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Alesis Fusion 8HD Workstation

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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.

Technical Specifications
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 ROM: 384
Multipatches RAM: Unlimited
Multipatches ROM: 128 Mixes
Storage: ADAT, Hard Drive, Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
Arpeggiator with 490 presets.
Unlimited user patterns expansion
phrase and drum machine playback
Sequence format - SMF Type 1
13 filters
20 Reverbs
10 Chorus
50 Insert Effects
4 Band EQ
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
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
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
General MIDI: GS - General Standard
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 44.1
Power: 120V AC 50W
Year Released: 2005
Used By
Klaus Schulze, Carbon111
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.alesis.com
Editors & Software:
[+] www.alesis.com
MSRP List Price: $1,699 - convert
Retail Street Price: $899 - convert
Used Price: $400 - $650 - convert
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