Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar with Accelerometer unveiled 1


Alesis has introduced its Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar controller complete with an onboard accelerometer.

Bearing similarities to the Roland AX-Synth, the Vortex gives keyboard performers the freedom to move around during a performance while still being able to control a host of other equipment.

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Alesis Vortex Key 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

Alesis Vortex Specifications

  • 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

Pricing and availability to be confirmed.


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