Featuring built in compression, high-quality Alesis effects, and a USB audio interface, Alto Live mixers offer high-fidelity sound and high-quality DSP tools in a single package. This page will answers your frequently asked questions about the Alto Live Series mixers.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I use an Alto Live mixer to record into my computer?
- What is the ratio of the built-in compressor?
- How is the built-in compressor controlled?
- If I want to use an Alto Live series mixer in another country do I need a new power supply?
- How come my tablet or smartphone isn't charging when I plug it into USB port on top of my Alto Live mixer?
- Why can't I hear any audio form the headphone output?
- What is the DFX BYPASS jack for?
- What does the green SIG light indicate?
- At what level does does the red clipping light illuminate?
- Where can I find further support for this and other Alto Pro products?
Yes! Every Alto Live mixer has a USB connection that carries 2 channels of audio from the MAIN output channel of the mixer to your computer. The USB connection also allows you to send audio from your computer back to the last channel of the mixer.
The built-in compressor is a 3:1 fixed ratio.
The COMP knob controls both the threshold and makeup gain for the compressor.
All Alto Live mixers have an auto-switching power supply built in. As long as you have the proper IEC power cable for the current you intend to use, the mixer will function.
How come my tablet or smartphone isn't charging when I plug it into USB port on top of my Alto Live mixer?
The USB power outlet on the top of all Alto Live mixers is a 5V 1A power supply and may charge your personal devices slower than a proper outlet. To optimize the charging speed of your device, try lowering your screen brightness and closing unused applications.
Alto Live mixers allow you to send the main mix to either the CTRL OUT or PHONES output, but not to both at the same time. If you do not hear any signal coming out of your headphones, make sure that MAIN OUT is selected by depressing the button above the headphone volume knob.
This input allows you to use a standard 1/4" latching-style footswitch to toggle the mixer's internal effects processor.
When the green SIG light blinks on a channel, it means that a level of 2dBU has been reached. For optimum performance, try to only have this illuminate at your signals highest peaks.
The red clipping light will illuminate when your signal has reached +20dBU.
Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alto Professional product, or if you have pre-sales or parts questions, the Alto Professional technical support team is available to help!
Each product has a dedicated support page on the website where you can find manuals, specifications, software updates, and troubleshooting guides: www.altoproaudio.com
Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.