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Almy
01-24-2007, 12:45 PM
Did a search and found a couple posts, but nothing that specifically said. Just wondering if Reaper is compatible with an Alesis Multimix 12 Channel board/card set-up.

Like a smart guy I called them to find out. Like an idiot I said the wrong software name :/. So yeah I suck and have to come here to ask!

I was told that it works with just about anything with asio drivers. Anyway, thanks for your time.

Diogenes
01-24-2007, 01:33 PM
Hi Almy,

Welcome to Reaper world! The Alesis should work fine. A lot of manfs are using a relatively new Firewire chip and they probably all have a lot in common driver-wise. I read a review on a Phonic Helix board which is the same as the Alesis feature-wise. The review was very favorable. Almost plug and play they said. They did have to run a short driver install routine but it was painless and worked perfectly with several different softwares. I'd DEFINITELY go that route over the USB versions!

Good luck!

D

ehutch79
01-25-2007, 12:33 AM
I actually have the firewire multimix8 it works like a champ.

Almy
01-25-2007, 01:59 AM
Thanks! I've been browsing the forums for a bit and decided to go ahead and download it to give it a shot. Now I don't know anything about recording software really...but uh, man is that a fast install! I think I'm seeing the joy of minimalism at it's best.

My firewire mixer will probably be here next week, then I can dig in and break some stuff. All those vst plugins are going to make me accomplish nothing but toying around for hours for a while I think :P.

Have a feeling I'll be buying reaper if it all works out. Thanks again!

fortheloveofgod
02-07-2007, 04:51 PM
I actually have the firewire multimix8 it works like a champ.

Hey dude how did you fix your device settings with Reaper through the ASIO or direct sound??

Vyacheslav
02-26-2007, 01:23 AM
Thanks! I've been browsing the forums for a bit and decided to go ahead and download it to give it a shot. Now I don't know anything about recording software really...but uh, man is that a fast install! I think I'm seeing the joy of minimalism at it's best.

My firewire mixer will probably be here next week, then I can dig in and break some stuff. All those vst plugins are going to make me accomplish nothing but toying around for hours for a while I think :P.

Have a feeling I'll be buying reaper if it all works out. Thanks again!


So, and how is your Alesis Firewire? I'm going to buy it also and I'd like to see a short review of it. If you have a time, of cource!

Almy
02-26-2007, 09:44 PM
Oh man, completely forgot about this thread! Sorry guys.

fortheloveofgod, I used ASIO and everything is smooth as can be.

Vyacheslav, I may be the wrong guy to get a review for it, as I'm in a very basic setup. I only use it for acoustic guitar at the moment. 2 channels for the mic, and 2 channels for an internal pickup system. But man is it nice. It set up absolutely easily, with no problems. I also haven't had to disable my onboard audio which I like. I use my computer speakers for an alarm clock :P. I noticed some reviews making this seem complicated, but I've had no problems, after turning the mixer off the computer goes back to my onboard audio. I do have to reboot to get back to the mixer but for me that's fine.

I really dig the firewire mixer tho. SO nice to have an interface that can connect anything....well not counting midi. Midi is something I don't do at all so that is a non issue, but iirc you can't run midi thru the alesis firewire mixers. Might want to check on that tho, surely you could connect a midi controller to it?

I haven't even touched the onboard effects, so I can help there. The onboard pre-amps work fine for me. But I have nothing to compare :P. Hopefully someone who actually uses it for something besides the most simple application will jump in and give you a real review.

Vyacheslav
03-03-2007, 01:30 PM
Oh man, completely forgot about this thread! Sorry guys.

fortheloveofgod, I used ASIO and everything is smooth as can be.

Vyacheslav, I may be the wrong guy to get a review for it, as I'm in a very basic setup. I only use it for acoustic guitar at the moment. 2 channels for the mic, and 2 channels for an internal pickup system. But man is it nice. It set up absolutely easily, with no problems. I also haven't had to disable my onboard audio which I like. I use my computer speakers for an alarm clock :P. I noticed some reviews making this seem complicated, but I've had no problems, after turning the mixer off the computer goes back to my onboard audio. I do have to reboot to get back to the mixer but for me that's fine.

I really dig the firewire mixer tho. SO nice to have an interface that can connect anything....well not counting midi. Midi is something I don't do at all so that is a non issue, but iirc you can't run midi thru the alesis firewire mixers. Might want to check on that tho, surely you could connect a midi controller to it?

I haven't even touched the onboard effects, so I can help there. The onboard pre-amps work fine for me. But I have nothing to compare :P. Hopefully someone who actually uses it for something besides the most simple application will jump in and give you a real review.

Thank you, Almy!
I think your reply is very helpful for the beginners like me.
If I buy it I try to write some words about this device too.

One more question, Almy. What about the AD converters? Are they work fine?

Bill S
03-05-2007, 01:59 PM
I was wondering if anyone has tried to record the full 16 tracks
from the mutimix or the full 12 tracks from the multmix 12?
I want to record many inputs live 12+, and didn't want to be limited to just 8 mono tracks like the ( high priced ) Cubase..
Any limit on the number of track to record together?
Thanks for any info.

Diogenes
03-05-2007, 02:11 PM
I don't use the Alesis myself... but Reaper can certainly handle the task. I track 16 channels easily with my EMU 1820M and Behri ADA8000. I hear the Alesis drivers are pretty solid so I think it would work fine.

D

Bill S
03-05-2007, 02:43 PM
Thanks I will check it out.

TusterBuster
03-26-2007, 09:46 PM
Just saw this thread. I have the Alesis MultiMix Firewire 12 and it works fine; Reaper happily records all 12 channels plus the stereo mix. Two little things:
1) you need to switch things on in the right sequence - computer, MultiMix, then start Reaper.
2) AFAIK the MultiMix only works in 24 bit mode. No problem for Reaper.
I'm happy with mine.
Cheers
TB