Vortex Wireless

USB/MIDI Wireless Keytar Controller with Accelerometer


Wireless Freedom

Take back the stage and experience untethered, wireless keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex Wireless. This dynamic keytar controller connects wirelessly to your computer and integrates with popular virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs. For maximum stage and studio mobility, the PC- and Mac-compatible USB dongle uses a single USB port to create a reliable, wireless connection. Fastened with a piano black finish and intuitive ergonomic layout, Vortex Wireless offers comprehensive controller functionality in a stylish and stage-ready design. Create dynamic, expressive performances that the audience will both see and hear.

Onboard Control and Connectivity

Command the stage with 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads, and a row of physical knobs all laid out in an accessible, hands-on design. A series of neck controls provides further performance options: tweak sounds using the MIDI-assignable touch strip and MIDI-assignable accelerometer, expand melodic ideas with the octave range buttons, and activate sustain all while your right hand remains free to play. Vortex Wireless offers multiple connectivity options and comes equipped with USB-MIDI and MIDI Out.

Synth, DAWS, and Patch Editor Included

Vortex Wireless comes bundled with a versatile, high-definition virtual synthesizer. Xpand!2, by AIR Music Tech, expands the sonic pallet of your Vortex Wireless with ambient pads, edgy leads, wobbly basses, and more. For performing, producing, recording, and improvising, Ableton Live Lite is also included. Finally, a clear, concise, and easy to use, point-and-click patch editor, Vyzex Vortex is also included, so you can quickly configure any parameter of any patch on your Alesis Vortex. You can also use Vyzex Vortex to save and load all of your Vortex patches to and from your hard drive for easy backup.

Features

  • USB dongle creates a wireless connection to any Mac or PC
  • 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch for compact, yet complete melodic range
  • USB and traditional MIDI jacks for use with virtually any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software
  • Embedded, programmable, MIDI-assignable accelerometer for performance parameter control by tilting the neck
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider and pitch-bend wheel on neck
  • Finger-controlled MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck
  • Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads/sample triggers enable you to create beats or trigger clips
  • Battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (batteries included)
  • Bus-powered when connected to Mac or PC via USB (cable included)
  • Large transport (Start/Stop) and patch-select controls for instant access
  • Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body (strap included)
  • This product is class compliant; it does not require drivers
  • Production package included: Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, and Ableton Live Lite Software
  • Make the most of your Alesis Vortex with the free Vyzex Vortex patch editor software here

Contents

  • Vortex Wireless Keytar
  • USB Wireless Receiver
  • USB Extension Cable
  • USB Cable
  • 4 AA Batteries
  • Strap
  • Cable Harness
  • AIR Music Tech's Xpand!2 (download)
  • Ableton Live Lite (download)
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

Specs

  • Class Compliant USB MIDI I/O
  • 5-pin DIN MIDI output
  • Powered via USB, four AA Batteries, or DC power adapter

Docs and Downloads

  • Vortex Wireless - User Guide v1.1Open
  • Vyzex Vortex - User GuideOpen
  • Vortex Wireless - Ableton Live Controller MapDownload

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