Alesis MIDIVERB 3 User Manual

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ALESIS

MidiVerb 3

Reference Manual

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION............................................................................................

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FEATURES.............................................................................................................

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HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL ................................................................................

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SECTION 1

 

MIDIVERB III QUICK START........................................................................

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FACTORY PROGRAMS .........................................................................................

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SELECTING PROGRAMS ......................................................................................

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EDITING PROGRAMS............................................................................................

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COMPARING AN EDITED TO A STORED PROGRAM ..........................................

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SAVING (STORING) EDITED PROGRAMS ...........................................................

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SECTION 2

 

DESCRIPTION OF CONTROLS....................................................................

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FRONT PANEL.......................................................................................................

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INPUT ........................................................................................................

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MIX.............................................................................................................

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OUTPUT ....................................................................................................

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CLIP INDICATOR.......................................................................................

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SIGNAL PRESENT LED.............................................................................

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LED DISPLAY ............................................................................................

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VALUE .......................................................................................................

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PROGRAM.................................................................................................

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STORE.......................................................................................................

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EDIT...........................................................................................................

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REVERB/1..................................................................................................

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DELAY/2 ....................................................................................................

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CHORUS/3.................................................................................................

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EQ/4...........................................................................................................

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MIX/5..........................................................................................................

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CONFIG/6 ..................................................................................................

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MOD/7........................................................................................................

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MIDI/8 ........................................................................................................

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MIDI MAPPING ..........................................................................................

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MIDI PROG/9 .............................................................................................

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INT. PROG/0..............................................................................................

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BYPASS.....................................................................................................

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REAR PANEL .........................................................................................................

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INPUT JACKS ............................................................................................

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OUTPUT JACKS ........................................................................................

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MIDI IN JACK .............................................................................................

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MIDI OUT/THRU ........................................................................................

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BYPASS JACK...........................................................................................

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POWER .....................................................................................................

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SECTION 3

 

INTERFACING MIDIVERB III .........................................................................

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INSTRUMENTS/MICROPHONES...........................................................................

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MONO OPERATION ..................................................................................

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MIXING CONSOLES ..............................................................................................

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INTERFACING VIA AUX SENDS ...............................................................

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INTERFACING VIA INSERT SEND AND RETURNS..................................

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CONNECTION TO THE MAIN OUTPUTS..................................................

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SETUP....................................................................................................................

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SECTION 4

 

USING MIDIVERB III ......................................................................................

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PROGRAM MODE..................................................................................................

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SELECTING A PROGRAM .....................................................................................

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WITH VALUE BUTTONS ...........................................................................

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WITH KEYPAD ..........................................................................................

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FROM MIDI ................................................................................................

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EDITING A PROGRAM...........................................................................................

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REVERB .................................................................................................................

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REVERB ALGORITHM...............................................................................

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REVERB DECAY .......................................................................................

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DELAY....................................................................................................................

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DELAY TIME ..............................................................................................

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DELAY REGENERATION ..........................................................................

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CHORUS ................................................................................................................

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CHORUS ALGORITHM..............................................................................

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WHAT IS CHORUS? ..................................................................................

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WHAT IS FLANGING? ...............................................................................

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CHORUS SPEED.......................................................................................

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EQ ..........................................................................................................................

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INPUT EQ ..................................................................................................

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EFFECT EQ ...............................................................................................

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MIX PARAMETERS ................................................................................................

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DELAY OUTPUT ........................................................................................

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REVERB OUTPUT .....................................................................................

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MODULATING MIDIVERB III's PARAMETERS .......................................................

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MOD PARAMETERS..................................................................................

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MOD ROUTING .............................................................................

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MOD CONTROLLER SOURCES.......................................

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MOD ROUTING DISPLAY.................................................

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MOD AMPLITUDE .........................................................................

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CONFIGURATIONS................................................................................................

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CONFIGURATION SIGNAL PATHS...........................................................

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INDIVIDUAL CONFIGURATIONS ..............................................................

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SAVING (STORING) EDITED PROGRAMS ...........................................................

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USING MIDIVERB III WITH MIDI ............................................................................

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MIDI PARAMETERS ..................................................................................

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MIDI CHANNEL .............................................................................

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TO CHANGE MIDI CHANNELS..................................................................

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MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE............................................................

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SELECTING MIDI PROGRAM CHANGE....................................................

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MIDI ECHO....................................................................................

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SELECTING MIDI ECHO ...........................................................................

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MIDI SEND ....................................................................................

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TRANSMITTING PROGRAMS VIA MIDI ....................................................

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RECEIVING PROGRAMS VIA MIDI ...........................................................

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MIDI MAPPING ..........................................................................................

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MIDI PROG....................................................................................

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INT. PROG ....................................................................................

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HOW TO USE MIDI MAPPING ..................................................................

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MISCELLANEOUS FUNCTIONS ............................................................................

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INITIALIZING THE MIDIVERB III................................................................

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BOOKS AND VIDEOS ON MIDI..............................................................................

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SECTION 5

 

SPECIFICATIONS..........................................................................................

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USERS MANUAL

INTRODUCTION

Alesis MIDIVERB III

16 BIT MULTI-EFFECTSPROCESSOR WITHREAL-TIMEMIDI PARAMETER CONTROL

INTRODUCTION

The Alesis MIDIVERB III is a high qualitymulti-effectsunit which features up to 4 simultaneous effects (Delay, Reverb, Chorus, EQ) at a full 15KHz bandwidth and with 16 bit resolution.

Since all features of MIDIVERB III are accessible from the front panel, the operator can set up a wide range of complex effects without a complex user interface.

The MIDIVERB III features 200on-boardmemory locations, of which the first 100 (000 to 099) are factorypre-programmedwith a variety of programs. Memory locations 100 to 199 contain the same programs as the first 100 so that the user can modify or erase these locations without loosing any of the factory programs. All of the second 100 programs can be edited and stored by the user as desired. The original 100 factory programs (000 to 099) cannot be altered permanently.

The rear panel consists of five 1/4" jacks (left and right inputs and outputs, bypass), MIDI input and output jacks, and a power supply connector. The unit can also be rack mounted in a single 19" rack space.

FEATURES

Full 15KHz signal bandwidth for greater fidelity

True 16 bit resolution for quieter performance

200 memory locations consisting of 100 factory and 100 user

Up to 4 simultaneous effects - Delay, Reverb, Chorus, EQ

Simplified user interface for faster set-up

Clip and Signal Present LEDs

Inputs and outputs via 1/4" phone jacks

+4dBV capable for use in the studio or on stage

MIDI program MAPPING for programmable program selection

Programmable levels for Delay and Reverb

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INTRODUCTION

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INTRODUCTION

HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL

Since a musician's time is better spent making music than reading manuals, we've tried to make this manual not only easy to use, but also fast and easy to find things when you need to. Therefore, the manual is broken down to 6 major sections, of which Section 4 will be probably be referred to the most. They are:

SECTION 1 - QUICKSTART

This section tells you how to use the most frequently needed operations. If you have to use your MIDIVERB III now but don't have the time to read the entire manual,

Section 1 will quickly guide you through.

SECTION 2 - DESCRIPTION OF CONTROLS

This section gives a brief explanation of all front panel and rear panel controls and indicators.

SECTION 3 - INTERFACING MIDIVERB III

Section 3 deals with the interfacing of MIDIVERB III to another MIDI device or into a MIDI system.

SECTION 4 - USING MIDIVERB III

Section4givesanoverviewofthesoftwarefunctionsandpagesofMIDIVERBIII. This section will probably be the most used part of the manual as it describes how to execute every function in a step by step manner. Actual display readouts ofMIDIVERB III are also included.

SECTION 5 - SPECIFICATIONS

Section 5 provides the operational specifications for MIDIVERB III .

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QUICK START

SECTION 1

MIDIVERB III QUICK START

FACTORY PROGRAMS

The MIDIVERB III contains 200 factory supplied programs, 100 of which are stored in memory locations 000 to 099 and repeated again in locations 100 to 199.

Only the programs in locations 100 to 199 can be permanently altered and stored as desired by the user.

SELECTING PROGRAMS

1)Press the PROGRAM button. The LED in the middle of the button will light.

2)Press either VALUE button until the desired program is displayed.

or

2A) Select a 3 digit program number from the numbered function buttons on the rightwithin 4 seconds.

PLEASE NOTE:

Ifonly one or two digits are selected within 4 seconds, the display will revert back to the previous program number.

WhentheMIDIVERB III is first powered up, the unit will be in the PROGRAM mode and will display the last program that was selected before being turned off.

EDITING PROGRAMS

1)Select the EDIT button. The lower of the two LEDs adjacent to theEDIT button will light and the PROGRAM LED will turn off. This indicates that the bottom row of functions of the top row of buttons can be accessed.

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