It seems like these OS updates are becoming a regular thing now, which is good right? Shows Alesis are continuing to put resources into the Fusion, which no matter how you look at it, has a whole bunch of power under the hood.
The latest OS 1.21 is a user downloadable operating system upgrade for the Fusion 6HD and 8HD keyboard workstations. One of the biggest new features being the addition of pattern-based sequencing capability. But thatâ€™s not all, you also get new sounds and new grove mixes.
With the new pattern-based sequencing, you can loop any section within a sequence for all parts and for any determined number of measures. Further, musicians can record new MIDI tracks while the sequencer is loopingâ€”so there is no waiting that could impede the creative process during those inspired moments.
Also new is the addition of more new sounds. Throughout the month of February, Alesis will provide (as free downloads) Hollow Sun 01â€”a series of sound data from the highly acclaimed Hollow Sun Nostalgia library. This initial release contains electronic keyboard instruments from the past, including a variety of popular electronic piano sounds, electronic strings, and an assortment of synthesizer sounds.
The new OS V1.21 update also includes an update to the Fusionâ€™s Preset 5. This new download adds a collection of new GrooveMixesâ€”including esoteric and hip hop mixes. Further, there are a substantial number of new programs added to the existing Preset 5 bank.
The new Fusion V1.21 operating system update is freely downloadable from the Alesis company website (www.alesis.com). Information on this update and links are available at the Fusionâ€™s dedicated website