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#67365 - Sat, 08 Dec 2007 21:57:00 Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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When I first saw this a while back, I thought "TOY!!!" - I was going through a major clear out of my studio (for "studio" read - box room) and getting rid of most of my gear, because I was relying more on software synths.

Out of sheer curiosity, I bought one off ebay (175.00 - after all, what else do you spend redundancy money on to cheer you up?)

I am now stuffing my vizzog with copious ammounts of Humble Pie - this "Toy" is stunning, truly stunning, a bitch to program, but stunning. It's way better sounding than my previous Virtual Analogue, a Roland JP8000, which I was starting to miss, and can emulate an Odyssey quicker than you can say Fick Off.

Next purchase... The full sized Ion.

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#67366 - Sun, 09 Dec 2007 04:41:00 Re: Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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"...and can emulate an Odyssey quicker than you can say Fick Off."

HAHAHAHA...man...Andy...a true CLASSIC!!!

Sounds very very interesting. One of my friends got one. Well, have to check it out then!!! smile
Ive many good things about it. My friend adores it!

At the moment I really consider buying a Yamaha AN1X.

All The Best! smile
Jesper

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#67367 - Mon, 10 Dec 2007 22:12:00 Re: Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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I've not heard the 'Micron' , but the 'Ion' really is a cracking synth!

Jesper, the Yamaha AN1X is also worth it's salt, it just so happens..we may have one to sell!

Interested matey???

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#67368 - Tue, 11 Dec 2007 04:20:00 Re: Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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Hi Sleepy! smile

THANKS a lot for your offer...but I`ve just bought one here in DK. Going to pick it up on saturday.

How is it going with the PPG-soundset
(Wavepool)???

Cheers matey!!! smile
Jesper

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#67369 - Tue, 11 Dec 2007 05:01:00 Re: Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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Quote:
Originally posted by Sleepwalker:
I've not heard the 'Micron' , but the 'Ion' really is a cracking synth!
The Micron is an Ion but in a teeny, tiny package.

http://www.alesis.com/images/products/micron_side.jpg

Only a few real time controllers (5), 3 octaves, velocity sensitive kbd (no aftertouch frown ) , but the sound engine is identical to the Ion... actually it even does a bit more: 1 extra FX DSP with reverb and delay, record your own real time sequence riffs upto 16 bars and a few other things I'm still delving into... Seriously impressive smile

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#67370 - Fri, 01 May 2009 07:55:00 Re: Old hat, but... Alesis Micron
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I had one, but sold it after a week..
I found the sounds were good, but not stunning, hated the red rubbery knobs, the silly position of the mod slider and the way it looked. set ups were good though, I should have gone for the Ion.
I also had a AN1X and that was great.
Best synth I have owned was the Clavia Nord Modular.
That can sound like anything it wants.

EDIT: I may have an Ion by this time tomorrow wink
after reading the reviews again, it seems I did not delve deep enough ..(hard to do with only three knobs on the Micron)

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