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The VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, by transforming computer based VST plugins into entirely hands-on production experience.
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STEP UP YOUR WORKFLOW

At the heart of the VX49 is a 4.3" full color high-resolution display screen. This screen allows you to directly interface with your DAW and virtual instrument plugins better than ever before. The VX49 also features an all new custom 49-key semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch, 4 banks of 8 RGB backlit velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads, 8 360-degree performance-ready knobs, 8 dual-function switch pads, backlit and rubberized pitch and mod wheels, built-in "Roll Mode" and arpeggiator features, and much more. With an unprecedentedly efficient control layout and workflow, the VX49 is the perfect choice for today’s most demanding producers and keyboardists.

FULLY INTEGRATED WITH VIP

Using the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, the VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation--- essentially transforming computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on production experience. VIP works with any VSTi virtual instrument, including the 7 premium VST plugins by SONiVOX and AIR Music Tech that are also bundled with VX49. The integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin’s controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and many other various editable functions.

SORT AND CREATE NEW SOUNDS QUICKLY

VIP gives you access to any virtual instrument in your collection with or without a DAW. An integrated patch browser presents every patch for every VST plugin you have, and enables you to quickly filter, select, and preview patches based on their specific attributes. VIP software also lets you create setlists that provide instant on-demand access to user-curated instruments for stage performance and studio work. You can even layer multiple patches together (from up to 8 different VST plugins) to create new patches and timbres. All of this—without ever reaching for the computer. That's what you've been waiting for.

FEATURES

  • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software—load, play and control any VST plugin
  • Custom 49-key Alesis semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
  • 8 performance-ready 360-degree knobs
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
  • Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave, and performance buttons
  • Roll mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator, and tap tempo buttons
  • Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
  • Standalone MIDI controller or control your plugins and DAW simultaneously
  • Includes software: Ableton Live Lite, Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet, Transfuser, Eighty Eight Ensemble

SOFTWARE INCLUDED WITH VX49

VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT PLAYER

DIRECT CONTROL OF VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS


What is VIP? It’s game-changing software that empowers you to be a more creative and expressive player than ever before. VIP is the first and only music software that enables you to control your entire VST instrument library directly from your keyboard. Switch patches from all your VSTs in one place, instantly access pre-mapped plugin parameters for hands-on knob tweaking, customize preset loading from multiple VSTs using Setlists, and much more. VIP extends the capabilities beyond what any DAW offers by empowering you to quickly create and play “multis.” A multi allows you to combine up to 8 patches from 1 or more plugins, with the ability to layer, mix and pan these patches all at once. VIP brings you an intelligent patch browser that works across all your VST instruments to let you quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation, or simply explore patches you never knew you had!

The VX49 fuses the creative power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, by transforming computer based VST plugins into entirely hands-on production experience.

Modern Features for the Modern Musician:

  • High resolution colored screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
  • Includes VIP — load, play, & control any VST plugin
  • 8 performance-ready 360° knobs
  • Custom 49-key Alesis semi weighted keybed with aftertouch
  • 8 velocity- & pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
  • Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave, & performance buttons
  • Role mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator, & tap tempo buttons
  • Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
  • Standalone MIDI controller or control your plugins & DAW simultaneously

ABLETON LIVE LITE


Ableton Live 9 Lite is a customized version of the music making software Ableton Live. Live 9 Lite is packaged with selected products and provides a fresh and easy way to write music, record audio, and produce your own songs. Plus, Live is a powerful performance tool for the stage – whether playing solo or in a band. Live 9 Lite is not time-limited and you can save and mix-down your work.

  • Fast, intuitive workflow based on unique Session and Arrangement Views
  • Professional-quality audio recording and MIDI sequencing on up to 8 tracks

HYBRID 3

THE NEXT GENERATION IN SYNTHESIS


Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

Vacuum Pro

ANALOG JUST GOT WARMER


Vacuum Pro is a polyphonic analog synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modeling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of the analog era. With four analog oscillators, multiple filters and envelopes, and built-in audio effects, Vacuum Pro lets you dive deep into subtractive synthesis to recreate those sought-after analog sounds from the 70s and 80s. Tweak the switches, knobs, and dials to program anything from basses, leads, pads, or unique sound effects. For even more warmth, Vacuum Pro has six virtual vacuum tube circuits that add crunch and grit at every stage of the signal path. Analog just got a whole lot warmer.

LOOM

EXPLORE ADDITIVE SYNTHESIS


Loom is an award-winning modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad that makes it easy to create rich, swirling, and captivating sounds. Loom takes a unique modular approach to additive synthesis, a synthesis technique that involves combining simple waveforms together to create complex sounds, by allowing anyone to select from and combine 30 editable modules. Create anything from wobbles, ethereal pads, ambient soundscapes, and much more. The programmable Morph Pad brings your Loom patches to life by morphing between user-defined variations of your patch, adding motion and momentum that continues to evolve.

XPAND2

FOUR ON THE FLOOR


Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. The Voice Mode for each part can be set to polyphonic or monophonic. Polyphonic parts can have up to 64 voices; monophonic parts offer First, Last, Highest, or Lowest priority making it easy to designate a bass, lead, or solo instrument.

EIGHTY EIGHT ENSEMBLE

THE ARRIVAL OF PIANO PERFECTION


Our flagship piano instrument is not just any piano. Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 is an exceptional recreation of the Steinway 9-foot CD 327 grand piano. Meticulously sampled and expertly voiced, Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 provides every composer, pianist, and musician the opportunity to infuse their compositions, recordings, and performances with the breathtaking realism of this truly world-class grand piano. The recording philosophy employed in creating Eighty Eight Ensemble 2 was based on using a simple signal chain, the finest A/D converters, and exceptional microphone preamps. The result is some 1500 sample recordings, with 16 dynamic levels captured and preserved for every key.

VELVET

FIVE LEGENDARY ELECTRIC PIANOS


Velvet is a virtual electronic piano that combines five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one versatile instrument. Based on the Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II Stage Pianos, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Pianet-T, Velvet accurately emulates the sound quality, response, and nuances of each original instrument to bring your piano tracks to life. Additionally, Velvet features a pallet of onboard effects and allows you to control every aspect of the sound for unparalleled realism: turn up the tube drive controls in the preamp section to warm up your tone; adjust the timbre, dynamic response, and velocity curve to customize the playing feel; and mix in the sound of pedal and other keyboard mechanical noises to recreate an authentic electric piano track.

TRANSFUSER

REINVENT YOUR MUSIC


Transfuser 2 is a dynamic audio/MIDI environment for manipulating, slicing, and remixing your loops and sounds into something entirely new. With a series of real-time controls, Transfuser 2 lets you create and tweak grooves, chop up beats and phrases, time-stretch sounds, re-pitch notes, randomize sequences, and more – all on the fly. Transfuser 2 also acts as an inspiring compositional tool that intelligently generates chords, melodies, variations, and grooves based on a musical analysis of your track. Plus, Transfuser 2 comes with a premium drum and instrument library that includes 3,200+ loops and 1200+ drum machine samples for instant music experimentation.

TOOLROOM


International dance label TOOLROOM has teamed up with global DJs and world renowned House Producers to deliver you EPIC collections consisting of 64 custom built presets for the industry –leading virtual synth Hybrid 3. Instantly load from 64 professionally created patches from D. Ramirez, Marco Lys, Mark Knight, Rene Amesz and others.

 

Product Details

Product Details

UPC 694318018156
Platform Hybrid (Mac and PC)
Manufacturer ALESIS
System Requirements (Windows)

REQUIREMENTS

VIP SOFTWARE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20GB free disk space for full content installation
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Multi-core CPU
1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Windows 7 32-Bit, Windows 7 64-Bit, Windows 8 64-Bit, or later
HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
1 available USB port
200 MB free disk space

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