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Alesis Microverb4 Signal Processor

The MicroVerb4 is designed to provide a wide variety of great-sounding, easy-to-use effects for small studios, engineers and performing musicians.

Alesis 3630

Alesis 3630 Compressor

Since its introduction, the Alesis 3630 Compressor has become the most popular dynamics processor ever made.

Alesis Midiverb 4

Alesis MidiVerb 4 Digital Effects Processor

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.

Alesis Microverb II

Alesis Microverb II

The Alesis Microverb II represents a clear breakthrough in signal processing technology.

Alesis Midiverb II

Alesis Midiverb II Digital Effects Processor

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.

Alesis Microverb`

Alesis Microverb

The Alesis Microverb represents a clear breakthrough in signal processing technology, utilising the Alesis R.I.S.C (Reduced Instruction Set Computer) architecture, the Alesis Microverb provides clean quiet: professional digital reverberation with the cost and simplicity of spring units.

Alesis Midiverb

Alesis Midiverb

The Alesis Midiverb was the world’s first affordable 16bit digital reverb, and was a runaway success for Alesis.

Alesis Studio Electronics was founded in Hollywood in 1984 by MXR co-founder Keith Barr. Leveraging his ability to design custom integrated circuits, Barr’s company was able to introduce technologically advanced products at prices within the realm of most project studios.

Alesis’ first product was the Alesis XT Reverb. Introduced in 1985, the XT Reverb was an all-digital reverb that carried an unprecedented low price of US$799.

In 1986 Alesis produced the first under-$1000 16-bit professional effects processor, the Alesis MIDIverb, which had a 12-bit A/D converter and MIDI control. It was joined later in the year by the Microverb, which lacked MIDI but had a 16-bit A/D converter.

What followed from here was a string of affordable digital effects processors and digital reverbs. When Alesis had exhausted every opportunity with digital effects processing, they delivered their most historically significant product in the early 1990s, the Alesis ADAT 8 track digital recorder.

The Alesis ADAT used S-VHS tape in a compact rack mount recorder that brought the cost of digital recording to the masses at a relatively affordable price of US$4,000. At this point, Alesis had the world at their feet and they went on to produce a range of studio electronics making them one of the most successful brands of the 1980s and 1990s.

Like all good things however it all came to and end, and Alesis came crashing down around the early 2000s, when the company filed for bankruptcy. The company was restructured and continues to this day making a full range of musical products, but their prime period of innovation is certainly long gone.

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