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Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller with Accelerometer

B&H # ALVORTEX Mfr # VORTEX
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Product Highlights
  • Accelerometer Motion Sensing Control
  • Mac, PC & iPad Compatible
  • 37 Velocity Sensitive Keys
  • Velocity Sensitive Pads
  • USB & MIDI Connections
  • Pitch & Modulation Controls on Neck
  • Premapped for Popular Software Synths
  • MIDI Assignable Touch Strip

The Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller with Accelerometer features 37 velocity keys and trigger pads for unrestricted, expressive keyboard playing on stage. The controller features both USB and MIDI connections, and is completely compatible with Mac, Windows and Apple iPad. The Vortex's accelerometer feature allows for motion triggered expression and control over sounds and visually expressive performances. The neck of the Vortex Keytar features an array of expressive controls that include thumb controls for volume slider and pitch-bend wheel, a MIDI assignable touch strip, and buttons for octave selection and sustain. The controller is USB bus powered, or powered with AA batteries or DC power adapter.

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 (requires optional adapter) 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
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
Connections Class Compliant USB 1.1 MIDI I/O
5-pin DIN MIDI Output
Power Powered via USB, four AA Batteries, or DC power adapter (batteries and power supply not included)
Dimensions 2.2 x 35.1 x 10.6" (5.58 x 89.15 x 26.92cm)
Weight 6.5lb (2.94kg)
Alesis Vortex USB/MIDI Keytar Controller with Accelerometer
  • Adjustable Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Software Disc
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual
  • 1 Year Warranty
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