Synth Site: alesis: Andromeda (A6): User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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DJM a professional user writes:
Andromeda may be a good board, but I just don't like the way it sounds, especially when compared to some of the old analog synths. Just turn off the FX and play it side by side with Matrix 12 or OBXa and you'll see the difference - Andromeda sounds to me like a VA in comparison to those old school analogs. Anyway, it's packed with features so that's a plus, but I'd still pick Matrix 12 or OBXa or Memorymoog rather than Andromeda. Peace!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-30-2001 at 10:06
Gromme a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
The Andromeda is a KILLER board, dont let these naysayers fool you, go to your nearest retailer and play around with it, you will NOT be dissapointed. I just hope Alesis doesnt go down, so that they can improve on an already excelent product.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-29-2001 at 18:03
Jeff a part-time user writes:
This thing is a slam dunk. Even the boards that are now considered classics aren't without their faults. I.E. Minimoog, Oberheim Matrix 12, Sequential Prophet 5. What other true analog synth 16 voice with a keyboard is out there? None that I can think of.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-29-2001 at 17:47
DeeOne a professional user from Holland writes:
I have a blue Andromeda and its here to stay!

smooth,fat,dark,cold you name the sound you want and you got it out of this beast!

i give it a straight A+ (A=Alesis A=A6 A=Andromeda)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-May-28-2001 at 10:00
dayxday writes:
This synth is nothing short of incredible. In the early nineties, when others were creaming themselves over the Korg 01/W and other knobless wonders, my band found a Roland Jupiter 8 and bought it for $800. We gigged with it for several years and as we became more familiar with the history of analog synths we found that they seemed to fall out of favor after the Yamaha DX-7 and Roland D-50 took over. We wondered why companies no longer built analog synths and no longer put knobs or sliders on most keyboards coming out at that time. Of course it came down to money. Analog synthesizers are not cheap to build. Knobs and sliders only add to the cost. We thought it was goodbye to analog forever. Here we are 10 years later and Alesis gives us the Andromeda! If you've owned real analog you will appreciate the sound, flexibility, capabilities, and the thought that went in to its design. It has filters like those found in Moogs and Oberheims. The surface material of a Matrix 12, the controller ribbon of a Yamaha CS80, the knobs are similar to those of a Mini Moog. It's obvious that this was a labor of love for the design team. Most of the negative comments I've read have been from those who, perhaps, have no experience or memory of real analog (poor souls). If your a DJ looking for a synth with the best "one finger rave" patch then there are certainly cheaper boards (Virtual Analog) out there that will work just as well or better for a lot less money. But if you have longed for the return of deep, rich analog but didn't want to invest in an antique then get the Andromeda.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-25-2001 at 19:40
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