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 state of the gate is determined from three LEDs on the front panel: I reserved my judgement of the third addition to the Alesis Micro range until last.

Write a user review Ask for a user review. This is very sad on units of this quality. The manual states that this is because the limiter was designed to be “more musically useful”, which limite a little difficult to comprehend. Strange omission in a studio quality micrl.

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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 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.

My amplifier is getting on a bit but certainly seems more than capable of the job and so do the speakers. 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 supply that tend to make your recordings sound like an advert for a well-known breakfast cereal.

Not satisfied with those reviews? Finally the output right will catch the loss level, due to compression, and a db can trs bad! 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.


By comparison, the Boss gate was completely silent when switching. If you want another Alesis unit to fill the third location in your 19″ rack, buy a Microverb instead. Is my hearing at all impaired? Certainly, there was a change; not a great change but a very subtle one. It just doesn’t do enough to justify the expense.

I tested the Micro Enhancer on a number of sources: Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. Simple, basic and robust, these instruments are emerging as a bit limited, especially in I would have thought that silent, electronic switching would be essential on an effects unit which purports to be ‘studio quality’.

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.

Both the Boss and Alesis devices proved to be extremely useful in this application and the string synth was, in fact, limiteer usable again.

As for the manual in French, it is trspdagogique, trsdtaill real physics course! To compare the Alesis gate with the Boss equivalent, I used an old string synthesizer alesks I custom built in my University days.

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However, where the Alesis unit really shone was in the fact that it is midro stereo unit and limitef meant that I could treat both left and right outputs of the instrument from the same box and maintain channel separation. This device, like the noise gate, is essential in any studio.

Beehiving is always present, it’s just that it tends to stand out more when the instrument is supposed to be silent, ie. Can you imagine what it all can give! Small Print Terms of use Privacy.

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This similarity can be a little confusing if you’re trying to limited the front panel settings from the other side of the studio. Previous article in this issue: Well, I don’t believe that my hearing is at all impaired, other than the natural wear-and-tear one might expect for a 26 year-old pair of lug ‘oles.


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. Did you find this review helpful? 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.

The Micro Enhancer proved to be a very, very curious device.

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.

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? This method of controlling the noise a,esis worked very well. If this sounds like a rather savage technique to apply to an acoustic chain that you’ve probably spent hours attempting to perfect, then you’re perfectly right.

I asked several other people for their opinions of the effect and we all agreed on one thing – there was very little perceptible difference between the input direct and output treated signals. Our members also liked: This should not cast the RCL in an unfavourable light.

Sadly, the Boss gate is strictly monaural.

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