Sonic State Studio / Effects Units / ALESIS The Wedge

Average rating: 7.8/10 out of 10

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Samuel from Sweden writes:
At first i did not like it but i kept it now after a few years later i really like the delays from it. Good control over the parameters. But the sliders... the last one gave up not to long ago. Not so good Alesis, Shame on you.

posted Thursday, 11-Mar-04 at 8:42
Nissassa from USA writes:
The Wedge was a fancy unit when it debuted... after listening to and tweaking its presets... it is fancy... Yes, it is a little hisssy but it sounds pretty good to me, close to the Lexicon Mpx-100 in reverbs and nice ability to warp stuff too. Mostly though very nice and fun controls... whew gadgets!

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 07-Jan-04 at 18:33
chuckie v a hobbyist user from us of a (long live) writes:
absolutely joyful to program, and cheap for effects too. so long as you can handle some desk space for it. i really wish they had put like a lead weight on the bottom sometimes, or at least made it of metal instead of plastic so it could be taken to live shows. the sound's a bit thin and digital but it is good at shaping your sound in that way, if thats what you dig. for the money it woops the donkey's ass.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 20-Nov-01 at 21:34
Mark Spruell a hobbyist user from Detroit writes:
I got mine for $99, new, and it was an excellent investment. They typically go for about $150 now and I think it's still a great buy. The reverbs are very lush and full of character, just this side of lexicon territory. The other effects are also very good, especially the chorus.

The sliders really invite you to tweak the sounds and the operating system and display combine to make it very easy (some algorithms have over 20 parameters!) If you think the reverbs are too metallic it's your own darn fault (and learn how to use the LPF).

Nothing in this price range comes close to this level of programmability. It's indispensable for me.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 29-Aug-00 at 22:22
Albert from USA writes:
Good sounding reverb unit that is very easy to use. The interface is one of the best I've seen, and seems to be based on the remote for the Lexicon 480. The sliders practically invite you to tweak parameters, and the tap/audition button sends a full frequency pulse through the box. This makes it easy to hear the reverb shape. The Wedge also has a selection of other effects, including 5 seconds of delay time.

It is quiet, though a bit lacking in personality in my opinion. The Wedge can sound harsh and "digitally" on certain material, but usually that can be edited out. It sounds excellent on sustained sounds like cello or voice.

Although not in the same league as the MPX-1, Roland SRV-330, or Yamaha SPX-990, the Alesis Wedge is very useful as a second or third tier reverb. At the $99 blowout price, this was one of the best gear deals I had ever seen. I bought two of them at the time.

Rating: 7 out of 10 posted Monday, 05-Apr-99 at 19:53
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