Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 USB / MIDI Keytar Controller

  • $ 299.00
SKU: 11284

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The Vortex Wireless 2 USB/MIDI Keytar Controllerfrom Alesis is a wireless 37-key, velocity-sensitive, portable keyboard controller designed to be worn like a guitar but played like a keyboard. It is battery-powered for use with USB MIDI on Mac or Windows computers, MIDI modules, and hardware synths for live stage, studio, and rehearsal applications.


Featuring eight backlit RGB velocity-sensitive trigger pads and eight backlit faders for controlling volumes or other instrument parameters, the Vortex Keytar controller is built with an embedded MIDI-assignable tilt sensor, a thumb-controlled assignable slider, and a reversible pitch bend wheel on the neck.

The Vortex Keytar controller includes a USB dongle that creates a wireless connection to any Mac or Windows computer. This controller is equipped with standard guitar strap pegs on the neck and body and includes a strap to wear over your shoulder. Also included are production software download cards that include the following software: Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 by AIR music Tech, TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware, and Ableton Live lite. The Vortex Wireless 2 USB / MIDI Keytar Controller is ready to go straight out of the box, with everything you need to get up and running.

37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch and compact size with a complete melodic range
Eight RGB backlit and velocity-sensitive trigger pads enable you to create beats or trigger clips
Eight backlit faders for controlling volume or other instrument parameters
Embedded, MIDI-assignable tilt sensor for 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 dongle creates a wireless connection to any Mac or Windows computer
USB and MIDI jacks for use with any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software
Battery-powered for use with MIDI modules and hardware synths (4 AA batteries included)
Standard guitar-strap pegs on neck and body
Edit MIDI-assigned controls with included Vortex Wireless 2 Editor application
Production Software Package Includes:


  • Hybrid 3
  • Loom 2
  • Vacuum Pro 
  • Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech
  • TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware
  • Ableton Live Lite
item includes
  • Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 USB / MIDI Keytar Controller
  • USB Wireless Receiver
  • USB Cable
  • Strap
  • Cable Harness
  • Software Download Cards
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
System Requirements USB 1.1 port
Windows 7 SP1: Dual Core 2 GHz (Intel Core i5 or i7 recommended)
Mac OS X 10.8.5: Core Duo Processor (Core i5 or i7 recommended)
Minimum RAM 4GB (8 GB or more recommended)
5 GB hard drive space (download and installation)
Internet access (download and authorization)
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, multicolor backlit, MIDI-assignable
Sliders 8 sliders, backlit, MIDI-assignable
1 volume slider, MIDI-assignable
Modulation 1 touch capacitive ribbon controller, MIDI-assignable
1 pitch bend wheel, MIDI-assignable
1 tilt sensor (accelerometer), MIDI-assignable
Sustain 1 sustain button
Display 7-segment 3-character monochromatic backlit LCD
Up/down (+/-) increment/decrement buttons
Wireless Transmission Transmitter: Vortex Wireless 2 (internal)
Receiver: USB wireless receiver (included)
Connectors USB Type-B port
5-pin MIDI output
Power USB port or 4 AA batteries
Dimensions (W x D x H) 35.2 x 10.0 x 2.9" / 89.4 x 25.4 x 7.4 cm
Weight 6.5 lb / 2.9 kg
Package Weight 8.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 37.8 x 12.3 x 4.5"

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