Alesis covers all electronic styles and sizes, from the incredibly compact eight-voice Micron synth – which delivers analogue-modelled tone over three-octaves – to the massive, all-analogue-powered behemoth the Andromeda synthesiser.
Also on the synth front, the Ion uses DSP analogue modelling technology to create both classic and vibrantly modern tones, edited via hands-on, real time controls and with incredibly in-depth tone construction possibilities.
The company is, however, perhaps most renowned for its work with realistic electronic drum synthesis, the likes of the DM5 drum module providing a cornucopia of voices in full 18-bit stereo sound and designed for use with Alesis drum pads as well as those manufactured by others. There are of course a huge number of electronic drum kits available direct from Alesis too, including the ever-popular DM6 and pro-level DM10.
The Multimix firewire mixer series has also put itself on the map as a perfect multi-channel solution for project studios and the producer on the move. The highly-mobile , high-spec’d units are also easy on the wallet. Meanwhile, the award winning Monitor One reference speakers can also fit neatly into a home studio budget, and the M1 monitors are capable of pushing out significant active power.
A more recent development has been the emergence of the stunning IO dock, which allows owners of iPad and iPad 2 to hook up their tablet to a comprehensive multi-I/o interface – connect microphones, instruments, professional speakers, PA systems, MIDI controllers, sound modules, and even video projectors to create your music with bespoke apps. It’s just a further example of the innovation that keeps Alesis at the forefront of DV247’s pro audio options.