Great normal working condition! Includes manual and power cable. Minor wear some pen marks on the back but nothing that affects its. Ineko and Akira. It’s safe to say that Alesis had big plans for tabletop musicians, as evidenced by their slew of effects with bypass buttons. Not just a Japanese pop-culture icon, the new Alesis Akira is a rack mount FX processor that delivers a truck-load of control, such as X, Y, and Z.

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Over the years there have been many devices that have claimed to recreate room ambiences artificially, which is not entirely untrue. Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making. If I had to pick one desert island reverb, this would be it. I use it for my synth technics and aleis via a mix table.

It is silver, lightweight, and apparently very sturdy, and it powers up with an IEC cable, not a wall- wart. He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, EffectsSignal Processors Alesis: But if you already have your meat and potatoes, it’s an obscure gem.

All of this is rather rudimentary in execution; your choices are limited, and there will be times when you wish you had more control over the DSP engine. Rack Model Multi effect delay, reverb, comp, rotary A couple years ago, internet retailers were blowing out Alesis’s ModFX effects boxes at absurdly low prices. I can see why this thing was unsuccessful; it tries to be too many things to too many people. Log in Become a member. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.


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Vintage King co-founder Michael Nehra shares some of his love, knowledge, and practical advice for diving into the world of vintage audio gear, and then takes us behind the aelsis for a walk through Akira, Multi-Effects Processor from Alesis. Bill Cheney and Jim Romney are the men responsible for keeping the amazing legacy of Spectra Sonics, a legendary, if criminally unheralded, pro-audio company alive.

Alesis had originally planned to put out another half dozen ModFX, including alessis interesting-looking lo-fi-ization effect called Fidelity X, but because the first wave of ModFX flopped, these never made it out of the Photoshop- mockup stage.

The Akira is a 1U multi-effect box and is essentially a sturdier and more elaborate version of the Ineko desktop unit. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe.

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Its pure and beautiful. Did you find this review helpful? It was designed and is Pitch shifting, subharmonic bass enhancement, bandpass filtering.

So instead, we end up making compromises, oftentimes buying gear Subscribe for free here. Also, the overall sound of the Akira is very clean and digital.

Jim Williams has spent much of his 56 years working with some of the biggest names in the music business, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin and Stevie Wonder.

English manual, but no need for intuitive and easy.

There’s even a nasty sounding digital fuzz and a vocal remover. Their mic preamps, summing amps, and aledis room Being an ardent fan of Effector 13 pedals, as well as someone who has the potential to lose days at a aalesis while coaxing weirdness out of effects, I was psyched to have the chance to check out the When he heard that The Weisstronauts were undertaking a mini-tour last fall, Andy “Gear Geek” Hong was cool enough to loan me a couple of his Wlesis pedals-by Moog Music-to try out on the road Sort by most recent most useful.


Akira effects processor Reviewed by Inverse Room. I happen to like this aspect of it; it’s the only product I’ve used recently that doesn’t seem interested in jumping on the analog bandwagon.

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Not satisfied with those reviews? The ModFX were flimsy DSP desktop units with goofy names and lousy switches, but a few of them turned out to be aiira. The Akira is a bit reminiscent of the other whacked-out budget gem, the Zoomalessis is next to the Akira in my rack. Request a new review. Sound Forge is a powerful audio editing program for PC that There are 50 presets and 50 blank memories for storing your own. Write a user review Ask for a user review.

Either as a plug-in if I had a DAW in my luggage, or as a standalone application running on a laptop if I somehow salvaged a great console By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Then, on a whim, I bought a used Akira on eBay for fifty bucks, and discovered that, more or less, it was exactly alessis I’d wished for.

The reverb and delays are great. If what you want aklra the basics-reverb, chorus, delay, compression-you can find them here, but other rack units are better at these things. The reason you want the Akira is the weird stuff, which is clearly cut from the same cloth as the ModFX.