airFX features 50 preset programs that modify any signal from CDs to vinyl to live performance in realtime. It's designed to appeal to anyone - DJs, remixers and musicians yes, but also anyone who's ever fancied manipulating sound. The simple but ergonomic device (we'll have a pic up here soon) incorporates Alesis' patent-pending Axyz (say 'Ax-is') technology consisting of an infrared beam which can be manipulated in three planes. Up to five parameters can be controlled in each of the presets; in turn, these presets have evocative names such as Vinylizer, Ghost Flange, Phasors on Stun, Bow Wow and Percolator. You get the picture.
The airFX will retail for an impressive $249.99 - and rumour has it that the Corporation is looking to get it into toy shops as well as music stores.More From: ALESIS