Terratec Axon AX 100 MKII EU,Guitar to Midi Controller, Sound Module
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MIDIfy Your Guitar!
With the AXON AX 100 MKII, the technical problems involved in connecting electric or acoustic guitars and basses to the MIDIfied studio world are finally a thing of the past. The ultra-fast AX 100 MKII guitar-to-MIDI controller in a single-unit rack mount has an early-recognition system which evaluates the impulses from the strings as soon as they are picked and converts them into values for pitch, dynamics and length. A 32-bit RISC processor makes this possible, opening up a whole new world real-time performance options to the guitarist.
AXON AX 100 MKII Guitar-to-MIDI Controller at a Glance:
- 500 internal sounds plus control of outboard modules
- Instantly converts picking to pitch, dynamics, and duration
- New computer interface for programming ease
- 128-voice polyphony for huge layered sounds
- Integrated arpeggiator
500 internal sounds plus control of outboard modules
Never again will you have to change guitars to produce a different sound – just switch the MIDI channel. On the AXON AX100 MKII, you can either choose from over 500 internal sounds, 10 drum kits and an SFX kit or trigger external sound devices such as samplers and synthesizers. Then, depending on the sound generator you are using, a guitar can become a synthesizer, an electric piano or a saxophone. Everything is possible – even at the same time. With the 12 play area zones, the AXON AX 100 MKII even makes your guitar multitimbral – you can play different instruments by splitting the fretboard, strings or pick position!
Instantly converts picking to pitch, dynamics, and duration
Housed in a 1U rackmount chassis, the ultra-fast AX 100 MKII guitar-to-MIDI controller sports an early recognition system that analyzes impulses as the string is struck, and converts data determining pitch, dynamics and duration without loss. A powerful 32-bit RISC processor does this in real time, thereby affording guitarists access to the possibilities of MIDI.
New computer interface for programming ease
Alongside substantial mechanical improvements, the new AXON 100 MK II offers a user-friendly computer interface. This fully-featured editor enables users to conveniently carry out all functions. It has never been so easy to grasp at a glance the complexity of AXON’s algorithms. The AXON soundboard is another compelling new feature. A custom development by TerraTec, it boasts more than 500 new sample layer sounds, including 10 powerful drum kits and an SFX kit. Of course, all sounds are both GM and XG-sound compatible.
128-voice polyphony for huge layered sounds
Painstakingly sound-designed for professional use, the AXON 100 MKII offers 128 voices and thus plenty of polyphonic power for even very large program layers. What’s more, TerraTec Producer has added another goodie to the package – a promo DVD bursting with example sounds and a demo show featuring New York’s Burr Johnson.
The integrated Arpeggiator endows the device’s sonic arsenal with another powerful sound-sculpting feature, and optional pedals and switches may be connected to add effects and extend the tonal palette even further. With all that, AXON AX 100 MK II brings unprecedented sound-shaping versatility to guitarists and bassists. Anything is possible – even the simultaneous playing of several instruments. AXON AX 100 MK II lets players turn the guitar into a multitimbral tool by splitting the fretboard, strings and attack position up into 12 zones to actually play different instruments at the same time.
AXON AX 100 MKII Guitar-to-MIDI Controller Features:
- Extremely fast guitar-to-MIDI controller featuring an impulse early recognition system
- Suitable for electric basses and guitars, and acoustic guitars
- Automatic pick position recognition
- Built-in 128-voice polyphonic Soundboard
- More than 500 premium-quality sounds (GM and XG-sound compatible)
- 10 drum kits and an SFX kit
- 12 playing zones
- 256 presets (128 free programmable)
- 32bit-RISC processor