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Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar

Take back the stage and experience untethered keytar performance with the next generation Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar!


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Discounted Price $399.00 MSRP: Old Price $499.00 Save : $100.00 (20%)
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Wireless Freedom Improved
Featuring improved ergonomics for better playability, a more durable housing, and an updated control layout, the updated Vortex Wireless 2 offers comprehensive MIDI controller functionality in a stylish and stage-ready keytar design with a stunning gloss-black finish. This dynamic MIDI keytar controller connects wirelessly to your computer and easily integrates with popular virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs. For maximum stage and studio mobility, the PC- and Mac-compatible USB dongle uses a single USB port to establish a reliable, wireless connection. Create dynamic, expressive performances that the audience will both see and hear.

Onboard Control and Connectivity
Command the stage with 37 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch, 8 RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive drum pads, and a row of 8 back-lit faders all laid out in an accessible, hands-on design. A series of neck controls provides additional performance options: you can tweak sounds using the MIDI-assignable touch strip and MIDI-assignable accelerometer, expand melodic ideas with the octave range buttons, and activate sustain all while your right hand remains free to play. Vortex Wireless offers multiple connectivity options and comes equipped with USB-MIDI and traditional MIDI Out jacks.

Virtual Instruments, DAW, and Preset Editor Included
Vortex Wireless 2 includes premium bundle of virtual instrument plugins, including Hybrid 3, Loom 2, Vacuum Pro, and Xpand!2 from AIR Music Tech, and TimewARP 2600 by Way Out Ware. For performing, producing, recording, Alesis has also included Ableton Live Lite.

Finally, a clear, concise, and easy to use, point-and-click preset editor is included, so you can quickly configure any parameter of any preset on your Alesis Vortex Wireless 2. You can also use the editor software to save and load all of your Vortex presets to and from your hard drive for easy backup.


  • 37 velocity-sensitive keys w/ aftertouch for compact size w/ complete melodic range
  • 8 RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive trigger pads enable you to create beats or trigger clips
  • 8 back-lit faders for controlling volumes or other instrument parameters
  • Embedded MIDI-assignable tilt sensor performance control w/ on/off button
  • Thumb-controlled volume slider & reversible pitch-bend wheel on neck
  • MIDI-assignable touchstrip, zone, sustain, & octave-control buttons on neck
  • USB dongle creates a wireless connection to any Mac or PC
  • USB & MIDI jacks for use w/ any synth, sound module, or other MIDI hardware or software
  • Battery-powered for use w/ MIDI modules and hardware synths
  • Edit MIDI-assigned controls w/ Vortex Wireless 2 Editor application
  • Standard guitar strap pegs on neck and body
  • Includes Vortex Wireless 2 Editor application, Ableton Live Lite Recording Software, (4) AA Batteries, USB dongle, and Owner's Manual

Get your Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar
  • Vortex Wireless 2 Editor Application
  • Ableton Live Lite Recording Software
  • (4) AA Batteries
  • USB Dongle
  • Owner's Manual

Very fun to play, great keybed, some wireless issues


Feels solid, great keybed, had some issues with wireless interference leading to keyup events not being received but overall I'm happy with the product.



Excellent value


I bought this as an open box item, and it was just as described. After two weeks I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of this controller, but for the money I am really impressed. The ribbon and pitch bend wheels are well placed, the keybed feels solid and even, and so far it has done everything I ask it to do. I am using it with the included Ableton Live Lite and included Xpand 2, etc., on an older Mac Mini, and it is an amazing combination. The controller is very lightweight but seems solidly built. The software for editing the controls is a little weak, but it is a great value despite that -- I find that the default mapping within the supplied tools is pretty good. I was concerned that 37 keys was too few, but haven't found that to be the case with the nicely placed octave and sustain buttons. And wireless out of the box, with included USB receiver dongle? What's not to like? I couldn't be happier!



Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar

4.5 2


USB MIDI Connector Yes
Keyboard Type Velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch
Number of Keys 37
Controllers Thumb-controlled volume slider and reversible pitch-bend wheel on neck

MIDI-assignable touchstrip, zone, sustain, and octave-control buttons on neck
Pads/Triggers 8 RGB back-lit velocity-sensitive trigger pads
Included Software Ableton Live Lite Recording Software
  • Vortex Wireless 2 Editor application
  • Battery Type 4 x AA
    Model Vortex Wireless 2 Keytar
    Warranty Info:

    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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