Re: Is there a site where I can download a list of sounds (or quick reference charts) for q cards to compare with list of sounds loaded on the QS8?
Posted by Paul on January 10, 1999 at 17:09:52:
In Reply to: Is there a site where I can download a list of sounds (or quick reference charts) for q cards to compare with list of sounds loaded on the QS8? posted by Larry on January 10, 1999 at 15:45:38:
: I am trying to figure out how different the cards are from the loaded sounds. I have listened to some of the cards, but lists could help me narrow it down. For instance, I have heard that the QS8 has all of the sounds from the piano card, but the classical card has a lot of better instrument sounds than those loaded on the QS8.
Hi Larry, I've had a Classical Q-card for a few months now in my QS8. Having just the "list" of the onboard programs and mixes for the card and the two suppliment banks (which I've also played with) would not give you an accurate representation of the quality of the samples. Obviously I can't list all three banks of progs.& mixes on this page, but I'll try to give you some highlights of the samples on the cards;;;;
The concert grand samples are not worth fooling with. harpsichord samples are good as is the celesta, xylo, and other tuned percussion. Drums and pipeorgan samples are also good. The fem choir and male choir are substantially better than the samples built into the QS7,8 as are the programs and mixes using them. The brass is as good (sometimes better) as most of the much-higher-priced Rolands,Korgs, Kurzweils, etc. Woodwinds are good to excellent. Five wave sounds are fine. The strings, aaahhhhhhh!!!!!, here's where this baby shines. Four excellent ensemble SAMPLES, several individual instrument samples of each (violin-3, viola-2, cello-2 pizz-3, etc.,etc.) The programs and mixes for the strings range from good to "to die for". Also some great pad sounds derived from these samples are very usable even if your not doing any classical gigs.
I also have the Sanctuary Q-card. There is very little duplication or overlap between the classical and sanctuary cards. But the sanctuary card is really oriented for keyboard players doing contemporary christian or "blended" worship. Hope this is of some help to you.