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Alesis

Classic Recording Studio Equipment

Alesis is an American audio equipment manufacturer founded in 1984 by Keith Barr in Hollywood, California. The company initially produced digital audio processors, including the Midiverb and the QuadraVerb, which were highly popular with musicians and recording engineers due to their affordability and versatility. In the 1990s, Alesis expanded into the production of digital audio workstations (DAWs) and drum machines, with the release of the ADAT digital recorder in 1991 and the SR-16 drum machine in 1990. The ADAT was a groundbreaking product, as it offered affordable multitrack digital recording to a wide range of musicians and producers. The SR-16, meanwhile, became one of the best-selling drum machines of all time, due to its high-quality sounds and easy-to-use interface. In the following years, Alesis continued to innovate and release new products, including MIDI controllers, synthesizers, amplifiers, and mixers. The company was acquired by Numark Industries in 2001, and later by in Music Brands in 2012. Today, Alesis remains a leading manufacturer of audio equipment, known for its high-quality products at affordable prices.

The Alesis XT Digital Reverb, released in 1985, is a high quality digital signal processing system, specifically designed to simulate natural reverberation and special acoustic effects.
The one that changed everything, the Alesis Midiverb came along and gave everyone a digital reverb for their home studio recordings. It was no Lexicon that is for sure, but when the Alesis Midiverb came along it was a gift for home recording musicians and it launched Alesis as a company, into the stratosphere.
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, including Tommy Emmanuel.
The Alesis Microverb represents a clear breakthrough in signal processing technology, utilising the Alesis R.I.S.C architecture. The Alesis Microverb provides clean quiet: professional digital reverberation with the cost and simplicity of spring units. The entire digital processing system is contained on a single chip, developed by Alesis.
BY 1988 Alesis were on a roll, and with the release of the Alesis Quadraverb, they took things to the next level and continued to dominate the market for home recording. The Alesis Qudraverb’s party trick of course, was that it could use up to four different effects, reverb, delay, pitch and equaliser, simultaneously. And it did so with 20k bandwidth!
The Alesis Microverb II represents a clear breakthrough in signal processing technology. Utilising the Alesis R.I.S.C. (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture. The Alesis Microverb II provides clean, quiet, professional digital reverberation with the cost and simplicity of spring units, in a highly compact enclosure.
Since its introduction, the Alesis 3630 Compressor has become the most popular dynamics processor ever made. Despite what the official Alesis marketing department say about the Alesis 3630 Compressor below, it is not the holy grail of compressors, regardless of the fact it has become something of a cult classic among many musicians.
The Alesis Midiverb III is a high quality multi-effects unit which features up to 4 simultaneous effects at a full 15KHz bandwidth and with 16 bit resolution. Since all features of Alesis Midiverb III are accessible from the front panel, the operator can set up a wide range of complex effects without a complex user interface.
The Alesis ADAT recorder when it arrived in 1992, literally changed the world overnight for studios and home musicians alike, by bringing digital recording to an affordable level for small studios and musicians.
You should never have to compromise your sound when you need multiple effects. With the Alesis Quadraverb 2, you will never have to compromise at all. The best effects processors in the world are known not only for their stunning sonic quality, but also for their versatility and processing power.
The Alesis MidiVerb 4 is the perfect effects processor for professional project studios and musicians who require an affordable solution for fully-programmable, high-fidelity effects. Its excellent effects algorithms produce dense, natural reverb, rich chorus, flange, delay, pitch effects and up to three simultaneous multieffects.
The Alesis Microverb 4 brought full bandwidth 18 bit effects processing to the masses at an incredibly low price, with limited editing and a mass of presets. While not as flexible as Alesis’s other models, such as the Quadraverb, the Alesis Microverb 4 offered good value for money a range of effects for the home recording musician.
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