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Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:16 am
by Xces
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 :)

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:21 am
by Z
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.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:26 am
by Xces
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

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:30 am
by Z
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.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:37 am
by Xces
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$-300$

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:42 am
by Z
I just read the article. This Alesis controlller is USB only for computer software and not MIDI hardware.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:50 am
by Alex E
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.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:55 am
by rhino
Z wrote:I just read the article. This Alesis controlller is USB only for computer software and not MIDI hardware.

Alex E types faster than I do: Image

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:06 am
by Xces
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

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:29 am
by cryabetes
I called them out on their 'first ever' claim on fb too, their marketing department is definitely been being misleading douches lately.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:44 am
by Xces
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

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:37 am
by Stab Frenzy
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.

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:49 am
by space6oy
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... :|

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:56 am
by GuyaGuy
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!

Re: Alesis are making the first ever MIDI Keytar

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:00 am
by space6oy
i is gonna not! to listen you