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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Fatty McTubbs a part-time user from Chicago, IL writes:
OK first, this is my first foray into synthesizers, analog or otherwise, and I must say that this synth is NOT for beginners. It's sort of like being given an atomic bomb and being told to reverse-engineer the thing. The power is there, it's just a matter of understanding the power. But I'd rather have the power of an A-bomb than a snap-n-pop. Second, I have gotten sh*ttay (read: nil) response from the Alesis tech support line. You are on your own. Third, most of the presets do suck (except some of the basses). Finally, the OS is buggy, as has been mentioned, although it doesn't really have any serious effects other than the annoyance factor. OK, now that I've dispensed with the gripes, this thing gets my kudos. It is very powerful, has limitless possibilities. Deep, warm, analog. One problem I've had, I have yet to find a extremely simple preset from which to start modeling sounds. Someone mentioned doing this earlier, can anyone give me some advice on this? I want to pull modern sounds from this thing, and the presets are a terrible place to start. But I know the potential is there...can one of you analogophiles give me some advice? If it's too extensive, just email me privately, otherwise help out all the rest of the readers of this list who are new owners of Andromeda.

A great synth.

*over and out*

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Apr-20-2001 at 11:01
Peake a professional user from USA writes:
There are two other sound banks; you got to see the Preset 1 bank, which is mostly sequences and arpeggiations. There are two BANK keys just above the left end of the ribbon that will put you in the User and Preset 1 banks. Preset 1 is the most "bread and butter" set.

And it's the Mix Banks that are set up to make people think that they're instant musicians ;-) Note that there are "bread and butter" splits and layers near the end of the Mix Bank too.

There might be something wrong with the unit you tried out, in terms of the screen refresh rate. It shouldn't be a problem on a good unit!

posted Monday-Apr-09-2001 at 15:20
Mike a hobbyist user from Chicago, IL USA writes:
I got my Andromeda 4 days ago. This synth is by far the coolest i've ever owned. The presets are not too bad, but who bought it for presets anyway? ;-) The digital effects are far better than what you'd expect to have built in to a synth. The analog distortion is pure mind shattering fun. The interface is suprisingly easy to catch on to, much more so than I had expected. The build quality of the Andromeda is excellent, and the ribbon is real (unlike the piece of wire covered with saran wrap such as on the K2600). Overall I am extremely happy with my Andromeda. Keep up the good work, Alesis.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-07-2001 at 16:36
analogue from United Kingdom writes:
spent time with the unit the week before. Poor lay out of the control panel. Seems a bit confusing when compared to analogues of yesteryear. Sound quality was quite good. To be honest, I find Waldorf's Micro Q and Access's Virus to be contenders on sound quality. The rumour at the demo store is that Alesis is going bankrupt and let many of its personnel go. For the money, I would purchase the Waldorf, the Virus, and an RM1x. I really do not know why people like true analogue synths, when they were mostly a pain to keep in working order. This is coming from someone who has an Arp 2600, Minimoog, Prophet 5, Pro one, and few others. I think people should embrace the future not look to the past!

Best regards, A

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-02-2001 at 20:21
JJ a professional user from Washington writes:
We just got ours last week. Fantastic analog. So many possibilities beyond our mini and Obs, but yet can do them quite well. I'm still digging through all the parameters. This thing sounds FAAAAAT!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-01-2001 at 17:00
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