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How to get the MultiMix 16 Firewire mixer to work with Windows 10!

Hey everyone!

I finally got the Alesis MultiMix 16 Firewire to work with Windows 10 by upgrading the firmware! I know there are a lot of people like me, who love this mixer and do not want to throw it away just because they have a modern operating system, so I am writing this tutorial in hope of helping those people.
The problem is that most, if not all, of those mixers are shipped with firmware version 1.3 or lower. You will need version 2.0 to get it to work with Windows 10 (or possibly 8/8.1).

1 - Get yourself a computer that has either Windows XP or Vista. The Firmware update utility works only with XP/Vista and is not officially compatible with Windows 7 (it may work, but I haven't tested it).
2 - Install the alesis driver version first and then connect the mixer and see if it works.
3 - Run the firmware update utility (FwUpdate.exe) as an administrator and click update. It will take a few minutes.
4 - When it`s done, it will restart the mixer, which will take around 20 seconds. After that, check if your mixer works(restart the computer if needed). If it does, you have successfully updated the firmware!
5 - Return to your Windows 10 machine and install the latest driver (v3.5.3.8671). After that, everything should work properly.

Driver and FW Update utility:
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Tested and working on Windows 10 Creators Update.

Some firewire pci cards with VIA6306 chipsets, may cause incompatibility/crashes under Windows 10/8.1/8. If you are having such problems, you need to install legacy IEEE1394 drivers.
You can find the instructions here:

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