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[NAMM] Alesis Vortex Keytar

Alesis presents the Vortex keytar at the NAMM Show.

Elements onboard include a MIDI-assignable accelerometer, USB/MIDI connectivity, a layout of touch- sensitive keys and velocity-sensitive pads on a pearlescent white body.


  • Shoulder-worn performance keyboard
  • USB keytar controller—works with software instruments & synths on Mac, PC, & iOS* devices
  • USB and traditional MIDI jacks for use with synths, sound modules, or other MIDI hardware or software
  • Embedded, MIDI-assignable accelerometer for performance parameter control by tilting the neck
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider, sustain button and pitch-bend wheel on neck
  • Finger-controlled MIDI-assignable touchstrip, sustain and octave-control buttons on neck
  • 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • Eight velocity-sensitive drum pads/sample triggers
  • Transport & patch-select controls
  • Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body, strap included
  • Bus powered when USB-connected to Mac or PC; battery compartment for use with MIDI modules and iOS devices


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