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Alesis QS7 64 Voice Expandable Synthesizer

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The QS7 features a 76-key semi-weighted keyboard with aftertouch and release velocity. The QS7 incorporates 16 megabytes of onboard sound ROM. It features Alesis' acclaimed phase-accurate stereo grand piano voice, as well as a full complement of organs, strings, drums/percussion, brass, woodwinds, and rhythmic/sonic loops. It also features several banks of both new and classic synth textures, including waveforms from Keith Emerson's famous analog modular synthesizer.

The QS7 offers 640 Programs and 500 multitimbral Mixes, which may be expanded to offer 1660 Programs and 1300 Mixes (32MB of ROM) using its two PCMCIA sound card slots and Alesis sound cards. All of the QS7's internal and external ROM and RAM voices are immediately accessible without installing expansion boards or waiting for disk drives.

QS7's extensive master controller features include four fully-assignable real-time control sliders as well as pitch and modulation wheels. A sustain pedal and two assignable pedal inputs are included on the rear panel. The QS7 also implements the powerful QS Modulation Matrix, allowing users to assign virtually any controller source to any modulation parameter. The onboard effects processor utilizes four totally discrete effects busses for powerful multieffects that include reverb, delay, rotary speaker simulation, distortion, chorus and much more.

Using Alesis' new Sound Bridge 2.0 software and any Mac or PC, the QS7 can write AIFF and WAV samples as well as Standard MIDI Files and Program data to PCMCIA Flash or SRAM cards. Standard MIDI File sequences can then be played back by the QS7 without the use of any external sequencing device. For direct digital connection to ADAT recorders and compatible products, the QS7 includes the ADAT Optical Digital Interface. Also included is a serial data port that provides direct connection to a Macintosh or PC without a MIDI interface. Four independent 1/4" audio outputs and a headphone output are also provided.

Like Alesis' QS6, the QS7 includes a CD-ROM in Mac and Windows format that includes sequencing software, Alesis' new Sound Bridge 2.0 and Freeloader software, General MIDI sequences, editor/librarian tools, additional sample and program data and other third party software. The QS7's strong all-metal chassis is designed for use both in studios and on the road. Dimensions of the QS7 are 44 1/4" wide x 11" deep x 3 1/4" high.

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM, Subtractive
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
ROM Size: 16
ROM Resolution: 16 bit, 48 kHz
Osc Modulation: After Touch, Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento
Oscillator Notes:
+ 16 MB PCMCIA ROM and RAM cards

Library includes classic synth samples from:

Fairlight IIx
Moog Rogue
Oberheim OB8
Oberheim OBX
Oberheim 4 Voice
Prophet 5
PPG Wave 2.3
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 Modulation: Envelope, Knob, 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: 16
Tuning: Standard
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 512
Multipatches RAM: 100
Multipatches ROM: 400
Storage: Internal, RAM 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
2.00 and Soundbridge Upgrade

Alesis is happy to announce the release of QS6 software version 2.00. Version 2.00 adds the ability for QS6 users to utilize new features included in the updated version of Sound Bridge software (Version 2.00 for MAC and Version 1.2 for IBM). These features include the partitioning of cards in order to store samples, sysex, and standard midi files on the same card. Sound Bridge also allows the ability to playback standard midi files which have been transferred to RAM cards.

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 upgrade is available free of charge to registered users who have purchased their units after July 1, 1996. A proof of sale is required to receive this upgrade free of charge. Otherwise, this EPROM upgrade is an enhancement to the original QS6 operating system. All previous QS6 owners must purchase the upgrade through our Parts department at the cost of $39.99 (Plus any applicable sales tax and shipping charges).

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
Case Details: 76 semi-weight keys
Controls: Aftertouch, Faders, Mod - Wheel, Pitch -Wheel, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Dimensions (WxDxH): 44 1/4" wide x 11" deep x 3 1/4" high
Weight: 33 lbs
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, ADAT, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 6
Inputs: ADAT Optical Digital Interface
Power: 120V AC
Year Released: 1996
Manuals & Documents

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.alesis.com
Editors & Software:
[+] my.execpc.com
MSRP List Price: $1599 - convert
Retail Street Price: $1499 - convert
Used Price: $150 - $500 - convert

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