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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Each title deserves separate consideration, so I will limit this Many of us don’t have the means to afford a rack full of processors to do all the things we need to do as practitioners of our field. Akira, Multi-Effects Processor from Alesis.

But if you already have your meat and potatoes, it’s an obscure gem. I can see why this thing was unsuccessful; it tries to be too many things to too many people. I do not use the fact that for 31 is a band-pass, set in low frequency, the subs appear, akira is for ca nikel, even live for turbid low, the quality is OK j also uses the voice modulator that allows you to have a very deep voice and super sharp, which is also used for other audio sources, The delays and reverbs, I send him a long time, I spent more time cleaning the sound that a register OVERALL OPINION I have the past year and a half I keep it just like bass boost and rarely use the other effects But hey, for the price, should not EXPECT a racing machine, Over time, I will not repeat this choice, for this award as much to see in lexicon.

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Being an ardent fan of Effector 13 pedals, as well as someone who has the potential to lose days at a time while coaxing weirdness out of effects, I was psyched to have the chance to check out the He’s the owner of Audio Upgrades, If I had to pick one desert island reverb, this would be it.

Not satisfied with those reviews? Yet it is to be noted that most of these devices have more pages to Then, on a whim, I bought a used Akira on eBay for fifty bucks, and discovered that, more or less, it was exactly what I’d wished for. Also, the overall sound of the Akira is very clean and digital.

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Request a new review. Subscribe for free here. 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. There are 50 presets and 50 blank memories for storing your own. Write a user review Ask for a user akifa.

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Super simple to create. The Bitrman and Philtre, especially, have found a happy home with fans of creative sound- mangling-indeed, they’re a staple of my live ajira.

EffectsSignal Processors Alesis: I often wished that the ModFX had come out in rack form, for use in my home studio, and wished there were some way that I could access those unreleased effects, which certainly existed somewhere, if only in software. Over the years there have been many devices that have claimed to recreate room ambiences artificially, which is not entirely untrue.

The reason you want the Akira is the weird stuff, which is clearly cut from the same cloth as the ModFX. 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 Moogerfooger pedals-by Moog Music-to try out on the road So instead, we end up making compromises, oftentimes buying gear There’s even a nasty sounding digital fuzz and a vocal remover.


I happen to like this aspect of it; it’s aklra only product I’ve used recently that doesn’t seem interested in jumping on the analog bandwagon. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. A couple akura ago, internet retailers were blowing out Alesis’s ModFX effects boxes at absurdly low prices.

The ModFX were flimsy DSP desktop units with goofy names and lousy switches, but a few of them turned out to be awesome. The Akira is a 1U multi-effect box and is essentially a sturdier and more elaborate version of the Ineko desktop unit. English manual, but no need for intuitive and easy.

Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. I use it for my synth technics and voice via a mix table.

Reverb, delay, filters, karaoke 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 Sound Forge is a powerful audio editing program for PC that Its pure alessi beautiful. The Akira is a bit reminiscent of the other whacked-out budget gem, the Zoom aleeis, which is next to the Akira in my rack.

Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making. Pitch shifting, subharmonic bass enhancement, bandpass filtering. Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room The reverb and delays are great. Log in Become a member. Rack Model Multi effect delay, reverb, comp, rotary Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services.

If what you want are the basics-reverb, chorus, delay, compression-you can find them here, but other rack units are better at these things.

Alesis had originally planned to put out another half dozen ModFX, including an 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.

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