Alesis Vortex - Your Top Questions Answered

 

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The Alesis Vortex is only keytar with a built in accelerometer.  In this guide, we'll take you though some common setup and customization steps, and answer your top questions. 

How do I assign the touch ribbon to Pitch Bend?

To assign the touch ribbon to pitch bend on a patch, do the following:

  1. Press Patch Edit to enter patch edit mode.
  2. Press the Ribbon Mode 1 button. The ribbon mode buttons are the circular buttons located to the left of the touch ribbon. rb1 will be shown on the display screen.
  3. Press the key labeled Mode Assign until Pb is shown on the display screen.
  4. Press the key labeled Enter to save your patch. PE will be shown on the display screen.
  5. Press Patch Edit to exit patch edit mode and return to performance mode.  PF will be shown on the display screen.

    Note: The touch ribbon control can be in Latch or Return mode. When assigning the touch ribbon to pitch bend, I would recommend that you set it to return mode, because otherwise it will be very tedious to return to the original pitch for a key.

 

To put the touch ribbon in “Return” mode, perform the following:

  1. Press Patch Edit to enter patch edit mode.
  2. Touch the touch ribbon itself.  rib will be shown on the display screen.
  3. Press the key labeled Mode Assign until rn is shown on the display screen.
  4. Press the key labeled Enter to save your patch. PE will be shown on the display screen.
  5. Press Patch Edit to exit patch edit mode and return to performance mode. PF will be shown on the display screen.

 

 

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