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The Alesis MidiVerb 4 reverb and effects processor is a low cost effects unit that functions according to normal professional practice, and therefore can be seen as an ideal introduction to reverb and effects units.
Digital reverb is an effect that is used in just about every recording made. The quality of the Alesis MidiVerb 4's reverb is comparable with many reverb units used in professional studios, being described as 'dense' and 'natural' . The quality of the digital audio processing is excellent with 18-bit conversion and 24-bit internal processing. (CD, in comparison, uses a meager 16 bits).
Although not a part of normal professional studio practice, this unit features automatic input level sensing, which means that- if you want - you can pretty much stop worrying about optimizing the input signal level and concentrate on the sound you are hearing.
In addition to reverb, the Alesis Midiverb 4 also provides chorus, flange, delay and pitch changing effects. In comparison to some units that can only produce one effect at a time (and remember that you'll always need reverb), this unit allows up to three simultaneous multieffects.
audiomasterclass.com rating for the Alesis MidiVerb 4 reverb and effects processor: 8/10