Multimix 8 FireWire

[April 23, 2007]

The Alesis people informed me that currently all their resources are devoted to getting their devices running on Windows/Mac, and that they are currently not able to free up resources for us. They will contact us when they are ready to support us.

If you are interested in getting an Alesis device and using it on Linux, please query the Alesis sales support to see what the status on this is. (Such that at least they know that interested people exist)

Support Status: 
Not supported


I tried getting this mixer to work, even so I gave up. No idea why it didn't work for me. Somehow the it worked a few minutes after a fresh linux installation, (ffado even identified the device at these moments). After this the kernel seems to have forgotton how to get information from the device telling me it would have trouble reading the ROM. My solution was simply to get the MultiMix 16 which works fine. Would be great to see the MultiMix 8 working as well at some point in the future, its close.

This guy appearantly did get it to work on the old firewire stack. Again I could not reporoduce his results:

We've gotten this up and running on both OpenSUSE 12.1 and Ubuntu Studio 11.10. We did run into some issues with a lot of x-runs when we first started and we're trying to iron those out before we give this a complete green flag. One or two tracks were fine; four tracks and it started giving us issues.

So, it will connect and record with any channel on either of these distros.