SoniVox Debuts ‘Singles’ Virtual Instruments at 2016 NAMM Show

Virtual instrument developer SONiVOX announced at The 2016 NAMM Show that they have released the first five of its series of virtual instruments called Singles. SoniVox describe Singles as “bite-sized downloadable virtual instruments” which provide producers “a single high-quality instrument at an outstanding value.” With Singles, artists can choose the specific instrument they need, complete… Read More SoniVox Debuts ‘Singles’ Virtual Instruments at 2016 NAMM Show

Alesis Introduces VX49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Alesis 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… Read More Alesis Introduces VX49 MIDI Controller Keyboard

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… Read More Alesis Intros SamplePad 4 Percussion Instrument

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

Alesis V & VI Series Controllers Now Available

Alesis has announced that their new V and VI series keyboard controllers are now available. Both lines offer two, four, and five octave keyboards, but the VI series offers semi-weighted keys, aftertouch, and additional controllers. Here are the key features and differences of the two controller lines: