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Product information "Alesis Vortex"
Take back the stage and experience untethered, wireless keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex Wireless. This dynamic keytar controller connects wirelessly to your computer and integrates with popular virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs. For maximum stage and studio mobility, the PC- and Mac-compatible USB dongle uses a single USB port to create a reliable, wireless connection. Fastened with a piano black finish and intuitive ergonomic layout, Vortex Wireless offers comprehensive controller functionality in a stylish and stage-ready design. Create dynamic, expressive performances that the audience will both see and hear.
Vortex Wireless offers unparalleled expressive control with an onboard MIDI-assignable accelerometer. Map the accelerometer to any software parameter, and create music that adapts to your performance. Glissando, pitch bends, vibrato, filter sweeps, and additional expressive actions can be conducted by simply altering the orientation of the Vortex Wireless. Now the sound of your music can match your performance style.
Command the stage with 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads, and a row of physical knobs all laid out in an accessible, hands-on design. A series of neck controls provides further performance options: tweak sounds using the MIDI-assignable touch strip, expand melodic ideas with the octave range buttons, and activate sustain all while your right hand remains free to play. Vortex Wireless offers multiple connectivity options and comes equipped with USB-MIDI and MIDI Out.
Vortex Wireless comes bundled with a versatile, high-definition virtual synthesizer designed specifically for it. The Vortex I, by SONiVOX, expands the sonic pallet of your Vortex Wireless with ambient pads, edgy leads, wobbly basses, and more. Vortex Wireless interfaces directly with the software so you can tweak your sounds to taste from any place on stage. For performing, producing, and improvising, Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition is included and enables you to explore your musical ideas in real-time. Also included is Ignite, by AIR Music Tech, a powerful piece of music creation software that lets you compose, write, and record songs with a straightforward workflow.
Features & Characteristics
- USB dongle creates a wireless connection to any Mac or PC
- 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for compact, yet complete melodic range
- USB and traditional MIDI jacks for use with virtually any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software
- Embedded, programmable, MIDI-assignable accelerometer for performance parameter control by tilting the neck
- Thumb-controlled volume slider and pitch-bend wheel on neck
- Finger-controlled MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck
- Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads/sample triggers enable you to create beats or trigger clips
- Battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (batteries included)
- Bus-powered when connected to Mac or PC via USB (cable included)
- Large transport (Start/Stop) and patch-select controls for instant access
- Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body (strap included)
- This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers
- Production package included: free virtual synth from SONiVOX (download from sonivoxmi.com), Ignite by AIR Music Tech (download), and Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition CD
- Make the most of your Alesis Vortex with the free Vyzex Vortex patch editor software
- Class Compliant USB MIDI I/O
- 5-pin DIN MIDI output
- Powered via USB, four AA Batteries, or DC power adapter
- Vortex Wireless Keytar
- USB Wireless Receiver
- USB Extension Cable
- USB Cable
- 4 AA Batteries
- Cable Harness
- Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition Software CD, SONiVOX Vortex-I (download), and AIR Music Tech's Ignite (download)
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual