Alesis MultiMix 8USB Mixer with USB and DSP
The layout of the board is very similar to the Mackie boards but at about half the price with the USB and DSP added on. Very cool. There are some negatives we see for this board as well. *Custom external power supply. Cables always seem to eventually wear out so it's best if all your gear uses the same type of power cable (computer cable). *Converters are only 16 bits and 44.1kHz sampling rate. Depending on the dynamic level of the music being recorded, the low passages will become gritty after mastering. For serious recording, you always want 24 bits and 44.1 kHz sample rate or higher.

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