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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This device, like the noise gate, is essential in any studio. We understand when ds, that this limiteg is the specialist in tonn, but in contrast, trs intuitive, IDAL micrro for musicians like me who do not want to take the head!
If you intend rack-mounting these devices all three slot neatly together, side-by-side, to facilitate this then you should consider using a patchbay of some sort so that you can simplify the connection process.
Both the Boss and Alesis devices proved to be extremely useful in this application and the string synth was, in fact, almost usable again. Sadly, the Boss gate is strictly monaural. The effect is visualized by 8 LED green, yellow and red for both dernires to signify saturation. 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 Also, since each box is powered from its own external transformer, if you’re using all three devices as I was for the purpose of this review, then you’ve got to have another three mains sockets to plug them into, which is quite tiresome if your studio already has a serious wiring problem.
alesie The effect is most useful in, say, the recording of vocals when the vocalist isn’t perhaps aware of how loud he or she may be. There was an improvement in the degree of bass resolution and a general improvement in high frequency definition.
I do have some reservations, however. What can I say? 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.
To compare the Alesis gate with the Boss equivalent, I used an old string synthesizer which I custom built in my University days. However, the subject of this review is the recent additions to their range of studio quality effects units, the aptly named ‘Micro’ series. Furthermore, each box comes with its own 9 volt power supply and an excellent manual.
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I liked the stereo option a lot, it simplified the treatments a great deal. The Threshold pot sets the transition point of the gate from open to closed; the Delay control allows you to set the time taken for the gate to close after the signal has fallen below the threshold level; and the Rate control sets the rate of closure of the gate.
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I hope Alesis rectify the problem before the devices get into bulk production.
By comparison, the Boss gate was completely silent when switching. And not a change that we could ljmiter agree on. Personally, the separate mains adaptor is a minor annoyance.
Even when monitored through a pair of Beyer Dynamic D headphones, there was very little in the way alesi difference between the input signal and the output signal. Previous article in this issue: Gear in this article: However, where the Alesis unit really shone was in the fact that it is a stereo unit and this meant that I could treat both left and right outputs limiiter the instrument from the same box and maintain channel separation.
It’s just that, to my ears, the Alesis units sounded cleaner and were stereo rather than mono. Hopefully, Alesis will do the right thing and provide a single adaptor with a number of outputs to power multiple units.
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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. Strange omission in a studio quality product.
The control functions are as follows: Alsis finish then, I would recommend both the Micro Gate and Micro Limiter to anyone with serious aspirations but with limited cash. A ‘noise gate’ is basically a means of electronically ‘masking out’ the general background noise that tends to be generated by all types of electronic equipment. The Micro Enhancer proved to be a very, very curious device. 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?