Posted by Markus 'read the f* manual' Nentwig on August 01, 1998 at 11:13:57:
In Reply to: help!! posted by Adam on July 27, 1998 at 01:32:00:
In my opinion, the QS synths are not a good instrument for beginners.
You'll see for yourself if you have a good look at the questions asked in this forum.
The small display makes working hard unless you know exactly what you're doing (but then, they're GREAT)
The effects processor, for example, is very sophisticated. If I was to design a user interface for an FX processor, I'd do it much the same: You can do (nearly) EVERYTHING or at least a lot of what you think up.
On the other hand: In the review of the magazine KEYBOARDS (german issue) the tester admitted that he hadn't understood the concept of the FX processor.
As a beginner, you should go 'mainstream' (i.e. Roland XP80 if you want to spend that much money)
For the working musician, it offers great possibilities (you can store MIDI sequences on a card that can even be used to dump a complete setup to connected devices by the press of one button (or was it two buttons :-)
Otherwise, the master keyboard functons are somewhat limited.
You can include approximately one minute of CD quality sample for your own sounds. but most people fail with this because handling is very bad (long transmission times, errors in PC software)
If you get one, you have to understand how it works to get the most of your money. (that means to read the manual at least once, but it's not THAT bad)
For me, the QS8 was the best buy there is (=great keyboard with 88 keys, compact and transportable, compared with A-90 or KROG Stage Piano, very flexible, good sounds? ).