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Alesis Akira/Grip and Sub-Bass (was RE: Ineko for sale?)

At 08:43 AM 2/8/2005, Krispen Hartung wrote:
>Speaking of sub-sonics, the Akira has a sub-bass patch that I use for
>bass simulation....but is is savage and almost impossible to controll.
>If I put it before any effect, it redlines it, if I put it after, it
>redlines the board, just by applying the super low frequencies.  It is a
>wonderful sound, and the last I used it live, I was able to really move
>the earth, even with my acoustic guitar.  Basically, I'm going to
>dedicate one of my compressors just to the output of this unit.


Have you looked at the Alesis Grip?  I haven't played with one myself, but 
in looking through the manual it seems to be a dedicated unit built solely 
around the same sub-bass algorithm as the Akira.  It does have quite a bit 
more controllability, however.  Might be worth checking out if you're not 
so crazy about dedicating your Akira plus one of your compressors solely 
managing your bass frequencies.


"i want to reach my hand into the dark and *feel* what reaches back"