It has a scratch on the top panel (pictured) and a few on the back. When I move the keyboard around or flip it upside down I hear something small rattling around inside. Maybe a screw or a piece of plastic.
I havent had any issues. Comes with a very nice Roadie brand ATA case. This thing has great sound and a ton of patches and since its analog modeling all of those patches can be tweaked and saved. Unfortunately I havent been playing it much so I need to sell.
The Alesis ION is a 49-Key Analog Modeling synthesizer with 8 Voices of polyphony and 30 real-time parameter control knobs. Each voice is backed by 3 independent Oscillators, 3 Envelope Generators, 2 Filters and 2 LFO's, all of which provide substantial sonic girth and texture. All wave shapes are continuously variable, and an FM Synthesis Mode menu is included as an alternative color in the Oscillator parameter group. There are 512 completely programmable preset programs available with the ION, which include both uncanny emulations of the much-loved synths of yore, and a variety of more current-sounding pads, ambiences and soloistic patches ranging from the radio-friendly to the truly bizarre.
There is a separate multi-effects group for insertion on each of the ION's 4 multi-timbral parts, in addition to a stereo Master Effects group. An Arpeggiator is a trendy inclusion, accompanied by 32 preset patterns that basically explore the available timing, tuning, and note-order options buried within it. The presets may be heavily modified, but not over-written.
The Arpeggiator accepts MIDI Clock sync, and transmits over MIDI as well to other keyboards or computer-based sequencers. The 4 outputs, designated as Main and Auxiliary pairs, are assigned to balanced 1/4 jacks. The sheer quantity of real-time parameter control knobs and wheels allows for some seriously exotic performance possibilities, both on stage and in the studio, and the high-resolution, 360° knob potentiometers are very precise and sequencer-friendly. Make no mistake, the ION is a synthesizer with lots of expressive nuance, depth, and precision in programming, serving healthy portions of analog fat; it's not a preset playback instrument with a spreadsheet's worth of polyphony and drum kits forever, and it wasn't built to be one.If you already have a few of those in the rack, and you'd like to affordably access the synth side of sound creation, try an ION. Fat Analog Sound with 3 Oscillators per Voice. Analog Modeling Synthesis offers Continuously Variable Waveshapes and FM Synthesis. 512 Preset Programs all User Programmable. 32-Pattern Programmable Arpeggiator with MIDI Clock Sync.
16 Filter Types, 2 LFO's and Sample & Hold Generator all Programmable and MIDI Clock Sync Responsive. 2 Assignable Modulation Wheels and Assignable Pitch Wheel Controls.Internal 12 x 2 Mod Matrix Virtual Patch Bay routes Source Modifiers to Destination Parameters; unique Programming Tool. 360° High Resolution Potentiometers for Parameter Control Knobs offer High Precision Adjustment. All Parameter Controls "Live" and Real-Time. High-Resolution Built-In Effects for both Part Insert and Global Use.
40-Band Vocoder uses no Polyphony. Backlit LCD Screen and Fluorescent Parameter and Function Indicators. The item "Alesis Ion 49 Key Analog Modeling Synthesizer + Road Case" is in sale since Thursday, March 18, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pro Audio Equipment\Synthesizers". The seller is "the_swarm" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This item can be shipped to United States.