This neat little keytar is the second generation Alesis Vortex. It’s a fantastic controller with eight assignable pads and sliders. Touch sensitive keys are a bonus on a keytar, as is the aftertouch option, allowing you to bring in extra effects while you’re playing, for added expression.
The wireless capability is a much needed feature for keytars, which have often been bogged down by cables and footpedals, defeating the object of having a keytar in the first place.
At just 6.5lbs this keytar doesn’t feel too heavy on your shoulders even after extended periods of playing. A great new addition to the keytar family.
- Keys: 37 touch-sensitive keys with aftertouch
- Pads: 8 touch-sensitive pads
- Sliders: 8 assignable sliders
- Controls: ribbon controller | pitch bend wheel | sustain button
- Wireless Transmission: Transmitter: Vortex Wireless 2 (internal) | Receiver: USB wireless receiver (included)
- Connectors: 1 USB Type-B port, 1 x 5-pin MIDI output
- Power: Via USB port or 4 AA batteries
- Weight: 6.5 lbs. (2.9 kg)