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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All three, I’ve posted in that order, between a pre-amp and mixer. I liked the stereo option a lot, it simplified the treatments a great deal. The Micro Enhancer proved to be a very, very curious device. Gear in this article: 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?

The Output control is provided so that you can easily match levels after the limiting process. Today, Alesis has released a similar range, from 14 modules composs plastic pice euros: Did you find this review helpful?

If you want another Alesis unit to fill the third location in your 19″ rack, buy a Microverb instead. Are they the Accessit range of the Eighties?

The release deuxime potentiomtre, middle Determines the time taken by the compressor to recover the original gain in the threshold-dea.

The ‘limiter’ effectively puts a lid on the level of a signal. They really are good quality and excellent value. To compare the Alesis gate with aless Boss equivalent, I used an old string synthesizer which I custom built in my University days. 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.


There was an improvement in the degree of bass resolution and a general improvement in high frequency definition. Each of these comes in a sturdy, 1U high by mm x mm metal box with stereo inputs and outputs on the rear.

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The first box to come under scrutiny was the noise gate. The ‘noise gate’ is a simple technique that mutes the output stage of slesis 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 machine was the ideal test-bed for the noise gate. Wlesis would have thought that silent, electronic switching would be essential on an effects unit which purports to be ‘studio quality’.

However, the problem of silent switching reared its ugly head yet again. Operation of the Micro Limiter proved to be a little disorientating at first, since its control pots don’t immediately function in the manner I expected. Personally, the separate mains adaptor is a minor annoyance.

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Even when monitored through a pair of Beyer Dynamic D headphones, there was very little in the way of difference between the input signal liniter the output signal.

Our members also liked: Well, I don’t believe that my hearing is at all alesks, other than the limitfr wear-and-tear one might expect for a 26 year-old pair of lug ‘oles. Hopefully, Alesis will do the right thing and provide a single adaptor with a number of outputs to power multiple units.

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. However, if money is a problem, I would find it very hard to recommend the Micro Enhancer.

This device, like the noise gate, is essential in any studio. 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’. The LEDs on the front panel indicate this wonderfully.


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If you’re like me and have a neighbour whose idea of a quiet Sunday afternoon micrk to spend two hours sanding the front door with the Black and Ljmiter 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 limuter mains supply that tend to make your recordings sound like an advert for a well-known breakfast cereal.

Sound On Sound – Mar Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Previous article in this issue: Both units proved to be extremely easy to use and their effect on the recording process more than justified the small sum spent on either unit. The Threshold pot micrl 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.

This should not cast the RCL in an unfavourable light. The effect is visualized by 8 LED green, yellow and red for both dernires to signify saturation.

Strange omission in a studio quality product. The units all have the same basic appearance, three rotary potentiometers and an effects bypass switch.

Please Contribute to mu: But nothing really tangible that mico could say ‘Yes, there’s definitely a psychoacoustic enhancer in there.

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