Alesis airSynth

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In the earlier part of the 20th century a man named Leon Theremin created a simple synthesizer that was controlled by moving your arms within an electro-magnetic field. This concept in synthesis has recently re-surfaced with modern applications in the Roland MC-series grooveboxes. Alesis has taken this idea to the extreme with their stand-alone airSynth.

The airSynth creates a 3D infrared beam called the Axyz interface. Passing your hand over it in various ways triggers and produces unpredictable but controllable results from its built-in sounds. The airSynth has 50 presets ranging from synth sounds to musical instruments, to ambient and natural sounds and effects.

The airSynth is very simple to use. There's no editing to programming... just choose a patch and wave your hands around! In fact the airSynth is marketed towards the DJ and home user markets. Although it can easily be used for professional music production, it only offers stereo RCA inputs and outputs. There is no on-board MIDI or studio-quality connections. But it can add wacky new twists to your DJ mixes, tweak your favorite CDs, and impress your friends with its sci-fi appeal!

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11 Visitor comments
October 2, 2012 @ 4:23 am
Does anybody have it for sale now? I'm ready to buy!
Be free to contact me: yalivec.igor[at]
July 21, 2011 @ 3:14 am
Hi All,

Alot of people have been finding for this.. I have an Alesis Air Synth and Air FX for sale. Going for USD200 each. Ship international. Do contact me at . Thanks.
July 20, 2011 @ 3:50 pm
I've been looking for this e ve ry whe re, do you guys know if someone wants to sell it? I'd really appreciate it, if you have any info, please do contact me. Thanks!
March 8, 2011 @ 4:48 pm
That's a bit of a cop out... there's tons of stuff listed here that is only used to process external signals... For instance, the Air FX has a filter, and there are Plenty of options here that are ONLY FILTERS much less all the rest... I'm speciffically interested in it BECAUSE it's only an effects processor and could be good for adding FX to signals I already have... because hell, if you limit yourselves to things that only output sounds themselves, your Modular synth section should only list Oscillators! (and we all know there's more to synths than that!)
vintagesynth admin
October 19, 2010 @ 12:48 pm
@Vyndarlys - The AirFX is not listed here because it is an effects processor, not a synthesizer.
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  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • Demos & Media
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    Alesis AirSynth pt. 1
    by PatrisKatholos

    Manual - Alesis have made manuals and program charts for many of their products available on-line, for free download as .PDF files.

  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - Monophonic
  • Effects - None
  • Arpeg/Seq - None
  • Keyboard - None
  • Memory - 50 preset patches
  • Control - No MIDI, only Axyz 3D infrared Controller
  • Date Produced - 2000 - 2001
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from Alesis.

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