAW in the ways that I want. I'm hoping they upgrade this unit in the near future with more features and outs, otherwise I'll be getting a Presonus Studiolive. Because let's face it the multimix16 has the potential to be a very powerful rival against some of the best interfaces out there!
It's lost a few slider knobs and some of the metal posts that the slider knobs fit on have bent. But, they all still work! which to me yells quality. It was because of my neglect that there are damages but it's their quality that has kept it working.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Watch this one!

By Brian Kurfman

from St.Louis , Missouri

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

At first great recording....year and a half into owning the mixer, it crackles and stops working.
Warranty out, 3rd party repair, customer service is horrible....= 700 dollar paper weight.

Save your money.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Alesis Multimix 16USB2

By Phil

from Tampa

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

Here's the real deal on this mixer. I've read a lot of reviews on how it's not compatible with Windows 7. Well I ran mine through my computer Windows 7 64bit with no problems. After going to the Alesis website and downloading the driver for my system It went right to work. No problems running it on all separate channels through Sonar Producer 5 software or Acid Pro. It's easy to use and all that if you're looking for a multiple channel mixer that's not going to take all your precious recording time figuring out how to interface it. The sound that comes out of the mixer is good as well and the effects make it a well rounded mixer. The knobs are cheap plastic and have a little tikes toy feel to them and aren't the greatest to use but they are colorful and easy to recognize. It just feels cheap and they don't have any resistance nor have the smooth feeling of a good mixer with a little resistance to keep you within the lines. They're small and too close together as well. But they do a great job with the sound of the highs and lows as far as frequency response. I've been recording for a few years now and have used the least to the greatest equipment possible. On a scale from 1-10 I'd give this one a 5. The reason for the low score is this ... The things feels like it's built by the people at Mattel who make kids toys. Could be a positive because children abuse toys and they still work great. But a if the toy cost this much the toy should feel like it's built with more quality in mind. The recording had latency. Clicks and pops and all that stuff you hate to hear in your music is there too. It gets hot as well. Very hot for a new mixer. I brought my first one back because of the heat intensity. I don't think this thing has any fans in it. I brought the second one back because of the latency and clicks and pops. If you're not looking to record a good product then it's a great board to get your music or whatever it is you're looking to do on files. Or if you're looking for a decent live board with affects and is small and rack mountable for less then I'd say go for it. But if you're wanting a well rounded quality board that records all channels separate you'd have to dish out a lot more money. I personally ended up with a Allen & Heath Zed . I can only record 2 channels at a time with it but the quality is so much higher all around. Hope this helps

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good mixer

By Benjamfn Guilleminot

from Undisclosed

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

I own it since one month, and it works perfectly. I have some problems with the firewire, it's very unstable and I have to "fight" with the mixer until it gets recognised by the pc, but when it's working it's awesome. I can record 12 independent channels, and 8 mono + 4 stereo channels, everyone in his own track. It has a very low noise, and a very usefull gain control for all the 8 first mics. It has a very powerfull interface inside, but it has no midi, so you can't listen any midi files. That's why you need to purchase a sound card that reproduces midi before buy this mixer, if you wan't to use it as interface.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Avoid

By Michael Blue

from IL

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

After nearly 2 years with this unit now, I have some advice for you. Find another interface. First, mine had to go in for service within a couple months. Their "service" is 3rd party, not Alesis themselves, and their phone customer service is pretty bad. Secondly, while I was trying to get mine to work (which included buying not one but TWO different dedicated PC's to try it with), they had a statement on their website that they would NEVER make Win Vista or 64bit drivers (the comment has since been removed). So I bought a Win XP laptop just to use with this, finally get all 16 channels up at once....And many of the channels were noisy. In a 1-yr-old mixer/interface. Simply UNACCEPTABLE. Now I have a Win 7 64bit machine, and just use this is a mixer (on the 4 channels that don't make too much noise) and use an Echo AudioFire 2 for interfacing. I'll be buying a PreSonus FireStudio Tube and selling this (with operational disclosure) on eBay, probably for parts, if there's anything good left in it. After their lackluster support, HORRIBLE driver support and incredibly bad quality issues on this unit, I'm off Alesis (and newly-acquired Akai) for life.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Small MIxer But !!!

By Johnny810

from Massachusetts

Comments about Alesis MultiMix 16 USB 2.0 16-Channel Mixer:

The only negatives with this mixer are the external power supply and the limited EQ, other that these two Items the unit works and sounds great. Alesis has released new drivers and works well with even Snow Leopard on Mac. I don,t use PC systems so I can't comment on that it does couple with Mac Garage Band witch is not amateur anymore ex. 4 band parametric EQ all channels etc. It also works well with a live band just be aware of limited EQ and learn to work around that. The effects work very well for live as most live just requires good vocal reverb. Records without the effects as you usually add these after recording.

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