Looking for a new verb to replace my Yamaha spx90ii, which is terribly noisy. Someone local is selling an Alesis Microverb 3 for \\\. Would this. They said it couldn’t be done – yet Alesis’ Microverb III incorporates improvements over its predecessors while retaining its “budget” status. WHEN YOU THINK. Multi-Effects unit. This is the original and not the remake model. From the Alesis manual:Born from the original Alesis MICROVERB and MICROVERB II, the.
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I genuinely thought knob twiddling had vanished for good. But it also has a whole range of other reverb types to choose from, and to refer to them as anything other than stunning would be to admit to having become blase about reverb effects in general. Generally speaking, it’s the more exotic multi-effects which require switching in and out, and this tends to obviate the need for MIDI on a unit like the Microverb III.
For the most part, I found the effects comparable to those on units costing two and three times as much though of course, on the Microverb, they are only available individually. Well, obviously, life without MIDI-controlled program changes would be that much more difficult, but I don’t think that the type of programs provided by the Microverb need to be changed mid-song very often.
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To this extent, the micrroverb of MIDI clearly represents no drawback at all. Though the inclusion of EQ controls on a reverb unit is by no means new, having two separate controls dedicated to the job does seem to open it up as a means of tailoring a particular effect to your needs. Happily, you soon begin to remember the settings with a little use. Perhaps we’re on the verge of a new era in technology. Reverb Unit by Nigel Lord.
Both have to provide value for money – but this is usually much easier for the public to identify in budget equipment. They said it couldn’t be done – yet Alesis’ Microverb III incorporates improvements over its predecessors while retaining its “budget” status. Fancy a longer reverb time? Please microgerb your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. The days of a reverb unit having a particular quality of sound are thankfully at an end.
Whether it represents your first foray into the world of effects processing or you’re looking to apesis it alongside an already overworked reverb unit, the Microverb III will not disappoint. Carrying the torch in this exciting new field, the Microverb III comes equipped with no less than seven of them – for control of Input, Mix and Output, Low and High EQ, and for selecting the effects program itself.
Previous article in this issue: Whoever it was at Alesis that made the decision to put the Microverb into a standard 19″ cabinet should be warmly congratulated. More importantly, it’s everything that a piece of budget audio equipment should be: On the review model, it appeared to warn of an overload situation long before there was any audible evidence of one occurring. WHEN YOU THINK about it, the design and selling of a new piece of hi-tech musical gear for the budget end of the market must cause manufacturers more headaches than a unit at the top of the same range.
And it’s so intuitive: The Microverb’s tri-colour LED isn’t exactly the last word in signal monitoring, but it does its job.
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Music Technology – Mar Before getting to grips with the Microverb III’s sonic capabilities, I should just mention a few of its physical attributes.
And although the Microverb III is eclipsed by most other rack-mounted effects units in terms of onboard facilities, its performance cannot be judged to be anything but professional. It really helps – thank you!
A pair of audio input jacks the left doubling as a mono ina pair of output jacks, a Defeat bypass jack for the connection of footswitch and a power socket for a 9v AC adaptor – and that’s it.
Gear in this article: Though they couldn’t claim to have actually set the ball rolling – that accolade has to go to Yamaha for the release of its ground-breaking R design with four count ’emseparate reverb programs – Alesis have probably been responsible for filling more “U”s of rack space with effects processing gear than any other company.
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I’m sure that when it came to designing and marketing the Mk III version of their entry-level reverb unit – the Microverb – no-one will have been more aware than they of the need to pitch it accurately. As owners of earlier models will be aware, the Microverb was alexis of the first pieces of equipment to feature a revolutionary new concept in parameter control – the knob.
Searchable archive of old, out-of-print music production magazines. After all, when was miceoverb last time you heard a record which featured a change of reverb halfway through? One-third rack size cases which were home to the first two Microverbs were not only a pain to accommodate, but always seemed to carry the stigma of “non-professional” equipment with them. Previous Article in this issue Patchwork. Similarly, both need to offer some technological improvement over previous models and over their nearest rivals – but make your entry-level unit too good and you’re left with a problem as to what to include on units higher up the ladder.
With to wade through, however, I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for not offering a blow-by-blow account of individual effects. No longer is it possible to characterise an entire processor as being “ringy” or “woolly”.
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Like all non-programmable machines, using the delay settings involves adjusting the tempo of your music to suit the repeat time of the effect.
In fact, using the delay effects, I created a repeated signal so different from the original it sounded like another instrument altogether. That said, you do need to consult the manual fairly regularly when you’re trying to remember the effect settings for each position of the switch on the right of the unit – this sort of information would be included in the LCD on more expensive models. For those not familiar with the idea let me explain that this form of control involves gripping a round plastic “knob” which protrudes from the front panel, and turning it either in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction.