Alesis launched three signal processing units for studio, live performances and sound reinforcement. All of the products have their debut in Europe at Musikmesse Prolight+Sound 2002 in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Alesis DEQ-230 graphic digital equalizer is a dual 1/3 octave graphic digital equalizer. The DEQ-230 is designed to be one of the easiest to use, manipulate and control. The unit features a sleek industrial design including over 800 individual LEDs to give a detailed view of EQ curves. Taking advantage of its internal digital signal processing, the DEQ-230 also has the ability to store and recall preset and user-defined curves. The unit, sized to fit a single rack mount chassis, includes ¼" unbalanced analog inputs and outputs and an external AC power supply. The unit also has 25 preset and 25 user-definable and recallable curves, as well as a single bypass button that affects both channels simultaneously.
The Alesis Akira is a multi-effects processor targeting the entry-level to mid-level recording enthousiast and musician. The multi-effects unit's X, Y, and Z parameter knobs allow real-time, playable control over program parameters. Akira boasts 24-bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion, stereo analog I/O on balanced TRS 1/4" jacks, and an internal switching power supply capable of powering the unit with input voltages ranging from 90-230 volts AC. There's also MIDI I/O for program changes and continuous controller transmit and receive, for additional real-time control over the effects. Housed in a 19" rack-mount enclosure for a standard one-rack mount design, Akira has an easy-to-understand interface.
The Alesis Picoverb is a reverb and effects unit also designed for the budget-conscious musician or recording enthusiast. The 16 multi-effects presets include chorus, flange, delay, chorus/reverb, rotary speaker simulator, and more. It has 24-bit analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion and is very compact.