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Alesis Fusion 8HD Workstation

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    Description
    As its name suggests, the Fusion 8HD workstation fuses the best elements of sampling, synthesis, and hard disk recording in an all-in-one powerhouse workstation.

    With the Fusion 8HD, Alesis has re-examined the concept of the professional music production workstation, making ease-of-use a top design priority. Featuring 4 types of synthesis; an 8-channel hard disk recorder; built-in user sampling; an effects processor; USB 2.0 connectivity; and expandable memory; the Fusion 8HD is professional workstation that can effortlessly handle your most demanding production tasks.

    The Alesis Fusion 8HD Integrated Keyboard Workstation's ease of use makes it easy to handle your most demanding production tasks - almost effortlessly.

    Four types of synthesis and a built-in 24-bit sampler make your music easier to manage and produce.

    Save and load programs from the on-board 40GB hard drive -- or from the removable Compact Flash memory card.

    Onboard effects processing is powerful, and easy to control with the fully assignable buttons and 360 knobs.

    Fully programmable arpeggiator, easy importing & converting of files & internal storage make this the keyboard no studio or workstation should be without.

    Multi-channel input and output options in both analog and digital (S/PDIF and ADAT Lightpipe) 96 mixes (ROM and HD) 13 filter types Effects - 20 Reverbs, 10 Chorus, 50 Insert Effects, 4 Band EQ

    Stereo main & aux L/R out, headphone out, S/PDIF out, Coax/Optical out, ADAT out, MIDI in/out/thru, sustain pedal, footswitch, expression pedal, USB (to host), external HDD (SATA), HD recording inputs 1-8 Dimensions -

    + Full synth workstation with 8 track 24-bit Hard Disk recording and 40Gb internal hard-drive

    + Comprehensive waveform editing, internal memory expandable from 64MB to 192MB

    + Save and load programs off of a hard disk (or the removable Compact Flash memory);

    + 32 Track MIDI sequencer built in with integrated multi-channel digital audio playback

    + Store all your sounds on the internal 40 GB disk and always have your programs available to you.

    + Onboard grand piano based on acclaimed "Holy Grail Piano," by Q Up Arts®

    + Storage options include built-in hard disk, USB 2.0, compact flash

    + Multi-channel input and output options in both analog and digital (S/PDIF and ADAT Lightpipe)

    + Large 240x128 backlit LCD display

    + Fully assignable buttons and 360° knobs for hands�on control of synth parameters (or control of external gear through MIDI)

    + Fully programmable arpeggiator with standard, phrase and drum machine playback

    + Import and convert WAVE files (.wav), AIFF files (.aif and .aiff), Akai S�1000/3000, SoundFonts (.sf2) files using the Alesis Fusion Converter™ application.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: Frequency Modulation, Physical modelling, Sampling, Subtractive
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, Wave Table
    Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Velocity
    Oscillator Notes:
    Combine any of four integrated synth engines: Sampler, Virtual Analog, FM Synthesis 6 Operator, and Physical Modeling
    Sampling: 24 bit, 44.1 kHz, Loop, One Shot (Phrase), Multi-Sample
    Envelopes: *
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
    Envelope Notes::
    Different configurations specific to each engine.
    Filters: *
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
    Filter Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Pedal, Portamento, Sequencer, Velocity
    Filter Notes:
    Different configurations specific to each engine.
    LFO: *
    LFO Parameters: Envelope, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
    LFO Notes::
    Different configurations specific to each engine.
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 190
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split, Unison
    Patches
    Patches ROM: 384
    Multipatches RAM: Unlimited
    Multipatches ROM: 128 Mixes
    Storage: ADAT, Hard Drive, Internal, USB
    Editing: MIDI, USB
    Arpeggiator
    Arpeggiator with 490 presets.
    Unlimited user patterns expansion
    phrase and drum machine playback
    Sequence format - SMF Type 1
    Effects
    13 filters
    20 Reverbs
    10 Chorus
    50 Insert Effects
    4 Band EQ
    Sequencer
    32-track MIDI Sequencer/Memory
    Notes: 64 MB expand to 192 MB
    Sequencer Tracks/PPQN: 32-track MIDI
    Sequencer/Memory (Notes): 64 MB expand to 192
    Chips and Operating System
    1.24
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 88 keys, Weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
    Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
    Display Count V: 240
    Display Notes: 128
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 51.5 x 14 x 5 in / 130.8 x 35.6 x 12.7 cm
    Weight: 68.3 lbs
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 16
    Audio Output Notes: S/PDIF, Coax/Optical, ADAT
    Inputs: 8 Mono, S/PDIF, Coax/Optical, ADAT, MIDI
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT
    General MIDI: GS - General Standard
    DAC Bits: 16
    DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
    Power: 120V AC 50W
    Production
    Year Released: 2005
    Used By
    Klaus Schulze, Carbon111
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    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.alesis.com
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    Editors & Software:
    [+] www.alesis.com
    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1,699 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $899 - convert
    Used Price: $400 - $650 - convert
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