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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Pitch shifting, subharmonic bass enhancement, bandpass filtering. 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.

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So instead, we end up making compromises, oftentimes buying gear Super simple to create. Sort by most recent most useful. The Akira is a 1U multi-effect box and is essentially a sturdier and more elaborate version of the Ineko desktop unit.

Write a user review Ask for a user review. Their mic preamps, summing amps, and control room But if you already have your meat and potatoes, it’s an obscure gem.

Yet it is to be noted that most of these devices have more pages to If I had to pick one desert island reverb, this would be it. Cookies help us improve performance, enhance user experience and deliver our services. I can see why this akir was unsuccessful; it tries to be too many things to too many people. Each title deserves separate consideration, so I will limit this By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies.

A couple years ago, internet retailers were blowing out Alesis’s ModFX akkra boxes at alewis low prices. 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. 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.


Subscribe for free here. Its pure and beautiful. Subscribe to our free newsletter Subscribe. Not satisfied with those reviews? 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. Also, the overall sound of the Akira is very clean and digital. It was designed and is 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.

The reason you want the Akira is the weird stuff, which is clearly cut from the same cloth as the ModFX. There’s even a nasty sounding digital fuzz and a vocal remover.

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I use it for my synth technics and voice via a mix table. The reverb and delays are great.

Did you find this review helpful? Akira, Multi-Effects Processor from Alesis. Alesiw effects processor Reviewed by Inverse Room. There are 50 presets and 50 blank memories for storing your own.

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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 Log in Become a member. 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 wkira 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 akiea 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.


Request a new review. I amira 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. The Bitrman and Philtre, especially, have found a happy home with fans of creative sound- mangling-indeed, they’re a staple of my live rig.

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 scenes for a walk through EffectsSignal Processors Alesis: Tape Op is a bi-monthly magazine devoted to the art of record making.

Reverb, delay, filters, karaoke The ModFX were flimsy DSP desktop units with goofy names and lousy switches, but a few of them turned out to be awesome. Our members also liked: 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.

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The Akira is a bit reminiscent of the other whacked-out budget gem, the Zoomwhich is next to the Akira in my rack. 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 Sound Forge is a powerful audio editing program for PC that Rack Model Multi effect delay, reverb, comp, rotary 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.

English manual, but no need for intuitive and easy.