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 ALESIS Fusion Digital Synthesizer + midi sequencer

Alesis Fusion synthesizer
Alesis Fusion
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Built 2005
Type: digital
Hybrid: no
180 Voice / Stimmen
16x Multitimbral
large Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 1700 (not rare)
Synthesis: multisynthesis

OSC Features pwm hard+soft sync ring fm algorithms physical modeling samples 120MB
Wave Shapes morph saw-tri pulse sine noise sample
6 OSCs + 2 SubOSCs info ©
2 Filter lpf hpf bpf notch vocal self reso 2-8 Pole
8 LFOs pulse sine tri saw random
8 Envelope Generators ADSR +?

MIDI CONTROLLER Control / Triggering
49 Keys with velocity aftertouch

Arpeggiator yes
Sequencer midi sequencer
(ID 464)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT Alesis multi synthesis 50ies look synth in 3 sizes. "Fusion Engine Synthesis" - Sample Playback, Virtual Analog, FM, Physical Modeling, dynamic voice number depends on what you use... usually below 180 voices..
ABOUT Alesis Multi-Synthese-Schiff in 3 Größen im eher gewagten 50er-Jahre Autoradio-Cadillac Design. "Fusion Engine Synthesis" - Sample Playback, Virtual Analog, FM, Physical Modeling, Stimmen sind natürlich dynamisch und idR etweas weniger als 180..
DETAILS cool Sample and Hold unit, a Real one - LFOs are VERY fast (1khz), all OSC waves can be set in symmetry. routings for sync and FM with 3 OSCs (hard/soft), LFO are being routed in the mod-matrix and the waveform is set in the matrix, too! HD recording 40GB, sampling with 120MB max, free matrix and generation of lfos (8 max) and fm routings, same with VA and pm part, of course not so many osc in VA or pm mode. multitimbral mode normally 8x - Mix: 8 internal/16 external, Song: 16 internal/16 external
DETAILS Sample and Hold Einheit (eine richtige), sehr schnelle LFOs bis 1khz. OSC-wellenformen können in der Symmetrie eingestellt werden. Verschaltungen bei Sync (hard/soft) und FM mit 3 OSCs (!), LFOs werden in der Matrix geroutet und haben erst dort eine Wellenform. 120MB ram max. freie zusammenbaubare modmatrix mit bis zu 8 lfos die einfach "generiert" werden und frei in einer art matrix zusammengebaut werden, recht übersichtlich für die komplexität, HD recording 40GB, sampling, multitimralität idR 8 fach, Mix: 8 intern/16 extern, Song: 16 intern/16 extern
SOUND nice FX but always with some plastic in it.. cool user interface and ideology (free generation of lfos)..
SOUND FX ohne Ende,sehr flexibel und gute bedienung / konzept allerdings mit reichlich VA-Plastikschwurbel..
VERSION 3 keyboard sizes from 61 to 88 keys. OS 1.2
VERSION 3 keyboardgrößen von 61 bis 88 tasten. OS 1.2

6 OP FM Synthesiizer with Physical models of wind instruments and HD Recording and kind of "extended" micron / ion VA Synth..
it has 8 ENVs and 8 LFOs (!!!!) .. the envs are multi stage.

a new "can do everything" workstation is out since 2005, it has audio recording, sampling, physical modeling and FM abord along with VA.. available in quite large keyboard versions only (no rack so far)..

shown on NAMM 2005 in far far away USA ;) most of us only seen the "how's the piano" demo.. but I am sure it can do more.. some sort of expanded Ion plus PM, FM, Sampling / HD Recording plus Sequencer..
Fusion fusion synthesizer TEXT


strange, they always had real usable things, they invented the ADAT recorders and a series of well known FX boxes. the best known one and now discontinued is the 16 voiced real analogue Andromeda, which drew much more attention to Alesis as a synth manufacturer who instroduced VA synths later. today they changed more to the DAW kind of products which are still interesting like more affordable CC boxes for DAW and Mixing. after the release of Andromeda they went into insolvency and where bought by Numark, the DJ mixer company and the A6 dropped the price but the Andro team was fired. anyway it was the most remarkable product of Alesis ever made. there's no other 16 voice poly synth of that complexity around and will sooner or later be mentioned along with the Jupiter 8, the Matrx 12 or the Prophet 5. So thanks to Dave Bryce and Mike Peake (and others) for struggeling to make it real and hope there will be a second generation "Andromeda" incl. 3 Octave, Desktop and Rack Verison with faster LFO as they all wish.

Alesis now belongs to the inMusic group (along with Akai, Numark and ion)

Official Intl. Site :

Alesis gehört wie Akai und Numark zur inMusic Group.

Die Ur-Firma war vor Allem durch das ADAT Format 8Spur Recorder bekannt und die gleichnamige digitale Schnittstelle mit Lichtleitern für bis zu 8 Kanäle. Sie ist auch 2014 noch ein Standard in Audio-Interfaces.

Nach dem Alesis Andromeda - oder genauer während er in den Markt ging, ging die Firma insolvent und wurde von Numark gekauft.

heute gehören Numark, Alesis und Akai zur in Music Group (USA).



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