Alesis 7-51-0230-B User Manual

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ABOUT PODCASTING AND THIS KIT

Podcasting allows you to record audio files and make them available online for everyone to hear – these can include independent audio shows and original music shows. The process of podcasting begins with digitally recording audio content into your computer. Once the show has been recorded, usually there is a software converter that is used to process the recorded audio into an mp3 file and lastly the file, along with a special ID tag, is uploaded to the Internet. When a podcast is uploaded to the Internet, it is usually sent out via an aggregator program to notify podcast websites that the file is now available to be downloaded to a listener’s computer from the Internet. Podcasts are free and can also be downloaded to portable media players. And since podcasting uses the Internet as its medium, it makes available an enormous listener base – anyone with an Internet connection is a potential listener.

From recording and mixing content to uploading it on the web, the Alesis Podcasting Kit provides everything you need to get your show up and running. We have simplified the entire process for you so you can begin podcasting to the world in a matter of minutes! In this kit you will find:

A high-qualitydynamic microphone

An Alesis MultiMix 8 Firewire mixer

A desktop microphone stand

A microphone cable

A FireWire cable

A lightweight carrying bag

Please read through the instructions of this guide as it contains important information on connecting the equipment and using the software needed to successfully begin podcasting. We hope you enjoy it!

Sincerely,

The People of Alesis

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HOOKING UP YOUR PODCAST RECORDING SYSTEM

MICROPHONE

HEADPHONES

COMPUTER

FIREWIRE

POWERED SPEAKERS

CD-PLAYEROR OTHER

LINE-LEVELDEVICE

1.Connect the included microphone to the XLR input of Channel 1 using the microphone cable also included in the kit.

2.Connect the Multimix to your computer using the included Firewire cable.

3.Connect the MAIN MIX output of the Multimix to your speakers using ¼ inch TS cables.

Alternatively, if you do not own speakers, you can connect the headphones that come with your kit to the PHONES output so you can monitor your session. This is a good idea since you will probably experience feedback from your speakers if you have them turned on while your microphone is on.

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CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS & DRIVER INSTALLATION

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.

Important: download the drivers from http://www.alesis.com onto a folder on your desktop or insert the software CD into your computer’s CD drive BEFORE you plug your MultiMix into your computer for the first time.

WINDOWS DRIVERS INSTALLATION

 

MAC DRIVERS INSTALLATION

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.”

Your MultiMix Firewire mixer requires several sets of drivers to work properly. The installation process will automatically install these drivers one by one. Let the installer continue installing the various sets of drivers until the you see a message stating, “Your new hardware is installed and ready to use.” Do not cancel any of the installations, as they are all required for proper operation.

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

POWER ON/OFF ORDER

To ensure that the MultiMix is recognized correctly by your computer, follow these instructions for powering on and off your equipment:

Power-onsequence

1.Connect mics and line-levelsources to the MultiMix.

2.Connect the MultiMix to the computer using the Firewire cable.

3.Turn on the MultiMix. Wait a couple of seconds.

4.Turn on the computer.

Power-offsequence

1.Turn off the computer. Wait for the computer to shut down entirely.

2.Turn off the MultiMix.

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SOUND SETUP UNDER WINDOWS

To use your MultiMix FireWire as your default Windows sound device, follow these steps:

1.From the Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel. Depending on your Windows preferences, it will appear similar to one of the two pictures below:

2.Double click on Sounds and Audio Devices.

3.Click the Audio tab. Change the default devices for both sound playback and sound recording to the MultiMix. (For sound recording, choose the “MultiMix Main” option.)

4.Click the Voice tab. Change the voice playback and voice recording settings to the MultiMix. For voice recording, you may choose either the “MultiMix Main” or the “MultiMix Channels” option.

5.Click Apply to apply these changes.

DISABLING WINDOWS SYSTEM SOUNDS

Windows System Sounds—thesounds that Windows plays to signal starting up, shutting down, alerts and soforth—caninterfere with your audio recording. Westrongly suggest that you disable these sounds.

1.Click the Soundstab of Sounds and Audio Devices.

2.Under Sound Scheme, choose No sounds.

3.Click OK to accept this entry and close the dialog box.

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INSTALLING THE CUBASE LE RECORDING SOFTWARE

WINDOWS INSTALLATION

1 Before beginning, we suggest that you write down the25-letterregistration code that is printed on the CD.

Insert Cubase LE CD included in kit.

The installation program should automatically load.

If it does not automatically load, you can go to My Computer and double-clickon the “Cubase LE Install” CD.

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Click on “Install Cubase LE” button on

Enter your name and the serial number that

Click Next.

 

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Click Next and the software will install in its

 

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Read the User License Agreement, click I

 

 

 

Agree and then clickNext.

 

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Click “Next” again.

You can decide whether you shall be the

 

Click “Next.”

 

 

 

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Click Next to start installation.

The installation program will begin installing

When the screen above is displayed, click

 

Cubase LE. This may take a couple of

Finish.

 

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YOU ARE NOW READY TO USE CUBASE LE.

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INSTALLING THE CUBASE LE RECORDING SOFTWARE

MAC INSTALLATION

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Before beginning, we suggest that you write down the 25-letterregistration code that is printed on the CD.

Insert Cubase LE CD included in kit.

 

 

 

Double-clickCubase LE installation file.

 

Click Continue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click Agree.

 

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Once Cubase LE begins installing, you will Click Install to begin the installation. be prompted to enter your Name and the

serial number that came with the CD. Enter these and click OK.

The software will finish installing and this screen will be displayed.

YOU ARE NOW READY TO USE CUBASE LE.

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