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Alesis NanoBass QS Composite Synthesis Module

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Every Bass Sound You Can Think of...All in a Single Package.

Bass is the driving force behind today's energy-packed dance, pop and rock music. Whether you're a songwriter using MIDI sequencing or a performer needing to pump-up the low end, the solution is the Alesis NanoBass™. It offers 256 high-quality preset bass programs within its four megabyte sound library. There's a great selection of synth bass sounds for dance music styles...bass and drums, techno, jungle, acid, hip-hop, house and R&B basses, many with exciting resonant filter sweeps and other cool modulation sounds built into the samples. Both vintage analog and cutting-edge bass synth sounds are included. The NanoBass also contains plenty of traditional bass sounds for rock, pop, fusion and jazz music, including punchy rock electrics, smooth fretless bass, rich acoustic uprights and many more. Like all Alesis synths, the NanoBass offers true 64 voice polyphony and high-quality 16-bit 48kHz linear samples for supreme-quality sonic performance with no voice robbing. Each program also features built-in Alesis effects that you can change using the convenient front panel controller.


Sound Generation Method: 16 Bit Linear 48kHz Sample ROM

Synthesis: QS Composite Synthesis ™

Voices: 64, each with sweepable lowpass filter, 3 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, programmable effects send and QS Modulation Matrix, dynamic voice allocation

Available Waveform Memory: 4 MB

Program Memory: 256 Preset

MIDI Connections: MIDI In, MIDI Out/Thru

Audio Outputs: Stereo L and R outputs

Power: 9VAC External Transformer, UL and CSA Approved

Dimensions: (WxHxD) 5.5" x 1.75" x 4.5" (140mm x 39mm x 115 mm)

Weight: 1.25 lbs. (0.6kg)

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 8
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento
Oscillator Notes:
QS Composite Synthesis™
16 Bit Linear 48kHz Sample rate
8 MB ROM Sounds from QS8 including traditional bass sounds for rock, pop, fusion and jazz music, including punchy rock electrics, smooth fretless bass, rich acoustic uprights and many more.
Envelopes: 3
Evelope Paramerters: Delay, Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Envelope Notes::
pitch, filter, and amp.
Filters: 1
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass
Filter Modulation: Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Delay, Key Sync
LFO Notes::
pitch, filter and amp
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 64
Timbrality: 1
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 256
Storage: Internal
Editing: MIDI
QS Parallel Matrix Effects™
4 independent stereo multieffect processing busses based on MIDIVERB 4
Case: Module
Case Details: 1U 1/3 space rackable module
Controls: Knobs
Dimensions (WxDxH): 5.5" x 1.75" x 4.5" in / 140mm x 39mm x 115 mm
Weight: 1.25 lbs. / 0.6kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, RCA, Stereo Main
Audio Output Notes: 2 Stereo 1/4"
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 9VAC External Transformer
Year Released: 1997
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.alesis.com
MSRP List Price: $339 - convert
Retail Street Price: $250 - convert
Used Price: $75 - $190 - convert

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