Ahead of the National Association of Music Merchants show (NAMM), Alesis has announced the second generation of its legacy keytar, the Vortex Wireless 2. The keytar, which has 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, features a new fader interface on the front and comes bundled with more software than its predecessor.

Alesis first came out with the Vortex keytar in 2012, and the first generation of the wireless version debuted in 2014. While it wasn’t the first USB keytar controller (that nod can go to Roland with its AX-Synth and Lucina models), the Vortex Wireless had fun features like eight velocity-sensitive pads that could be used to play samples or trigger clips, a tilt-sensor in the neck for translating gestures into effects…

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Source:: Theverge – Tech

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