If it’s not the high pitched squeal then it’s the drivers or a latency issue or drop outs. Read the page on the link above You usually see values like , , , 64, 32 or 16 for latency. It’s very frustrating and confusing. On the Multimix USB4 page no drivers.

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Best solution would be an upgrade to something with ASIO drivers I have a multimix albeit a FW12 but that’s older technology than the USB versions of the multimix and Alesiw have drivers that work on Windows 7 x64, so you should be able to get drivers for yours without any problem.

The multi mix will more than likely be recognized as a USB audio device by Windows.

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This content has been marked as final. The only problem with lower latency is that it could cause drop outs if your computer is working hard so test it by lowering it one by one.

User Control Panel Log out. Take it back, it’s not worth the headache, spend a few extra dollars and buy a usbb interface -take it from me, I have a Alesis USB Mixer, and it’s always one thing after another.

Forums Posts Latest Posts. There is also a firmware update utility that might work for all in the multi mix series http: How does this make you feel?


This should bring up the control panel for your audio device. Hello, Thanks for posting. In the best of all possible worlds, there would be no such thing as latency—we would hear audio the moment it was created.

As a final note, one tremendous benefit that the MultiMix FireWire offers is that you can monitor through it without latency at all. You’ll need to enable Javascript and cookies to participate. Forum Themes Mobile Progressive. Can anyone recommend a driver that works? I use AA3 to record through it. Hopefully that is all helpfull. I only wish I knew this myself, before I was ‘stuck’ with an Alesis product. This determines the Latency. It won’t require any drivers to communicate with your computer.

Alesis multimix asio drivers I have just got a Alesis muiltmix 4 usb, but according to the tech guy at alesis they don’t come with any drivers, he said to down load asio drivers from asio4all. It is a bit missleading on their site though as there is 3 different versions of the MultiMix 8, but I should have known better.

Is there an ASIO driver available for the Alesis Multi Mix 8 USB?

Please refer to my response above. Help get this topic noticed by sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or email. Only way for me to tell is purchase a device then try out and if it fails then take it back to sale vendor.


If you can still return the product, I would strongly recommend that you do. Please enter a title.

Then record for about 2 or 3 minuets and check for drop outs in the audio. This has been a great purchase! The highest latency I would use is and that is not good enough for recording, but great for when your trying to make a mix and have a lot of effects in multi-track. I’ve got a Creative Audigy 2 audio card, and this works fine when just wiring the mic direct into the microphone socket on the card at 48khzbut as soon as I try to install and use an ASIO driver the ability to record disappears also in AA3.

Do yourself a favor and either take it back or shoot it. I’m writing special software to use ASIO for very low latency audio server. If your lucky you can find some buffer settings in ASIO4ALL that may work, but since it’s controlled by the default driver it may not be good enough