Alesis AIRFX

Submitted by Lead  Flag on 30-03-2008 @ 12:53

Model : AIRFX

Brand : Alesis
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Category : Effector

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Alesis AIRFX Effector

The Alesis AirFX is the first product from Alesis to incorporate patent-pending Axyz (pronounced ax-is) technology. Developed by co-founder and CEO of Alesis, Keith Barr, Axyz technology consists of an infrared beam that can be manipulated in three dimensions, along the X, Y, and Z axis. Using triangulation, up to 5 different parameters can be controlled in each preset program.

Designed to draw more people into the world of making music, airFX is easy to operate because 'playing' it is largely based on human intuition. According to Barr, "The exciting thing about airFX is that anyone can play it - from the avid music buff who has never touched or played an instrument to the club DJ who's looking for a new sound to set him apart.

Virtually anyone who wants to be part of the musical process now has the power to make music themselves and they'll find out how truly fun it is. Kids can simply hook it up to a stereo in their bedrooms, wave their hands and they've made new music. airFX makes the process seem almost magical."

airFX eliminates the learning curve associated with playing a traditional instrument or learning a piece of audio gear and provides immediate gratification. The simple interface consists of a single knob, which is used to select, engage, by-pass, freeze, and release a given effect, and an LCD that indicates the current program. 'Playing' airFX involves pressing the knob to engage the effect and then moving a hand through the invisible infrared sphere to create sounds or to alter the incoming audio signal.

The 50 preset programs include effects like panning, flanging, pitch shifting, and resonance filtering. airFX offers a host of other esoteric digital signal processing effects that include programs like Vinylizer(tm) a scratchy vinyl simulator, and a scratching effect that emulates the sound of 'rocking' a vinyl record as it plays on a turn-table. airFX also features real Sub-harmonic synthesis (which creates low frequency harmonics for very low bass sounds), vocoding, synthesizer, and percussion/effect sounds. airFX program names include: Haunted Landscape, Gender Bender, Decimator, SunSpot, Tokyo Phase, Percolator, Overdrive, Psychofase, Ghost Flange, Phasors on Stun, Pitch Transporter, Snake Bite, and Bow Wow.

One of the first Alesis products to feature the company's new industrial design, the unit also features stereo RCA inputs and outputs, a frequency range of 20Hz-20kHz, 24-bit converters, and ships with a 9-volt DC external power supply. Alesis Corporation manufactures a full line of professional audio and musical instrument products capitalizing on its strengths in digital, analog, vacuum tube, and transducer technologies.

Included Effects
  1. Pitch Out
  2. Lord of the Flies
  3. Vinylizer
  4. Percolator
  5. Frankenstein's Lab
  6. Overdrive
  7. Kenneth's Frequency
  8. Horror Show
  9. Decimator
  10. SunSpot
  11. Telephone
  12. Big Bottom
  13. Snake Bite
  14. Bow Wow
  15. Smoke
  16. AutoWah
  17. Formented
  18. Orlyfilter
  19. Streetsweeper
  20. Killswitch
  21. Tokyo Phase
  22. Phasors on Stun
  23. Liquid Metal
  24. Spin Cycle
  25. Psychofaze
  26. AutoFaze
  27. Ghost Flange
  28. Satellite
  29. Fazed Out
  30. Forever Flange
  31. Strobe Gate
  32. Nervous
  33. Psychic Pan
  34. Kung-Fu Panner
  35. Stop it!
  36. Freq It!
  37. Pitch Transporter
  38. Gender Bender
  39. Waterbed
  40. Spin the Bottle
  41. Centrifuge
  42. Bottom Feeder
  43. Skratch!
  44. Haunted Landscape
  45. Headhunter
  46. Beatbox
  47. Slap Synth
  48. Jungle Rip
  49. War!
  50. Sci-Fi Theatre
(effects are numbered from 0 to 49, so subtract 1 for correct setting)

feature In- and Outputs: Stereo RCA in and out
feature Nominal Input Voltage: -10dBu
feature Max Input Voltage: 11.96dBu (4.34Vpp)
feature Dynamic Range: 102.8 dB (A-weighted)
feature Signal to Noise Ratio: -102.4dB (A-weighted)
feature THD+N: 0.0065%
feature Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz +0/-2.0 dB
feature Sampling Frequency: 44.1KHz
feature Converter Resolution: 24-bit (ADC and DAC)
feature Processor Resolution: 28-bit


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There are 1 Comments
  Flag maDJam wrote on 31-08-2010 @ 16:37
David Guetta has been RECENTLY using this at his gigs- despite being almost 10 years old, we all used it a few times and never again... but he likes it cause it's an on-stage 'toy' Winking my eye
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