Alesis Vortex Wireless USB/MIDI Keytar
You'll be hooked on performing live with the Alesis Vortex Wireless keytar-style MIDI controller! You'll have powerful control over your software instruments and sound modules, and the included USB dongle lets you connect to any computer wirelessly. You can load up your favorite software instruments, then rock out on stage with your band. Even the most traditional keyboardists can't deny how fun it is to strap on a keytar and let loose. Whether you want more freedom on stage, or just want to cut down on cables in your studio, you'll be pleased with the Alesis Vortex Wireless controller.
Lightweight and low-profile design makes this shoulder-worn keyboard fun to play
We've seen our share of shoulder-worn or "keytar style" keyboards. They're super fun to play, but they tend to be a bit heavy. That's why Alesis designed their Vortex Wireless keyboard controller to weigh in at under seven pounds - without sacrificing a thing when it comes to control or feel. What's more, you can run the Vortex Wireless on USB bus power, DC adapter (sold separately), or even four AA batteries.
All of the controls you need, right where you need them to be
Check out the wide selection of controls the Alesis Vortex Wireless controller keyboard puts at your fingertips. First, there are the keys themselves, all 37 of which give you aftertouch control. Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads let you tap out rhythms and trigger loops, plus the Vortex Wireless features a full transport section for running your DAW. Up at your left hand, there's a volume slider, a pitch wheel, and an assignable touch strip. There's even an accelerometer built into the body, so you can control modulation and other parameters by merely tilting your Vortex Wireless as you play.
USB and MIDI outputs provide compatibility with all of your gear - even your iOS device
Whether you use a MIDI keyboard or a computer running virtual instruments for your sounds, the Vortex Wireless controller will integrate perfectly with your synth rig. That's because Alesis outfitted it with both a 5-pin MIDI output port and a fully class-compliant USB port, which gives you plug-and-play computer connectivity. The Vortex's MIDI-over-USB port is also CoreMIDI compatible, so you can hook it up to your iPad and tap into a world of amazing iOS music apps.
Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar-style MIDI Controller Keyboard Features:
- 37-key keyboard controller with wireless connectivity for any Mac or PC
- Sleek, ergonomic design is easy to play and looks amazing
- USB and traditional 5-pin MIDI output jack lets you connect to virtually any synth, sound module, computer-based virtual instrument
- Does not require any software drivers to work with your computer
- 37 x velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for extra expression control
- 8 x velocity-sensitive drum pads/triggers let you create beats or launch clips
- Thumb-controlled volume slider and pitch-bend wheel are located within easy reach on the neck
- MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain, and octave-control buttons give your left hand even more control options
- Embedded, MIDI-assignable accelerometer lets you control parameters by tilting the neck
- Large transport and patch-select controls for instant access to advanced functions and DAW playback
- USB bus powered with optional DC power (adapter not included) or battery power when USB bus power isn't available
- Comes with adjustable strap, USB cable, software, and quickstart guide
- Step out from behind your synth rig and rock out with an Alesis Vortex Wireless keytar-style MIDI controller keyboard!
Alesis Vortex Wireless Tech Specs:
- Number of Keys: 37
- Type of Keys: Synth-action
- Aftertouch: Yes
- Number of Performance Pads: 8, velocity sensitive
- Number of Encoders/Pots: 3
- Number of Sliders/Faders: 1 x volume slider
- Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
- Other Controllers: Pitchbend, touchstrip, and accelerometer
- System Requirements Mac: CoreMIDI Compatible
- System Requirements PC: Class-compliant MIDI
- Pedal Inputs: 1 x 1/4"
- MIDI I/O: Out
- USB: Yes
- Height: 2.2"
- Width: 35.1"
- Depth: 10.6"
- Weight: 6.5 lbs.
- Power Supply: Bus Powered, 4 x AA, or DC power adapter (not included)