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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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RIP a part-time user from CA writes:
Absolutely awesome drums and control of sonic parameters is easy with all the knobs. Why didnt I get this thing back in the 90's? It must have been the name "raveolution" --anyway now its kind of retro and cool (heheh) sounding name and it doesnt really bother me. BE SURE that you get one of the FULLY Expanded versions if you can. Expansions are almost impossible to find now, and they can be very costly. You will save big $ by getting one that's fully expanded. I love this thing!! Also, worth noting is that all the later units (309s) came out with the Audio Expansion already built into it AND these later versions have MUCH tighter knobs. I have owned 2 of these and one was a very early model. Every single knob was wobbly. Wierd. On my later model that came factory expanded, the knobs are rock solid. Cool. Go for the later models that have at least the Audio expansion and skip the wobbly knobs.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-13-2002 at 15:56
RODNEY a professional user from CA writes:
This thing is unbelievably cool. Really fun to tweak and play with. Very unique sounding and distinctive. Too bad about QM going under cuz these babies are the WILD thang!! Get one if you can find one. They are rare, but extremely worth locating. Once you own one, you will see the quality. I love German made gear. They make some really cool cars too!!! :-)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-06-2002 at 06:11
9c-Vic a hobbyist user from Austria writes:
Cool Unit.

This one is absolutely great. Really sad that Quasimidi is gone. The 309 is best for Hardcore-Techno i think, but of course also usable for other styles. Mine has all Expansions and latest Bios 3.0a, but the 309 rocks witout them too. Compared to my Roland 303 and D2, the Rave-o-Lution is very easy to programm and the knobs do the rest. I love it, but i guess not everybody does. I think this 309s have to find their owners, the people for whom this one was made, and they will love it. I do.

A Solo-Button for each Section would have been great.

Have fun & enjoy,


Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-01-2002 at 17:12
Von Hoven a part-time user from U.S.A. writes:
Just got this unit a while back, I have version 1.02OS, and I am going crazy with this thing. It is taking my music to the next level, and I don't even have an upgraded unit. I would highly recommend this unit, not as a stand alone, but just as a drum machine. I cannot believe Quasimidi went under. Such innovative products, I can only imagine what they would have come up with by now. The Rave-o-Lution is a must buy folks, while you can still find them. I am giving this unit 5 stars just as a drum machine/sequencer.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-20-2002 at 02:39
TRI|LAM a part-time user from USA writes:
Keeping true with my once in a blue moon "every mans" point of view review.. Ths QM 309 (I refuse to call it the RAVOLUTION.. how lame..) Is one kick ass piece of gear... I read some reviews.. looked ok so I thought Id get one and see what was really up. I was blown away. I also own the Korg Elecribe series, which is the best comparison to this piece of gear and all 3, the ES-1, EA-1 and ER-1 dont even come close to the phatness of this single box. At this time I am still running OS 1.02 ROM, which I plan to upgrade to 3.0 chip from in the near future. They bought out all the remaining stock of upgrades from QM when they went defunct.. Although I have no explanation as to why as they make some of the best fucking shit Ive ever laid my hands on. Its not the heart of my setup by anymeans but if I was to go out and play a a gig live, ,I could definately do it with only this box and one other synth.. As the QM as I have it is only a mono synth. Id need something else to play a thick solid bass line. People love good old 303 basslines and this delivers that and then some. I am a DNB producer, but this thing is instant acid with no effort. the TB-303 and MC-202 in one plus killer kick drum, snare, open hi-hat, closed hat, plus a percusion section of 12 more instruments plus the mono synth. Its truly bad ass. If your on a budget add one more synth like a Alpha Juno for a deep bass line behind it. A Alesis MMT-8 sequencer, and Id strongly suggest a Electix Filterfactory before the price goes through the roof and you will rock the house. No dought a great buy. I now have focused my investments in the future to the rest of the QM line esp. the Polymorph and the Sirius, I cant wait to see what they have in store for me. And then in march you know I ogtta get my hands on that super sexy MPC 4000! One love, Philip

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jan-26-2002 at 05:04
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