VI49 Tutorial

Alesis VI49 Explained®

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    Introduction (1:43)


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    Overview (7:01)


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    VI49 Editor (9:02)


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    Xpand2! (10:38)


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    Ableton Setup (3:43)


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    Studio One Setup (4:28)


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    Reason Setup (3:17)


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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cbradshaw
Submitted 6 months ago

its cool

it works

I am a: Beginner, Musician, Pro Tools

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BearHill
Submitted 10 months ago

Very Basic

This tutorial doesn't go into many details, except for the very basic ones.

Response from Customer Service:

Hello and thank you for your review.
Yes, this tutorial is an entry level study for the VI49 controller and was designed to cover the basics for the rank beginner. I'm sorry you didn't find the lessons covering the basics of the hardware and software deserved a higher rating.
I have added a request for a more advanced tutorial to our customer request list to go beyond the entry level topics and into deeper territory.
All the best to you!

Socliquish
Submitted 1 year ago

NICE!

This Training wasn't bad at all, short and to the point.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro, Reaper, Studio One

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

The earliest I remember was at 12 years old. My older brother brought home an electric guitar and I was mesmerized to actually put my hands on one for the first time. From there its history. I basically spend all my teen years learning songs, playing in bands, figuring out how to sequence on workstations and eventually pursued an education in Music Technology.

2. What training have you had?

I obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Technology from Cal State San Bernardino in 2005, as well as numerous certifications from Avid Pro Tools and Media Composer while at Avid (2005-2012)

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was around 15, I was playing guitar in my older brother’s band the bass player, June, went back to Japan. June left his Yamaha SY-77 workstation in my care and I figured out how to multitrack and sequence as well as sound design and program all without a manual. What’s funny is that I had no idea what Quantization was, so I created these very long 96 bar sequences laying down one instrument at a time. Hey at least my timing improved ;-)

4. People you have worked with/for?

All through college I was recording and producing for various hip hop rappers and singers, as well as my own Reggaeton project called “Gran Impacto” back in 2003. But my career in mixing really took on a whole other dimension when I started making YouTube videos and had artists send me sessions from all over the world. Amongst the artists I’ve worked with include Gilligan Gadsby, Reggae Foundation, Skiptooth, Skeletones, Debonaires, Chica Ize, to name a few.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Honestly, I’ve been shy all my life. But taking the courage to increase my confidence one step at a time, I’m able to teach people what I’m passionate about. With Digidesign I was a Pro Tools Product Specialist, and Digi had a very high standard on delivering world-class presentations. I knew I had some big shoes to fill, but through my personal journey I was able to hone in on presenting and teaching, especially to an online audience. And even though I’d say I have 10 years under my belt, I’m always looking to reinvent my self and not be stagnant or complacent.

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Alesis VI49 Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from its cool it works
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Very Basic This tutorial doesn't go into many details, except for the very basic ones.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from NICE! This Training wasn't bad at all, short and to the point.
Date published: 2017-09-07
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