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Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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dl a part-time user from USA writes:
Got my beautiful yellow Q fullsize KB (for $1500, couldn't pass that up), and it is nothing short of awesome! I love it's feel (built very solid) and SOUND, which is very bright and alive. This thing has got me hooked, like no other since I got my JP-8000 some 4 years ago. It's definately in a class of it's own!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Dec-12-2001 at 00:42
With all the sounds aside, the nord is great and will always be with me. But the Q has more features and it's more fun to play. Alot more flexible as well. Punchy and horny? Well I guess the nord sounds like that but I would describe the nord sound as brutal and unforgiving while the Q sounds funky-fresh. I meant that comparing a Nord lead to a Q would be like comparing a DX7 to a Nord lead. I love my Nord lead but the Q is TOO nice. I like the Q sound because it's sooooo modern sounding. The Nord is good for Old school sounds that we all know and love. That's how I can say that. Also because I have both.

Well I guess it depends on the person. Some people like the Modern sounds of newer synths like the Q or the XT while some like the the out dated and absolutely horrible sounds of old Korgs and Rolands. Why? Because those people can't move on. These people are stuck in the past. They can't live in the now. I could never understand why analog freaks will die by their Juno and not get something a little newer. I heard Juno's and they weak sounding. I guess it would be cool if you had a setup of several other analog synths. Analog freaks = pot smoking hippies.

OOPS! rambling again...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-26-2001 at 04:50
squidpop a professional user from landodubya writes:
The Q is one of my favorite synths. It has a great arpeggiator. And it can make great pads. Some of the sounds are very wild and organic sounding. But to call it the best just don't fly.

Kyma costs three times as much, but is worth many times more than that. It is fabulous. But then, it is not really a synth, but a recombinant sound studio.

I would never consider one synth the best. I am glad to have a bunch in my studio As good as the Kyma is, there are wonderful aspects to Q and the rest that are at my fingertips. The knobs, the sliders, the buttons all make hardware a great compliment to both Kyma and Metasynth. I wouldn't want to do without.

There isn't any best synth. But if I had to chose one to use, I would chose Kyma.


Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-25-2001 at 23:07
dudemanbro a part-time user writes:
The Q is funky-fresh. This IS the best synth ever made and you can take that to the bank. I hate to say it but it make my Nord lead look like a DX7. Not that it's a bad thing but this Q thingy is wicked.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Nov-25-2001 at 05:38
squidpop a professional user from Land o Dubya writes:
I have an even dozen synths and the Q is one of the best of the lot. It has great flexibility and variety in its sounds. It has a wonderful mod matrix. I use its arpeggiator often and it is the best in the studio.

The only synth I have which is clearly better is Kyma--and it is not exactly a synth but a recombinant sound engine. Metasynth is probably even with Q, but a little short because it is not real-thyme.

The Q is marvelous at swept pads, percussive textures and programming organic patterns that enfold into themselves over long periods. Once I let this go for days. It was like an animal was living in the studio.

I have not used this live, but plan to. It is built like a tank. I really like the feel of its knobs and buttons, and the layout of my rack is very nice, with a couple of exceptions, such as the placement of the tempo knob.

My only regret is that I did not but the Q keyboard, but if I find a good deal on a used one, I might consider it--although my preference would be to add an XT, just for a difference.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-29-2001 at 10:58
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