Most USB audio and MIDI computer peripherals are "Class Compliant" devices. This means that to communicate with the computer, they use drivers that are built right into the host computers operating system. In some cases, these devices may have trouble connecting due to software settings, changes to the operating system, out-of-date system drivers and even hardware problems. This guide discusses some common troubleshooting steps to determine the cause of these issues and provide some potential solutions.
The stunning new Alesis Strike Pro kit shatters all your pre-conceived notions about electronic drums. It combines the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums combined with the versatility and capability of the best electronic drums. These are the perfect drums to move beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic set, without giving anything up. While the module comes pre-configured for a consistent response, you may want to make your own tweaks to customize it to your playing style. This article will e
If you've ever had to assemble an electronic drum kit, you'll know that it's not always as easy as it looks. Even accidentally swapping a single cable can lead to some odd trigger behavior. This article will walk through how to easily troubleshoot and res
VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection, with or without a DAW. It's a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session. Kontakt is one of the most commonly used plugins, but beca
It's time to experience unprecedented keytar performance with the Alesis Vortex Wireless. The Vortex Wireless eliminates the barrier between you and your audience by giving you the freedom to move around the stage and take the lead without being connected to any cables. This article walks through the complete setup within the include Ableton Live Lite Software.
The Alesis Forge Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit featuring the Forge Advanced Drum Module, packed with over 600 sounds and plenty of features to personalize your performance. This article will point out some of the most important settings an
The Alesis Nitro Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. While the kit is ready-to-go right out of the box, spending some time to truly optimize the trigger settings can match the response perfectly with any playing style and improve performance overall. This article will cover how and when to adjust the trigger settings on your Nitro kit to optimize performance and response.
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 placed it all perfectly in your space, but if your performance/recording/listening room has poor acoustics, you're really facing an uphill battle. Luckily, there are a lot of things you can do to improve even the worst spaces.
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 und
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.