Alesis Introduces VX49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Alesis_VX49_AngleAlesis has just introduced their new MIDI controller, the VX49.

Dubbing it “revolutionary,” the keyboard provides advanced control of virtual instruments and DAWs via a full-color, high resolution 4.3-inch screen, a 49-key keybed with aftertouch, and “intuitively placed,” performance-friendly hardware controls.

VX49 is powered by the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software (included). The VIP software enables users to access any VSTi virtual instrument in their computer directly from the keyboard. Using the built-in “tagging” function, users can quickly filter and search through every patch in their plugin library. After a plugin is selected, VIP auto-maps the VX49’s controls to the selected plugin, and displays the plugin parameters directly on the VX49’s full-color display for a full 1:1 workstation style experience.
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Alesis Intros SamplePad 4 Percussion Instrument


Alesis today introduced the SamplePad 4, a compact percussion and sample-playing instrument.

SamplePad 4 comes equipped with four responsive, LED-illuminated rubber pads, dual-zone trigger input, and eight preset kits.

Users can tune and add reverb to their sounds. Intuitive navigation makes it easy to browse through kits and players can drag and drop their samples via USB on a Mac or PC without removing the SD card.  Continue reading

Alesis SamplePad Pro Review – ‘8 Pads Of Pure Awesomeness’

This video, via SPEARFISHER (Peter John) takes a look at the Alesis SamplePad Pro percussion instrument.

The SamplePad Pro has onboard sounds or can play custom sounds, via SD card. It has stereo output, headphone out and MIDI In/Out.

Npte: John notes that the ‘crosstalk’ issue he mentions in the video demo has been solved with the latest SamplePad Pro firmware update.  Continue reading

Alesis Intros Core Line Of Audio Interfaces


2014 NAMM Show: Alesis has announced the new CORE Series of
24-bit USB Audio Interfaces.

The audio interfaces offer XLR+1/4″ combo inputs, Mic/Line or Guitar level switching, headphone outputs with level controls for efficient monitoring, and each model ships with Cubase 7 LE.

  • CORE 1, a single input/dual output inline interface, is designed for on-the-go recording or as an entry-level option.
  • CORE 2 offers both audio and MIDI connections for full studio integration.
  • CORE 8 is an eight-channel rack mount interface suited for live or studio applications.

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Alesis Intros Elevate 6 Studio Monitor

Alesis-Elevate-6At the 2014 NAMM Show, Alesis introduced the Elevate 6 Studio Monitor – an active studio monitor design.

Key Features:

  • 75 Watt continuous output power (per speaker)
  • Bi-amplified design, active crossover, flat frequency response
  • 6″ low-frequency driver; 1″ silk dome tweeter
  • High-density wood cabinets with bass porting
  • Elliptical waveguides, widened listening area
  • Radial-edge baffles reduce distortion
  • ERP compliant – auto shut-off

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