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Gigbag: September 2003

Alesis ION

Building off the advances it made in analog modeling with its Andromeda synthesizer, Alesis’ new ION offers breakthrough processing power, if less polyphony. The ION holds 512 patches, which can be reprogrammed if you want to tweak either its high-resolution recreations of classic synth sounds or the fresh sonorities Alesis made special for this board. Sixteen filtering options are on board, as well as a pair of LFOs, an argpeggiator and a sample and hold feature-all MIDI clock sync-able.

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