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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Alesis Ion

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"General Description

Alesis ION 49-Key 8-Voice Analog Modeling Synth

49-key analog modeling synthesizer. 30 realtime control knobs. 40 bands of vocoding.

Ion is an affordable 49-key analog modeling synthesizer with bold sounds, a futuristic design, a turbo-charged sound engine, and a simple user interface. Driven by Alesis' proprietary 500 MIPS sound engine - delivering up to 5x the processing power of modeling synths which cost hundreds more - the Ion packs eight voices of smooth, high-bandwidth analog-style punch, with three oscillators and two multi-mode filters per voice. This impressive four-part multitimbral sound engine serves up everything from warm, round bass tones to lush pads and gritty lead sounds, making Ion perfect for music styles ranging from rock to funk and the latest house, techno and trance dance styles. The Ion's clean, intuitive user interface is comprised of 30 realtime control knobs, over 70 direct-access buttons, a pitch bend wheel, two assignable modulation wheels, and a large 160x160 graphic LCD . Everything from radical filter sweeps to subtle tonal changes can be performed in real-time, just like the classic analog synths of the past. The Ion's onboard effects include chorus, flange, phaser, echo, distortion, fuzz, compressor and more - plus a full-featured Vocoder, which can perform up to 40 bands of vocoding with no negative impact on polyphony. Connections include four balanced analog outputs, stereo balanced analog inputs, and MIDI In and Out/Thru ports. A built-in switching power supply is also included.

512 Preset Programs, All User Re-Writeable

8 Voice Polyphony, 4 Parts Multi-timbral

3 Oscillators per Voice, With Continuously Variable wave shapes, Sync and FM

2 Multimode Filters per Voice, 16 Filter types to choose from 2 LFOs, Sample and Hold and Arpeggiator - all Sync to MIDI Clock

4 Individual Mono/Stereo Insert Effects and Stereo Master Multi-FX Processor

Fully Featured Vocoder with up to 40 bands

Performance friendly interface with 31 knobs, 69 buttons, sustain and expression pedal inputs, pitch bend wheel and 2 assignable mod wheels

High Resolution Graphic LCD

49 Velocity Sensitive Keys

4 Analog Outputs and Stereo Analog Inputs - all balanced 24-bit

Internal Universal Power Supply"

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