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Alesis Vortex Wireless 2

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Wireless USB/MIDI Keytar Controller

The Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 builds on the success of the original Vortex Wireless, refining the design as well as upgrading and enhancing various features. At the heart of the Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar is the 37-note, velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch, providing a complete melodic range. The velocity-sensitive keybed provides natural, fluid playability; providing expressive control over your sound. It is the ultimate live performance controller, jam-packed with features to bring out the best from your productions. It comes complete with a USB receiver for creating a wireless connection to a PC or Mac computer, as well as most keyboards with a USB host port for added flexibility.

RGB Trigger Pads & Backlit Faders

Accompanying the high-quality, expressive keybed is eight RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive trigger pads. The RGB trigger pads can be used for triggering drums, samples, vocal shots, loops, Sound FX and more. If it comes in the form of audio, it can be used during your live performances and triggered with velocity changes via the pads. The pads are also backlit in RGB colours, not only adding flare to the design but also so you can easily see and navigate them in low-light conditions. As well as the trigger pads, the Vortex Wireless 2 includes 8 MIDI-assignable back-lit faders. These faders can be used for controlling volumes or even for automation when used with virtual instrument plugins.

Comprehensive Performance Control

Expanding on the trigger pads and faders, the keytar also features controls located on the neck of the controller for added performance options. There is a MIDI-assignable touch strip which can be ideal for use with X/Y plugins, phasers and other moving effects. You can also tweak sounds with the accelerometer, which is also MIDI-assignable for use with external VSTs. There are also octave range and sustain buttons for added versatility.

World-Class Music Software

To get you started straight out of the box, Alesis have included a range of premium-grade music software including virtual instruments, DAW and preset editor. The bundle includes five high-quality virtual instruments comprised of virtual, modular and analog synthesizers, as well as a multi-timbral workstation in the form of Xpand!2. Included in this bundle is: Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 from AIR Music Tech, and TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware. Also included is Alesis’ point-and-click preset editor, allowing you to customise and configure any parameter of any preset. You can also use the editor software to save, load and edit your Vortex presets for backup purposes. Additionally, the Vortex Wireless 2 comes complete with copy of Ableton Live Lite – a renowned music production and performance program for powerful music creation.

What’s Included

  • Vortex Wireless 2
  • USB Wireless Receiver
  • USB Cable
  • Strap Cable Harness
  • Software Download Cards
  • User Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual


  • 37 velocity-sensitive keys with after-touch for compact size with complete melodic range
  • Eight RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive trigger pads enable you to create beats or trigger clips
  • Eight back-lit faders for controlling volumes or other virtual instrument parameters
  • Embedded MIDI-assignable tilt sensor performance control with on/off button
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider and reversible pitch bend wheel on neck
  • MIDI-assignable touchstrip, zone, sustain, and octave control buttons on neck
  • Included USB receiver creates a wireless connection to any Mac or PC, or most keyboards with USB host port
  • Can be battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (4 AA batteries not-included)
  • World-class production software package included: Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware, and Ableton Live Lite


  • Keys: 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, 10-octave range available with Octave Up/Down buttons, 2 assignable zones with assignable split point
  • Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive pads, multi-colour back-lit, MIDI-assignable
  • Sliders: 8 sliders, blue back-lit, MIDI-assignable, 1 volume slider, MIDI-assignable
  • Modulation: 1 touch-capacitive ribbon controller, MIDI-assignable, 1 pitch bend wheel, MIDI-assignable, 1 accelerometer (tilt sensor) MIDI-assignable
  • Sustain: 1 sustain button
  • Display: 7-segment 3-character monochromatic back-lit LCD, Up/Down (+/–) increment/decrement buttons
  • Wireless Transmission:
    • Transmitter: Vortex Wireless 2 (internal)
    • Receiver: USB wireless receiver (included)
  • Connectors: 1 USB Type-B port, 1 x 5-pin MIDI output
  • Power: Via USB port or 4 AA batteries
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 35.2” x 10.0” x 2.9” (89.4 x 25.4 x 7.4 cm)
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs. (2.9 kg)

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