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Alesis Metavox Modfx

 

 

 

alesis Metavox

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audio demo trend price : 50€
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Alesis Metavox
Modfx Vocoder

 

The Metavox is a DJ-oriented stereo digital vocoder with internal or external carrier.

METAVOX is part of the MODFX effect boxes series.

vocoder input
metavox

info PEDAL EFFECT main panel features 4 knobs and 5 buttons.


Back panel terminal connectors:
- unbalanced stereo jack input
- unbalanced stereo jack output
- pedalswitch input for bypass (not true bypass)
- trimmer level input
- Alesis 9 pins connector digitally chains various effects from series
(Modlink chain does not feed the power supply)

ac Power supply the pedal does not work with battery only with AC-AC 9V external.





editVOICE
according to Alesis, the internal DSP works at 48 kHz - 24 bits resolution.
The metavox is quite easy to use: just plug a microphone to LEFT input, set the pitch using the Phreeq knob and finally choose of the 4 internal waveform available: saw, square, noise and
rectified sawtooth which is an optimized internal waveforms which is one octave lower than standard sawtooth and smoothed edges.


pcm




edit CARRIER it is also possible to use a custom carrier and enable polyphonic signal: just plug a synth to the RIGHT INPUT and begin the robotic chat.


metavox




edit FILTER the siblance balancing cuts off frequencies for more / less sibilance on vocoded voice.

sib


edit LFO the signal can me modulated by 4 functions:
- LFO: single triangle
- random: 2 different modes
- EG: envelope follower
- random pattern-sequence: 16 preset steps (they cannot be altered).


LFo


 

 

editSYNC internal LFO frequency rate cannot synched to any external clock but the TAP button can help for live performance, in addition there are 4 different RATE frequency dividers: half, quarter, double and 4 X times.



tempo

 


edit
RELATED FAMILY

carrier

The modfx series is now out of production, there are 7 models available:

- Phlngr : a flanger
- Philtre: a filter
- Bitrman : bitreducer lowfidelity
- Smashup: compressor with distortion
- Faze: a phaser
- Ampliton: Tremolo and panner



alesis ineko

alesis akira

Later Alesis made 2 other units that features most of the modfx effects:


INEKO (VIDEO)
and rackmount AKIRA (VIDEO) with Midi controls


 

 

demoVST PLUGIN there is no official VST plugin, however some spring reverb emulators:

  name price demo
TAL vocoder -TAL vocoder
-VOCOVEE
-ROBOTRONIC

FREE VST

TAL vocoder
vocodex -VOCODEX
-SONIVOX
-MORPHODER
COMMERCIAL VST vocodex


 

demo METAVOX AUDIO DEMO TEST

demo funky vocoder
demo French cylon robot
demo external polyphonic carrier
demo commodore 64 speech vocoded




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vocoder



 




manual
ALESIS METAVOX MANUAL

 

 

 

 


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motherboard logo circuit backpanel


manual

-good quality
-cheap
-internal carrier

manual

- limited
- PSU

comment

REVIEW "Very easy to use and can make robotic sounds at snap! However it seems to be like more dj-oriented with limited options. Basic but fun."

 
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Alesis Metavox 2.5 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. price €50,00