WNAMM12:Alesis Vortex - USB Keytar With Accelerometer

Throw some shapes, get some control      30/01/12

No flash plug


   QuickTime (MP4)  | iOS MP4
2:19 mins

Alesis are on fire with new products at the moment, I have this image of some overworked engineers getting frequent phonecalls - "oh no, its the ideas man again, this time he wants us to build this...."

But actually, there's some very cool products coming out. You can never have too many keytars on the market IMHO, and the Alesis Vortex is certainly the first from them - with 37 velocity sensitive keys, 8 pads, three encoders, an octave switch, ribbon control, pitch bend and slider.

It has MIDI/USB connectivity, programmable controls and an assignable accellerometer you can strut and wiggle while actually changign the sound.

Expected to sell for $249

 

 

 

Editor
Sonicstate.com


All WNAMM 2012 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
More From: ALESIS
Even more news...

Subscribe to Subscribers 
1 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
gridsleep    Said...

When he was sliding his thumb on that slider button, I had this feeling that this was dirty, somehow. I feel sullied and unusual.

10-Mar-14 12:56 PM


Post a comment 
 

More Videos

Elektron - From SID to RYTM - A Brief History 

We have many of the machines right here


Sonic LAB Review: Mutable Instruments Yarns 

The Swiss Army knife of MIDI to CV processing


Stage Tour: NIN O2 - Alessandro Cortini's Rig 

Four track cassette anyone?


Presentation: Nektar Panorama P4 and Bitwig 

Tight integration with the new DAW