2005 NAMM Show: The Fusion 6HD/8HD Workstations from Alesis contain four synthesizers, an eight-channel hard disk recorder, built-in sampler, effects processor and expandable RAM possibilities, all in one package.
Powered by a Coldfire processor surrounded by seven high-performance DSPs, the Fusion is the only synth workstation with integrated 8-channel 24-bit recording capability. Available in two models — the 61 note semi-weighted 6HD and the full sized 88-note fully-weighted 8HD — this production center is ideal for the professional project studio or live performance applications.
The Fusion series is the only workstation of its kind that can save and load programs off of a hard disk (or the removable Compact Flash memory), so users can store sounds on the internal disk and always have their programs available. Users never have to load samples off a slow CD-ROM or floppy disk again.
Additional features include; direct CD-R burning, fully assignable buttons and 360- degree knobs for total control of synth parameters, 32 track MIDI sequencer, fully programmable arpeggiator and internal memory expandable from 64MB to 192MB.
More information is available at the Alesis site.