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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Tim a professional user from switzerland writes:
I owned a Sixtrak for a few years. Was OK for thin pads that shouldn't use much space in a mix. Unison leads were "usable", but not exciting. Resonant filter sweeps sounded crummy and uneven across the bandwidth. All in all, rather weak and uninspiring.

The one-knob-and-numeric-keybed editing procedure was a joke. However, with the limited sound and synthesis capabilities of this machine, it didn't matter anyway. Nobody's going to tweak this thing constantly. Waste of time.

To compare it to a P5? Leave it out guys. That kind of statement just proves either 1)that you never played a P5 and are just puffing hot air -or 2)that you have no ears for sound quality.

It's totally OK as a starter analogue -it was my first too. But I sold it two years ago and never looked back. (My P5 however, gets used daily)

BTW: Who needs MIDI anyway? Learn to play!

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-02-2003 at 09:54
Kim a part-time user from U.S writes:
This synth is great for bass if nothing else, some good leads too. If you want realistic sounds then buy a sampler, no analogue does real stuff very well.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-24-2003 at 14:18
Wahblow! a part-time user from Croydon U.K writes:
The Sixtrak runs things for Bass and effects. I wouldn't rate it for pads or Strings though, my Korg X5D takes care of that. But man this synth Growls! The Filter is smooth to dirty and seriously PHATT unlike some that thing out as you raise the res! And I got mine for only £150.00 that is seriously a major bargain. Don't talk about the SH 1 like it's better than this thing coz it ain't, unless you want farty little basses. I like my bass PHATT & FULL! And that's what the Sixtrak is all about! Peace.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Oct-22-2003 at 14:29
matrix writes:
Different synths for different needs. Note that the Sixtrak sounds pretty strong in unison mode. But, then we are talking about six stacked oscillators vs. the Pro One's two and SH-101's one. The Sixtrak sounds strong but dry and very much in your face in unision. This whole x is better than y synth is getting out of hand. They're all different. They all meet different needs. The Sixtrak and Multi-trak do have something to offer and for the price they are good synths. If they sound thin in poly mode, put them in unison, but note that even in unison they will still sound like Sixtraks and Multi-traks not like Moogs, or Rolands, because... that's not what they are. The Pro 1 is considerably differnt than the Sixtrak and Multi-trak. The Pro 1 packs an immense amount of power in it's two oscillators.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-21-2003 at 17:22
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This aint no great synth. Boards generally do need to cost a $1000 before they sound great. You get what you pay for now as in 1985. This one sounds cheap and thin. It is difficult to work with and is unreliable. The pro 1, 5 and VS are proper synths which are powerful. Buck for buck, the pro 1 and SH101 are much better value and sound miles more powerful. These six-ts are weak by comparisson. They are badly made. The multi track killed it off and is miles better. $200 for a six is crazy money. Pay $150, no more.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-21-2003 at 13:59
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