When it comes to the MIDIVERB II, Phil South discovers that sequels can sometimes be better than the originals! Phil South discovers that sequels can be better. The Alesis Midiverb II is a full stereo professional quality multiple effects device that doesn’t require a professional to operate. This is a digital reverb that also has some effects of time and some chorus / flanger and pan. Note the conspicuous absence of transposition effect, EQ, or even.

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Write a user review Ask for a user review. So without making a comparison on the sound, the finds buyers among rverb larger, because its offering honnte.

That’s a lot of stuff, and it’s all as easy to use as the remote control on your video. Reverberations there is something for everyone.

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I know I’ve harped on throughout this review about the cheapness of the unit, but the fact remains that for a bit multi-effects processor the MIDIVERB II does leave a remarkably small hole in midivwrb wallet. Many reverb presets have different time thresholds so you can find just the right amount of echo. A small orange light between the green and red would have been simple and tasteful.

They did sound smooth though, and they browned and thickened some of the stringier sounds I put through it. Well, most of those I tried fitted perfectly on at least one of them, and at worst sounded interesting on the others. SynthMania PlanetZero lists and forums: But, with its expanded functions, you can also assign which channels the device will accept MIDI information on in one of two modes.

Fortunately, this is Alesis we are talking about, and their sounds are their fortune. The sweeps mmidiverb synchronised to the rhythm and the effect, if properly mixed, is quite addictive.

The first is a twin repeat setting with a lot of stereo ambience; the next a triple tap which knocks in both ears for the dry signal, then left, then right, then left again. Please Contribute to mu: You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above.


All the technical stuff is very impressive, but means nothing if the effects bear no relation to real sounds. The fast gates are nice though, producing that real “Hey, we’ve got a very slick production” sound, and giving you access to some very currently commercial drum and vocal effects.

Alesis MIDIVERB II (SOS Jul 87)

Sort by most recent most useful. The only drawback with this sound is resisting the temptation to put everything through it! Back in the late 80’s a personal studio usually means a cassette 4-track, usually a mic, and a small mixer to try and get the best sound you can from the source instruments, but the big problem really came from how to make the instruments sound grand and professional when you are recording them either dry straight from instrument to recorder or in a room with horrible ambiance.

This results in 15KHz bandwidth for the processed audio alewis after Digital-to-Analog conversion.

Alesis Midiverb II 16 Bit Digital Effects Processor

You realise quite quickly that one or two rooms have the sound you like, and you tend to stick to them. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

Actually only bytes required to store a DSP program are addressable. Not satisfied with those reviews? Talking Heads in a preset, you might say. They simply used to call numbers memories in a bank, which are displayed on the tiny screen all red and all core. The sound rises into a rich, diffuse reverb, then decays slowly and smoothly away for a full 7 or 8 seconds.

This devil in inch clothing comes from the people who brought you the MIDIVERB and Microverb, two outstanding products in a market where the words ‘cheap’ and ‘quality’ are rarely mentioned in the same sentence, let alone about the same product. For example, a hall will be more or less bright or dark, more or less long or short.


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Imdiverb article in this issue: I’d always only seen it from the front and assumed it would have a very deep case, like most other inch rackmounts I’ve seen. The Multitap is a good way of getting one mono voice sounding like many, with it’s fast delay creating the effect of being surrounded by stereo clones of midiveb dry signal; and the Multitap Pan is the same but incorporates one fast pan.

It’s not ditable is preset so at least it’s simple and square must have the above list of patches for eg time delays.

This memory consisting of memory locations is only visible to the DSP. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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Although the pot for adjustment is easily accessible I have no idea how to do this procedure as it would require sending values 7FFF and down to the DAC but only the DSP can do this so you’d have to grab direct control over the DSP Therefore remains the key.

I bought it used there nearly 15 years, and she was already far from young. As any home studio would say back in the day a song can live and die by the effects processing you put in it.

Besides for the Midi nothing fancy either, navigating in waters known for a long time. The downside for this unit, and many other effects units back then, is you cannot program your own effects. Here we go from green to red directly, which may cause some accidents.