Re: QS7 or QS8

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Posted by Jason Peter on November 11, 1997 at 15:29:25:

In Reply to: QS7 or QS8 posted by Rodrigo Alonso on November 11, 1997 at 01:43:38:

: I'm planning to by a keyboard, I think an Alesis
: would be a good choice but I'm not sure about to buy
: a QS8 or a QS7, how much superior is one over the other?

: One more thing, is it true that the keys in the Qs8
: lose their quality with time?

I just got my QS8. I have had a QS6 for a year now,
and I can say that the quality of the construction of both
synths are above that of Yamaha and the older synths
from Roland and Kurzweil that I had played before

The only real issue between the 7 and the 8 is whether
you think you need the extra 12 keys and/or whether
you like weighted action or not.

The plastic keys are better for playing live synth-type
sounds with, but the weighted action is much more
expressive for studio work and live work, but is
a bit more work to play on a night by night basis.

I use both live depending on what type of sound and
song I am playing.

My understanding is that the 7 is identical to the 8
except for the weighted keys and the amount of keys.

I had read something about the action becoming better
actually as the synth is played more. I guess it gets
a bit broken in - but I'm sure that's very subjective.

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