Jan 21

Namm 2012 – Day 3. Here is a World first – The very first USB Keytar Controller from Alesis – The Alesis Vortex USB-MIDI Keytar Controller using MIDI and USB and a MIDI assignable accelerometer to bring your performance to new heights of showmanship with a simple tilt of the neck. In addition the Alesis Vortex features 37 velocity keys with aftertouch offering a complete melodic range, but also 7 assignable pads to create your own beats on the fly or trigger sequences and clips. Additional features on the neck include, a finger controlled touchstrip assignable to any MIDI function, a sustain button, a pitch-bend wheel, a thumb-controlled volume slider and octave buttons. Here is a brief clip as to what to expect:-

The Vortex will work with all your virtual instruments on your PC, Mac, and even iPhones and iPads but also with any MIDI hardware you may need to control on stage and features large transport and patch select controls offering instant access to the most important functions. It is a great price and will breathe new life into your performances.

The main characteristics of the Alesis Vortex Keytar Controller with Accelerometer include:

* Dynamic, shoulder-worn performance keyboard with attention-grabbing looks.

* The first USB keytar controller—works with all of your software instruments & synths on Mac, PC, & iOS devices.

* USB and traditional MIDI jacks for use with virtually any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software.

* Embedded, MIDI-assignable accelerometer for performance parameter control by tilting the neck.

* Thumb-controlled volume slider, sustain button and pitch-bend wheel on neck.

* Finger-controlled MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck.

* 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for compact, yet complete melodic range.

* Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads/sample triggers enable you to create beats or trigger clips.

* Large transport & patch-select controls for instant access.

* It even includes a strap; standard guitar strap pegs are compatible with virtually any strap.

* Bus powered when USB-connected to Mac or PC; battery compartment for use with MIDI modules and iOS devices.

This offers such great facilities for the price – well done Alesis – keep them coming.

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