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Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller-37 Keys

Storm the Stage

It's time to experience outrageous, unprecedented keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex (patent pending). The Vortex eliminates the barrier between you and your audience by giving you the freedom to move around the stage and take the lead. With an extensive layout of touch-sensitive keys and velocity-sensitive pads on its pearlescent white body, and radical pitch and modulation controls on its neck, the Vortex empowers you to rule the stage.

Whip It

The Vortex is the first keytar to include a MIDI-assignable accelerometer. Now, you can get out from behind your keyboard stand and be just as visual as guitarists and singers with an instrument that will respond to your motion. You'll be able to create incredible volume swells, amazing pitch bends, vibratos, filter cutoffs and more by tilting the Vortex's neck in the heat of the moment during live performances.

Keys, Control and More

The Vortex includes even more features never before found on any keytar: both traditional MIDI and USB MIDI are onboard, empowering you to use the Vortex with all of your software instruments and synths on Mac, PC, and iPad. You'll have a virtually unlimited palette of sounds, ready to command with one of the most exciting keytar controllers ever.

The Vortex comes ready for instant performance, automapped for today's most popular software synths and DAWs. Plus, you can customize and create your own mappings for virtually any MIDI software.

Full Expression

Breathe new life into every performance with the most expressive keytar ever produced. The Vortex's neck controls are laid out ergonomically: your thumb controls a volume slider and pitch-bend wheel while your fingers command nine front-facing controls that include a MIDI-assignable touch strip, and buttons for octave selection and sustain. Large transport and patch-select controls are centrally located on the Vortex's body for instant access, and synth lovers will be happy to know that the Vortex's 37 velocity-sensitive keys feature aftertouch to enable instant creative flourishes.

Everybody Wants to Rule the World

But you can rule the stage. The Vortex is for controllerists, for those who want to perform without limitations to their movement or their sound set. The Vortex is bus powered when connected to a Mac or PC, and can also be powered by batteries when used with MIDI modules and iOS devices including the iPad. Standard strap pegs are located on the Vortex's neck and body, and an adjustable strap is included.

Outrageous keytar performance in a pristine, pearl-white body-the Vortex is the perfect storm of stunning design and incredible performance capability.

Includes:
  • Vortex Keytar Controller
  • Adjustable Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Software Disc
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual
Features:
  • 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 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
  • Includes 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
  • Class Compliant USB 1.1 MIDI I/O
  • 5-pin DIN MIDI output
  • Powered via USB, four AA Batteries, or DC power adapter
  • Dimensions: 2.2"H x 35.1"L x 10.6"W
  • Weight: 6.5lbs

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Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller-37 Keys
 
4.5

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4.0

Great Starter Keytar

By Hammerstix

from Plymouth, MA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Free Software Synth
  • Good value
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Keys Stick
  • May Need Fine Tuning
  • Pads Need More Sensitivty
  • Sound Delay Between Keys

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller-37 Keys:

Product is great for starting out. My major issues with it (which aren't really major) is sometimes the keys stick a little, the responsiveness of the product could be MUCH better (you have to REALLY hit the keys and pads to make them work), and I had a few issues setting it up aside from following the instructional videos given. They don't really give you a detailed guide either, but they have it on the site (thankfully). This keytar does what it's supposed to and it's a really great product if you're looking to start out. If you're looking for a more professional and finely tuned product though, I'd suggest a Roland. Otherwise, this is a great product for it's price range.

 
5.0

Alesis Vortex Keytar.

By Lou Remondelli

from Brick,New Jersey

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None that I can see

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller-37 Keys:

I got this product,and right out of the box it set up and was very pleased at the ease of it's use.

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