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Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby alexwoodkeys » 16 Mar 2018, 22:12

Hello everyone!

I'm looking to invest in the new Alesis Vortex Wireless 2- and I'd like to use it to control my Nord Stage 3... 'Included USB receiver creates a wireless connection to any Mac or PC, or most keyboards with USB host port' The USB port on the Nord Stage 3 is a B port on the back, which is only used to connect to a PC for download of sounds... could it be used with the included receiver of the Alesis, maybe with a female A to male B USB converter? Any ideas welcome :)

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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby cgrafx » 16 Mar 2018, 22:29

No, you can't plug it directly into your NS3. You'll need a USB host something like an iConnectMIDI2+
https://www.iconnectivity.com/products/ ... midi2plus/
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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby sus_4 » 17 Mar 2018, 03:22

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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby Quai34 » 17 Mar 2018, 07:14

sus_4 wrote:Or, my favorite... http://pandamidi.com/midibeam/

This ones as been on my " must buy it" list for a while, since the very first day you have mentioned it on this website...
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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby alexwoodkeys » 17 Mar 2018, 18:17

I have considered buying the panda midi beam but that almost renders the point of buying the alesis 'wireless' pretty pointless haha I already have the first generation wired version... Thanks for all your help so far!
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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby jannispi » 12 Sep 2019, 11:33

Hey,

I intend to buy Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 as well and want to connect it to my NS3. As I'm a beginner and not experienced in MIDI in general, I would appreciate a tutorial how to set up and connect the Vortex to NS3 in detail.

Thanks in advance! :)

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Re: Alesis Vortex Wireless Control

Postby ajstan » 12 Sep 2019, 23:29

Here's a link to a VW2 thread on Keyboard Corner, including my experience with the unit.

http://forums.musicplayer.com/ubbthread ... 2-a-winner

My summary would be to first try the following USB to MIDI converter to connect the included wireless dongle to your Nord, then if it doesn't work without stuck notes, then go to a professional wireless MIDI system like @sus_4 recommended.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074NGTGHN
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