Re: Alesis QS-8 vs Roland RD-600
Posted by Mark Madonna on November 21, 1997 at 00:14:08:
In Reply to: Alesis QS-8 vs Roland RD-600 posted by Kevin Widomski on October 15, 1997 at 12:59:49:
: Has anyone compared the QS-8 with the Roland RD-600 ?
: I'm looking to purchase an 88-key board and would like
: some input. In particular, keyboard action & piano
: sounds. Obviously, the QS-8 wins hands down for sheer
: number & variety of sounds. By the way, this web page
: ROCKS !
After many months' consideration, I chose the QS8 over the Roland A90EX (same PA-4 action as the RD-600) and the Kurzweill PC88 -- but I'd have to say that I found the Roland's action closest to that of a real acoustic grand (at least, to that of my Kawai and a neighbor's Yamaha).
The piano sounds are a matter of taste, and the QS certainly offers more opportunities for tweaking and/ or importing new sounds than the Roland. As you say, "for number & variety...." that's why I ended up with the Alesis.