Alesis MultiMix 8 Firewire

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by jeffy.dee-lux, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. jeffy.dee-lux macrumors 6502a

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    Hi there,
    I've been deliberating on getting myself a firewire interface for a few months. I've pretty much decided on a Presonus firebox based on recommendations from friends. I just noticed what looks like a good deal at a local store: $300 (CAN) for an Alesis MultiMix 8 Firewire. From what I can tell, this would do everything the Firebox can do and a lot more. Meanwhile the Firebox sells at the same store for over $350. Should I jump on this deal for the Alesis? Anybody have any experience with Alesis gear? Here's the product page:

    http://www.alesis.com/multimix8firewire

    Thanks for your thoughts!
     
  2. Dr Sound macrumors member

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    What are you going to be using to for???

    What will you be recording?

    what software you going to be using?
     
  3. jeffy.dee-lux thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I plan on doing home recording, for the time being just solo but eventually with a small band. A pair of mics, bass, guitar possibly using the line-outs from my amplifiers. I plan on using Logic. Down the road, I'm looking at a USB keyboard and maybe a used MPC 1000.

    My main question is comparing this piece of hardware to a Presonus Firebox. Is there anything the Firebox can do that this thing can't do? From what I can tell, the Multimix includes everything the Firebox has, plus it has basic equalizer functions, and a few more channels. I think the Firebox would satisfy my needs for the foreseeable future, but this store is selling the Multimix for 60$ cheaper than the Firebox.
     
  4. Dr Sound macrumors member

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    I think your main difference would be sound quality..

    You might want to check the Specs on the Pre-amps of both units.

    I would imagine you will get a better sound out of the Presonus
     

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