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Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor  

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    Sweeten your mixes with this powerful suite.

    The Alesis MidiVerb4 Digital Effects Processor is perfect for professional project studios and musicians who require an affordable solution for fully programmable, hi-fi effects. Its excellent effects algorithms produce dense, natural reverb; rich chorus, flange, delay, and pitch effects; and up to 3 simultaneous multi-effects. The MidiVerb 4 offers 18-bit A/D/A converters and 24-bit internal processing for a 20Hz-20kHz bandwidth and 90dB dynamic range, making it ideal for digital recording. Plus, its valuable Auto Level Sensing feature can instantly set the optimum input levels . . . a great time-saver. MidiVerb 4's 32 algorithms give you a complete arsenal of fully programmable effects, many using true stereo parallel processing. A total of 256 programs include 128 spaces for user-created effects. With its easy-to-use graphic interface, programming your own effects is a snap. And by using MidiVerb 4's MIDI controller routing and assignable footswitch input, you'll have complete creative control over every aspect of your sound.

    Features
    • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±1dB
    • Dynamic Range: 90dB
    • Harmonic Distortion: .01% typical @1kHz @ 0dBV
    • Digital Conversion Scheme: 18-bit Delta Sigma
    • Processor Speed: 3 million instructions per second
    • Sampling Frequency: 48kHz
    • Inputs: 2 channels on 1/4" jacks, Nominal Level +4dBu, Maximum Level +20dBV, Impedance 1Mohms per channel in stereo, 500kOhms in mono
    • Outputs: 2 channels on 1/4" jacks, Matrixed Stereo, Maximum Level +14dBV (Effect), +20dBV (Direct), Impedance 1K ohms
    • Front Panel: Input, Output, and Programming buttons; Value Wheel; Custom LCD Display
    • Rear Panel: Input L/R, Output L/R, Footswitch, Power, MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru
    • Power: 9 VAC External Transformer, UL and CSA Approved
    • Dimensions: 19"W x 1-3/4"H x 7"D
     
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    AlesisMIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor
     
    4.2

    (based on 18 reviews)

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      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    67%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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          Most Liked Positive Review

           

          Decent unit for the price..

          Not a bad unit for the money... Effects are really fairly decent (after a moderate amount of tweaking). I purchased this for mainly live use, as just about anything else is...Read complete review

          Not a bad unit for the money... Effects are really fairly decent (after a moderate amount of tweaking). I purchased this for mainly live use, as just about anything else is better than built-in standard mixing board effects.. However - As I perform as an acoustic solo act I was hoping to make use of the dual processing capabilities by using reverb for vocal on one channel and chorus for guitar on the other..but that is not possible with this unit. You are not able to "select" the individual effects running in the dual configuration mode... You are stuck with presets..which unbelievably do not include a reverb/chorus setting.... That aside, it's a nice sounding unit and very usable in live situations.. As for recording, I'm sorry to say that my software verbs put this thing to shame so it's a no go there.. but if you are looking for something simple, nice sounding with plenty of flexibility for a low price..this is a pretty good deal:)

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          Most Liked Negative Review

           

          Nice sounds and effects

          lousy design. Mine broke 3 month after I bought it. Sent it back. 4 months later got it back (working) 3 months later broke again. (It wouldn't power up. Something internally...Read complete review

          lousy design. Mine broke 3 month after I bought it. Sent it back. 4 months later got it back (working) 3 months later broke again. (It wouldn't power up. Something internally wrong. Sent back for repairs 2nd time within 1 year. One month later got back (working). One month later again would not power up. I called Alesis and they wanted to charge me plus shipping cost to repair. My MIDIVERB 4 now collects dust in a corner and I invested in another brand of studio effects processors. Not recommended by me for quality and service issues.

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          2.0

          It was a bad unit, so I sent it back

          By Joe

          from Austin Tx

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                It had a bad hum

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                midiverb4 digital effects processor

                By ben garza

                from seguin tx

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Works Good For Me

                Cons

                • More Outputs

                Best Uses

                • Recording For Me

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                Iam runing mine at the end of an effect's chain for a lite reverb in my finale mix to the cd burner
                I like the fine bright effect it adds to the mix!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Decent unit for the price..

                By Guitar2236

                from Minneapolis, MN

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Functions
                • Presets not too great

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                Not a bad unit for the money... Effects are really fairly decent (after a moderate amount of tweaking). I purchased this for mainly live use, as just about anything else is better than built-in standard mixing board effects.. However - As I perform as an acoustic solo act I was hoping to make use of the dual processing capabilities by using reverb for vocal on one channel and chorus for guitar on the other..but that is not possible with this unit. You are not able to "select" the individual effects running in the dual configuration mode... You are stuck with presets..which unbelievably do not include a reverb/chorus setting.... That aside, it's a nice sounding unit and very usable in live situations.. As for recording, I'm sorry to say that my software verbs put this thing to shame so it's a no go there.. but if you are looking for something simple, nice sounding with plenty of flexibility for a low price..this is a pretty good deal:)

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                simple one stop shopping

                By Dave Mattson

                from Alaska

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                four years of daily use has not caused any problems. Alesis is not as reliable as in years past especially their repair dept. but happy with this for non-picky generic affects. and really,given the probable low quality play back most recordings get its more than adequate.

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                4.0

                Sounds good, but not flexible enough

                By Pachuau

                from India

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                We have been using this in a church for quite some time now, it sounds great, but it is not flexible enough as it allows dual mono only on some effects (such as pitch), and chaining effects only on some. I would love to use any two effects in dual mono mode so i can use any two kinds of effects (eg. chorus and reverb) independently.I also had a problem where the display would show gibberish characters (looks like japanese characters), changing effects and restarting didn't help, but the effects would still work. And it usually gets resolved after a few minutes (the display probably needs a warming up)All in all, the reverbs and chorus sounds decent, i mainly used them for vocals and sometimes for guitar and keyboards! I wouldn't mind having it in a rack, but if i was suppose to have only one FX unit in a live sound rack in this price range, then i would choose the Lexicon MX200

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                2.0

                Display Has Problems

                By JR-RCzJj

                from San Diego

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                The unit works fine, but when I turn it on after it has been off for a while, the display does not work. It needs to warm up considerably for the display to show current settings. I sent it back for warranty repair, but it was returned to me saying the technician could find nothing wrong. It definitely has a problem. Other than that, the effects are every thing I expected.

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                5.0

                a really good unit to have

                By Timmayyy

                from St. Louis

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                I purchased one of these about 8 years ago. In a bout of insanity, I dissolved my studio and GAVE this thing away (along with a ton of other equipment). Now I'm building a new studio digital and all, and I am purchasing another one of these FX units, that's just how great of an impression it made on me!! I wouldn't be without it.

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                5.0

                Awesome Multi-Effects Processor!

                By Kevin Dean

                from California

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                I use this processor for many effects: Delay, Reverb, Flanger, Tremolo, Chorus...it's awesome for the money! I like the ability to modify the many preset sounds, and save them for future use. The only thing I would change is the ability to use the "Tap Tempo" function and the "Bypass" and it allows for only one or the other, so I usually end up locking in the Tap Tempo during practice and then changing the utility function to Bypass when playing live. One last point, you can use it in your chain without needing an effects loop in your amp. That was one of the reason I purchased this as I have a great, little 15 watt amp, but it does not have an effects loop.Overall this is a great, dependable processor and at a great price.

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                5.0

                Best processor for the money!

                By Sean-Barwy

                from Houston/TX.

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                We have used this in our band and reaped massive rewards with our sound years ago. I am back to buy another for my son to enhance his interest in the guitar. At 14 years old, he is very creative and expermental. With this product he should find his recipe. I'd love to do a humorous, intellectual and economic commercial with you covering this product.

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                5.0

                Affordable and easy

                By zensuit

                from Tennessee

                Comments about Alesis MIDIVerb4 Digital Effects Processor:

                I've had an older unit since 1996 and it has functioned perfectly. For home projects and scratch tracks where getting the idea down is more important than subtlety this machine does the job very well. Also delivers solid live effects.

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