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It's time to experience unprecedented keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex. The Vortex eliminates the barrier between you and your audience by giving you the freedom to move around the stage and ... Read More

Available 01-11-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

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Overview

It's time to experience unprecedented keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex. The Vortex eliminates the barrier between you and your audience by giving you the freedom to move around the stage and take the lead. With an extensive layout of touch-sensitive keys and velocity-sensitive pads on its pearlescent white body, and radical pitch and modulation controls on its neck, the Vortex empowers you to rule the stage.

WHIP IT
The patent-pending Vortex is the first keytar to include a MIDI-assignable accelerometer. Now, you can get out from behind your keyboard stand and be just as visual as guitarists and singers with an instrument that will respond to your motion. You'll be able to create incredible volume swells, amazing pitch bends, vibratos, filter sweeps, and more by tilting the Vortex's neck in the heat of the moment during live performances.

VIRTUAL SYNTH INCLUDED
Perform right away: the Vortex comes with a premium virtual synth from Sonivox, which includes great-sounding pads, basses, leads, and drums. You also get Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box.

KEYS, CONTROL AND MORE
The Vortex includes even more features never before found on any keytar: both traditional MIDI and USB MIDI are onboard, empowering you to use the Vortex with all of your software instruments and synths on your Mac or PC. You'll have a virtually unlimited palette of sounds, ready to command with one of the most exciting keytar controllers ever.

The Vortex comes ready for instant performance, automapped for today's most popular software synths and DAWs. Plus, you can customize and create your own mappings for virtually any MIDI software.

FULL EXPRESSION
Breathe new life into every performance with the most expressive keytar ever produced. The Vortex's neck controls are laid out ergonomically: your thumb controls a volume slider and pitch-bend wheel while your fingers command nine front-facing controls that include a MIDI-assignable touch strip, and buttons for octave selection and sustain. Large transport and patch-select controls are centrally located on the Vortex's body for instant access, and synth lovers will be happy to know that the Vortex's 37 velocity-sensitive keys feature aftertouch to enable instant creative flourishes.

POWER & CONTROL
The Vortex is for controllerists, for those who want to perform without limitations to their movement or their sound set. The Vortex is bus-powered when connected to a Mac or PC, and can also be powered by batteries when used with MIDI modules and iOS devices. Standard strap pegs are located on the Vortex's neck and body, and an adjustable strap is included.

Outrageous keytar performance in a pristine, pearl-white body-the Vortex is the perfect storm of stunning design and incredible performance capability.

VYZEX VORTEX PATCH EDITOR SOFTWARE
Make the most of your Alesis Vortex with the free Vyzex Vortex patch editor software. Clear, concise, and easy to use, this point-and-click patch editor software brings quick and precise programming to your Vortex patches. With Vyzex Vortex running on your Mac or PC, use the mouse and/or keyboard to quickly configure any parameter of any patch on your Alesis Vortex. Save and load all of your Vortex patches to and from your hard drive for easy backup. The Vyzex Vortex patch editor software allows both beginning and advanced MIDI users to easily achieve the full potential of their Alesis Vortex keytar.

Features
  • 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for compact, yet complete melodic range
  • The first USB keytar controller: works with all of your software instruments and synths on Mac & PC
  • USB and traditional MIDI jacks for use with virtually any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software
  • Free Virtual Synth from Sonivox included (downloads from sonivoxmi.com)
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software included
  • Embedded, programmable, MIDI-assignable accelerometer for performance parameter control by tilting the neck
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider and pitch-bend wheel on neck
  • Finger-controlled MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck
  • Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads/sample triggers enable you to create beats or trigger clips
  • Battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (batteries not included)
  • Bus-powered when connected to Mac or PC via USB (cable included)
  • Large transport (Start/Stop) and patch-select controls for instant access
  • Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body (strap included)
  • This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers
  • Make the most of your Alesis Vortex with the free Vyzex Vortex patch editor software here
Specifications
  • Class Compliant USB MIDI I/O
    5-pin DIN MIDI output
    Powered via USB, four AA Batteries, or DC power adapter
    Dimensions: 2.2"H x 35.1"L x 10.6"W
    Weight: 6.5LBS

    Includes:
    Vortex Keytar
    Guitar Strap
    Cable Harness
    USB Cable
    Quickstart Guide
    Software Disc
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)


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AlesisVortex Wireless Keytar
 
3.0

(based on 4 reviews)

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would get this again if I had to do it over

By J

from OH

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • Difficult To Use

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar:

Great for a concert and very fun as well as entertaining. Fun to practice. You can even use it for recording.

Down side is it takes time to get used to because it's not just a keyboard you can turn on and get to work on like most of Yamaha. It has to work through a program and through computer speakers so the directions come in handy including if your not used to the midi part. It would be nice if there were video step by step instructions too and have looked for those but the reading instructions are set out very well.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun for the Money

By Norman

from Boston, MA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional

Cons

  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar:

This is a fun little USB controller that I picked up to use live with my band. I alwsys wanted a keytar, but never wanted to shell out bug bucks for what is essentially a novelty. It is very easy to use [plug and play] and has good range. The wireless gives me no problems and it is fully compat6wirh my Cubase 8 DAW. It also comes with a free Sonivox download exclusive to the Vortex with dun sohnds and effects. Unfortunately, the Alesis brand has gone downhill over the past few years. The quality had a cheap feel with lightweight plastic. The first one I got didn't work out of the box and hsd to be returned. The 2nd one works fine. Also, the Vortex sounds DVI coupon didn't work and I had to call Sonivox in order to get it for free as advertised on the box. I am happy overall with the board and for the price you can't beat it.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

great price not very user friendly!

By onemanband

from port st lucie , fl

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Functional

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • User Manual Very Confusin

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Practicing

Comments about Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar:

the keyboard is very lightweight at 6.5lbs. the included strap too short & generic. had to order a gel strap pad & leather strap extender. the free software is difficult to download & the free sounds aren't very useable they whet your appetite to order the more expensive useful sound palette which i declined. i use it with a midi sound module. can only split the keyboard to use 2 sounds at once but can't layer them! keyboard action is a bit spongy compared to my other synth keyboards.the user manual is below average quality needs some more work adding pages of how to do certain things which otherwise takes days to get a proper response from their toll free customer service line. the editing software is also not user friendly, so half the buttons & features are not intuitive but virtually useless! AC power supply not included & should be!

(1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Broken out of the box

By Norman

from Bridgewater, MA

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Alesis Vortex Wireless Keytar:

I got my Vortex today in the mail. It did not work out of the box. I'm pretty tech savvy, so don't think it's me. I will return it to the store and try again. I used to love Alesis, but now they are bottom end. I am only going to try again because it's the only keytar in my price range right now. I will update once I get the next one.

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