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  • Alesis Vortex (ship date) and pre-order sales vs. Roland AX-09 and AX-Synth sales

    So I called Sweetwater yesterday. The ship date I was given was October 29th. I hadn't told him I pre-ordered it and he said that if I ordered it today, there's a long list of people that have pre-ordered so it would probably be "a little" later than that. So I asked him how many have been pre-ordered. After typing for a minute or so he said he couldn't tell me the actual numbers but he said there are more pre-order sales for the Vortex than TOTAL SALES TO DATE of the AX-SYNTH and AX-09 combined.

    LOL @ Roland's constant failing.

    Hopefully Roland will get the message and offer a straight up keytar again like the AX-7 but at a realistic competitive price (which they aren't ever known for).

    Looks like Alesis has a hit on it's hands. Good for them and good for us, the consumer.

    -Mc
    Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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    Hopefully Roland will get the message and offer a straight up keytar again like the AX-7 but at a realistic competitive price

    The original Roland Axis was their best ever keytar. Much more usable pitch and mod controls than their later models, and aftertouch besides. I only wish it had the patch selection buttons of the AX-1 (best of any keytar I've seen), and the battery compartment and standard MIDI jack so you could go wireless with it.

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    • #3
      And a bit of edjucashun for all your dork stick fans:



      INCREDIBLY well done...
      Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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        The original Roland Axis was their best ever keytar. Much more usable pitch and mod controls than their later models, and aftertouch besides. I only wish it had the patch selection buttons of the AX-1 (best of any keytar I've seen), and the battery compartment and standard MIDI jack so you could go wireless with it.


        Ironically, I thought that too though I only got to play one a few times. There are a few things on the Alesis I wish were different but for the price, it's impossible to complain. Plus, I've never gotten my hands on one so maybe after playing it, those things could end up being positives. They obviously put a LOT of thought into it and I'm sure everything was done for a reason.
        Response from John from American Musical Supply on why I have received 2 used/damaged Korg M3's and 1 reboxed M3 from Guitar Center (a.k.a. why I'll never buy from AMS again): Footfall wrote:What you're experiencing with these units is the result of our warehouse crew intentionally "overpacking" this product.Current Korg Gear: KRONOS 88 (4GB), M50-73 (PS mod), RADIAS-73, Electribe MX, Triton Pro (MOSS, SCSI, CF, 64MB RAM), DVP-1, MEX-8000, MR-1, KAOSSilator, nanoKey, nanoKontrol, nanoPAD 2

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        • #5
          alesis is 'tilt sensitive' that could be pretty cool for rocking out
          Korg Triton Extreme, Yamaha CP33, Vermona Lancet Mono, Voce V3, M Audio Venom
          Carvin TL60t, G&L S500 tribute, Agile AL3010 > Carvin MTS Combo Korg AX3000G

          Bus to Neptune
          www.bustoneptune.com

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          • #6
            Alesis went and done it again. Made an extremely affordable keytar MIDI controller that has been essentially missing from the market for almost 2 decades. Kudos to the dream team once again...
            Korg Z1, Yamaha Clavinova CLP-350, Alesis Ion, Alesis QS8.2, Kawai K3M, Arturia CS-80V, VAZ Modular, co-author of MinimogueVA and Arppe2600va.

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