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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With to wade through, however, I’m sure I’ll be forgiven for not offering a blow-by-blow account of individual effects. Well, obviously, life without MIDI-controlled program changes iii be that much more difficult, but I don’t think that the type of programs provided by the Microverb need to be changed mid-song very often.
Alesis Microverb III 16-bit Digital Reverb and Delay 256 Programs
It does nothing my multi-effects processor can’t do, yet after using it for less than a week, it carved out a niche for itself which was left open when I returned the unit to its box. 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.
The amazing thing is, including just a few of these controls eliminates the need for any sort of display: Though they couldn’t claim to have actually set the ball rolling – that accolade has to go to Yamaha for the release of its ground-breaking R design with four count ’emseparate reverb programs – Alesis have probably been responsible for filling more “U”s of rack space with effects processing gear than any other company.
For the most part, I found the effects comparable to those on units costing two and three times as much though of course, on the Microverb, they are only available individually.
If you’re enjoying the site, please consider supporting me to help build this archive The Microverb’s tri-colour LED isn’t exactly the last word in signal monitoring, but it does its job.
What more could anyone reasonably ask? 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. No longer is it possible to aleeis an entire processor as being “ringy” or “woolly”.
Reverb Unit by Nigel Lord. In this respect, I found the Microverb III an excellent workhorse that provided an extensive range of sounds which worked well both with vocals and instruments. So, provided there is a suitable point at which to do so in the song, you could always switch in a different reverb or delay program by hand. After all, when was the last time you heard a record which featured a change of reverb halfway through? 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.
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. 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. This was particularly interesting when creating rhythmic effects in conjunction with a drum machine.
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. Before getting to grips with the Microverb III’s sonic capabilities, I should just mention a few of its physical attributes. There are still ringy and woolly reverb sounds around: Joking aside, to be confronted with a piece of equipment which features individual controls for each of its parameters is most welcome in this day and age.
ONE OF THE great things about reviewing the original Microverbs kicroverb that with only 16 programs, it was quite feasible to run through each one and describe the quality of the effect. As owners of earlier models will be aware, the Microverb was one of the first pieces of equipment to feature a revolutionary new concept in parameter control – the knob.
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Given the rather unpleasant iij of digital distortion, however, this is perhaps no bad thing. Just switch the rotary knob to the next position. They said it couldn’t be done – yet Alesis’ Microverb III incorporates improvements over its predecessors while retaining its “budget” status.
Too expensive, and they get overtaken by their rivals; too cheap, and they don’t make any money. Ordinarily on this kind of machine you could have expected to find only fairly safe effects designed to please everyone but uii no real character.
Though the inclusion of EQ controls on a reverb unit is by no means new, having two separate controls dedicated to the job does seem to open it up as a means of tailoring a particular effect alesiz your needs.
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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. Perhaps we’re on the verge of a new era in technology. That said, you do need to consult the manual fairly regularly when you’re trying to remember the effect settings for each position of the switch on the right of the unit – this sort of information would be included in the LCD on more expensive models.
Like all non-programmable machines, using the delay settings involves adjusting the tempo of your music to suit the repeat time of the effect. Happily, you soon begin to remember the settings with a little use. And it’s so intuitive: Now in its third revision, the popular Microverb has attained full rackmount status and boasts an incredible effects programs.
One-third rack size cases which were home to the first two Microverbs were not only a pain to accommodate, mjcroverb always seemed to carry the stigma of “non-professional” equipment with them. The rear panel socket complement, as you might expect on a non-MIDI instrument, is fairly basic. The days of a reverb unit having a particular quality ioi sound are thankfully at an end.
It’s reassuring to see Alesis prepared to take a few chances, too.