Synth Site: alesis: Andromeda (A6): User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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a part-time user writes:
I went from a Jupiter 8 to a Virus kc then to an Andromeda. Best decison ive made in a long time. I loved the Jupiter 8 and mistakingly sold it and bought the virus kc. God that was a big fucking mistake. I lived with the virus for 1 year and had a love hate relationship with it. I dont care for the sound of the virus. It just laxks something that true analogs always have (depth/atmosphere) I cant put my finger on it really.

THe andromeda really is a fine sounding synth. I dont use the onbaord effects (makes it sound a little digital for my likeing). I use this synth for alot of sounds, mostly pads and leads and fx. I dont use it for bass.....i just cant resist the mono/poly basss yeeha.

If your looking for a very versatile analog poly then this is the only one really. Its not the absolute best sounding synth ive ever owned...but it does have the WOW factor that no current softsynth or VA has imho. There is something in the sound of true analog that just sounds 'better' than software. Subjective i know but....

I hope we see continued support for this great synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-24-2004 at 13:55
writes:
great synth for bands, but not so great if you want to make commercial dance music like psytrance or such. Because, the main problem seems with the OS and the way it handles midi. I have one of these hooked to the yamaha rs 7000 sequencer. RS7000 works excellent with any other synth, but with this one, it seems to screw up with midi. I've heard that the OS needs some bug fixes. Anybody knows if there is a new OS for it?

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-18-2004 at 21:34
Steve Knight a professional user from Canada writes:
The A6 is one of the most versatile synths on the market. Great analog tone......definitely become a classic in 10-15 years. Instantly recognisable sound on tracks. Some VA's have a nice sound to them....but there not true analog and thus never going to be quite as WOW as the real deal. The A6 is worth the money. You wont see many of these on the 2nd hand market.

Superb synth.

Regards

SK

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-18-2004 at 15:28
Dave a part-time user from Washington, DC writes:
Had mine for 5 weeks now...it still makes me giggle with girlish glee. The ultimate sound effects synth, ideal for experimental/aleatoric compositions. Some will be pleased with the usual "analog standbys," and they're OK...but I got it for the other-worldly sounsdcapes that grunt and oink on for hours, changing ever-so-slightly with changes in temperature (it has real analog oscillators which DO drift somewhat). Glorious. Essential. Divine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-15-2004 at 22:36
Jazzius a professional user from Am-dam writes:
Had my A6 for about 1.5 months......still setting aside HOURS to study it.....this beast is DEEP!

Manual is crap!...mine came with pages 146-176 missing!!!!....great!.....

Why-oh-why can't individual (polyphonic) programs be routed to the 16 outputs?.....this would have been greatly preferable to each voice having its own output...

Lot's of crashes!....'specialy when messing with the arp'/FX.....save regularly!

Sounds are amazing!....route this thing thru a Manley massive passive and you WILL require new trousers!....

Envelopes are interesting but not quite right.....i'd have like to have had more control in this area a la Absynth, but i know i'm prolly dreaming.....still, the envelopes knock the socks off any other analogue i'm aware of....

.....this thing definately sounds analogue.....it's an organic quality sadly missing from soft-synths...

laterz!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Jan-05-2004 at 14:23
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