Alesis AIRSYNTH PROGRAMCHART User Manual

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Program Chart

Prog # Prog Name Description

X AXIS

Y AXIS

Z AXIS

HIGH FIVE

TONE

PERCUSSION

0

Chopper

Use your hand to control the helicopter as it flies left to right

 

 

Left/Right Pan

Forward/Back Pan

 

Proximity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Android Choir

The direction that your hand approaches chooses the pitch, then twist it around to adjust the tone

 

 

Pitch/Formant

Pitch/Formant

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Beat Machine

Slap all around the sensor to add to the drum loop. Next, hold the Program knob down to stop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each quadrant adds a different drum

 

 

 

 

the metronome and adjust the mix.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

FM

Moving your hand around the sensor triggers a biting, sweeping tone

 

 

FM Osc. 1 Freq.

FM Osc. 2 Freq.

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Didgiri-Don't

A groaning synthesized digeridoo, try moving from front to back to change the pitch

 

 

Filters

 

Pitch

 

Volume

 

5

Oberon Swell

For the next three programs, approach the sensor from different directions for different pitches,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

then move your hand around to change the sound

 

 

Pitch/shaping

Pitch/shaping

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Demon Pad

A darker tone, move your hand farther back for some twisted feedback

 

 

Pitch/shaping

Pitch/shaping/feedback

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Star Chime

After a bell tone attack, moving your hand around the sensors adds filtering and panning effects

 

 

Pitch

 

Filter

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

C-Saw

Move left to right to play a pentatonic scale, then back to front to bend the pitch

 

 

Quantized Pitch

Pitch bend

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Air-amin

A Theremin-likesound whose pitch rises as you hand moves back and to the right

 

 

Pitch

 

Octaves

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Radio Bass

A bass rumble with radio interference tones makes this the perfect excuse to end cell phone calls

 

 

Osc. frequency

Modulation amount

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Free Bass

Approach from the sides to create a bass line that sweeps up and down an octave

 

 

Pitch

 

Filter

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Distorted Annoyance

The name says it all, your neighbors should start banging on the door in minutes

 

 

Pitch/shaping

Shaping

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Chewie

Make vocal-likesounds understandable only to other airSynths

 

 

Pitch

 

Filter

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

LFO Abuse

Sounds like a broken UFO, move from left to right to change the speed and pitch

 

Pitch & LFO frequency

Filter

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Pet Sounds

Theremin-likesound with almost two octaves of range for spookysci-fimusic

 

 

Pitch

 

Brightness

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Square-amin

Another theremin, this one has a square-wavetimbre

 

 

Pitch/Filter

 

Duty cycle/Filter

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Ther-FM-in

This theremin uses an FM sound generator, try moving your hand forward to back to change the tone

 

 

Pitch

 

FM

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Supergrowl

Did you like to break your toys when you were a kid? Then this program is for you.

 

 

Wild interrelation of FM osc.

 

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19

Robo-Vox

Strange vocal-soundingtheremin, rotate your hand forward and back to change the Filter

 

 

Pitch

 

Filter

 

Volume

 

20

Water Drum

Move from left to right as you airdrum to change the pitch

 

 

Pitch

 

Pitch

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

Clockwork Bell

Makes a bell tone, try different sides of the sensor for variations on the tone

 

 

Pitch

 

Pitch

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Ring Wood

“Strike” high in the field for higher notes, nearer to the dome for lower notes

 

 

Pitch

 

Pitch

 

Pitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

Plink

Sounds like a steel drum, add an island beat to your mix

 

 

Pitch

 

Pitch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

Broken Chime

If you move your hand towards the back, it adds a bouncing sound

 

 

Clank

 

Bounce

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25

Yo-YoDrum

Hold your hand over the sensor after triggering the drum for more zaniness

 

 

Pitch

 

Burrble

 

Decay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26

Boom-BoomChik

Kick drum on the right, snare on the left, try not to breakdance when playing this one

 

 

Boom/chick

 

Drum tone

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27

One Hand Clapping

Clap the night away, moving further back adds Decay to the sound

 

 

Pitch

 

Decay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Prog #

Prog Name

Description

 

X AXIS

Y AXIS

Z AXIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Time Bells

Floating hammered bells change pitch and tone as you wave you hand around

 

Moving your hand makes pretty bell sounds

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

Cyber Chant

Chanting robotic voices, try going to Program "--"to change the tempo

 

Pitch

Morphing

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Off The Dial

"We interrupt this broadcast…", try using this radio interference program to disrupt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the signal coming into the inputs

 

Shaping

Shaping

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31

Soul Craft

Cool transport effect which adds a stereo panning effect when you move your hand away

 

LFO Freq/Tone Freq.

Filter

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

32

Water Torture

Sounds like water dripping in a pan, move from side to side to change the pitch

 

Sample/Hold value

Pitch

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SFX

33

Ishara

Like the pounding surf with sweeping filter effects, a great ambience bed

 

Filter coefficients

Filter coefficients

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

34

Vega Transmission

Great sci-fitransmission sound, move from side to side for some interesting stereo panning

 

Modulation amounts

Pitch

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

35

Whispering Wind

Spooky talking wind effect, let the airSynth tell you ghost stories

 

Formant change frequency

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

Phoneme-anon

Quite possibly the most annoying sound ever

 

Formant/consonant

Formant/consonant

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

Idle Growl

Great engine effect - move your hand to the left to step on the gas

 

RPM's

Amount of muffler

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

38

Gunplay

Stage your own battle, or a Chinese New Year if you're a pacifist

 

Resonance of Filter

Ferocity of battle

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

Processing…

The sound that computers make on game shows and cartoons

 

FM osc. 1 frequency

FM osc. 2 frequency

Sample and hold level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

Soap Dish

Fun bubbly effect, stereo panning from left to right sounds great in headphones

 

Panning

Pitch

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

41

Sabre Tooth

A squeaky alien roar, try very slow movements around the sensors

 

FM amount

Roar!

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

42

Bongo Beat

Slap all around the sensor to add to the drum loop. Next, hold the Program knob down to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

stop the metronome and Filter the loop

 

Filter LPF

Filter Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

Caloopso

This program allows you to program your own steel drum melody. Hold the sequence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to change the key.

 

Hold to change key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

44

Walking Bass

Another sequencer program, this one lets you program a bass line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RHYTHM

 

 

 

 

Try changing the key after you press hold.

 

Hold to change key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

Jungle Boogie

This drum sequencer uses deep bass notes and synth sounds to create hypnotic dance loops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use the Hold function to Filter the loop.

 

Filter LPF

Filter Q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

46

Auto-Bass

Hold your hand over the sensor to create a random bass line. Next, hold the PROGRAM knob

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to freeze the melody so you can Filter it.

 

LP Filter

Portamento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

Auto-Melody

Like the last program, only this one creates a random melody. Use the Hold function to control

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portamento amount.

 

Octave jump

Portamento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

48

Auto-Techno

Another random melody generator, this one uses a techno lead tone for dance leads. Use the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hold function to add Filtering.

 

LP Filter

Portamento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49

Auto-Pop

This random melody generator has a mellower tone for pop songs and robotic soap opera themes

 

LP Filter

Portamento

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Global Tempo

Tap your hand over the sensor to the beat to set the tempo for every rhythm program in the airSynth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

©2001 Alesis Corporation Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice 7-52-00393/01