When was the last time you found yourself craving a keytar? Today’s probably a great day to start- at NAMM 2012 Alesis revealed the brand new Vortex, a MIDI Keytar made to bring performance elements to producer/DJs who play sets in DAWs. The potential for exciting MIDI mappings is extensive, and the unit even has a built-in accelerometer that can detect two types of motion. Full quick look video after the jump!
Product Name : Vortex
Price: $249 – $300
Release Date: Q2 2012 – within a few weeks!
Key Feature: Built in accelerometer has potential to take mappings to the next level
- Velocity sensitive keys and pads
- Touchstrip, pitch wheels, and slider on neck of the keytar
- Will include DAW mappings and software for simple editing of the MIDI from the unit
- Powered over USB, MIDI-out port can be used with optional battery power
- Fun simple lightshow on the end of the neck that corresponds with MIDI output