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As with all Alesis units, the Midiverb III uses an external adaptor, which, it should be noted, provides alesls AC output as opposed to the DC supplied by almost every other make of equipment – so you can’t interchange midiferb.
Whatever the reason, the user as is so often the case with mass-market equipmenthas come out on top, and with the current crop of machines offering three or alesia simultaneous bit stereo effects at about the same price you’d have paid for a unit with three or four different 8-bit reverb patches a few years ago, there seems little for us to complain about.
On the midlverb panel of the Midiverb, there are no real surprises: MIDI mapping is less complicated than it sounds and is simply a means of slesis up the unit so that program change numbers sent via MIDI may be directed to any of the Midiverb’s programs. Actually, this is tied in with the fact that Alesis used to fit miniature 3.
This kind of facility, as you might imagine, makes the Midiverb highly useful in live situations, where a player may find it difficult to move away from his or her instrument – another indication, perhaps, that Aleesis were looking to extend the appeal of this unit beyond that of the home and semi-professional studio user.
Previous Article in this issue Passport Designs’ Encore. This is quite straightforward in operation apart from its use with gated reverb effects where it is used to determine the length of the gated sound, and on reverse reverb where, for obvious reasons, it has no effect at all.
The last of these, EQ, though not, perhaps, an effect per se, is nevertheless highly useful on a unit such as this, as it can be applied individually to the input signal and to any of the other three effects, making it possible to determine the ‘colour’ of the reverb, for example.
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And don’t forget, the judicious application of a little high frequency roll-off courtesy of the EQ section can provide extra interest in terms of sound colouration should it be required.
There are 15 configurations in all, consisting of various effects combinations – though in all cases, the input filter of the EQ section comes first in the chain. In fact I’d go so far as to say I don’t think it would be possible to achieve much more with what’s available. Nigel Lord checks the latest incarnation of Alesis’ standard-setting reverb. I think it’s fair to say that on most multi-effects units, reverb quality provides the best yardstick by which it may be judged.
But then, I don’t suppose Alesis need any marketing lessons from me. Finally, there are Signal present and Clip LEDs to provide visual indication of input levels and the onset of distortion. If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive I’ve no doubt that competitors will soon appear, but right now there’s nothing to compare it with at the price.
But consider the lot of the designers at a company like Alesis: Write a user review Ask for a user review. Reverb programming is a law of diminishing returns, and beyond a certain point you can do little to a program which will ultimately benefit the music. Digital Reverb by Nigel Lord. Once again, we’re looking at a facility which has been included primarily as a means of producing more convincing reverb effects, but it does have its place in tailoring the overall sound of the unit, which for those without individual EQ controls on the effects loops on their mixing desks and so on, should prove quite useful.
Gear in this article: To be fair, I really think you need to look at the delay section as being included primarily to provide pre-delay for the reverb programs rather than as a fully-fledged effects section in its own right. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note.
As explained earlier, the high-cut filters which form the basis of the Midiverb’s EQ section may be applied individually to either. Guitar, bass Which ones do you prefer, you hate? The ROM programs included on the Midiverb III, despite not being described in the accompanying manual are in all ways representative of the sort of results it is capable of producing.
All audio inputs are high impedance for optimum signal matching to external gear, and this may include a directly connected microphone if you’re prepared to put up with a little extra noise. These are accessed by first selecting midiferb relevant effects button and then pressing the Edit button once for the first parameter, and again for the second.
All the same, people with no prior knowledge of this kind of unit our guitarist friends, for example might well undervalue the Midiverb III and that would be a shame. Following the emergence of Yamaha’s hugely popular SPX90, a few aesis ago, it quickly became clear that the way forward was midvierb area of multi-effects, where a single unit was capable of providing reverb, chorus, ADT, flanging and delay in various combinations – and, of course, under the control of MIDI.
When describing the Midiverb III as being stereo as I did earlierI may have given the impression that this applied to the delay section too, which it doesn’t.
Having already enjoyed its second coming, the Midiverb is now on its third – so what have Alesis added to their already successful formula for ? Obviously each program is likely to be tailored to suit individual alwsis, and parameters will be tweaked and adjusted, but it really isn’t possible to stray too far from what’s already provided. Even with alfsis restricted programming options, the Midiverb soon midiberb the range of conventional characters and starts to rely on cryptic combinations of upper and lower case letters which often defy recognition without the instruction manual in your hand.
I won’t insult you with a description of the Value, Edit, Bypass, Store or Program number buttons, but Configure and Modulation require a few words of explanation. Reverb delay chorus y chorus What technology is used? Request a new review.
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Review by Nigel Lord. There’s no doubt that the specifications of the Midiverb III – the latest in Alesis’ range of budget reverbs – would put your average double bucking, tube screaming, electric cry-baby effects pedal to shame: The chorus and flanging effects, though not the most convincing I’ve ever heard, aalesis certainly very usable, especially at the more subtle end of the range.
The Midiverb III keeps you on the right side of that line and for that reason alone I’d recommend it wholeheartedly. The overall decay of each of these effects can be adjusted using the second of the two available parameters, Decay Time. So if, like me, you enjoy writing percussion tracks which use delay as an implicit part of the rhythm, you’re likely to find the Midiverb somewhat restricted, particularly on slower tracks.