Alesis Fusion 6HD 61-Note Keyboard Workstation  

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Big Bang for the Buck in a Workstation!

"Quite simply, the Fusion 6HD from Alesis is the biggest bang for the buck that you can get in a workstation. The Fusion 6HD synthesizer workstation features five different types of synthesis, a 32-track sequencer, built-in effects, sampling, and to top it all off, a full-featured eight track digital recorder (for recording vocals or other analog sources) built right in! The Fusion 6 HD features 61 keys, a backlit display, and enough bells and whistles to make your head spin! All for a price well below what you might expect to pay for a workstation of this caliber."

Features

  • Fusion OS workstation
  • 61-note semi-weighted keyboard
  • 4 integrated synthesis types: sample playback, virtual analog, FM, and physical modeling
  • 8-track, 24-bit hard disk recording
  • High-definition 24-bit sampler
  • Comprehensive sample waveform editing
  • 64MB sampler RAM (up to 192MB)
  • 32-track MIDI sequencer
  • Integrated multichannel digital audio playback
  • Save and load programs off hard disk or Compact Flash
  • Onboard grand piano based on acclaimed Holy Grail Piano by Q Up Arts
  • Storage: 40GB hard drive, USB 2.0, CompactFlash, and the optional external Fusion drive CDR, DVD storage, and/or external hard disk
  • Assignable buttons and 360 knobs
  • Programmable arpeggiator with standard, phrase, and drum machine playback
 

Fusion 6HD 61-Note Keyboard Workstation Specifications:

  • 35-1/2"W x 4"H x 14"D
    25 lbs.
    Tone generator: Fusion Engine Synthesis - Sample Playback, Virtual Analog, FM,
    Physical Modeling
    Polyphony: Dynamic processor allocation, up to 180 voices of sample playback
    Multitimbral capacity: Mix - 8 internal/16 external; Song - 16 internal/16 external
    Waveforms- tones: 120MB (when converted to 16-bit linear format)
    Sounds: 800 preset instruments, 64 preset drum kits, 128 GM programs, 8 GM drum kits
    Mixes: 200 mixes
    Filters: 13 types
    Effects- types and amt: 20 Reverbs, 10 Chorus, 50 Insert Effects, 4 Band EQ (low shelf, low, mid, high mid, Hi shelf
    Multi-samples (waveform capacity): 128 samples per Multisample
    Sampling sources: analog input L/R, stereo output (resampling)
    A/D conversion: 24-bit, 64X oversampling
    D/A conversion: 24-bit, 128X oversampling
    Sampling frequencies: 44.1kHz
    Memory: 64MB installed, optional expansion to 192MB
    Sampling time: 11 min, 53 sec (onboard memory); 37 min, 15 sec (expansion memory)
    Sample formats: Alesis format, wav
    Sequencer: capacity based on HD limitations, 480 ppq note resolution, 32 tracks, 1000 preset arpeggios, unlimited user arpeggios, SMF sequence format
    Controllers: Pitch Bend Wheel, Modulation Wheel, Aftertouch, Assignable Control Knobs (4), Assignable Trigger Buttons (4), Assignable Switches (2)
    Display: 240 x 128 backlit LCD
    External storage: CompactFlash Type I and Type II, SATA HD and CDRW
    Connectors: stereo input 1/4" L-Mono/R, 1/4" stereo headphone jack, 1/4" stereo main output (L/R), 1/4" stereo aux output (L/R), S/PDIF output (coax/optical), optical ADAT output, MIDI I/O/Thru, sustain pedal, footswitch, expression pedal, USB (to host), 8 - 1/4" recording inputs, SATA external drive, AC power
    Power consumption: 50W
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5.0

Great, but update immediately!

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from Atlanta

I bought this board so I could make beats and incorporate real vocals into them. It works great for this, as you just pick one of the sequencer tracks to be "Audio", and you press play and record! It really is that easy. At first, I was not digging the sounds, but I downloaded the new sound bank (Electronica I believe), and now I'm totally digging the sounds. Although, when I listen to some of them, I have to say "who would use that?" I guess some people would hear some of the sounds that I am using and say the same thing! All depends on your taste. I have not used the sampler yet, but it seems pretty easy.

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4.0

Great bang for buck, sounds could be better

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from Tampa Bay, FL

I recently purchased the new Alesis fusion, and in general, I am very happy with it. I play in many different environments, and the fact that I can record REAL audio into this board and incorporate it into my sequences has been VERY cool. I have started recording background vocals into it (doing the overdubs myself), as well as recording some real instruments into it-For example, I had my friend play the Saxophone parts for "Baker Street", and "Turn The Page", because I always thought playing the parts on a "fake" keyboard sax sounded cheesy. That worked GREAT! It sounds like the record, and its part of my sequence. Very cool. Speaking of the sequencer, it's fairly easy to operate. I had a few bugs in the original version that I got from 123, but I downloaded the new software and everything seems to be fine. The effects sound really good, and there are plenty of them for what I need to do. At first I was a little freaked out by the fact that it has no disc drive or CD burner, but the hard drive has basically an unlimited amount of notes that you can use, and I backed everything up to my computer using the USB port. The manual is OK...A little confusing at times, but I guess every company does things differently, and after a while, I became familiar with the way Alesis does things, and it all makes sense now! The keyboard itself LOOKS really cool (in my opinion!), and it is built great. VERY solid, and the keybed is very nice. The only thing that I wasn't completely knocked out by was the stock sounds. I have since downloaded some of the new sounds from the website, and they are much better. I know that Alesis has an open architecture on this synth, so they should be offering free sounds on a regular basis. I'm pretty sure that there is no limit to the amount of sound banks you can have on board (since they are stored to the hard drive and the HD is 40 GIGS). All in all, I would recommend this board, ESPECIALLY if the idea of having real audio files along with your sequences appeals to you. I know that it certainly appeals to me, and I have just started scratching the surface of adding real instruments and vocals to my stuff. The only other keyboard that will do what the Fusion does is the Korg Oasis. I'm not saying the Alesis board sounds as good as the Oasis, but then again, the Oasis is 8 grand, and most of the stuff I am doing is playing live, and by the time it gets out to the audience, I would bet that they both sound about the same!

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