iMultiMix 16 USB is the first 16-channel mixer to fuse professional-quality mixing, three-band EQ per channel, guitar/line inputs, and iPod recording in a single, powerhouse package. For ultra-clean live recordings of any performance, home studios, stages, podcasts, and houses of worship, iMultiMix 16 USB is the perfect partner.
Integrated USB audio output enables you to move your recordings to a Mac or PC without special drivers or complicated set-ups. Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition recording software are included so no additional programs are needed for professional recording with iMultiMix 16 USB.
iMultiMix 16 USB also plays music from iPod so that it can be used as a source or backing track for live performance.
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- Integrated recording to iPod (5th Generation, 6th and 7th Generation Classic) and iPod nano (2nd through 4th Generation)
- Eight high-gain mic/line preamped inputs (XLR and 1/4” balanced)
- 48V phantom power
- Limiter eliminates clipping on recordings
- 16-bit, 44.1 kHz recording to computer or iPod
- Two guitar mic/line inputs
- Aux sends and returns
- 100 onboard, 28-bit digital effects: reverb, chorus, flange, delay
- Three-band EQ on each channel with high/low shelving and midband pass/reject
- Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition recording software included
- iMultiMix 16 USB mixer with Universal Dock for iPod
- Power adapter
- Software CD
- User manual
Minimum system requirements
PC: Windows XP (32-bit) or Vista (32-bit)
Mac: OS X
Mic In Sensitivity Range: -60dBu to –10dBu nominal, +5dBu maximum
Line In Sensitivity Range: -40dBu to -+10dBu nominal, +25dBu maximum
Mic/Line Gain Range: +10 to +60dB
High-Pass Filter: 75Hz, 18dB/octave
High Shelving: 12kHz, +/- 15dB
Mid Bandpass/Band Reject: 2.5 kHz, +/- 15dB
Low Shelving: 80Hz, +/- 15dB
Aux Send A & B Gain Range: -∞ to +10dB
Aux Return A Gain Range: -∞ to +15dB
Effects Level/Aux Return B Gain Range: -∞ to +15dB
Channel Level Gain Range: -∞ to +10dB
Main Mix, Ctrl Room Gain Range: -∞ to +10dB
Stereo Aux Return Level: +4dBu nominal, +20dBu maximum
Tape In Level: -10dBV nominal, +5dBV maximum
Main Mix, Ctrl Room, Aux 3/4, Ext Aux Send Level: +4dBu nominal, +20dBu maximum
75 ohm output impedance
>105mW into 75 ohms, >40mW into
Tape Out Level: -10dBV nominal, +5dBV maximum
USB 1.1 connection to computer
Quality: 44.1kHz, 16-bit stereo at 1411kbps
Recording Time: 30GB: 2 hours, 55 minutes; 60GB: 4 hours, 30 minutes
DIMENSIONS (W x L x H)
13.0” x 19.625” x 3.25”
331mm x 483mm x 83mm
15.0 lbs / 6.8 kg (with adapter)
12.0 lbs / 5.6 kg (without adapter)
Are there any special drivers or software to install?iMultiMix 16 USB will automatically install all the necessary drivers the first time you connect it to your computer. (If you are using Windows ME or Windows 98 Second Edition, though, you may be prompted to insert the included software disc.)
If you want to use iMultiMix 16 USB to record to your computer but don't already have a favorite software application to do this, we've included Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition to get you started.
Can I use iMultiMix 16 USB to record to my computer?Yes. iMultiMix 16 USB can record to your iPod or to your computer and is compatible with any kind of recording software that supports USB audio devices. If you don't already have a favorite software application to do this, we've included Steinberg Cubase LE 4 and Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition to get you started. (Make sure you properly configure your software to recognize iMultiMix 16 USB as an input/recording device. Consult your software's manual for more information.)
Can I use iMultiMix 16 USB to record audio from my computer?Yes. iMultiMix 16 USB can receive stereo audio from your computer via its USB 1.1 port. This signal is assigned to the left and right TAPE IN channels of the iMultiMix 16 USB. (If another device is connected to these inputs, that signal is mixed with the signal from your computer.)
How do I configure my computer to work with iMultiMix 16 USB?First, connect . iMultiMix 16 USB to a free USB port on your computer. Then:
In Windows XP, go to Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices. Click on the "Audio" tab and select "USB Audio Codec" as your default playback and/or recording device, then click "OK."
In Windows Vista, go to Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > Sound (or select "Switch to Classic View" if you don't see "Sound" as an option). To record to your computer using iMultiMix 16 USB, click on the "Recording" tab and select "USB Audio Codec" as the default device. To playback audio from your computer through iMultiMix 16 USB, click on the "Playback" tab and select "USB Audio Codec" as the default device. Click "OK."
For Macs, go to your "System Preferences," then click "Sound." To record to your computer using iMultiMix 16 USB, click the "Input" tab and select "USB Audio Codec." To playback audio from your computer through iMultiMix 16 USB, click the "Output" tab and select "USB Audio Codec." Close the Control Panel.
What kind of mics can I connect to iMultiMix 16 USB?MultiMix 16 USB can accept 1/4" mics through its balanced and mono mic/line inputs or XLR mics through its mic inputs. iMultiMix 16 USB can also supply +48V phantom power to mics that require it by engaging the PHANTOM ON switch on the rear panel.
Can I connect my guitar to iMultiMix 16 USB?Yes. iMultiMix 16 USB's balanced line inputs for Channels 1 and 2 were made to accept guitars. Connect your guitar to the line input, then depress the MIC/LINE | GUITAR button under the jack to allow the input to support high-impedance guitar or bass pickups.
What iPods are compatible with iMultiMix 16 USB?You can record to the following iPod models with iMultiMix 16 USB:
- 5th through 7th Generation iPods and iPod Classics
- 2nd and 4th Generation iPod nanos (and nano-chromatics)
|Manuals & Documentation||Size||Type|
|iMultiMix 16 USB - Product Overview
|iMultiMix 16 USB - QuickStart Guide [RevA]
|iMultiMix 16 USB - Reference Manual [RevA]
|Cubase LE - Setup Guide [RevB]
A step-by-step walkthrough for registering and setting up Cubase LE with a variety of Alesis products.
|iPod Compatibility Chart [v1.6]
|MultiMix Mixers - List of Internal Effects Programs
|Software & Drivers||Size||Type|
|ASIO4All - Optional ASIO Driver for Windows [v2.10]
This Alesis audio interface is a plug-and-play device, which means that no additional drivers need to be installed to use it with your computer. If you use ASIO compatible audio software on your Windows PC, this optional ASIO driver can be used to offer additional configuration options such as latency and buffer adjustments.