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MultiMix 8 USB FX features four XLR inputs with independent gain pots on channels 1-4. These XLR inputs also have a switchable phantom power option to accommodate both dynamic and condenser microphones. TRS Line inputs are also available on all eight channels. New to the MultiMix 8 USB FX is a high-impedance input on channel 2, which allows direct connection of a guitar or bass; this is a great convenience for singer/songwriters looking to get a clean, "hot" signal. A Tape RCA stereo input is also included adding the ability to mix in audio from other sources such as a CD or LP player. Ideal for podcasting, livestreaming, home recording or live use, MultiMix 8 USB FX features onboard volume, pan, and EQ controls (three-band with sweepable parametric mids on channels 1 and 2, three-band on 3 and 4, two-band on 5 – 8) for making quick, accurate adjustments to your mix. The MultiMix 8 USB FX mixer has a two-channel, five-stage, multicolor LED meter for visual monitoring the main output level. Channels 1 - 4 offer switchable high-pass filtering at 80Hz to reduce low-frequency rumble, handling, and wind noise. For convenient stereo mixing and recording, channels 5/6 and 7/8 are configured as a stereo pairs at the EQ, level and pan controls.
Record Via USB
The MultiMix 8 USB FX contains a complete USB recording interface. Musicians and engineers can plug the MultiMix 8 USB FX’s class-compliant USB connection into their Mac or PC without installing any software drivers and enjoy a digital-direct stereo connection with virtually any audio software application. The MultiMix 8 USB FX enables a bidirectional stereo signal path, so musicians can record the stereo Main output into their computer and listen back using the mixer as an interface from software to headphones and monitoring loudspeakers. A number of key design improvements are included on the MultiMix 8 USB FX. Enlarged knob-to-knob spacing improves ergonomics and ease-of-use. The newly-designed mixer introduces a sleek new appearance for the MultiMix series and incorporates new, removable end caps, which can be helpful for squeezing the MultiMix 8 USB FX into smaller spaces in tightly-packed setups. In addition to its improved signal-to-noise ratio, the new mixer consumes 36% less power than its predecessor.
MultiMix 8 USB FX comes with high-quality Alesis DSP effects that include spacious reverbs, delays, phasers and much more. For lush mixes, the internal effects processors enables you to add extra depth to live sound--like a long delay on the vocalist's channel--or beef up dry recordings with some extra ambiance. Now you can use professional audio effects with your mixer whether you're out mixing the live gig or at home recording at your desktop.
Professional Software Suite
The MultiMix 8 USB FX includes all the software you need to begin your production. Pro Tools is the industry standard for recording software and the teams at Alesis and AVID have crafted a version of this amazing audio and MIDI recording software. Pro Tools | First Alesis Edition features Unlimited Busses, Elastic Time and Elastic Pitch, Offline Bounce and 1GB of free cloud storage space for collaboration or accessing projects from any computer anywhere that is connected to the internet, plus compatibility with all the included AIR Music Tech Virtual Instruments. This special bundle also includes the AIR Mini Grand virtual piano, DB-33 virtual organ and Eleven Lite, with over 20 high-quality guitar, amp and effect models.