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 ALESIS QS6, QS7, QS8, QSr Digital Synthesizer

Alesis QS6, QS7, QS8, QSr synthesizer
pic thx midimaster / alesis qs8 88 keys
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Built 1996
Type: digital
Hybrid: no
64 Voice / Stimmen
16x Multitimbral
standard Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 150 (-)
Synthesis: rompler

OSC Features rom samples 8-16MB
Wave Shapes rom samples
2 OSCs
4 Filter lpf 4 Pole
12 LFOs square sine tri saw 3x random
12 Envelope Generators 3x ADSSR

MIDI CONTROLLER Control / Triggering
61 Keys with velocity aftertouch

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 393)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT a simple Rompler without resonant filters. QS6: 8MB, QS7/8: 16MB rom.
ABOUT Ein Rompler ohne viel Schnörkel, leider auch ohne Resonanz--Filter. QS6: 8MB / 61 Tasten, QS7/8: 16MB rom mit 76/88 Tasten.
DETAILS no resonance, QS6: 8MB, QS7/8: 16MB rom. 4 layers. 10point- tracking generator per layer
DETAILS keine Resonanz beim Filter. QS6: 8MB, QS7/8: 16MB rom. 4fach Layer, 10fach tracking generator für jeden Layer!
SOUND bread and butter..
SOUND brot und butter..
VERSION QS6: 61 - QS7: 76 - QS8: 88 keys, expandable ROM 32MB.
VERSION QS6: 61 - QS7: 76 - QS8: 88 Tasten, erweiterbares ROM 32MB.


strange, they always had real usable things, they invented the ADAT recorders and a series of well known FX boxes. the best known one and now discontinued is the 16 voiced real analogue Andromeda, which drew much more attention to Alesis as a synth manufacturer who instroduced VA synths later. today they changed more to the DAW kind of products which are still interesting like more affordable CC boxes for DAW and Mixing. after the release of Andromeda they went into insolvency and where bought by Numark, the DJ mixer company and the A6 dropped the price but the Andro team was fired. anyway it was the most remarkable product of Alesis ever made. there's no other 16 voice poly synth of that complexity around and will sooner or later be mentioned along with the Jupiter 8, the Matrx 12 or the Prophet 5. So thanks to Dave Bryce and Mike Peake (and others) for struggeling to make it real and hope there will be a second generation "Andromeda" incl. 3 Octave, Desktop and Rack Verison with faster LFO as they all wish.

Alesis now belongs to the inMusic group (along with Akai, Numark and ion)

Official Intl. Site :

Alesis gehört wie Akai und Numark zur inMusic Group.

Die Ur-Firma war vor Allem durch das ADAT Format 8Spur Recorder bekannt und die gleichnamige digitale Schnittstelle mit Lichtleitern für bis zu 8 Kanäle. Sie ist auch 2014 noch ein Standard in Audio-Interfaces.

Nach dem Alesis Andromeda - oder genauer während er in den Markt ging, ging die Firma insolvent und wurde von Numark gekauft.

heute gehören Numark, Alesis und Akai zur in Music Group (USA).



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