Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

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Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:16 am

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/285874/2 ... 37-key.htm

Alesis are creating the Vortex a Keytar MIDI controller with 37 keys on it. I think that it looks great and it is on my wish list of stuff to get :)

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Z » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:21 am

Um, MIDI keytars have been around for nearly 3 decades. Personally, I have Korg RK-100, Roland AX-1 and Yamaha KX5.

Other popular models are Casio AZ-1, Roland Axis and the Lync controllers made famous by Jan Hammer.

Casio CZ-101 & 1000, Korg 707 and Yamaha DX100 are synths that can be worn as keytar MIDI controllers.
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:26 am

Z wrote:Um, MIDI keytars have been around for nearly 3 decades. Personally, I have Korg RK-100, Roland AX-1 and Yamaha KX5.

Other popular models are Casio AZ-1, Roland Axis and the Lync controllers made famous by Jan Hammer.
It's a MIDI controller, doesn't make sound, it just controls software/hardware

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Z » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:30 am

Xces wrote:
Z wrote:Um, MIDI keytars have been around for nearly 3 decades. Personally, I have Korg RK-100, Roland AX-1 and Yamaha KX5.

Other popular models are Casio AZ-1, Roland Axis and the Lync controllers made famous by Jan Hammer.
It's a MIDI controller, doesn't make sound, it just controls software/hardware
The models I listed are also CONTROLLERS with no built-in sound generator.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:37 am

Z wrote:
Xces wrote:
Z wrote:Um, MIDI keytars have been around for nearly 3 decades. Personally, I have Korg RK-100, Roland AX-1 and Yamaha KX5.

Other popular models are Casio AZ-1, Roland Axis and the Lync controllers made famous by Jan Hammer.
It's a MIDI controller, doesn't make sound, it just controls software/hardware
The models I listed are also CONTROLLERS with no built-in sound generator.
Oh, well The Vortex still looks like it has good features to it and the price range is supposed to be from 250$-300$

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Z » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:42 am

I just read the article. This Alesis controlller is USB only for computer software and not MIDI hardware.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Alex E » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:50 am

It actually does have a MIDI out, but yeah, this is nothing new as far as the idea itself.

HOWEVER, For the -price- it is something new, as Roland has been ridiculously gouging the prices for their newer keytars for ages.
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by rhino » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:55 am

Z wrote:I just read the article. This Alesis controlller is USB only for computer software and not MIDI hardware.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:06 am

Alex E wrote:It actually does have a MIDI out, but yeah, this is nothing new as far as the idea itself.

HOWEVER, For the -price- it is something new, as Roland has been ridiculously gouging the prices for their newer keytars for ages.
I do agree I remember I wanted one of those new Roland AX ones but they were over 1000$ which was too much for me to afford

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by cryabetes » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:29 am

I called them out on their 'first ever' claim on fb too, their marketing department is definitely been being misleading douches lately.
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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Xces » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 am

cryabetes wrote:I called them out on their 'first ever' claim on fb too, their marketing department is definitely been being misleading douches lately.
Yeah I know, though I don't understand why Alesis decided to claim that they were the first though meh, oh well still the Vortex has got me wanting it badly

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by Stab Frenzy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:37 am

It is the first USB 37-key MIDI sensitive controlled keyboard that has a spectacular design, and adds an accelerometer to the mix.
Learn to reading comprehension.

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by space6oy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:49 am

Stab Frenzy wrote:
It is the first USB 37-key MIDI sensitive controlled keyboard that has a spectacular design, and adds an accelerometer to the mix.
Learn to reading comprehension.
is that grammatically correct? i am so confused... :|

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by GuyaGuy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:56 am

space6oy wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:
It is the first USB 37-key MIDI sensitive controlled keyboard that has a spectacular design, and adds an accelerometer to the mix.
Learn to reading comprehension.
is that grammatically correct? i am so confused... :|
Lern to reading, newb!

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Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Post by space6oy » Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:00 am

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