Alesis Vortex Wireless USB Keytar Controller with Accellerometer
Alesis Vertex Wirelessdelivers unprecedented control and expression by transmitting MIDI via a wireless USB connection for dynamic on-stage freedom, and includes the virtual synthesizer plug-in Vortex-I Digital Virtual Instrument from acclaimed software creator SONiVOX. In addition to 37 velocity sensitive keys with aftertouch, the keyboard features an assignable accelerometer (tilt-sensor) in the neck that can translate gestures into additional controls - adding vibrato when the neck is pulled up, for example. For additional control, Vortex Wireless provides 8 drum/trigger pads, 3 assignable knobs, a multi- mode ribbon controller, pitch bend wheel, and a volume slider.
Plugging the included USB receiver dongle into any MAC or PC establishes a live USB/MIDI link with the Vortex Wireless. There is also a standard MIDI output (5-pin) mounted in the Vortex Wireless for connecting to other MIDI-enabled equipment, such as a favorite hardware synthesizer. Vortex Wireless can run on batteries, USB bus power, or can be powered using an optional AC adaptor. Each Vortex Wireless also includes a USB cable with extension for the USB receiver dongle and 4 x AA batteries, so users can begin playing right away.
In addition, the Vyzex Vortex Patch Editor Software is also provided, making it easy to create, edit, and backup patches to your computer. AbletonTM Live Lite 8 Alesis Edition is also included.
Combines expressive control with onstage mobility
37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch
8 velocity-sensitive trigger/drum pads
USB dongle creates a wireless connection to any Mac/PC
Volume slider, pitch wheel, ribbon controller, sustain pedal jack
USB, battery, or external power; USB MIDI + 5-pin MIDI outputs
Includes SONiVOX Vortex I DVI and AbletonTM Live Lite Alesis Edition
Number of Keys: 37
Type of Keys: Synth-action
Number of Performance Pads: 8, velocity sensitive
Number of Encoders/Pots: 3
Number of Sliders/Faders: 1 x volume slider
Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
Other Controllers: Pitchbend, touchstrip, and accelerometer
System Requirements Mac: CoreMIDI Compatible
System Requirements PC: Class-compliant MIDI
Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O: Out
Dimensions (WxHxD): 35.1 x 2.2 x 10.6"
Weight: 6.5 lbs.
Power Supply: Bus Powered, 4 x AA, or DC power adapter (not included)
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