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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)

Technical Specifications
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
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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