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The Importance of Room Acoustics

Nothing can make or break the sound of your performance, your rehearsal space, a recording venue or a home entertainment system more than room acoustics. You may have the very best instruments, speakers, amplifiers and recording equipment and you may have

Understanding Frequency Response - Why it Matters

All of our hardware brands have multiple units that specify their frequency response. The concepts of frequency response, frequency range, audible frequencies, how frequency relates to musical notes, etc. are absolutely central—critical—to understandi

Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit - Adjusting Trigger Settings for Optimal Performance

The Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit is a flexible, powerful, and affordable five piece electronic drum kit with mesh heads and the Crimson Advance Drum Module. This article will walk through several trigger settings to customize how your kit plays.

Activating and Deactivating AIR and Sonivox Plugins

If you've purchased an Akai Pro, M-Audio or Alesis product recently you may have received some complimentary plugins from AIR and Sonivox after registering the product, such as Hybrid, Twist, Wobble and more. But before you can get started, the plugins wi

Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit - Loading Samples From a USB Drive

The Crimson Drum Module features a USB memory stick input. You can use this input to load your own .WAV samples for the ultimate flexibility. Once the .WAV samples are loaded, you can easily assign these to any zone of any pad on the Crimson Mesh Kit.

Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit - Loading a Song to a Pad

The Alesis Crimson Mesh Kit is a five-piece electronic drum kit featuring exclusive Alesis mesh drum heads. This article walks through the setup process of loading a song to a pad and triggering the loaded song from that pad.

VIP - How to Build a Plugin Map

VIP is a powerful application that allows users to control virtually any VST plugin from their Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49 or M-Audio CTRL49 keyboards. This guide will walk through creating a personalized map for a plugin.

VIP - Everything You Need To Know About FX Plugin Maps

With the addition of FX Plugin support in VIP 2.0, plugin maps will be provided to map VIP with the most popular effect plugins on the market today. Plugin Maps give you automatic factory preset importing, automatic category tagging, and automatic control

Alesis VX49 - Setup with Ableton Live

With the Alesis VX49 USB/MIDI controller keyboard comes with the much talked about VIP software. This article walks through how to setup the Alesis VX49 with VIP and Ableton Live.

Alesis VX49 - Setup with FL Studio

With the Alesis VX49 USB/MIDI controller keyboard comes with the much talked about VIP software. This article walks through how to setup the Alesis VX49 with VIP and FL Studio.


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