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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Philip O. a professional user from Atlanta, Ga. USA writes:
I left this mess. earlier but with an error in my E-mail Address. Here it is, corrected. Thanks

The QSR has a grainy noise in many of the patches, especially the strings. There also is a strange low frequency noise that appears on the attack of many of the samples. I completely gave up on multi-timbral arrangements with this unit after finding that in "mix" mode, every voice runs thru one effects patch dedicated to one channel in the mix. The quality of the individual patches in this unit drop to amatuerish levels without their preset effects. So in "Mix" mode (multi-timbral) the unit is useless. I will sell my QSR for $400. contact me if interested.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-31-2000 at 00:59
Rico a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This is a review of alot of Alesis Equipment. I first owned a QS6 but ran out of room for it when I upgraded my rig. I then bought a Quadrasynth but It paled in comparison to the QS6. I sold that but I really missed the Hard Rhodes patch. I got a used QSR for $350.00 and after having a rig filled with Yamaha, Korg, Roland, and Kawai equipment now all I have is a QSR, abd a Kurzweil K2999VP. Since the K2000 only has 24 voice Poly the QSR will fill the void. I also had 3 Q cards-Hip Hop, Vintage Synthesizer, and Vintage Keyboard. I would not recommend any of those cards. The sounds on the QSR are very clean. But there are obvious shortcomings to many patches. Also my data wheel has an intermitten flaw of error in patch selection. If you can get one for under $400.00 I say go for it as long as this is not going to be the main sound module in your system. My rating is based on the price I paid. If I paid full price I would rate the QSR a 2.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-May-28-2000 at 19:08
Joe Gerardi a professional user from Savannah, GA, USA writes:
it's interesting that with the exception of one professional, all the pros think this a great module and most the part-timers and hobbyists think it dreck. Guys, get real. NO synth is the be-all and end all. I've pretty much had them all, or played them all from ARP 2600s, Prophet-10s, M1s, through EIIs and IIIs. Every single one requires tweaking.

I just got a QSR, and wHilst, yes, it does need tweaking, it does have phenomenal sounds. Go to work, create your own sounds, and then learn to enjoy this puppy. Don't rely on effects to punch up the sound. They're there to add spice. Make a great sound, and then let the effects add to them. So far, there's NOTHING I can't do with this box. Agreed, the single effect for mixes is kind of a drag, but that's nothing new.


Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-23-1999 at 10:51
alterboy a hobbyist user from US writes:
ur really not gonna find anything as verisital fer tha money. lotz of tha soundz r pretty good, I'd like ta see a better FX section though. but hey, fer $600 I'm not complainin'

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-25-1999 at 05:14
JKoC a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
I'm really biased because I compare things to my EX5 and Trinity... Sounds are good for pads and some drums. I have the EuroDance and HipHop cards too... theyre not worth it. You can find better samples elsewhere for your sampler.

I wouldn't use this for much else.. Pianos, winds, strings, basses, are unusable in my opinion. Somewhat cheap sounding.

Editing is really tedious because of the quirky Value wheel. Interface is somewhat annoying too.

Effects are terrible, along with fixed routing paths.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-18-1999 at 22:40
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