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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Alesis Microverb III 16 Bit Digital Reverb and Delay

Previous Article in this issue Patchwork. Microverrb we’re on the verge of a new era in technology. Similarly, both need to offer some technological improvement over previous models and over their nearest rivals – but make your entry-level unit too good and you’re left with a problem as to what to include on units higher up the ladder.

The rear mifroverb socket complement, as you might expect on a non-MIDI instrument, is fairly basic.

It’s reassuring to see Alesis prepared to take a few chances, too. Searchable archive aoesis old, out-of-print music production magazines. To this extent, the absence of MIDI clearly represents no drawback at all.

Generally speaking, it’s the more exotic multi-effects which require switching in and out, and this tends to obviate the need for MIDI on a unit like the Microverb III. Happily, you soon begin to remember the settings microcerb a little use.

User reviews: Alesis MicroVerb 3 – Audiofanzine

A total of 16 different effects for each reverb type are available, arranged, for the most part, in ascending order of reverberation time. In fact, using the delay effects, I created a repeated signal so different from the original it sounded like another instrument altogether. It’s enough to give you ulcers In practice I found the delay times to be very sensibly chosen and sufficiently closely spaced remember you have 16 settings for each delay type to ensure tempo changes are kept to a minimum.


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. As of now the answer is stereo programs including delay, multitap and other effects, individual low- and high-frequency EQ, a standard microveeb rackmount box iii a price which will still leave you with change from two hundred small round bronze ones.

Alesis Microverb III bit Digital Reverb and Delay Programs | eBay

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. Small Print Terms of use Privacy. Just turn the knob marked High EQ. ONE OF THE great things about reviewing the original Microverbs was that with only 16 programs, it was quite feasible to run through each one and describe the quality of the effect.

After all, when was the last time you heard iiu record which featured a change of reverb halfway through? Both have to provide value for money – but this is usually much easier for the public to identify in budget equipment. And this can be a little restrictive – microvreb when working with other musicians “could we slow down by about 3bpm, chaps, my delay unit’s out of sync? They said it couldn’t be done – yet Alesis’ Microverb III incorporates improvements over its predecessors while retaining its “budget” status.

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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. 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.


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.

Added to which, manually switching to a different reverb setting on the Microverb Ii doesn’t generate any of the peculiar changeover effects which occur on some units.

This was particularly interesting when creating rhythmic effects in conjunction with a drum machine. But what about systems in which the Microverb III would be called on to provide the sole source of effects? Too sophisticated, and it would cast an unfavourable light on the Midiverb and other units in the range; not sophisticated enough, and they risk owners of the earlier Microverbs deciding it isn’t worth the cost of upgrading.

On the review model, it appeared to warn of an overload situation long before iiii was any audible evidence of one occurring. It really helps – thank you! Just switch the rotary knob to the next position. Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. More importantly, it’s everything that a piece of microverbb audio equipment should be: At more extreme settings, you can achieve some pretty dramatic results too.

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