Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 USB MIDI Keytar Controller

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A New Level of Wireless Keytar Freedom

You’ll be hooked on the freedom of performing live with the next-generation Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 keytar MIDI controller. With updated ergonomics for improved playability, a more robust housing, and a streamlined control layout, you’ll have powerful control over your software instruments and sound modules, while 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 at Sweetwater can’t deny how much fun it is to strap on a keytar and let loose. Whether you want more freedom onstage, or just want to cut down on cables in your studio, you’ll love the Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 controller. And that gloss-black finish looks totally stunning under the stage lights!

Versatile control and connectivity options

Rule the stage with 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, eight RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive drum pads, and a row of eight back-lit faders — all in a durable, ergonomic, hands-on keytar. The Vortex Wireless 2 features a series of neck controls for additional performance options, letting you tweak sounds using the touch strip and accelerometer (both MIDI-assignable), expand your musical concepts with the octave range buttons, and actuate sustain — all while keeping your right hand free to play. Vortex Wireless 2 offers versatile connectivity options and comes equipped with USB-MIDI as well as traditional MIDI out.

Included DAW, virtual instruments, and preset editor

The Vortex Wireless 2 ships with a bundle of premium virtual instrument plug-ins that includes Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, and TimewARP 2600 from Way Out Ware. For performing, producing, and recording, Alesis includes Ableton Live Lite. An extremely easy-to-use, point-and-click preset editor is also included, letting you quickly configure any parameter of any preset on your Alesis Vortex Wireless 2. For effortless backup, you can even use the editor software to save and load all of your Vortex presets to and from your hard drive.

Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Wireless Keyboard Controller Keyboard Features:

  • Keytar controller with wireless connectivity for Mac and PC
  • 8 back-lit RGB velocity-sensitive trigger pads for creating beats or launching clips
  • 8 back-lit faders for controlling volume or other parameters
  • Defeatable onboard MIDI-assignable tilt sensor
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider and reversible pitch-bend wheel on neck
  • MIDI-assignable touchstrip, zone, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck
  • Included USB dongle for wireless connection with any computer
  • USB and MIDI jacks for use with any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware/software
  • Battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (4 AA batteries included)
  • Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body
  • Included Vortex Wireless 2 Editor software for editing MIDI-assigned controls
  • Production software package included: Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware, and Ableton Live Lite

Tech Specs

  • Type:Keytar
  • Number of Keys:37
  • Type of Keys:Synth-action
  • Velocity Sensitive:Yes
  • Aftertouch:Yes
  • Pads:8 x Velocity Sensitive
  • Other Controllers:Volume Slider, Pitch-bend Wheel
  • Zones:MIDI-assignable zone button
  • Faders:8 x Back-lit Faders
  • MIDI I/O:Out/USB
  • USB:1 x Type B
  • Computer Connectivity:USB, MIDI
  • Software:Includes Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, Xpand!2, TimewARP 2600, Ableton Live Lite, Vortex preset editor
  • Hardware Requirements – Mac:Core Duo processor or higher (Core i5 or i7 recommended)
  • Hardware Requirements – PC:Dual Core 2GHz Processor or higher (Intel Core i5 or i7 recommended) 2GHz Process
  • OS Requirements – Mac:OS X 10.9 or later
  • OS Requirements – PC:Windows 7 SP1 or later
  • Power Supply:USB or 4 x AA batteries
  • Height:2.9″
  • Width:35.2″
  • Depth:10″
  • Weight:6.5 lbs.
  • Manufacturer Part Number:Vortex Wireless II

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