Login / Register  0 items | $0.00 New @ What is KVR? Submit News Advertise
NAMM 2014

Alesis introduces new VI and V Series Keyboard/Pad Controllers

Alesis has announced the new V Series and VI Series of full-size keyboard/pad controllers. The performance-oriented V Series offers expressive hands-on control for the software musician. The step-up VI Series provides increased control for the keyboard performer. Both series include a Software Preset/Parameter utility that makes setup a snap.

The new Alesis V Series (V61, V49, V25) combine velocity-sensitive keys with eight drum/trigger pads, allowing virtual instruments to be played with dynamic expression. Cool blue LEDs illuminate the pads—as well as the four assignable knobs and buttons—for positive visibility. Assignments may be made quickly via the MIDI Learn feature. Octave shift keys provide access to the entire note range. A single USB cable provides both a power and data connection to nearly any computer.

The VI Series (VI61, VI49, VI25) add semi-weighted keys and aftertouch. The pad count has been increased to 16, with multi-color illumination. This layout provides intensive command over the clip trigger workflow of top DAW and compositional software. The internal clock offers drum roll, tempo, and sync capabilities. An optional power supply and a standard MIDI output allow for stand-alone use.

Alesis V Series Highlights:

  • Full size, flat-front keys (25, 49, or 61).
  • Pitch Bend and Modulation Wheels.
  • 8 Pads with blue LED illumination.
  • 4 Assignable knobs and buttons.
  • Sustain pedal input.
  • USB MIDI.

Alesis VI Series Highlights:

  • Full size, flat-front keys (25, 49, or 61).
  • Semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch.
  • Pitch Bend & Modulation Wheels.
  • 16 Pads with Multi-color LED illumination.
  • VI25: 8 knobs, 24 buttons.
  • VI49: 12 knobs, 36 buttons.
  • VI61: 16 knobs, 48 buttons.
  • Transport and Present up/down buttons.
  • Sustain pedal input.
  • USD MIDI, MIDI Out.
  • Internal Clock for sync, tempo, rolls, etc.

"Our goal with the new V and VI series keyboards was to focus on live performance and studio workflow in an intuitive yet advanced way," notes Alesis Product Manager Nate Lane. "The keys, pads, knobs, and buttons have an excellent, player-worthy, high-quality feel, and we developed an accompanying software editor to allow users to take a deep dive into defining preset and parameter configurations if they choose to do so."

The V and VI Series will have the following respective estimated street prices, V25 ($79.99 USD), V49 ($99.99 USD), V61 ($149.99 USD), VI25 ($169.99 USD), VI49 ($199.99 USD), and VI61 ($249.99 USD).

Alesis will unveil the V and VI Series at the 2014 NAMM Show in Hall A, Booth 6700, January 23-26 in Anaheim, California.

For more information, visit: www.alesis.com/WNAMM2014

 
Advert
Discussion: Active

Discussion

Please log in to join the discussion

Related news...

What's New @ KVR Audio
Help me get 500! - Leap Into The Void group buyby rockin1 @ 14:00 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)One Synth Challenge #91: Tyrell N6 v3 by u-he (PC / Mac / Linux) (New English Manual by zygomatic!)by mmGhost @ 13:59 in InstrumentsNew Slate fx !!!!by aMUSEd @ 13:59 in EffectsCassetto for Kontakt 5.6 No Brainer Group Buyby pinki @ 13:58 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Shop closing on Friday - up to 90% off all soundsetsby synaesthesia @ 13:55 in SoundwareSoundToys 5.1 update with new free EQ "Sie-Q"by cprompt @ 13:52 in EffectsWierd Ableton live 9 browser errorby tombikadam @ 13:50 in Hosts & Applications (Sequencers, DAWs, Audio Editors, etc.)FS: U-he Ace - Izotope Breaktweakerby futurevibe05 @ 13:49 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Midi plugin to remap incoming midi channels?by DarkStar @ 13:46 in InstrumentsBargain Center: discussion, gossip, etc.by Uncle E @ 13:45 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Keyboards and MPE controllers to keep an eye on - my list...by thetechnobear @ 13:45 in Hardware (Instruments and Effects)New Sonar Platinum Updateby pekbro @ 13:44 in Hosts & Applications (Sequencers, DAWs, Audio Editors, etc.)Acustica Audio SAND British Console EQ/Buss Compressorby kmonkey @ 13:44 in EffectsWhy are so many DAW devs based in Massachusetts?by SODDI @ 13:39 in Hosts & Applications (Sequencers, DAWs, Audio Editors, etc.)FS/FT: Various Plugin alliance // Sknote // Waves // PSP ECHO // Exponential Audio / Lexi WTB list.by michaeltn86 @ 13:38 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)View All Latest Posts
Advertisements