The MultiMix FireWire series are great sounding standalone mixers with an integrated 24-bit FireWire interface.
Each input channel on the mixer (plus the stereo mix) is sent into your computer while a stereo output is received from the computer for monitoring. Essentially, it’s like having a mixer and a 18-in/2-out interface in one compact package. And here’s the clincher: the MultiMix FireWire is actually costs less than most professional FireWire interfaces alone.
-Compact, affordable 16-channel analog mixer and Multi-channel FireWire Audio Computer
-8 high-gain mic/line (XLR and 1/4″ balanced) inputs with phantom power, 2 stereo balanced 1/4″ line inputs, aux send (can sent 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
-24-bit, 44.1/48 kHz operation with high-end A/D and D/A conversion through integrated FireWire audio interface using next-generation Dice II FireWire chip
-Compatible with Mac OSX and Windows XP
-Steinberg Cubase LE included
-Easy to attach rackmount ears available