Alesis 7-51-0199-A User Manual

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Quick Start Owner’s Manual

BOX CONTENTS

MIXING CONSOLE

POWER SUPPLY

FIREWIRE CABLE

SOFTWARE CD

Manual de inicio rápido para el usuario

(ESPAÑOL)

CONTENIDOS DE LA CAJA

MIXING CONSOLE

FUENTE DE ALIMENTACIÓN

CABLE FIREWIRE

CD DE SOFTWARE

Bedienungsanleitung

(DEUTSCH)

SCHACHTELINHALT

MIXING BEDIENPULT

STROMKABEL

FIREWIRE KABEL

SOFTWARE CD

Guide d’utilisation du propriétaire

(FRANÇAIS)

CONTENU DE LA BOÎTE

CONSOLE DE MIXAGE

BLOC D’ALIMENTATION

CÂBLE FIREWIRE

CÉDÉROM LOGICIEL

Manuale rapido di utilizzazione

(ITALIANO)

CONTENUTO DELLA CONFEZIONE

MIXING CONSOLE

CAVI DI ALIMENTAZIONE

CAVO FIREWIRE

CD CONTENENTE IL SOFTWARE

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MULTIMIX FIREWIRE QUICK START OWNERS MANUAL

(ENGLISH)

1.Make sure all items listed on the front of this guide are included in the box.

2.READ SAFETY INSTRUCTION BOOKLET BEFORE USING THE PRODUCT

3.Study this setup diagram.

4.Place the MultiMix FireWire in an appropriate position for operation.

5.Make sure all devices are turned off and all volumes are at “zero”

6.Connect all input sources as indicated in the diagram.

7.Connect the outputs to the power amplifier(s), tape decks, and/or audio sources.

8.Connect the Firewire cable to a computer

9.Plug your MultiMix FireWire and other devices into AC power.

10.Switch everything on in the following order:

Audio input sources

External effects, recording devises or equalizers

The MultiMix FireWire

Amplifiers

Computer

11.When turning off, always reverse this operation by:

Turning off computers

Turning off amplifiers

Turning off he MultiMix FireWire

External effects, recording devises or equalizers

Last, any input devices

12.Go to http://www.alesis.com/ for product registration.

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CHANNEL FEATURES

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1.EQ: Boosts or cuts the respective frequencies for each channel. When recording via Firewire, the EQ settings ARE recorded.

2.AUX A: Routes channel signal to an external device like an effects processor. (PRE or POST fader depending on switch position.

3.AUX B: Controls level routed to internal effects processor or routes channel signal to an external device like an effects processor.

When recording via Firewire, the AUX A and B signals are NOT recorded on the individual channels. They ARE recorded via the MAIN MIX channels.

4.PAN/BALANCE: Assigns the channel signal to any spot in the mono or stereo spectrum.

When recording via Firewire, the MONO channels’ pan position is ignored when recording the individual channel but is captured when recording the MAIN MIX channels. The STEREO channels’ balance is captured by both the individual channel and the MAIN MIX channels.

5.PFL/SOLO: Allows the channel signal to be heard before being affected by the fader.

6.MUTE/ALT 3/4: Mutes the channel signal heard in the MAIN OUTPUT and routes the signal to the ALT 3/4 OUTPUT.

These settings are ignored by the Firewire individual channel outputs.

7.CHANNEL FADER: Controls the MAIN OUT (analog) and Firewire (digital) signal level of the MIC or LINE inputs.

S/PDIF CABLE: We recommend that you use a cable that is specifically designed to carry a digital signal anddoes not exceed 5 meters (16.4 ft) in length.

* Use only high quality cables for digital transfers*

MASTER FEATURES

Note: It is recommended that the MULTIMIX FIREWIRE be turned off before connecting and disconnecting any sources to the inputs of the unit. However, do not turn off the MultiMix FireWire once you have established a connection to the computer.

1.AUX RET A: Controls the signal level that returns from AUX A.

2.EFFECTS/AUX RET B: Controls the signal level of the internal effects or the level returning from AUX B if in use.

3.HDPH/CTRL RM: Controls the level that is sent to the PHONES or CTRL RM outputs.

4.SOLO MODE: Switches the solo’d channel signals frompre-fadertopost-faderlisten.

5.2TK TO MIX: Routes the 2TK input as well as the stereo return from the computer to the MAIN faders.

6.MAIN MIX: Controls the level of the MAIN OUTPUTS.

7.ALT 3/4: Controls the level of the ALT 3/4 OUTPUTS.

8.ALT 3/4 TO MIX: Routes the ALT 3/4 signal to the MAIN MIX output.

9.2TK SWITCH: Routes the 2TK input as well as the stereo return from the computer to the HDPH /CTRL RM output.

10.ALT 3/4 SWITCH: Routes the ALT 3/4 signal to the HDPH/CTRL RM output.

11.MIX SWITCH: Routes the MAIN MIX signal to the HDPH/CTRL RM output.

12.LED METERS: Monitors the audio signal level.

13.+48V LED: Indicates that the PHANTOM POWER is enabled for the MIC inputs.

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RECORDING VIA FIREWIRE

1. INSTALL THE SOFTWARE ON YOUR COMPUTER

Important:

Follow these steps BEFORE you plug in your MultiMix

FireWire mixer for the first time!

If your computer has access to the Internet, point your browser to the Support > Downloads section of http://www.alesis.com. It’s possible that updated drivers have been posted there since the time the software CD included with your MultiMix was printed.

Using either drivers from the website or the software CD, connect your MultiMix FireWire to your computer and turn the MultiMix FireWire on.

Windows

Under Windows XP, the “Found New Hardware” wizard will run. You will be prompted to install a series of drivers.

If you downloaded the drivers from the Internet, choose to install the drivers from a specific location when prompted, and point to the folder that contains the drivers.

If you are using the drivers from the CD, choose to install the drivers automatically when prompted.

For each of the several installations that occur, click “Continue Anyway” if Windows warns you that the drivers have not passed Microsoft Logo Certification.

Windows Logo Certification warning.

Ignore this warning by clicking “Continue Anyway.”

Continue installing the various sets of drivers until the you receive a message that “Your new hardware is installed and ready to use.”

Do not cancel any of the installations, as they are all required for proper operation.

Macintosh

Mac driver installation is more straightforward, as only CoreAudio drivers are installed. Simply double-clickthe installer program to install the drivers.

Mac OS 10.3 or higher is required by the MultiMix drivers.

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2. CONNECT THE MULTIMIX FIREWIRE TO THE COMPUTER

Connect your microphones and line-levelsources to the MultiMix FireWire

Connect your output devices - headphones or speakers, or both - to the MultiMix FireWire. Turn their volume down to zero

Turn on the MultiMix FireWire

Connect the Firewire cable to both the MultiMix FireWire and your computer

Turn your computer on

NOTE: If your computer "hangs" when following this procedure, turn off both the mixer and the computer. Try turning on the computer first. Turn on the MultiMix FireWire only after your computer has completely booted up.

3. START YOUR COMPUTER’S AUDIO RECORDING APPLICATION

Within the recording application, select the MultiMix FireWire as the recording and playback device

Adjust the MultiMix FireWire's sample rate (44.1kHz or 48kHz) and buffer sizes as appropriate

Assign one or more MultiMix FireWire inputs and begin recording

Raise or lower the trim knobs and volume sliders on the MultiMix FireWire to achieve a strong signal which does not distort (clip)

Use the equalizer to sculpt the sound

To record the signal along with the built-ineffects or AUX bus effects, record the master fader signal. Individual channel signals include EQ but do not include effects

On the MultiMix FireWire, assign the “2-TK”output from the computer to the monitor mix

Raise the monitoring level (headphones or monitor speakers) on the MultiMix FireWire to listen back

See the Reference Manual for additional details.

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MANUAL DE INICIO RÁPIDO PARA EL USUARIO

(ESPAÑOL)

1.Asegúrese de que todos los artículos incluidos al inicio de este manual están incluidos en la caja.

2.LEA LAS INSTRUCCIONES DEL FOLLETO DE SEGURIDAD ANTES DE UTILIZAR EL PRODUCTO.

3.Estudie este diagrama de instalación.

4.Coloque la estación de mezclas en una posición adecuada para su funcionamiento.

5.Asegúrese de que todos los dispositivos están apagados y de que todos los volúmenes están en posición “cero”

6.Conecte todas las fuentes de entrada como se indica en el diagrama.

7.Conecte las salidas al/los amplificador(es) de alimentación, unidades de cinta magnética y/o otras fuentes de audio.

8.Conecte el cable Firewire a una computadora

9.Enchufe su MultiMix FireWire y demás dispositivos al suministro de corriente alterna.

10.Prenda todo en el siguiente orden:

Fuentes de entrada de audio

Efectos externos, dispositivos de grabación o ecualizadores

El MultiMix FireWire

Amplificador

Por último, el compudatora

11.Al apagar, realice siempre esta operación al contrario:

Apagar las computadoras

Apague los amplificadores

El MultiMix FireWire

Efectos externos, dispositivos de grabación o ecualizadores

Por último, cualquier dispositivo de entrada

12.Visite http://www.alesis.com/ para registrar el producto.

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CARACTERÍSTICAS DEL CANAL

BANDA DEL CANAL

1.EQ: Amplifica o atenúa las respectivas frecuencias para cada canal.

2.AUX A: Dirige la señal del canal a un dispositivo externo como, por ejemplo, un procesador de efectos. (PRE/POST).

3.AUX B: Dirige la señal del canal a un dispositivo externo como, por ejemplo, un procesador de efectos. (Pre o post fader dependiendo de la posición del interruptor).

Cuando se graba mediante Firewire, las señales AUX A y B NO SE GRABAN en los canales individuales. Se GRABAN a través de los canales de mezcla principal MAIN MIX.

4.PAN/BALANCE: Asigna la señal del canal a cualquier punto en el espectro mono o estéreo.

Cuando se graba mediante Firewire, se ignora la posición de pan al gravar el canal individual pero se captura al grabar los canales MAIN MIX. El balance de los canales ESTÉREO es capturado tanto por el canal individual como por los canales MAIN MIX.

5.PFL/SOLO: Permite que la señal del canal pueda oírse antes de ser afectada por el fader.

6.MUTE/ALT 3/4: Silencia la señal del canal oída en la SALIDA MAIN y dirige la señal a la SALIDA ALT 3/4.

7.FADER DE CANAL: Controla el nivel de señal MAIN OUT (analógica) y Firewire (digital) de las entradas de micrófono (MIC) y línea (LINE).

CABLE S/PDIF: Es recomendable que utilice un cable que esté específicamente diseñado para transmitir una señal digital y que no sobrepase los 5 metros (16,4 pies) de longitud. *Utilice solo cables de alta calidad para transferencias digitales*

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