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Alesis Andromeda Analog Synth

16-voice polyphonic real analog synthesizer. (164) Read 6 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Real analog. Really intense

The Ultimate Polyphonic Analog Synth
In a world filled with "almost-analog" and "sort-of-analog" synthesizers, Andromeda is the real deal: a high-performance instrument fueled by true analog synth technology. In a single, powerful package you'll find a huge range of tonal possibilities: searing leads, warm pads, fat bass lines, extreme sound effects, and more. With Andromeda you can get all these sounds simultaneously, while enjoying the creative control to reach out, grab knobs, and instantly reshape Andromeda's mind-blowing sonics.

Real Analog Powerhouse
Andromeda's fully analog signal path is controlled by a high-speed Motorola Coldfire microprocessor, offering 16-voice polyphony with 16-part multi-timbral capability. Andromeda features two analog oscillators per voice, with standard waveforms (available simultaneously), suboscillators, hard and soft sync, and more. It provides 2 analog filters per voice: these 2-pole (multimode) and 4-pole (lowpass) resonating filters are classically-derived designs, and offer you an astounding range of sonic variability.

Andromeda also provides external audio inputs that allow you to route any signal through its filters. Andromeda has three LFO's, each with six waveforms and many powerful features. It also has three 7-stage, 3-level envelopes capable of functions never before found in any analog synthesizer. An extensive mod matrix offers you enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda's sonic firepower, adding to its monstrous capabilities.

In-Depth Control of Your Sound
Andromeda's 61-note synth-weighted keypad features velocity and aftertouch sensitivity, and its ribbon controller offers multiple, assignable functions. A distinctive, futuristic front panel features 72 knobs and 144 buttons (the majority are single function), optimally arranged for rapid-fire tweaking and in-depth experimentation. Andromeda's large, backlit LCD display provides real-world values of parameters (time, frequency, BPM, etc.) and high-resolution graphics. No other synth has ever offered such a sophisticated, informative control panel for creating analog pyrotechnics.

Extensive Features
In addition to its real analog synth engine and hands-on interface, Andromeda provides a wide range of performance features, including multiple keyboard modes, portamento with nine slopes, and legato functions. For added grins, Andromeda provides a built-in arpeggiator and analog-style sequencer with MIDI sync, high quality digital effects (reverb, chorus, echo and more), and a nasty little analog distortion circuit. Internal program memory features 256 preset and 128 user-defined programs. Andromeda also offers a PCMCIA-format memory card slot for additional programs and mixes.

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Polyphony: 16-voice, 16-channel multi-timbral

Synthesis Method: True analog subtractive

Oscillators: 2 oscillators (with sub-oscillation) per voice, 5 waveforms available (sine, triangle, square, up saw, down saw)

Filters: 2-pole multimode resonating filter per voice, 4-pole lowpass resonating filter per voice

Program Memory: 256 preset and 128 user-defined

Mix Memory: 128 user-defined

Audio Outputs: 16 mono outputs, one for each of 16 voices (eight 1/4" TRS jacks); Stereo main outputs (two 1/4" jacks); 2 mono aux outputs (two 1/4" jacks); Stereo headphone output (1/4" TRS jack)

Audio Inputs: Two 1/4" jacks

External Audio Filter Inputs: Three 1/4" jacks - one each for Voices 1-16, Voice 15, and Voice 16

Pedal Jacks: Pedal/CV, Switch and Sustain - each with dedicated 1/4" jack

MIDI Connections: MIDI In, Out, Thru

Memory Card Slot: PCMCIA-format

Power: 100-230 VAC, 50/60 Hz 30W

Dimensions: Height 122mm (4.8") x Width 1019mm (40.1") x Depth 409mm (16.1")

Weight: 21 kg (47lbs.)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
Customer Reviews
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"The Alesis Andromeda Analog Synth :]"
Sound: The sound is AMAZING. Nothing comes close to this Analog Synth. Feature: I love everything about it. Ease of Use: It took me a while to really figure it out. READ THE MANUEL. Quality: The product is very durable. Paint doesn't chip, keys don't jam, ect. Value: This product is a bit pricey. Trust me it is worth every penny. Manufacturer Support: All of Alesis's products are overall the best. The Wow Factor: I've wanted this synth for so long. When i finally got it I was amazed. Overall: I recomend this Analog Synth to anybody. Even though it's expensive your getting your moneys worth with this one. If your looking for something cheaper you could tryan analog modeler like the the Alesis Ion. It's a moderler meaning it's not a try analog synth, it just models after one.
Style of Music: Electronica.
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This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "MOST SUPERIOR ELECTRONICA SYNTH!"
Sound: Real Analog with 16 voices...what more can you ask for? Awesome for atmospheric textures, leads, etc. The filters on this blow any VA away...I compared a Nord Lead III side by side with the Andromeda, the Nord's cold digital sounds don't even compare with the superior depth and sharpness of the real-analog sound! VAs are good for some trance and stuff, but it still can't hold up to a RA synth. Feature: Various knobs and buttons can confuse the living hell out of you...but programming it is! Quality: Superior quality, feels like a tank...i first thought its made in Japan or Germany. Thumbs up to Alesis!! Value: Value is simply awesome. A Dave Smith Evolver keyboard with 2 analog and 2 digital oscillators and 4 note poly (thus limiting evolving pad chords) cost $2399.00. A-6 has much more multi-timbral capability: you can play 6 fingers on pad, and still have 10 other voices! sweet! Its like having 4 polyevolvers without the digital oscs... Manufacturer Support: Haven't really dealt much with them The Wow Factor: Very awesome to look at! Overall: Initially the OS was jumpy, but after Alesis updated it, its very stable, and you can enjoy 16 voices of pure analog heaven (not recording) at once! What more can I ask for?
Style of Music: Goa/Psytrance, New Age
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