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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If you value this resource, you can support this project – it really helps! Basically, all the most popular reverb types are catered for, and alongside Small, Medium and Large Rooms, we find settings for Medium and Large Halls as well as Chambers, Plates, Gated and Reverse effects. The days of a reverb unit having a particular quality of sound are thankfully at an end.

And although the Microverb III is eclipsed by most other rack-mounted effects units in terms of onboard facilities, its performance cannot be judged to be anything but professional. A total of 16 different effects for each reverb type are available, arranged, for aesis most part, in ascending order of reverberation time.

Please include your email address if you want to be contacted regarding your note. 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. Before getting to alexis with the Microverb III’s sonic capabilities, I should just mention a few of its physical attributes. It’s reassuring to see Alesis prepared to take a few chances, too. Now in its third revision, the popular Microverb has attained full rackmount status and boasts an incredible effects programs.

However, the sheer number of programs has meant that some rather interesting reverb and delay effects have also found their way in and really do make this a fascinating machine to work with. Just turn the knob marked High EQ. Previous Article in this issue Patchwork. 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.

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It does nothing my multi-effects processor can’t do, yet after using it for less than a week, it carved out a niche for itself which was left open when I returned the unit to its box. And it’s so intuitive: Though the inclusion of EQ controls on a reverb unit is by no means new, having two separate controls dedicated to iii job does seem to open it up alesid a means of tailoring a particular effect to your needs.


Generally speaking, it’s the more exotic multi-effects which require switching in and out, and this tends to obviate the need for Microveeb on a unit like the Microverb III. A pair of audio input jacks the left doubling as a mono ina pair of output jacks, a Defeat bypass jack for the connection of footswitch and a power socket for a 9v AC adaptor – and that’s it.

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

Nigel Lord is drowning in reverb. However, its extensive range of reverb and delay effects have been chosen to offset this rather rigid format and make this a machine of potential interest to both first-time processor buyers and those looking to complement an existing unit. Both have to provide value for money – but this is usually much easier for the public to identify in budget equipment. What more could anyone reasonably ask? And this can ,icroverb a little restrictive – particularly when working with other musicians “could we slow down by about 3bpm, chaps, my delay unit’s out of sync?

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.

You might expect a budget reverb unit to be fairly simple in operation, but the kind of simplicity we’re talking about here is one which doesn’t compromise overall performance and ultimately makes this such an attractive machine. Whoever it was at Alesis that made the decision to put the Microverb into a standard 19″ cabinet should be warmly congratulated.

You can send us a note about this article, or let us know of a problem – select the type from the menu above. On the review model, it appeared to warn of an overload situation long before there was any audible evidence of one occurring. Given the rather unpleasant nature of digital distortion, however, this is perhaps no bad thing. 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.

Happily, you soon begin to remember the settings with a little use. Review by Nigel Lord.

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And with more and more models competing for whatever gaps are still left in the market, the pressure on manufacturers has grown in intensity and the need to come up with a best-selling design has taken on a new urgency. At more extreme settings, you can achieve some pretty dramatic results too. Too expensive, and they get overtaken by their rivals; too cheap, and they don’t make any money.


For those not familiar with the idea let me explain that this form of control involves gripping a round plastic “knob” which protrudes from the front panel, and turning it either in a clockwise or anticlockwise direction. Well, obviously, life without MIDI-controlled program changes would be that much more difficult, but I don’t think that the type of programs provided by the Microverb need to be changed mid-song very often.

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.

It’s enough to give you ulcers Just switch the rotary knob to the next position. Fancy a longer reverb time? It really helps – thank you! 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.

After all, when was the last time you heard a record which featured a change of reverb halfway through? Not only that but you can actually adjust more than one knob at a iii, making it possible to listen to the effect of two parameters interacting with each other.

Gear in this article: Whether it represents your first foray into the world of effects processing or you’re looking to use it alongside an already overworked reverb unit, the Microverb III will not disappoint. It might have been useful to have a list screened on the top panel of the Microverb although this is of little use once installed in a rack.

Alesis Microverb III 16-bit Digital Reverb and Delay 256 Programs

But it also has a whole range of other reverb types to choose from, and to refer to them as anything other than stunning would be to admit to having become blase about reverb effects in general.

Music Technology – Mar But what about systems in which the Microverb III would be called on to provide the sole source of effects? The amazing thing is, including just a few of these controls eliminates the need for any sort of display:

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