Alesis Multimix 8 USB only recording stereo output to DAW

Mixmaster 8 usb, are there 2 version? I have a silver one but I also see pictures for a darker one. Is it true you can only record the stereo output into your DAW.

The instructions that are on the website for Cubase 4 says I can configure it for more BUT the instructions are not working.

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  • Hi James,

    Thank you for your post! I'd like to help! With the original Multimix 8 USB (silver), the USB connection was not yet a USB 2.0. The specifications of the original USB connection was that it can only send out a stereo mix of everything that is going into the mixer. With USB 2.0, you are able to separate each track in the USB send-out to your computer. The newer version of the Multimix 8 USB is dark in color and implements the 2.0 connection so it can be done with this version of the mixer. Although there are instructions on how to properly configure a multimix recording into Cubase, the steps are only valid for the Multimix 8 USB 2.0. I hope this helps!
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    • I'm having the same issue using Logic on a Mac. My firewire MultiMix 8 became redundant when I upgraded my computer. I managed to get hold of a USB silver MultiMix 8 and now I only have two inputs available both being the stereo output from the mixer. Does this mean my USB mixer will not allow me to record tracks separately? Would the later darker coloured USB multimix 8 allow separate tracks to recorded in Logic on my Mac?
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  • Welli just bought an Alesis multimix 8 USB/FX and i do not see how your statement can be true. After install it do come up as a stereo device with 2 in and 2 out?

    After reading your comment i honestly thought it would show up as 8 mono channels in and 8 out. I do understand though that 1 AD chip probably enough if it is fast enough and 1 DA for decoding because that is basically what a multichannel decoder do "although compressed?", but you must be able to select input channel in the daw, how could it otherwise support 8 separate streams if there just two input channels?

    That said i can't see how your comment could be correct.
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  • Hi Everyone,

    As Michael said, the original MultiMix series (not 2.0) will only send out a stereo mix of everything that is going into the mixer. The MultiMix 2.0 series will send individual channels to their own tracks within your DAW as mono channels.

    Please let me know if there are any additional questions.
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