And more new gear from Alesis at the NAMM

lesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, announces MultiMix 4 USB, a four-channel desktop mixer with USB output and JamDock, the first dock for iPod designed specifically for practicing musicians.

The MultiMix 4 USB is a four-channel desktop mixer designed to be easily integrated into a computer based editing environment. This compact mixer is perfect for use in basic computer-recording setups, video editing and production studios, and portable podcasting setups as it outputs not only line-level analog audio, but also stereo 16-bit, 44.1 kHz digital audio over USB for low-noise, easy computer connection.

The MultiMix 4 USB mixer has four input channels, all of which can accept a 1/4″ line input. Users can plug XLR microphones into channels one and two, including condensers, thanks to the mixer’s switchable 48V-phantom power supply. They can also plug a guitar or bass directly into channel one’s switchable high-impedance input.

Channels one and two offer switchable high-pass filtering at 75Hz to eliminate low-frequency rumble, handling and wind noise. Each channel has an independent pan control and channels one and two provide high and low-shelving EQs. Channels one and two have independent gain trims, while channels three and four are configured as a stereo pair at the level and pan controls.

The MultiMix 4 USB has a two-channel, five stage, multicolor LED meter for visual monitoring the main output level. A stereo, 1/4″ headphone output has its own level control.

JamDock is the cleanest way for musicians to integrate an iPod into any practice or live music setup. Musicians can connect and mix in nearly any instrument, including electronic drums, and send the resulting mix to the stereo outputs and headphone output. Nearly every musician has an iPod, but until JamDock, there has never been an easy and clean way to integrate an iPod into a practice or stage setup.

JamDock enables musicians to mix their iPod and instrument and practice or play backing tracks live. JamDock has two 1/4-inch inputs that work with both line-level sources and high-impedance guitars and basses. The inputs sum to mono when there is only one side present, so the musician hears their guitar centered in their headphones. A pair of 1/4-inch outputs feed amplifiers or PA systems and a 1/4-inch stereo output feeds headphones.

Musicians can use JamDock on a flat surface, such as a guitar amp, or mount it on a drum rack or stand using the e-percussion Module Mount, sold separately. JamDock comes with a free music-track subscription for fun play-along sessions.

– The MultiMix 4 USB will be available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers in Q2 for an MSRP of $149.99 and an estimated street price of $99.99.
– JamDock will be available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers in Q2 at an MSRP of $149.99 and an estimated street price of $99.99.


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