DJ Effector Alesis AIR FX

VIDEO DJ Effector Alesis AIR FX Video #1

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As is instantly obvious from the photograph, the Alesis Air FX is an effects box with a difference, but, despite its obvious consumer leanings, inside that futuristic blue exterior lies a 24-bit, 44.1kHz effects processor with a signal-to-noise ratio of better than 102dB.

This translates into a 20Hz-to-20kHz bandwidth with noise and distortion specs to rival many high-end studio processors. What is less professional is the provision of unbalanced phono inputs and outputs operating at -10dBu, but then the Air FX is designed to appeal not only to the project studio owner, but also to jobbing DJs, as well as to people who just want to patch it between their CD player and their hi-fi amp, so perhaps this was a wise move by Alesis. Phono leads are provided as part of the kit.Housed in a moulded plastic case little bigger than a portable CD player, the Air FX is powered from an included AC adaptor. The only other connections are the stereo audio inputs and outputs — there are no MIDI sockets at all. There is a manual, but the essential operating instructions are also printed on the bottom of the unit — just to give you an idea of how simple it is to use. A threaded socket in the bottom of the case allows the Air FX to be mounted on a mic stand for live or studio use.At the front left of the unit is a rotary control used to select from the 50 onboard effects programs — pushing the control down loads the currently selected program number. The two-digit plasma readout shows which effect is selected, and a decimal point appears after the patch number in the patch hasn’t yet been loaded. Air FX is rather an oddball product from the company that brought us affordable digital reverb and the first low-cost digital tape recorder, but I have a feeling that it's going to be hugely successful because it can appeal to so many potential users. Of course, the concept of direct effect interaction with the user isn't a new one — the Korg Kaoss Pad got there first — but Alesis have gone further in simplifying the idea, yet without forgetting to include some stunning effects.

So, connect the airFX to any line-level sound source and speaker system. Then move your hand, or any other body part through the invisible 3D sphere formed by our patend pending Axyz technology. You can move in any direction; up or down, right or left, or in or out, to twist any sound in an infinite number of ways. The slightest movement of your hand tweaks the tones of our ultra-modern DSP system and turns your tunes inside out!


  • I/O: Stereo RCA in and out
  • Nominal Input Voltage: -10dBu
  • Max Input Voltage: 11.96dBu (4.34Vpp)
  • Dynamic Range: 102.8dB (A-weighted)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: -102.4dB (A-weighted)
  • Frequency Response: 20-20000Hz +0/-2.0 dB
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1KHz
  • Converter Resolution: 24bit (ADC and DAC)
  • Processor Resolution: 28bit

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