Alesis Photon X25 (No Longer Available)
Portable 25-Key USB MIDI Controller/Audio Interface with 8 Assignable Knobs and Infrared Dome
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3D MIDI Control plus an Audio Interface!The Photon X25 combines USB/MIDI control and recording in one product. With unique features such as the revolutionary Alesis Axyz controller dome and ten 360-degree endless knobs, users will have powerful MIDI control of all their software plug-ins. Advanced features include 24-Bit, 44.1/48 kHz Audio with balanced stereo audio inputs and outputs, 25 key, velocity sensitive keyboard and great feeling , full-size Pitch and Modulation wheels, and an LCD screen with dedicated encoder for fast and easy set-up.
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the X25 is solid as a rock
by T.C.B. from L.A. Ca.Mine worked perfectly straight from the box. The 3-D expression dome is limitless, the keys have a good solid feel to them, The wheels are solid and smooth and accurate, the audio interface works perf... read more [+]ectly...no pops, skips or errors. But, the trick is to NOT install the Alesis drivers as they are the worst. There are 3rd party drivers that work well and for everything but the audio interface it will run great on no more than Win XP drivers alone. The programming is straight forward and simple...assigning buttons and knobs is a no-brainer. I've already recorded with mine and it's class-A enough for studio work. Compared to the Oxygen 8's and in fact all the others in this range the X25 blows their lips off. I'm a professional musician of 30 plus years. I've had a million toys. This one's a keeper. close [-]
August 25, 2006
Music Background: Professional musician with audio engineering background.
by Cinematone from Montclair, CAOwned it since January '06. First use with my windows laptop, not very successful and unpredictable. Switch to my MacBook, and it worked flawlessly, no driver needed in Mac, connect it and it works. U... read more [+]se it daily with Reasons, Logic, Peak and Sibelius. Audio interface although it's surprisingly clean and flat, still somewhat limited headroom. Latency is good up to 10 live tracks, I figure its a hardware (processor, etc) issue. Overall, it's great product. Btw, Alesis Tech support is not very helpful (if you're using windows) close [-]
November 24, 2006
Music Background: Commercial Music, Music engraver, Song writer
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
by Max McDougall from Saint Paul MNMy x25 failed within weeks. after sending it to alesis TWICE they finally sent me a new one. Guess what happened to the new one... oh yeah, sweet failure. Alesis has not returned my calls, their suppo... read more [+]rt staff is under trained and HORRIBLY RUDE! This is some of the crummiest hardware around. DONT BE FOOLED BY ITS APPEALING LOOKS! I have multiple friends that have purchased this and the same thing happened to them! I should have taken their advise and not bought this! I should have remembered that Alesis products fail and every product of theirs that I have owned has failed! The D-beam isn't accurate anyway!
October 1, 2005
STAY AWAY FROM ALESIS! close [-]
photon x25 = usb audio heaven!
by chakaharta from dallas, txfinally, a single cable for midi / audio / and control surface!
April 1, 2005
i've been waiting years for a device like this to ACTUALLY WORK and
alesis hit the mark.
• the audio l... read more [+]atency is snappy (i can get down to a 128 sample buffer on my g4/550 powerbook, meaning around 5-6 ms latency)
• the midi timing is as rock-solid
• the build quality is great. the knobs feel good, the axys dome works exactly like you think it would, and the entire product is well thought-out and well-built.
installation was easy -- just plugged the thing in and core audio recognized new midi / audio inputs & outputs. that's it.
110% on this one alesis!
-jd / chakaharta close [-]
Chrystal, McMinnville, TN