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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I liked the stereo option a lot, it simplified the treatments a great deal. I reserved my judgement of the third addition to the Alesis Liimter range until last. By comparison, the Boss gate was completely silent when switching. 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.

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This limiter provides a powerful and warm. The ‘limiter’ effectively puts a lid on the level of a signal.

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 Micro Enhancer proved alezis be a very, very curious device. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. Not satisfied with those reviews?

Alesis Micro Limiter

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. Even when monitored through a pair of Beyer Dynamic D headphones, there was very little in the way of difference between the input signal and the output signal. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.


Strange omission in a studio quality product. 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.

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The Output control is provided so that you can easily match levels after the limiting process. However, if money is a problem, I would find it very hard to recommend the Micro Enhancer.

Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. But nothing really tangible that you could say ‘Yes, there’s definitely a psychoacoustic enhancer in there. This similarity can be a little confusing if you’re trying alesi read the front panel settings from the other side of the studio.

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And not a change that we could all agree on. The control functions are as follows: The Alesis gate proved very simple to become acquainted with. Sound On Sound – Mar This device, like the noise gate, is essential in any studio. This is a compression ratio of 2: Previous article in this issue: Furthermore, each box comes with its own 9 volt power supply and an excellent manual.

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 limter them into, which is quite tiresome if your studio already has a serious wiring problem.


Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. There was an improvement in the alessis of bass resolution and a general improvement in high frequency definition. The latest additions to the series are three effects boxes: They really are good quality and excellent value. 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. This pre-amp with auxiliary input-output, limietr a multi-dot effect, the SEthe signal that comes from eight kinds reoit Sampler alesiw S and some analog synths cheap, like the proton and the Evolver Write a user review Ask for a user review.

Log in Become a member. This machine was the ideal test-bed for the noise gate. 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.

Are they the Accessit range of the Eighties? I tested the Micro Enhancer on a number of sources: Finally, I can’t understand why the bypass switching on these units is not laesis. If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps!

Our members also liked: Did you find this review helpful? 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.