Alesis is now shipping its iPod-clever MultiMix 16 USB mixing desk in the UK.

Equipped with a built-in iPod dock, the 16-channel USB mixing desk allows users to record their music to a computer for editing in the conventional way, while also allowing music makers to record sessions directly to their iPod. Users can also use the iPod as a sound source within compositions recorded for mixing on the computer.

The MultiMix 16 USB offers 100 studio quality 28-bit audio effects, a built-in limiter, a 3-band per channel EQ, guitar and line inputs and records in CD quality (44.1 or 48kHz). It ships with Steinberg Cubase LE 4 recording software.