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Average rating: 4.0 out of 5
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mark scarboro a professional user from Hollywood writes:
after 6 or 7 years. my S4 is still holding up a and is still relevant. awesome

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-06-2002 at 12:46
NIck Chan a part-time user from Malaysia writes:
The strings suck. The sax sucks. The flutes are nice. very good drums. no resonant filters. noisy output, except if you use ADAT. overall ok sounds that will sound good in a mix, but still MID-RANGE sounds. you wont get the 'richness or thickness' of sounds from high-end stuff like SY85 XP80 etc.... the MIX MODE is good, but, it will be sooooooooooo even better if you can transmit to MIDI out, which only the keyboard version do. do later versions of alesis modules support midi out from MIX MODE ? good brasses, im waiting to get my Alesis classical qcard. S4 is only less than $150 nowadays. or get a jv80 (high-end), if low polyphony is no concern. the high polyphony in S4 is the reason I use it as a main gear instead of my SY77. editing is not difficult at all. but its kinda lacking in waveforms(many modules are at its time), for my use anyway. there's no good strings, no orch hit, no usable choir aahs and oohs. i hope alesis qcard can handle that. effects are mediocre. overall, this is a real bargain. i'm looking forward to receving my alesis classical qcard. u know what, i want to buy another one to accomodate piano/latin qcard. (ps I want an XP50 real baddddddd)

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-28-2001 at 13:26
wayne richmond a part-time user from Australia/sydney writes:
I purchased the s-4 when it was released and upgraded the unit with s-4 plus chips few years later. I have been very impressed with its easy of midi control functions. Using it along side the korg z-1, i created some very fat textured sounds,the 2 combined compliment each other greatly. As for PCMCIA RAM cards using these to dump your ouwn samples onto and instant access to the samples make it a plus for live use. I mastered the use of midi controlled MODULATION SOUCRES for sound patches. I am able to use the x-y pad, Aftertouch and Modulation control on the z-1 with very amazing results to control MIDI fuctions/sound parameters using the s-4+. I cant bring myself to ever get rid of this unit. this is definately a stayer in the rack.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-24-2001 at 07:06
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S4+ is great, inexpensive module (used). Presets are Ok, but with some programming you can get quite fine sounds from it.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-21-2001 at 14:25
mr Vjd a professional user from sweden writes:
I have s4+ module... its Ok synth with sounds for all styles of music, sound quality is better than eg. korg 0w,X or N series ( Tr-rack is better). Programming is quite difficult, you`ll need a PC with software. If you can get it cheap (~300$) it´s a good buy.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-May-25-2001 at 20:33
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