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My Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX 4 channel mixer/USB recording interface questions!

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My Alesis Multimix 4 USB FX 4 channel mixer/USB recording interface questions!

Post: # 209Post thestorygirl
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:55 pm

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Do I need the plug in battery? If so, when?
Also, when I am done using it for the day, do I need to turn any buttons off?
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Post: # 213Post Dana
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:18 pm

Sorry I missed your post. I have no idea what you are referring to concerning the battery. As far as when you are finished using it, just turn the power off.
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Post: # 216Post thestorygirl
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Ok, glad I thought of that at least!
Perhaps it is some sort of charger... But I will hold onto it, whatever it is, just in case.

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Post: # 218Post Dana
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:40 pm

As far as I know, the only power cord that comes with the Alesis is the main power cord. Does it have a screw on nut to keep it attached? Can you send a pic or part number?
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Post: # 224Post thestorygirl
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:22 pm

Hi, I'm sorry, I hope you don't get tired of me. I guess I'm a slow learner, even if I am eager. I tried to do everything you showed me, and push in the USB to Main button as well, but I still do not get as far as seeing yellow and green activate on my Reaper screen. It just doesn't seem to read anything at all.

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Post: # 229Post Dana
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:52 pm

OK, lets start at the beginning. Plug in the sm 58 into channel 1 on your mixer. Turn the main master control knob, (the white knob at the bottom right side of the mixer), all the way to the left. Turn your mixer on. Make sure you are turning on the main power switch and not just the phantom power switch. DO NOT plug the mixer into your computer yet. Turn the main gain control, (the black knob at the top of channel 1), all the way to the right. Next, turn the white gain knob, (at the bottom of channel 1) all the way to the right.

Make sure that your mic is between 1 and 2 inches from your mouth. Now speak into your mic at a normal volume and slowing turn the main master knob, (the white knob on the bottom right side of your mixer), to the right in till you start to see the LED lights on the mixer, start to light up. If these LED lights DO NOT light up at all, then there is something wrong with the mixer. Let me know when you do this.

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Post: # 233Post thestorygirl
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 pm

Thanks, I will try that. Sorry I couldn't get there today, and tomorrow I will be pretty busy with my work. I will let you know when I've tried it.

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Post: # 234Post Dana
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:28 pm

No problem.
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Post: # 239Post thestorygirl
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:10 pm

I am so terribly, terribly sorry. I did just as you said, but am not seeing anything light up on Alesis at all.
Perhaps I could see if I can contact someone from my church who works with the audio system and see if he thinks there's something I'm doing wrong before we rule it as defunct.

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Post: # 240Post Dana
Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:28 am

That is a great idea! Let me know when you do this. In order to rule the mixer out, have them check it with another XLR cable as well as another mic. By doing so, it will help pinpoint the problem item. Many times cables can be bad, right off the shelf. You have nothing to be sorry about, it just takes a little longer to troubleshoot a problem, when it happens long distance.
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