All Alesis Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
Hammer action turns a keyboard into a really useful instrument for those wishing to take Piano exams. Huge difference in how the keys feel to play. I have several students for whom buying a real piano is a far off dream and good digital pianos (note the words digital PIANO) have provided pupils to be successful at grade 8. On eBay the old Technics pianos often come up . I bought one on free ads for £250 five years ago and it was best £250 ever spent . No fancy buttons to press to get different sounds (apart from choice of sampled harpsichord, upright piano and concert grand sound). If you want an instrument to study ‘ traditional piano ‘ get a digital piano ( suggest you look for a Technics) or if you want a real piano make a trip to coach house pianos in Swansea who sell good second hand recon fairly priced pianos (but always make them an offer rather than pay price on pianos ) . There is nothing wrong with getting a musical keyboard . (Ie not digital Piano) . These have lots of keys for making different sounds and are lots of fun TRINITY COLLEGE of music has both keyboard and piano exam syllabus.
Lowest price according to camel - have my eye on a digital yamaha deal to come through (skeptical) heat given (y)
Alesis is a good brand.
I am really tempted by this... shame I just don't have the desk space for it =( Edit: Nevermind... the deal is over. They're OOS now
Cheers op! Back in stock! Ordered and are on the way. Thanks 👌
@dioxyde0 These speakers are low end studio/monitoring speakers which produce a fairly neutral sound (no boosted bass/treble). Basically these are meant for music production or as i currently am DJing. These would probably be great for gaming, i have another set of monitors i personally use for gaming as well as listening to music, music production, video editing and watching movies. Those speakers perform better than all cheap PC speakers across the board. Also they have a sub out socket should you feel you need to add a sub at a later date. Hope that helps!
guys would these be okay to use for gaming without a sub? seems like good quality for price
Found this deal is on Amazon at the same price. Through Prime and 2-4 week waiting. Alternative sellers tab (y)
i like sound too, my kitchen player is a yamaha crx 140 and recently, in barnardos, i bought an unused japanese copy of dreams come true, sing or die( i'm not that keen on the music itself, but i try to keep an open mind). i have never heard this little player sound so good. there is more to creating sound than i understand. in this case it may be japanese music on a japanese player and so the mix, or quality of equipment correspond. there may be any number of factors of course, it was made on small yamaha monitors, for example.
Magnets Man! Breaking Bad is one of the greatest American TV shows of all time. (according to IMDB) :)
i'm not sure what i mean either (not enough knowledge) but i wonder on the correlation between the rise of the small speaker and the wide use of ear buds for listening. there might be a number of factors here's an interesting answer though https://www.quora.com/How-can-headphones-produce-low-notes-when-speakers-have-to-be-large
I'm not sure what Breaking Bad is.
So you still need hardware, in a contrast from your post saying "Surely there are cheaper apps that do that sort of thing anyway?".
I look forward to the day that you can plug a mic lead into an app. That would be well impressive.
I wouldn't know, but they've successfully converted many pieces of hardware into apps for the iPad. For example Korg, Korg Gadget, MS-20, M1, Ds-10, Electribe, Wavestation, Polysix, Kaossilator, Moog Model 15, Animoog, Filatron, VCS3, 808, ARP Odyssey have all been successfully ported to iOS apps from actual physical devices.
3M padded strips as per YouTube guide is all you need for a snug fit.
How can an app give you hardware features like XLR ports? :|
showing as £66 for me :(
what's this the freaking Starfleet command? I find the CompuServe built in web browser more than adequate.
I tell you what, LMGTFY ;)
Has nothing to do with caring or not caring. People here (myself included) will happily answer questions and help others out, provided the person asking isn't being incredibly lazy. You've shown you're more than capable of using google - so, you had no reason to ask such an easily answerable question here instead of googling it yourself. In fact, having to wait for someone to answer you here would've taken much longer than you just searching google yourself. Hence, no-one has answered your question and you've received a fair few comments all saying pretty much the same thing.
Skoove review here https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/oct/10/piano-teaching-app-review-skoove Not difficult to guess it's something to help you learn how to play, and subs based. Price is now £59
How are you getting on with the keyboard?
I have bought this, but unfortunately I am a complete novice so can't really help much beyond saying the black and white keys do seem to me to have a similar response in their weighting. There are many more reviews on the .com website which may help: Link
Has anyone bought or tried one of these for themselves? I can't find one in a real-world shop near me and want to try before buying to see what its "feel" is like. Can only see it in online shops. Am after an 88-key keyboard for one child's piano lessons; there is no room for an acoustic piano and in fact there is a space of just a shade over 130cm where the keyboard can go (it is a small room and there is no alternative place to put one). All the Casio and Yamaha digital pianos start at just over 132cm and simply will not fit - the gap is that tight. Shame, as I would rather get one of the Yamahas. This Alesis is 128.3cm and will fit - it's the only one I've found so far that will. At the moment daughter is using my old Kawai K1 synth from years ago, ie mildly sprung "semi weighted" keys, not much feel and there is a clear difference in response between the white and black keys (same strength gives softer black notes. This was always the case, I used to see it when using as a MIDI controller). She likes her classical pieces and I want her to be able to develop a reasonable piano-feel for playing, which she is not getting from that. If this Alesis isn't much better then despite the extra keys I'll leave it - she can do some of her practice at her school where there's a piano in the music room. The downside is of course that she can't do that in the evenings or weekend. If it's close to the feel of, say, the Yamaha P45 or even one of the Casio pianos then I will probably take the risk. Thanks for any help
Still available at the price stated in the deal, needs un-expiring.
Alesis? They've been around for donkey's years. I'd say they were budget to mid range but generally good quality. My first drum machine was an Alesis SR16 back in the eighties, which I believe may have been when they started out. Solid workmanlike products at a reasonable price. Heat from me.
Agreed nice to see some straight talk and action good on ya CPC.
Had the cancelled email!
Good customer service from CPC, thanks. Error on website, they let us know in this thread and update the site promptly. This is how it should be done; note to you know who you are. :)
so i take it i wont be recieving this , even though u advertised it in your jan sales mag i recieved yeterday?[/quote] If you've got an Order Reference then you can send it to email@example.com and we'll check it out and advise you on that :)
so i take it i wont be recieving this , even though u advertised it in your jan sales mag i recieved yeterday?
You say "£159 most places" but google results immediately show me 3 other retailers all between £39 - £45, and no hint of any street prices higher than that range. Looks like mains only - and only works wirelessly with Ipods and some Iphones (No Bluetooth). Wired aux input is the only other option.
No worries man, happens to the best of us :)
Haha, so it is! Sorry buddy! My stupid eyes, I thought this said £342!
That's £5 more expensive :/ and the ION brain goes for £40+ on flea-bay.
This is the Alesis DM6, great kit! However it can be found cheaper at Drumshop, for anyone not interested in paying a little extra for the game controller
LInk fixed / updated. Thanks for posting :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJvugsEv7NA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfbaZh0oTBY Uploaded with ImageShack.us
looks like something out of 'back to the future'
Can you plug mics into this?