This is very simple dynamic processor from Alesis company. It has only three controls -input(also a compression amount control),release,and In , Alesis Studio Electronics, and associates put on the market a range of effects and processors numriques, called MICRO SERIES. The Alesis MICRO LIMITER is a true stereo in/stereo out compressor/limiter which is used for automatic gain riding, peak limiting, and special effects on both live.

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The units all have the same basic appearance, three rotary potentiometers and an effects bypass switch. Simple, basic and robust, these instruments are emerging as a bit limited, especially in It’s just that, to my ears, the Alesis units sounded cleaner and were stereo rather than mono. Did you find this review helpful?

This pre-amp with auxiliary input-output, is a multi-dot effect, the SEthe signal that comes from eight kinds reoit Sampler of S and some analog synths cheap, like the proton and the Evolver To compare the Alesis gate with the Boss equivalent, I used an old string synthesizer which I custom built in my University days. I would have thought that silent, electronic switching would be essential on an effects unit which purports to be ‘studio quality’.

Possibly Alesis think that it is more ‘musically useful’ to have the device permanently connected and to only use the bypass switch for setting-up purposes?


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Furthermore, each box comes with its own 9 volt power supply and an excellent manual. I do have some reservations, however. Contact Sound Technology pic, Contact Details. As with all early attempts at polyphony, my string synthesizer was based on simple electronic organ liimter and involved an enormous number of connections in a wiring ‘loom’. Request a new review. The LEDs on the front panel indicate this wonderfully. You can send us a note about this alrsis, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the micgo above.

The effect is visualized by 8 LED green, yellow and red for micrk dernires to signify saturation. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. I liked the stereo option a lot, it simplified the treatments a great deal. But nothing really tangible that you could say ‘Yes, there’s definitely a psychoacoustic enhancer in there. The control functions are as follows: The release deuxime potentiomtre, middle Determines the time taken by the compressor to recover the original gain in the threshold-dea.

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Gear in this article: I hope Alesis rectify the problem before the devices get into bulk production. Strange omission in a studio quality product. If you’re like me and have a neighbour whose idea of a quiet Sunday afternoon is to spend two hours sanding the front door with the Black and Decker he got for Christmas, then a noise gate is essential if you’re to cover up all of the minor annoyances such as ‘spikes’ on the mains alfsis that tend to make your recordings sound like an advert for a well-known breakfast cereal.


Even when the input signal is below that limit, it can be compressed so that for every four decibel rise in the input signal the output will only rise by, say, two decibels. Sadly, the Boss gate is strictly monaural.

The ‘noise gate’ is a simple technique that mutes the output stage of the audio path when the signal drops below a predetermined level so, although the ‘snaps’, ‘crackles’ and ‘pops’ are still there, the noise gate mutes them during the quiet passages of your music and, consequently, they are not as obvious. This similarity can mciro a little confusing if you’re trying to read the front panel settings from the other side of the studio.

Both the Boss and Alesis devices proved limitr be extremely useful in this application and the string synth was, in fact, almost usable again. The first product in the Micro series was the bit Microverb which, like its larger forebears, produces real studio quality digital reverb at a truly affordable price. Is my hearing at all impaired? Also, the Alesis effects boxes are definitely of a sturdier construction than the RCL Finally, I can’t understand why the bypass switching on these units is not silent.

The limitation of this new series I parat most advanced Every musician eventually learns about the problems caused by noisy leads and devices such as chorus pedals, etc.