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Average rating: 3.6 out of 5
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Nathan Cairo a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
This synth is an o.k. synth, but it is from Alesis. I don't really like the Alesis-

sound: it's a bit thin and the acoustic instruments (e.g. the piano) sound rather

synthetic. I really like the organs, though. The greatest disadvantage is the user

interface: it sucks, especially on stage. I've frequently found myself playing sounds

I really didn't want to play, and that's not a nice thing when you're playing live

on stage. This is due to the many buttons that you can accidently touch, which most

of the times will result in a program change.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:04
Löujik a part time user from USA (Puerto Rico) writes:
This synth is not what it is cracked up to be. The synth and pads are horrible they are not good at all, and there is a very big problem with the audio levels which can be very annoying, because different patch have different volume values, meaning that you could be playing one patch, banging on the keys to get a loud enough sound, and switch to another patch literally turn down the volume because it is to loud. That really sucks. The keys are semi-weighted but don't do it for me, to flimsy. When it comes to sound this keyboard makes a cheap radio shack keyboard look good. The brass and woodwind sections are crap. The Guitars are so pathetic it's not even worth hearing. The bass are empty and lifeless. The Drums? Sheesh! Quite frankly the only thing astounding about this keyboard are the piano sounds. These piano sounds are incredible!!! They are rich and well textured. With a beautiful sounding reverb. Not to mention the organs which sound extremely well. The strings are really good but but not better then korg strings and diffinetly not better than roland JV strings. The bottom line? Don't waste your money, not even if you want a great sounding pianos. Why? Well if all you want is a great sounding piano and organ sounds just buy the alesis nanopiano(a killer piano and organ module!) and studiologic 88 key weighted controller. A combo like that should cost you under a $1000.00. If you are very picky about the realism of your keyboards don't buy this one. It's not worth the money, no matter how cheap.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:04
José Roldán a part time user from Puerto Rico writes:
when I buy the QS (I think I'm the one who pay less for the Synth) $320.00U.S.

New!! a friend of mine Buy'it and He doesn't know to use it.

The 1st thing I do was read the manuals and man this synth is realy good. a few days later my girfriend (she is singer) gave me the Classical Piano Q-Card . this card have an extraordinary stero Pianos The &quot;Baby Grand Piano&quot; patcha is awesome I use for making ballad sequence And the &quot;Octa Piano&quot; patch is really the best for Heavy &quot;Salsa Montunos&quot; Sounds As &quot;Richie Ray's Piano&quot;

or Michel Camilo Sounds. After my QS I only use roland Synth's Buth i'm very happy right now with my Alesis QS+Piano and Q-Cards.

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
John Watson a hobbyist user from England writes:
The Quadrasynth is a fine piece of equipment and, to make matters even better,

you can pick them up quite cheap these days.. Even though they aren't the

newest synth on the block they still hold there head high with 64 note polyphony

and 4 samples per patch. On top of that you don't get a sequencer which, for

anyone that uses a computer for sequencing, is just the job. I always hate

paying for something I ain't gonna use. With the QS all you hard earned money

goes into the sounds.

It's got one of the best displays I've seen on a synth that enables you to

control 4 parameters with 4 rotary knobs. This really helps when your making

you own sounds and combines the best of digital and old analogue programming.

Some of the sounds it produces are stunningly realistic. It's the only synth

for anywhere near the price that can comfortably be used for entire compositions

on it's own with no need for extra sound modules. (Although extra sound sources

obviously are an advantage) A lot of synths produce sounds which are instantly

recognisable (ie Korg) but a Sax on the QS doesn't sound like an Alesis Sax. It

just sounds like a Sax. I think this helps to make compositions on the QS sound

real. If your thinking of getting one then I can wholeheartedly recommend it. The

only problems I have had is with the software. Sometimes the numbers jump and,

occasionally, it freezes and needs to be turned off and on to clear it. That

may have been rectified in later software release's though. It's never been

enough of a problem for me to bother to get it fixed.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
PipeLine a hobbyist user from sweden but I consider myself an worldmember writes:
The Alesis quadra synth was the first real synth I ever had and it

suits me fine but some effects that I need aren't there but overall

a real nice synth.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-05-1998 at 23:35
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