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  QS6.1 At a Glance
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Rob Novak (rob.novak@home.com) writes:
The QS6.1 has a better keyboard than any synth in its price range, and most non-weighted synths of any price. The semi-weighted action and solid construction of the unit are far beyond what one would expect for a $700 instrument.

This particular line of instruments is not designed to be the dance/trance monster (leave that to the upcoming Andromeda). It is, however, a very solid unit with loads of features, excellent sound quality, and a relatively easy to use editing system. Some will decray the lack of a sequencer, however most folks do their sequence recording and editing outbound anyway. Completed sequences can be dumped to flashRAM cards and played back through the QS units once disconnected from your computer.

Simply poking at the keys on the QS series won't reveal much. It's when you get into the flexibility (4 effects sends, 5 master FX configs, 18 effects, many internal samples, easy-to-understand editing engine, sheer volume of patches, the power of splits and layers in Mix Mode) that you will truly appreciate the potential of this affordable piece.

Comments About the Sounds:
Except for brass and woodwind sounds, weak on most synths, nearly all the factory patches are thick and free from audio artifacts.Anyone who says they can't get good sound out of the QS line isn't trying. This unit can do very good pianos, excellent organs, cool digital patches, noises, and pads, and thick analog simulations.Enough sample primitives are available from the factory to allow for serious creative editing.

(Thanks to Rob Novak for this info.)
and www.zzounds.com for the pic

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x motets music resources all the info for the alesis qs6 andqs6.1 plus extensive music resources
x 8 pin MIDI serial cable
x Editor/Librarian form SoundTower
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