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Alesis ION


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Alesis ION

Category:  Products / synthesisers / modeling synthesisers

Added: 13-Jul-04  |  Author: admin

New price: 604.10 UKP - 888.00 Euros  |   S/H price: Not listed

Alesis ION

ALESIS ION - Analog Modeling Synthesizer, 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 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 outs and stereo analog ins - all balanced 24-bit, internal universal power supply.

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Product:  Alesis - ION
Name: fakt
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Activity: Professional
Date: 27-Oct-04

I've had this for about a month now, and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised after messing around with it. VERY clean sound. It has a ton of different filters to choose from and most of them are nice as hell. You can link two filters in a chain or you can use them in tandem. This synth is full of possibilities.

The Ion also has FM, sync, and ring-mod with some nice options for each.

3 oscs, 2 filters (20 types), 2 lfos with 'nuff shapes, a dedicated S+H generator, 12x12 mod-matrix, 2 types of noise, ummm........4 outs configurable, tons of knobs, 3 wheels, blah blah blah.............for the price range this thang is tops. 4 part multi-timbral too.

I know people might scream at this but I've heard from some that they like the sound of it better than Nord.......but that's obviously subjective.

Lack of reverb or delay sucks but all that dsp power goes to the sound quality instead. It has some other fx though (dist, chorus, flanger,phaser,etc.). You can download OS updates from the Alesis website.

man, talking about it makes me wanna get home and make some patches.......and study up on my spelling.

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Product:  Alesis - ION
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Activity: Professional
Date: 14-May-09

For what it costs...the ION blows everything else out of the water.
..yes..it's BETTER than the Nord series..why?

Well...the lovely modwheels which light up (2 of them)
The 16+ filters to choose from.
3 oscillators instead of 2 (sorry clavia)
The warmest sounding VA out there (sorry everybody else)

What's not to love?

incredible value for the money...easy to use, and built like a tank.


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