Vintage Digital & Analogue Studio Effects
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For anyone holding out on buying the original Alesis Midiverb, the Alesis Midiverb II was enough to convince them it was time to jump on board. The Alesis Midiverb II improved on the original Alesis Midiverb in ever possible way. Firstly the greater bandwidth and better noise floor, but most importantly for many, the 1RU rack mount format.
The Alesis Midiverb II is a full stereo professional quality multiple effects device that doesn’t require a professional to operate. The great variety of sounds heard in modern music production have been captured in Midiverb II for instant recall through either manual control or MIDI command.
The possibilities for sound enhancement with Alesis Midiverb II are wide ranging and easy to attain…but most important, eminently musical. You’ll be able to maintain spontaneity in your music while creating sounds as subtle or as dramatic as you like.
Among Alesis Midiverb II’s features are a 16 bit linear PCM processing system that delivers sound quality comparable to that of the digital disc medium. The heart of the system is a very large scale integrated chip developed by Alesis specifically for Midiverb II.
Wide dynamic range and 15kHz bandwidth allow musical performances ranging from delicate to thunderous with no loss of warmth or subtle harmonics.
The high impedance stereo inputs handle signals from low level electric instruments to +4 professional mixing consoles and you can install the uniting a single space of a 19″ effects rack.
Also, you can assign any of the 99 programs to 32 MIDI patch locations for integrating Alesis Midiverb II into your own MIDI system. Most importantly, you’re always in control because Midiverb II removes the mystery from achieving the best effects available in modern music.
Quantization: 16 Bit
Sampling Frequency: 31.25KHz
Frequency Response: 16Hz-15kHz
Dynamic Range: 85dB
I bought this because of the sound character and easy to use interface. No edit means you concentrate more in music than tweaking (I already have other FX units with lots of control). Just choose a preset, browse variations and use the one you like the most. Easy, fun and very musical results. Sound character over perfection is the key here. For synths is what you need when your hi-end stuff lacks a little extra juice. Also the presets are very inspirational, so for jamming and find stuff is even better than a lot of other most complex units in my studio.
Not so good construction. It’s physically cheap in every regard and noisy hence the prices it commands now. But for cost of a dinner out here’s what you get. A collection of usable and well rounded presets that are still useful for modern electronic music. And the best part is the mojo factor. Very chewy lofi sound that reminds me of the X-Files theme as heard from VHS on old CRT televisions. Or Twin Peaks even.
Yesterday’s cheese is today’s gourmet. I love this box on older VA synths like the Alesis Ion. And on digital synths in general because you can overdrive the inputs anywhere from mild warmth to wild grit. Underrated little machine that has tricks up its sleeve after all these years.
Hated this thing when I bought it new back in the late 80’s cause I thought I could edit the presets – my goof – so it sat unused until I pulled it out a few years later to use on a track and realized how great it was. Been using it on everything ever since AND even bought a 2nd one off EBay or Craigs a few years back for like $50. It’s a classic!
Very good retro effects processor, love the strict tight sound of it.
Great unit for fragment of price of VST reverb!