|Synth Site: Alesis: Micron: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 4.2 out of 5|
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...but I'm saying that it's better than the Virus, at least when it comes to sounding analogue. There's no aliasing, and the sound of the raw osc (3 per voice) is a marvel. If someone presented some 30 sounds to you from the Virus C, Nord lead 3 & Micron, respectively, while you were wearing a blindfold: You'd choose the latter. Esp, if the sounds were strictly limited to the bare osc without fx. And, the effects on the Micron is also VERY good.... What Alesis has managed to prove here, is that incredible machines are now possible, and made available for less due to the advancing digital technology combined with expert design/programming. The filter designers actually sat and A/B'd with actual Jupiters and Minimoogs, etc, when creating the filters on the these machines.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-19-2004 at 19:33|
|bobsonjazoe a professional user from austin texas writes:|
ok so heres my review after having the thing for over a month now..... i love the thing. it gets raw and nasty when i want it to and when i want some pretty smooth pads it does that well too. i cant say how much i love the filters on this thing. most digital gear i have played with has had a stepping effect when you tweak the filters but this thing is as smooth as glass.
where this thing really shines is in the setups mode. you can assign all your patterns to specific key ranges and play a whole song just by pressing keys. kind of like the feature on the korg trinity and triton. the drum sounds are great for analog sounds. i have just scratched the surface on the vocoder, but i have to say it puts the ms2000 and micro korg to shame already. it has 4 outputs! how cool is that its a rare thing nowdays for a $400 synth to have more than sterio outputs. the only drawback is the second pair of outputs are pre effects section so none of that killer delay and reverb(good for the drums)
tech support has answered every question i have had and been real helpfull. os update is a must! the slow parameter changes people are complaining about have vanished after the os update. i was worried about build quality after reading about the other peoples stories about theirs breaking off knobs and having ghost parameter changes, but mine has been solid and never malfunctioned. all in all a great deal. i can see m yself playing mine for years to come. i actually prefer mine to a virus now. i'm not saying its better, i am just saying that i prefer it.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Nov-19-2004 at 08:05|
|Mr. L from WhereeverSuitsMySelf writes:|
Oh yes, this machine is the VERY BEST in VA synth history. Just to correct the guy who'd written the introduction...the differences between this and the Ion (apart from the looks, obviously) is essentially as follows:
1. the addition of a wondaful reverb effect 2. a step/pattern sequencer 3. more memory programs 4. a (phatsounding)beat/rhythm section
Else, they're prettymuch the same.
It sounds VERY analogue, and with 18 (!) filtertypes to choose from,...well, there's not many synths that cannot be replicated on this little gem. The (always greatsounding Alesis) reverb adds that little magic touch to some of the sounds, esp pads and strings. And the step&rhythm seq is a marvel. Yes, it is better than the Ion in ther sound department! Thank you, Alesis, for makin' the greatest synth of the 21st century!
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Nov-09-2004 at 09:29|
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