VI49 Tutorial

Alesis VI49 Explained®

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  • Introduction 1:43


    In this lesson we’ll take a look at the software installer available from alesis.com for the VI49.

  • Overview 7:01


    The VI49 features more controls than your standard MIDI controller. This section explains the pads, knobs, and switches.

  • VI49 Editor 9:02

    VI49 Editor

    The software editor enables you to dig deep into programing the VI49 controllers to use with your favorite hardware or software.

  • Xpand2! 10:38


    Included with the VI49 is AIR Music Tech Xpand2! which is a multi-timbral synth. In this lesson, we configure multiple MIDI channels to feed one instance of XPand2!

  • Ableton Setup 3:43

    Ableton Setup

    Ableton Live 9 includes a preset for the VI Series. This automatically configures the transport control and mixer volume. But you can also customize the switches to performance controls.

  • Studio One Setup 4:28

    Studio One Setup

    With Studio One 3, configuring the transport is easy, using the MIDI learn features in your software.

  • Reason Setup 3:17

    Reason Setup

    In addition to the transport controls, here we assign the switches on the VI49 to the metronome and auto-quantize functions as well.

Product Overview

The Alesis VI49 Keyboard Controller lets you take command of your music software with its full compliment of controllers, and Alex Solano shows you how to take control of the VI49 and get the most out of both its hardware and the software!

Alex starts with an introduction to the Alesis VI49 and what its capable of. That leads directly into an overview of all of the controllers on the front panel of the VI49.

Next, Alex walks you through how to get the most out of the VI49 editor, and includes individual videos on how to set up the VI49 with three extremely popular music software packages, Ableton Live, Studio One, and Reason.

Whether you're looking for a keyboard controller with lots of dials, pads, and buttons, or you already own the Alesis VI49 and want to know its ins and outs, watch "Alesis VI49 Controller Explained" today!

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