The all-expandable synthesizer, sampler, and sequencer

Expand Your Instrument

ALEX is an expandable hardware synthesizer and production platform. An ALEX system is assembled using hardware modules to suit your needs, size or budget. Start small and grow your system later. ALEX is for everyone, from beginners to seasoned performers. It’s easy to learn, feature-packed, and incredibly flexible.

Expand Your Experience

ALEX offers a dynamic and rich user experience that gets bigger and better as you expand your system. With multiple displays and a layered user interface, your controls can be laid out in multiple ways. Whether you are in the studio or playing live on stage, give yourself access to the features that matter to you the most.

Expand Your Possibilities

Each ALEX hardware module contains a powerful processor, but you can increase that power on every module with the DSP expansion slot. An I/O expansion slot on the back allows you to expand the number and types of connections. Add more modules and expand the number of I/O and DSP slots for the options that you need.

Expand Your Instrument

An ALEX system is made up of hardware modules. Every system starts with a MAIN module, and can be expanded by connecting up to 3 EXPAND modules, today or tomorrow.

Alex Duo

ALEX is a standalone multi-track based synthesizer, sampler and sequencer. Each module contains 4 instrument tracks – add more modules and the number of instrument tracks increases to 8, 12, or 16. Each track is made up of parts – every part can be loaded with interchangeable software models allowing each track to use different instruments, effects, and more.

Each track contains 5 parts:

  • INSTRUMENT – Interchangeable models including virtual analog, sample-based, and external instrument control models (midi and audio rate cv with 4-in/4-out expansion card).
    Polyphony – number of voices varies with each model.
  • MIX – Includes volume, panning, EQ with routing to main or auxiliary bus (headphones) and more.
  • FX – Interchangeable Dynamic FX models essential for production.
  • LOOP – A loop-based sampler, which can be used as a loop effect or as a recorder for audio capture and playback.
  • CONTROL – Customizable control panel for instant access to the parameters that you go to the most per track.

Live performance and production features

  • SEQUENCER – A powerful polyphonic step sequencer for playing your internal or external track instruments. Its innovative UI provides simultaneous access to your sequences and track instruments, mixers, FX, loopers, and controllers.
  • AUTOMATION SEQUENCER – A powerful step sequencer for automating parameters over time in multiple ways.
  • SCENES – Store and recall snapshots of parameter values and sequences from multiple tracks for instant transitions.
  • SPLIT – Divide your user interface into multiple regions allowing you to layout your system to suit your workflow. Save and recall split layouts with the push of a button.
Alex Main (Large Icon)

MAIN module

  • System-wide navigation and transport controls
  • Power (120-240v)
  • Outputs: Main (2x 1/4”), AUX/phones (1x stereo 1/4”)
  • MIDI – IN and OUT (soft THRU)
  • USB – Host and device
  • SD Card for storage
    • High-performance multimedia processor
    • Sample RAM
    • 4 instrument tracks + main mix
    • 5” widescreen color LCD screen
    • 4 RGB track buttons
    • 8 RGB push encoders
    • 8 RGB buttons
    • 1 DSP expansion slot
    • 1 I/O expansion slot
    • 1 Proprietary system link connector
    Alex Main (Large Icon)

    EXPAND module

    • High-performance multimedia processor
    • Sample RAM
    • 4 instrument tracks
    • 5” widescreen color LCD screen
    • 4 RGB track buttons
    • 8 RGB push encoders
    • 8 RGB buttons
    • 1 DSP expansion slot
    • 1 I/O expansion slot
    • 2 Proprietary system link connectors

    System Size Chart

    SINGLE

    Icon | Alex Main

    DUO

    Icon | Alex Main Icon | Alex Module

    TRIO

    Icon | Alex Main Icon | Alex Module Icon | Alex Module

    QUAD

    Icon | Alex Main Icon | Alex Module Icon | Alex Module Icon | Alex Module

    MAIN moduleMAIN module
    + 1 EXPAND module
    MAIN module
    + 2 EXPAND modules
    MAIN module
    + 3 EXPAND modules
    4 instrument tracks
    + main mix
    8 instrument tracks
    + main mix
    12 instrument tracks
    + main mix
    16 instrument tracks
    + main mix
    1 x CPU2 x CPUs3 x CPUs4 x CPUs
    1 x RAM2 x RAM3 x RAM4 x RAM
    1 x 5” widescreen color LCD screen2 x 5” widescreen color LCD screen3 x 5” widescreen color LCD screen4 x 5” widescreen color LCD screen
    1 x DSP expansion slot2 x DSP expansion slots3 x DSP expansion slots4 x DSP expansion slots
    1 x I/O expansion slot2 x I/O expansion slots3 x I/O expansion slots4 x I/O expansion slots
    4 RGB track buttons8 RGB track buttons12 RGB track buttons16 RGB track buttons
    8 RGB buttons16 RGB buttons24 RGB buttons32 RGB buttons
    8 RGB push encoders16 RGB push encoders24 RGB push encoders32 RGB push encoders

    Expand Your Experience

    When ALEX grows, so do the number of screens and controls,
    giving you a larger and richer user experience.

    When you add an EXPAND module you expand your user experience. With ALEX you can double, triple or quadruple the number of screens, RGB encoders and buttons, depending on your needs and budget. Each EXPAND module adds; one 5” widescreen color LCD screen, 4 track buttons, 8 RGB push encoders and 8 RGB buttons. With all 4 hardware modules, your system grows to 4 LCD screens, 16 track buttons, 32 RGB push encoders, and 32 RGB buttons.

    Our flexible graphical and tactile user interface allows the controls and screens to be assigned in various ways: one large interface, multiple smaller interfaces or somewhere in between. These views can be stored and recalled at the push of a button for performing, jamming or studio production. In addition, ALEX provides assignable control surfaces for the parameters you use the most.

    Expand Your Possibilities

    Each ALEX module can also be expanded internally. Inside, a DSP expansion slot awaits for adding more processing power. Around the back, the I/O expansion slot hosts input and output boards to open up more expansion possibilities.

    Alex | Quad Back

    One DSP slot per module

    Dasz Alex | DSP Under View

    A DSP expansion slot under the hood, allows you to optionally add a dedicated DSP co-processor. The DSP adds advanced and powerful models or more polyphony per module. ALEX can be more powerful when you need it.

    One I/O port per module

    Dasz Alex | Back Port Panel

    The I/O expansion slot allows you to add different input and output boards. Our first board has 4 analog ins and 4 analog outs (audio rate CV). You can add one or more I/O boards depending on the size of your system to control and mix all your digital, analog or modular gear.Tailor ALEX to integrate with your studio today and tomorrow. More cards are planned for release.

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