Product Ref: 106333
The Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 builds on the success of the original Vortex Wireless, refining the design as well as upgrading and enhancing various features. At the heart of the Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar is the 37-note, velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch, providing a complete melodic range. The velocity-sensitive keybed provides natural, fluid playability; providing expressive control over your sound. It is the ultimate live performance controller, jam-packed with features to bring out the best from your productions. It comes complete with a USB receiver for creating a wireless connection to a PC or Mac computer, as well as most keyboards with a USB host port for added flexibility.
Accompanying the high-quality, expressive keybed is eight RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive trigger pads. The RGB trigger pads can be used for triggering drums, samples, vocal shots, loops, Sound FX and more. If it comes in the form of audio, it can be used during your live performances and triggered with velocity changes via the pads. The pads are also backlit in RGB colours, not only adding flare to the design but also so you can easily see and navigate them in low-light conditions. As well as the trigger pads, the Vortex Wireless 2 includes 8 MIDI-assignable back-lit faders. These faders can be used for controlling volumes or even for automation when used with virtual instrument plugins.
Expanding on the trigger pads and faders, the keytar also features controls located on the neck of the controller for added performance options. There is a MIDI-assignable touch strip which can be ideal for use with X/Y plugins, phasers and other moving effects. You can also tweak sounds with the accelerometer, which is also MIDI-assignable for use with external VSTs. There are also octave range and sustain buttons for added versatility.
To get you started straight out of the box, Alesis have included a range of premium-grade music software including virtual instruments, DAW and preset editor. The bundle includes five high-quality virtual instruments comprised of virtual, modular and analog synthesizers, as well as a multi-timbral workstation in the form of Xpand!2. Included in this bundle is: Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 from AIR Music Tech, and TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware. Also included is Alesis’ point-and-click preset editor, allowing you to customise and configure any parameter of any preset. You can also use the editor software to save, load and edit your Vortex presets for backup purposes. Additionally, the Vortex Wireless 2 comes complete with copy of Ableton Live Lite – a renowned music production and performance program for powerful music creation.