- 88 Full-size keys with graded hammer action and customisable touch response
- 30 Integrated voices with split and layer function
- Max. polyphony: 256 notes
- 50 W (2 x 25 W) Microarray speaker system
- With OLED display for quick access to parameters
- 5 Adjustable reverb effects
- An integrated arpeggiator
- Learning and recording mode available
- 10 Piano demo songs
- An integrated metronome, adjustable from 30 - 280 BPM
- 2 Line outputs: 6.3 mm jack
- 2 Headphone outputs with speaker mute function: 6.3 mm and 3.5 mm jack
- Sustain pedal input: 6.3 mm jack
- 3-Pedal connection: 5-pin DIN
- USB type-B port
- Power supply connector
- USB MIDI output for use with software or virtual instruments
- Power supply via an enclosed mains adapter (12 V DC / 3 A)
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 132.2 x 29.7 x 14.9 cm
- Weight: 12.8 kg
- Incl. a music stand, a software download card, a sustain pedal, a power supply and a user manual
High-performance digital piano
Alesis presents the Prestige Artist: A digital piano that lets you enjoy the authentic sound of a real acoustic piano in the comfort of your own four walls. It features 88 keys with a special mechanism for enhanced playing comfort, 30 different pre-programmed sounds, and a range of dedicated functions to help you practise effectively and get ready for that next performance, including a built-in metronome, 10 demo songs, and a split and layer function. What is more, the Prestige Artist’s special speakers ensure a full sound with excellent clarity. The Prestige Artist differs from the slightly more affordable Prestige model in terms of polyphony and number of sounds available, in that it also features an additional OLED display for clear and individual customisation. The Prestige Artist makes a convincing case in a range of situations thanks to its compact design and the flexible practice options it offers.
Authentic-sounding and versatile
The Prestige Artist’s keys are designed with a graded hammer action and adjustable velocity sensitivity, and the 30 sounds – which include Grand, Dark, Bright, Harpsichord, Strings, Poly Synth, and Synth Bass – have been created using sound sampling technology to ensure complete authenticity. The Prestige Artist also features a 256-note polyphony. The sound can be refined and customised even further using the five selectable on-board reverb effects with adjustable intensity, and the arpeggiator can be used to create melodies. The two integrated micro-array speakers have a power rating of 25 watts each and faithfully reproduce the entire spectrum of sounds. The Prestige Artist’s rear panel features a connection for the included sustain pedal as well as stereo outputs and an AUX input.
Your compact practice companion
The Prestige Artist is ideal for both beginners and professionals looking for a compact digital piano that combines authentic-sounding tones with a wide range of practice options and is also suitable for small performances. What is more, the Prestige Artist’s USB interface means that it can be used to control your DAW’s software instruments, such as virtual synthesizers. The front panel features a pair of headphone outputs that automatically mute the speakers when in use, a practical feature that allows pupils and teachers to practise silently. The digital piano’s robust and compact design makes it easy to transport, so it can be set up and packed away again quickly, whatever the location. The scope of delivery also includes a music rest, a sustain pedal, and a power supply. A three-pedal unit (available as an optional accessory) can also be connected.
Alesis was founded in 1984 by Keith Barr in Hollywood, California, and has become one of the leading manufacturers of signal processors, drum machines, synthesizers, and other studio equipment. The company’s most successful products during its early years were the MIDIverb, the HR-16 drum machine, and the ADAT multitrack digital recorders. In 2001, Alesis was acquired by Numark owner Jack O’Donnell and is now part of his InMusic parent company alongside brands like AKAI, Denon, and many other well-known names in the audio manufacturing industry. Alesis has also been a major player in the field of e-drums for many years and offers a large choice of products in all price ranges.
The Prestige Artist’s layer and split function lets you play two sounds across the entire keyboard. In learning mode, the digital piano’s 88 keys are divided into two sections, allowing the pupil and teacher to play on the same instrument simultaneously. The metronome provides tempos ranging from 30 to 280 bpm, and players can easily monitor their progress by recording and playing back their entire performances using the Prestige Artist’s internal memory. The package is rounded off by a selection of more than 60 interactive lessons from Melodics for both desktop and tablet computers, which let you practise along to modern songs and provide immediate feedback.