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Alesis QS 8.2

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    Alesis introduced the QS8 in 1996, and shattered the price barrier for professional 88-note keyboards. Normal working musicians — and those just aspiring to work more — could suddenly afford a no-compromise instrument for a very compromising price, and this tradition continues with the QS6.2 and QS8.2.

    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 multieffects 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)
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    ROM Size: 8
    Osc Modulation: LFO
    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
    Filters: 1
    Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), Low Pass
    LFO: 3
    LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Standard
    Patches RAM: 128
    Patches ROM: 512
    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
    Soundbridge 2.0
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Semi-weighted, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Faders, 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
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    DAC Bits: 24
    DAC Frequency Rate: 48
    Power: 120 V AC
    Year Released: 2002
    Manuals & Documents

    Product Links
    Company Product Sites:
    [+] www.alesis.com
    MSRP List Price: $949 - convert
    Retail Street Price: $899 - convert
    Used Price: $200 - $400 - convert
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