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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In fact, using the delay effects, I created a repeated signal so different from the original it sounded like another instrument altogether. 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.
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.
For the most part, I found the effects comparable microvedb those on units costing two and three times as much though of course, on the Microverb, they are only available individually. Fancy a longer reverb time?
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I genuinely thought knob twiddling had vanished for good. It might have been useful to have a list screened on the top panel of the Microverb although this is of little use once installed in a rack.
What more could anyone reasonably ask? The amazing thing is, including just a few of these controls eliminates the need for any sort of display: Ordinarily on this kind of machine you could have expected to find only fairly safe effects designed to please everyone but with no real character. 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.
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Perhaps we’re on the verge of a new era in kicroverb. However, its extensive range of reverb and delay effects have been chosen to offset this rather rigid format and make this a machine of potential interest to both first-time processor buyers and those looking to complement an existing unit.
Whoever it was alsis Alesis that made the decision to put the Microverb into a standard 19″ cabinet should be warmly congratulated. As of now the answer is stereo programs including delay, multitap and other effects, individual low- and high-frequency EQ, a standard 1U-high rackmount box and a price which will still leave you with change from two hundred small round bronze ones.
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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. Happily, you soon begin to remember the micoverb with a little use. With to wade through, however, I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for not offering a blow-by-blow account of individual effects.
Gear in this article: But what about systems in which the Microverb III would be called on to provide the sole source of effects?
Nigel Lord is drowning in reverb.
Too sophisticated, and it would cast an unfavourable light on the Midiverb and other units in the range; not sophisticated enough, and they risk owners of the earlier Microverbs deciding it isn’t worth the cost of upgrading.
ONE OF THE great things about reviewing the original Microverbs was that with only 16 programs, it was quite feasible to run through each one and describe the quality of the effect.
Now in its third revision, the popular Microverb has attained micdoverb rackmount status and boasts an incredible effects programs.
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Too expensive, and they get overtaken by their rivals; too cheap, and they don’t make any money. They said it couldn’t be done – yet Alesis’ Microverb III incorporates improvements over its predecessors while retaining its “budget” status. On the review model, it appeared to warn of an overload situation long before there was any audible evidence of one occurring. No longer is it possible to characterise an entire processor as being “ringy” or “woolly”.
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At more extreme settings, you can achieve some pretty dramatic results too. You might expect a budget reverb unit to be fairly simple in operation, but the kind of simplicity we’re talking about here is one which doesn’t compromise overall performance and ultimately makes this such an attractive machine.
Alessis reassuring to see Alesis prepared to take a few chances, too. It really helps – thank you!
After all, when was the last time you heard a record which featured a change of reverb halfway through? And with more and more models competing for whatever gaps are still left in the market, the pressure on manufacturers has grown in intensity and the need to come up with a best-selling design has taken on a new urgency. More importantly, it’s everything that a piece of budget audio equipment should be: Basically, all the most popular reverb types are catered for, and alongside Small, Medium and Large Rooms, we find settings for Medium and Large Halls as well as Chambers, Plates, Gated and Reverse effects.
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. The days of a reverb unit having a particular quality of sound are thankfully at an end. It’s enough to give you ulcers Not only that but you can actually adjust more than one knob at a time, making it possible to listen to the effect of two parameters interacting with each other. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note.
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