Synth Site: Quasimidi: SIRIUS: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Peter Wloch a part-time user from Germany writes:
Sirius is a genial German Superwork ! You need a little bit Talent, to screw your own good Sounds, but then its really yours... Also you need a fine Ear to mix the sound and the Volume together. But to work with this Supersoundengine is a really fun!!!! I use the Sirius in Connection with the Roland XP-60 and the go good together... I never sell my Sirius, cause i love him until iam 99 Years old...

posted Thursday-Jul-26-2001 at 20:58
bobby d a professional user from usa writes:
this is one amazing synth....i LOVE the drums in this thing, they are some of the fattest sounding drums i have ever heard from a workstation. and the synth parts are quite cool as well, though i wish there were more than three parts. the effects are limited, the reverb is decent, the delays kick ass. i really love this synth, very easy to program and compose on once you learn the way it works. the filters are nice, a bit digital sounding, but very smooth with no stepping noises like i hear on a lot of VA gear (AN1X, anyone?). while this synth/workstation might not be the only piece of gear you need to compose electronic music with, it's a heck of a lot closer to that than most. if you can find one, and you are into electronic music, minimal techno, WARP stuff, detroit, berlin school, etc.....this is a machine that you will love.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-30-2001 at 12:24
benus from lanus a professional user from argentina writes:
dontlike hard zig zag arpegios? dontlike weird sequences? dontlike techno 80s sound? ok,dont buy a sirius.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-May-24-2001 at 00:16
Dj Tau a professional user from Northants, UK writes:
I`ve still got love for the street! And the word on the Street is the Quasimidi SIRIUS!

Ive had this baby for a while now! And I still supprise myself with the sonical power of the baby!

It a same quasimidi have gone bust!

A classic in its own right!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-08-2001 at 09:09
Gorgeous Girl a professional user from USA writes:
After 9 months of use, I can say that I still use my Sirius. There are some incredible sounds in it and you can create all new sounds by tweaking knobs or, if you're lazy, just press the random sound button.

I hate synth wars ("my X synth is better than your Y synth") so I just decided to buy all of them: access Virus, Novation Nova, Quasimidi Sirius. They are all great and all have advantages that the others do not. I like the thunderous bass sounds you can create with the Virus. I like the polyrhythms you can create with the Nova. I like the airy synth sounds you can get with a Sirius.

The Sirius is the closest thing to an all-in-one workstation you can find. I say that after playing around with all three extensively. It is not perfect and you won't be replacing what you can do with a Virus or a Nova, but the Sirius can more than hold its own against other synths. All you need is a good sampler (like an E4XT Ultra) and you can make some serious music with any of these 3 toys.

Hell, if I had enough patience, I would be looping parts from my old EA-1 and ER-1 into my sampler and creating music that way, but why do it the hard way when there are better tools out there?

On a side note, the Nova is the easiest to use. You can do everything without opening the manual. The couple of times that I did open the manual, I found it to be very condensed reading (they must be trying to save trees). Not a very user-friendly manual.

The Sirius is the second easiest to use. I referred to the manual for clarity of the button functions on the righthand side (like how to save a patch). The manual is okay despite the translated German text. (My manual came with all the pages unbound and out of order... argh).

The Virus requires reading the manual compared to the other two. It is a hacker's toy. There are many functions that you won't know about without reading the manual. However, the manual is the best out of all three toys. I think if the manual were written like the Sirius or the Nova manual, that would be a real turnoff for users. Kudos to the author(s) of the Virus manual.

Guys, there's no point in ripping each other's toys. There are bands out there that have made lots of money making music on silly things like Casio VL-1's.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-30-2001 at 11:58
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