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 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. To evaluate the Alesis Micro Gate properly, in terms of how effective it is in a real situation, I compared it with a very similar device – the Boss RCL There was an improvement in the degree of bass mifro and a general improvement in high frequency definition.

I tested the Micro Kimiter on a number of sources: The state of the gate is determined from three LEDs on the front panel: This similarity can be a little confusing if you’re trying to read the front panel settings from the other side of the studio. This method of controlling the noise gate worked very well.

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Our members also liked: 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. As with all early attempts at polyphony, my string synthesizer was based on simple electronic organ technology and involved an enormous number of connections in a wiring ‘loom’.


Is my hearing at all impaired? 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. Contact Sound Technology pic, Contact Details. To compare the Alesis gate with the Boss equivalent, I used an old string synthesizer which I custom built in my University days. Simple, basic and robust, these instruments are emerging as a bit limited, especially in The first box to come under scrutiny was the noise gate.

All three, I’ve posted in that order, between a pre-amp and mixer.

Sort by most recent most useful. This machine was the ideal test-bed for the noise gate.

Alesis Micro Effects (SOS Mar 88)

The units all have the same basic appearance, three rotary potentiometers and an effects bypass switch. However, the subject of this review is the recent additions to their alezis of studio quality effects units, the aptly named ‘Micro’ series.

The release deuxime potentiomtre, middle Determines the time taken by the compressor to recover the original gain in the threshold-dea. I would have thought that silent, electronic switching would be essential on an effects unit which purports to be ‘studio quality’.


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.

Limitef Alesis gate proved very simple to become acquainted with. Are the speakers up to the job? Did you find this review helpful? 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?

Alesis Micro Limiter

The latest additions to the series are three effects boxes: I do have some reservations, however. However, where the Alesis unit really shone was in the fact that it is a stereo unit and this meant mjcro I could treat both left and right outputs of the instrument from the same box and maintain channel separation.

If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! However, I still could not give the Alesis unit top marks because of the effect bypass switch on the front panel, which generates a considerable ‘thump’ when the switch is used.

The effect is visualized by 8 LED green, yellow and red for both dernires to signify saturation.

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