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Alesis QS 6.2

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Featuring serious sounds for serious players, the QS synths are loaded with stunning pianos and keyboards, a soup-to-nuts collection of orchestral instruments, killer drum and percussion kits, and enough amazing synth textures, fat basses, and sizzling leads to keep dance musicians and remixers grooving into the next time zone. A deep programmable synth architecture and four-bus effects processor add the finishing touches. And a wide variety of fresh samples are available from our extensive QCard library.

Whether you need an 88-note workhorse or a do-it-all synth, the QS8.2 and QS6.2 keep your fingers flying for a down-to-earth price.

True 64-voice polyphony

QS8.2 features an 88-key, fully-weighted hammer-action keyboard with velocity and release velocity. QS6.2 has a 61-key synth-action keyboard with velocity, release velocity, and aftertouch

16MB of internal sound ROM (640 programs, 500 multitimbral mixes) including Alesis’ acclaimed Stereo Grand Piano sound

QCard expansion slot for adding 8MB of new samples and
programs from the comprehensive QCard library

Onboard 4-bus multi-effects with reverb, chorus, distortion,
EQ, delay, rotary speaker simulation, and more

4 edit/control sliders, pitch and mod wheels. 2 assignable pedal inputs plus sustain pedal input


Method: QS Composite Synthesis™. 16-bit linear 48kHz sample ROM with lowpass filter
Polyphony and parts: 64 voices, each with sweepable lowpass filter, 3 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, programmable effects send and QS Modulation Matrix, dynamic voice allocation. 16-part multitimbral (64-part multitimbral across 16 channels in QS Mix Mode™)

Audio section: Alesis 24-bit stereo DAC with 128x oversampling delta-sigma converter
Waveform memory: 16MB, expandable to 24MB via PCMCIA expansion card


QS Parallel Matrix Effects™ (4 independent stereo multieffect processing busses)


Program mode: 512 preset, 128 user. Mix mode: 400 preset, 100 user


61 synth-action keys with velocity, release velocity, and aftertouch
Controllers: 4 control sliders. Programmable pitch and modulation wheels, foot pedals, and aftertouch


Audio outputs: Stereo L/R (1/4"), headphone (1/4")
Other: Assignable aux pedal, sustain pedal. MIDI in, out, and thru
Expansion: Type I PCMCIA slot, compatible with QCards, SRAM and flash cards (up to 8MB) with 120ns access time or faster


Power: Internal transformer
Dimensions (H x W x D): QS6.2 is 3.5" x 36" x 11.25" (89mm x 915mm x 286mm)
Weight: 18.5 lbs (8.4 kg)

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Triangle
ROM Size: 16
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento
Oscillator Notes:
Library includes classic synth samples from: EMS VCS3, Fairlight IIx, Minimoog, Moog Rogue, Oberheim OB8, Oberheim OBX, Oberheim 4 Voice, Prophet 5, PPG Wave 2.3, TR909, TR808, TB303, Yamaha DX7, Roland Jupiter 6, Roland Jupiter 8, Rhodes Piano, Wurlitzer Piano, Alesis SR16 drums, Alesis D4 drums.
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 Notes:
Low Pass 12 db Filter
LFO: 3
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
LFO Notes::
pitch, filter and amp
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 64
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 512
Multipatches RAM: 100
Multipatches ROM: 400
Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
On board effects, based on the Alesis Q2 FX processor: reverb, delay, pitch, panning, resonator, chorus, flange, lezlie, and overdrive.
Chips and Operating System
For the QS6, Version 2.00 software is available as an EPROM upgrade kit. This kit is user-installable and comes with all the necessary instructions and tools. The only other tool you will need is a Phillips type screwdriver.

The revised Sound Bridge software is currently available for both MAC and IBM operating systems. Soundbridge 2.00 for the Mac and 1.2 for the IBM are available as attachments.
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Non-weighted, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Faders, Knobs, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, LED, Backlit
Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.5" x 36" x 11.25" / 89mm x 915mm x 286mm
Weight: 18.5 lbs / 8.4 kg
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 4
General MIDI: GS - General Standard
DAC Bits: 16
DAC Frequency Rate: 48
Power: 120V AC
Year Released: 2002
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.alesis.com
MSRP List Price: $699 - convert
Retail Street Price: $599 - convert
Used Price: $100 - $300 - convert

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