I am proud to announce my new collaboration with Alesis, using products from their keyboard, mixing board and drum line. I must admit, I’ve had an addiction to Alesis products since the early 90’s when I bought my first vocal effects processor, the Alesis QuadraVerb. Since that time, I’ve been an avid Alesis supporter. Soon after my QuadraVerb experience, I invested in an ADAT, Monitor One studio speakers, an RA100 amplifier, and a 3630 compressor, while convincing my then drummer, now bass player, Keith Gilbert, to invest in the original D4 drum system, making me a hardcore Alesis drum fan as well.
As a life-long keyboard player, I’ve stayed faithful to Alesis by adding both an Alesis S4 and S4+ keyboard rack mount unit to my Yamaha and Roland setup. With the release of the Alesis QS full keyboard line, I opted to make the complete switch by replacing my keyboards with two full Alesis keyboards, the QS7 76-key synth and the QS8 88-key fully weighted piano. I was hooked for life from the moment I heard the piano sounds. Although the QS series is now part of the Alesis Legacy line of discontinued models, I will play them till they can’t play no more. In my opinion, the sound banks in my Quadra-card collection, consisting of the Vintage Keyboards, Vintage Synthesizers, Classical Stereo Piano, and Classical Instruments cards have some of the best sounds I’ve ever heard. To complete my collection, I’ve also added a blank Q-card for creating my own sounds to give me all I needed for live performance.
Now that my band, VENDERA is in the studio, adding the recording of our own music to my vocal coaching, workshop touring, and glass breaking television career, I plan to use my favorite QS sound banks to layer our music to sweeten the mix. On a similar note, my guitarist, Scott Stith and I have been recording many of the vocal and guitar overdubs in our home studios via the Alesis Multi-Mix 8 USB mixing boards. Working with Alesis, we’ve decided to bring in the new DM10 studio drum set so that my drummer, Tim Odle, can bring the recording mix to a whole new level, allowing us to continually record new music on the fly.
As of 2010, we’ve been traveling the world, conducting vocal & performance workshops in countries such as Bahrain and Australia. We plan to continue adding countries to our workshop roster as well as expand the vocal & performance series to add the entire musical experience, covering vocals, guitar, bass, drums, performance, and product demonstration workshops so that fellow musicians can learn innovative techniques and discover the latest, greatest, and most affordable music products available to take your musical experience to the next level. Alesis will definitely be at the top of the list in the product demonstration circuit.
I am proud to be an Alesis user. Check them out at Alesis.com