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#:439449 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
11-Aug-95  14:23:11
Sb: #Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337
To: All

Would I be right in thinking that in a quadrasynth mix,each sound MUST
be set to a separate midi channel and there is no way of using splits
and layers on say for instance channel 1? I' ve tried the freeware
Quadrasynth editor but no go.

Would anyone know Alesis's web page( not the quadrasynth home page - been
there etc.

TIA

Peter 

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#: 439497 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
11-Aug-95  20:38:45
Sb: #439449-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337 (X)

You are right, each sound must be set to different channels. But don't
forget that each sound can use up to four voices, so you can edit the
sound to your liking, split, layer,etc. then use it in your mix.

There is no Alesis Web page, you can email them though,
ALECORP@Alesis1.usa.com

Les

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#: 440301 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
17-Aug-95  02:33:47
Sb: #439497-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Jon Hill 70000,1314
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Hi,

Although it's only really information about their products, there is
an Alesis WWW page.  The address is:

http://mozart.mw3.com:80/alesis/

I found this on a list of links called Synth Zone, which is well worth
looking at.  The address for that is:  http://www.rain.org/~nigelsp/

Check it out,

Jon.

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#: 440403 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
17-Aug-95  17:53:46
Sb: #440301-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Jon Hill 70000,1314 (X)

Thanks, Jon, I will check it out.

I've heard something about the SoundBridge software will be released
for Windows, so finally I'll be able to add my own samples to my QS
library. Also, there will be a new version of QuadraSynth out in
october, called QS6. Price under $1000.

Les

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#: 440811 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Aug-95  07:39:12
Sb: #440403-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Jon Hill 70000,1314
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les

What are the differences between the new QS and the current one?  How
does the soundbridge software work?

Jon.

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#: 440856 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Aug-95  13:16:38
Sb: #440811-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Jon Hill 70000,1314 (X)

Here are some of the new features of the QuadraSynth Plus Piano:

It has 5 banks (instead of 2 on the original QS) and now you can switch banks
via MIDI. (Controller 0), and it gives you access to 640 sounds and 500 mixes.
With an optional 8 MB card you'll get 1664 sounds and 1300 mixes.

The 16 MB ROM now increased to 24 MB with the new Piano samples.

The four Quad-knobs can be assigned to real time controls, and they can send
and receive controller messages via MIDI.

They organized the sounds into groups, and you can compare different versions
easily.

One of the five banks is "real GM".

It can transmit and receive volume and pan control messages.

New samples and effects added.

You can add your own samples using the free SoundBridge software.
(Unfortunately it's for MAC, so I couldn't figure out how it works,
the manual is on the disk) Hope Alesis will release the PC version
soon. I understand, that SoundBridge can transfer AIFF, SDII and
Sample Cell samples to a PCMCIA Sound Card, which can be inserted into
the QS Plus.

Les

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#: 441447 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
24-Aug-95  06:48:02
Sb: #440856-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Jon Hill 70000,1314
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,

I don't suppose a upgrade for the original Quardrasynth is possible?.
Do you know any places where I might be able to get hold of more QS patches,
I have downloaded the ones in this forum.

Jon.

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#: 441577 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
25-Aug-95  00:14:23
Sb: #441447-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Jon Hill 70000,1314 (X)

You can upgrade your original QuadraSynth to QuadraSynth Plus Piano
for $299. Call Alesis for the nearest authorized service center.
(1-800-5ALESIS) The upgrade will give you more memory, more samples,
drums and effects, and you'll get 5 banks stuffed with great sounds
(640 of them) so your new-patch problems will be over. I don't know
any more available patches, I uploaded them all to the Library. If
after the upgrade you still want more patches, you can buy the Alesis
ROM cards. They come in different flavors, like Pop/Rock, Orchestral,
Ethnic, Techno, etc.

Les

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#: 441602 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
25-Aug-95  07:15:00
Sb: #441577-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Jon Hill 70000,1314
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,

Seems silly, upgrading the old QS to the QS+piano is cheaper than buying the
QS+piano in the first place!.

I live in the UK but I'll be able to contact Sound Technology  (Alesis's UK
distributor) to get info on where I can get my QS upgraded.


I was looking a getting the Dance PCMCIA expansion when it is released,  do
you think I'd be better off getting the upgrade instead as I can't afford both
at the moment?

TIA

Jon.

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#: 441693 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
25-Aug-95  20:17:58
Sb: #441602-Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Jon Hill 70000,1314 (X)

Get the upgrade first, it's like getting a new synth...You'll be amazed.
I'm just checking out my new Pop/Rock card, it's really great, but a
card gives you only 1 bank of sounds(128) the upgrade on the other
hand comes with 5 banks, and lots of useful improvements.

Les

#: 441733 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
26-Aug-95  05:16:44
Sb: #441447-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: JOHN FISHER 76654,1761
To: Jon Hill 70000,1314 (X)

Can you if possible tell me how and what patches you retrieved as I bought the
QS + Piano and would be interested in retrieving more sounds. The synth you
have - did it come with Sound Bridge? (An apple creation for Alesis.) Do you
load patches on your HD or a Ram card?
Thank you in advance
John Fisher
Washington D.C.

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#: 441835 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
26-Aug-95  23:40:53
Sb: #441733-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: JOHN FISHER 76654,1761 (X)

Hi John,

If you're looking for QuadraSynth patches, I uploaded 8 banks of
patches to the Library, you can find them in section 9 (Patches
/samples). They are in sysex format, you need a sequencer (like
Cakewalk) or a sysex editor to dump them from your computer to the
keyboard. From the keyboard you can save them to a RAM card if you
want. (I assume your QS+ is connected to your PC via MIDI)

The SoundBridge software comes with the QS+ free, soon it will be
available for PC. In order to take advantage of this feature, you have
to get a PCMCIA flash card. You can download samples in AIFF or
Samplecell format from the Internet, WWW and AOL, and using
SoundBridge convert them to QS+ format.

If you have any questions, just email me,

Les

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#: 441848 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
27-Aug-95  02:07:36
Sb: #441835-Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: H. J Kallman 71740,2566
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Also, the soundbridge software is supposed to be available for the PC within a
couple of months.  The word I hear is that it may exceed the MAC version in
capabilities, although I have no details.  Jay

#: 442708 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
31-Aug-95  07:44:17
Sb: #441835-Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: JOHN FISHER 76654,1761
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,
Thank you for the assistance, I am connected to a Mac using performer.
Roland RD300s ( controller )
QS + Piano
Kawia K1m ( A true dinosaur )
Roland TR 626 Drum machine.

I look forward to your assistance as I am learning MIDI thanks to folks such
as yourself.MANY MANY THANKS !
Is this stuff way cool or what ?
John Fisher

#: 440789 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Aug-95  03:31:18
Sb: #439449-#Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: Matthias Gleichmann 100740,1774
To: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337 (X)

Hi Peter ! I think it is possible to split on one channel ! You have to
prepare a programm  as a splitted, then you can use it in the mix ! Or am I
not understanding your question ? Please write a message to me so we can
discuss that problem ! I also have some questions on the quadrasynth. Would be
nice to read from you !
Bye, Mzz

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#: 440823 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Aug-95  08:53:42
Sb: #440789-Quadrasynth mix editing
Fm: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337
To: Matthias Gleichmann 100740,1774

Hi Mzz, My original problem stems from the fact that I have poor keyboard
playing skills,and use a Roland GI-10 Midi Guitar Interface,Cubase 1.02.,and a
Korg 05R/W.I have WFW's set up for the Korg serial interface,but Cubase set up
for 16 channels on the Korg,and 16 channels of MPU for the Quadrasynth.( A
very cheap way of obtaining 32 Midi Channels! ). However, because the Roland
only outputs on 1channel at a time,and Cubase (even in Multi-Record) only
records on 4 channels at a time, I cant't access most of the really nice BIG
mixes on the Quad in realtime.Ideally,I would like to use the time honoured
method of just re-assigning Midi channels on the Quad, but there you go!
If I can help You with any of the above let me know.

PS Windows'95 in it's present state (i.e. Build 490) only supports the Korg
driver if you upgrade over your present WFW 3.11 set up and then won't allow
split Midi.

Peter
in a very sunny Scotland.


#: 446536 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Sep-95  21:02:32
Sb: #Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Mark C. Damia 74727,534
To: All

Could some kind soul explain how I program my Quadrasynth for General Midi?
I'm using a Windows sequencer and can't figure out how to pick up the correct
mapping.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#: 446569 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]

21-Sep-95  01:35:40
Sb: #446536-#Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Mark C. Damia 74727,534 (X)

If you have the original QuadraSynth, it's a good idea to get the Plus
upgrade, which makes the QS fully GM-compatible, and a much better
synth. Second option: I uploaded the QuadraSynth patches to the Forum
Library, if your sequencer can handle sysex dumps, just load the GM
bank into the QS. Then select mix 0, and change channel 10 to patch
78, and you're all set. You may want to save your user bank first. Let
me know if you need any help,

Les

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#: 446581 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
21-Sep-95  04:57:28
Sb: #446569-#Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Mark C. Damia 74727,534
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Thanks very much.  I'm planning on getting the upgrade (heard great things
about it) as soon as the budget permits.

>> load the GM bank into the QS. Then select mix 0, and change channel 10 to
patch 78, and you're all set.

I'm using a cheap Windows-based sequencer but will be getting a new one soon.
In regard to the above; Does the SYSEX dump replace mix 0 (User Mix, I
assume)?  Why the change on channel 10 to patch 78?

Also, does this mean that I don't have to set the Alesis to receive Program
Messages (MIDI PRG SEL option)?

Thanks again for your help.

Regards

Mark Damia

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#: 446702 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
21-Sep-95  19:16:45
Sb: #446581-#Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Mark C. Damia 74727,534 (X)

The GM bank is only a substitute, not real GM, so you have to set the
drums yourself. And since the drum patch number is 78 (preset not user
! ) and the GM drum channel is 10, the change is necessary. GM midi
files don't know that your drums are at patch number 78,  in GM
everything on channel 10 is drums.

>Also, does this mean that I don't have to set the Alesis to receive
>Program Messages (MIDI PRG SEL option)?

The GM sysex dump replaces all your user patches and mixes with the GM
type sounds, so you should save your user bank before the dump. The
patch numbers are the same as the GM numbers, (except for the drums)
so you can use mix 0, and leave MIDI PRG SEL on. The only problem is,
every time you play a GM midi file, you have to set the drums to 78.

The QS Plus has a dedicated GM bank, it can be turned on by a system
common message (GM - on) from the sequencer, and it acts like a Roland
SoundCanvas (only sounds better)

If you need more info, let me know

Les

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#: 446705 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
21-Sep-95  19:46:27
Sb: #446702-Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Mark C. Damia 74727,534
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les;

>>The GM bank is only a substitute, not real GM, so you have to set
>>the drums yourself. And since the drum patch number is 78 (preset
>>not user ! ) and the GM drum channel is 10, the change is necessary.
>>GM midi files don't know that your drums are at patch number 78,  in
>>GM everything on channel 10 is drums.

In regard to the above.....Will the "Plus" upgrade get me pretty close to the
vanilla Q-Plus including GM?  Obiously, it wouldn't include physical keyboard
enhancements.  I'm not as concerned with those.  I'll go to my acoustic for
the physical stimulation (ar! ar!)

Thanks very much for all the helpful info.  I'll let you know how I make out.

#: 447449 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
26-Sep-95  01:52:56
Sb: #446536-Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Jerry Castaldo 73061,2442
To: Mark C. Damia 74727,534

Mark,
How do you like the Quadrasynth? How much is it?
Thanks.
Jerry

#: 451978 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
19-Oct-95  21:16:19
Sb: #Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: James R. Northcott 103013,100
To: All

Can anyone give me any info on the Quadrasynth Plus Piano upgrade for the
Quadrasynth master keyboard?

I know the specs, I was wondering if anyone could help me decide whether it's
worth the money.  I would also be interested in gettoing some opinions on the
Quadrasynth in general - is it as good as I think it is?

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#: 452150 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Oct-95  13:35:44
Sb: #451978-Alesis Quadrasynth
Fm: Axel Parkop 100436,3267
To: James R. Northcott 103013,100

James,
I own the quadrasynth S4 and I'm also planning an upgrade.I heard the
new piano sounds - pretty good- but the main reason for upgrading is
th GM-compatibility and the possibilty of direct access to all sounds
(patches) in the internal ram and rom and !!! to the PCMCIA card
without loading them into internal ram !!! also the effects are now of
a better quality ( Leslie !) so we ( the hole band) are thinking its
worth the money (even it is more expencive in germany than in the
states). Before upgrade (that can only be done in the factory or by
the distributor) you should contact them and arrange a short "out of
reach-time" for your quadrasynth. Look also in the library of this
forum.there is a really good windows-based editor for the quadrasynth.

I hope ,this helps you in your decision. Axel 

#: 446882 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
22-Sep-95  17:01:01
Sb: #Alesis Quadrasynth S4+
Fm: Marla Blow 102647,353
To: Any and Everybody


I don't know if this subject has been discussed already in this forum,
(probably has, I probably missed it)  but I'm planning ong buying the S4+ soon
and I am looking for opinions on it.

How much should I expect to pay for it?  How do you like the sounds?  I
personally love them, but I'd just like to know what other people think?  Does
Alesis make good products?

I'll just be using the S4+ for my own personal enjoyment.

Any input is greatly appreciated,  Thanks,  Marla

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#: 447249 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
25-Sep-95  01:36:26
Sb: #446882-#Alesis Quadrasynth S4+
Fm: H. J Kallman 71740,2566
To: Marla Blow 102647,353 (X)

Maria:  I have alot of Roland (e.g., JV-90 and XP-50) and Alesis products.  I
was disappointed with the initial S4 and its subsequent revised sounds and
thought the Roland products had much better sounds.  However, I recently had
my S4 upgraded to the S4-plus and think its quite an improvement and at least
approaches being competitive with the roland sounds.  Also, I purchased the
Pop/Rock expansion card and like it alot.  As to price, I usually figure
around 25% off retail on Alesis products (sometimes 30) although it depends on
where you are and have competitive the market is.  I believe the S4 plus
retails for $1099, although I'm not sure.  I paid $169 for the expansion card.
If you are in the L.A area by chance, I can give you the name of a relatively
unknown store that has  very good prices (they don't do mail order though, as
far as I know).  Good luck.  Jay 

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#: 447325 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
25-Sep-95  11:33:31
Sb: #447249-#Alesis Quadrasynth S4+
Fm: Marla Blow 102647,353
To: H. J Kallman 71740,2566 (X)

Sam Ash is selling it for $649.

I think I'm going to go for it.

Thanks for the input, Marla

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#: 447572 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
26-Sep-95  16:36:43
Sb: #447325-#Alesis Quadrasynth S4+
Fm: Kent Kingery 70476,1403
To: Marla Blow 102647,353 (X)

Marla:

> Sam Ash is selling it for $649.

Make sure that it is indeed an S4 Plus that you're getting for that price.
The price locally in Dallas seems to be around $800.

Kent

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#: 447802 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
27-Sep-95  19:09:21
Sb: #447572-Alesis Quadrasynth S4+
Fm: Marla Blow 102647,353
To: Kent Kingery 70476,1403 (X)

> Sam Ash is selling it for $649.

> Make sure that it is indeed an S4 Plus that you're getting for that price.
> The price locally in Dallas seems to be around $800.

You were right Kent.  It was the S4 selling at $649, the S4+ is $895.  I went
ahead and bought it yesterday.

I've been finding out since yesterday, that I could have gotten it cheaper
from a few other places and saved myself $125.  Right now I'm trying to decide
whether to take it back and get the extra cash or not.

It's like, on the one hand, taking it back and getting another one would be a
hassle, but OTOH, $125 is $125.

What do you think?  What does everyone else think?

Thanks for all your help and input, Marla

#: 448457 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
01-Oct-95  10:43:39
Sb: #QuadraSynth+ Opinions?
Fm: Roger Baird 71336,1200
To: [F] @All

Hello All!

I'm interested in learning how to play keyboard instruments (piano/synth) and,
so far, have had only a few months of "lessons" (I took a college piano
course).  I am looking for a synth with strong acoustic sounds (grand piano,
in particular), at least 76 keys, and a strong MIDI implementation (amongst
other things).  The price is also an important factor. 

In my search, I have more-or-less settled on Alesis' QuadraSynth Plus Piano.
It appears to meet the requirements mentioned above.  However, I hesitate to
make the purchase.  That is where this message comes in:

I would greatly appreciate any and all comments and opinions (good or bad)
regarding the QuadraSynth Plus Piano.

Thanks in advance!

.. Roger.

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#: 448522 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
01-Oct-95  18:35:39
Sb: #448457-#QuadraSynth+ Opinions?
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Roger Baird 71336,1200 (X)

>...In my search, I have more-or-less settled on Alesis' QuadraSynth
>Plus Piano.  It appears to meet the requirements mentioned above.
>However, I hesitate to make the purchase.

Don't hesitate, you picked the winner. In the affordable category, the
QS+ is unbeatable. If you want to play with both hands, you need at
least 76 keys, so the 61-key synths are not for you (or me). And none
of the 76-key boards give you 64 voice polyphony, 24 MB of great
sounds, General MIDI, and all those cool drums and effects. Go and get
it, and have fun.

Les

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#: 448565 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
01-Oct-95  23:04:00
Sb: #448522-#QuadraSynth+ Opinions?
Fm: Roger Baird 71336,1200
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Hi Les,

<< Don't hesitate, you picked the winner. >>

Just what I wanted to hear! :-)  After not receiving any replies to my
original message a week ago, I was beginning to wonder.

<< Go and get it, and have fun. >>

I am seriously considering the purchase.  After a few more sessions with it, I
will probably make my decision (one way or the other).  I have a few
complaints about the QS+ but I am, overall, very impressed with it.

From your message, I assume that you own a QS+ ... Do you use it with a
computer?  If so, are you aware of a PC version of the SoundBridge software?

Thanks for the reply!

.. Roger.

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#: 448759 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
02-Oct-95  18:29:26
Sb: #448565-QuadraSynth+ Opinions?
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Roger Baird 71336,1200 (X)

>I am seriously considering the purchase.  After a few more sessions
>with it, I will probably make my decision (one way or the other).  I
>have a few complaints about the QS+ but I am, overall, very impressed
>with it.

Wrong. Here is how I bought the QS :
Sunday 1:00 PM : See ad in Keyboard Magazine
Sunday 1:05 PM : Call Alto Music (they are open sundays) ask price -
Sunday 1:06 PM : Answer- sorry we can't tell you the price, but it's under
$1200
Sunday 1:07 PM : Find my life time savings ($1199 + tax) in cookie jar
Sunday 2:00 PM : Arrive to the store, make purchase without even trying the
synth and live happily ever after....

Decisions, decisions... If you try it at home for a week and don't
like it, they take it back anyway, so what's the risk? Some mail order
companies give you a month.

>From your message, I assume that you own a QS+ ... Do you use it with
>a computer? If so, are you aware of a PC version of the SoundBridge
>software?

Yes, I use it with a PC, I've heard about the SoundBridge, I just have
to find out how to get it. Also using that involves more spending : a
PCMCIA flash card, which goes for around $300+ .   Later..

Les


#: 449723 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
08-Oct-95  22:51:35
Sb: #448565-QuadraSynth+ Opinions?
Fm: H. J Kallman 71740,2566
To: Roger Baird 71336,1200 (X)

In talking to Alesis a month or so ago, they told me the Soundbridge software
for the PC was still in development but would be out soon.  I haven't checked
recently, but I suspect its close to being available from Alesis.  Jay

#: 450596 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
13-Oct-95  02:37:22
Sb: #Alesis Quadrasynth sysex
Fm: Axel Parkop 100436,3267
To: All

Hello, I hope that one of you is able to help me!?  I need for the
Alesis Quadrasynth a table of all available commands (MIDI)  the
SYSEX commands.) Does someone know where to get this or has one of you
a list of the commands? thanks    AXEL

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#: 451408 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
17-Oct-95  08:20:17
Sb: #450596-Alesis Quadrasynth sysex
Fm: Allan R Metts 70413,3531
To: Axel Parkop 100436,3267

Send Alesis your request for Quadrasynth Sysex information over the Internet.
They were pretty prompt about getting back with me.

Their address is alecorp@alesis1.usa.com


#: 452147 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
20-Oct-95  13:14:39
Sb: #451408-#Alesis Quadrasynth sysex
Fm: Axel Parkop 100436,3267
To: Allan R Metts 70413,3531 (X)

thanks for the info,
cause I could not get connection to alesis1.usa.com I contacted
the german distributer and they sent me the complete papers.
Axel

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#: 452431 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
22-Oct-95  07:42:22
Sb: #452147-Alesis Quadrasynth sysex
Fm: Allan R Metts 70413,3531
To: Axel Parkop 100436,3267 (X)

Glad you got the info you needed.

Should you ever need to contact Alesis in the future, I think the Internet
address I gave you is case-sensitive. Alesis apparently departed from
convention by using upper case in their address.

Send the message through Internet Email as ALECORP@Alesis1.usa.com

I can send such a message through CompuServe mail by putting INTERNET> before
the address.

AMetts -- Atlanta, USA

#: 430210 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
22-Jun-95  14:26:46
Sb: #QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337
To: All

Can anyone help me find a good Windows Alesis QuadraSynth editor?
TIA
Peter

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#: 430270 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
22-Jun-95  19:53:14
Sb: #430210-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337 (X)

>Can anyone help me find a good Windows Alesis QuadraSynth editor?

There is only one Windows Quadrasynth editor, I uploaded it to the
library a while ago, then later it mysteriously disappeared. It is
available at the Quadrasynth Home Page on the WWW.  The file name is
QE11.zip. It works very well for me, (and others) and it's a freeware
program. If you can't find it, let me know, I may upload it again,
hope they will not throw it out again. It's a little tricky to install

if someone never seen a computer before, or lacking common sense, but
once you installed it's really good.

Les

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#: 430567 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
24-Jun-95  04:02:50
Sb: #430270-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,

Do you have the address of the Quadrasynth Home page.  I would like to
get a copy of the Quadrasynth editor?

Ripley

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#: 430654 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
24-Jun-95  16:30:03
Sb: #430567-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113 (X)

>Do you have the address of the Quadrasynth Home page.  I would like
>to get a copy of the Quadrasynth editor?

Here is the WWW address:

http://coos.dartmouth.edu/~djb/qs/qs_index.html

Les

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#: 430811 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
25-Jun-95  16:30:06
Sb: #430654-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,

Thanks for the Quadrasynth WWW address. I downloded the Quadrasynth
editor and it worked fine. It did give me an error that it could not
save vbrun300.dll in the windows\system directory. When I looked,
there was already a vbrunn300.dll in that directory, so I removed it
and the installation went fine. Any idea what that file is for. I'm
leary of removing a file from windows when I don't know why it was
there in the first place.

Ripley

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#: 430814 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
25-Jun-95  16:55:59
Sb: #430811-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113 (X)

You can remove vbrun300.dll , no problem, the Editor will install it
anyway, so you'll get it back. The author should have left it out,
since everyone has it, most Windows programs need it. I put my
vbrun300.dll in a backup directory, just in case, but never needed it
again.

Les

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#: 430860 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
25-Jun-95  20:54:53
Sb: #430814-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

Les,

I also downloaded some Quadrasynth files from the Quadrasynth home
page that you gave me.

They have a .mid extension. Do you know how I can transmit them to the
Quadrasynth? 

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#: 430896 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
25-Jun-95  23:33:19
Sb: #430860-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113 (X)

>I also downloaded some Quadrasynth files from the Quadrasynth home
>page that you gave me. They have a .mid extension. Do you know how I
>can transmit them to the Quadrasynth?

If you use Cakewalk,  just load them like any other .mid file,  but
don't play them. Go to Sysex View, and there they are! Instead of
sending them by the bankload, you can send them one patch at a time.
If you don't have Cakewalk, send them to me, I can turn them into .syx
files for you. It's also possible, that other sequencer programs can
handle it, I just don't know about them....

Les

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#: 431083 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
26-Jun-95  20:05:44
Sb: #430896-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

> If you don't have Cakewalk, send them  to me, I can turn them into .syx
> files for you.

> It's also possible, that other sequencer
> programs can handle it, I just don't know about them....

Les,

I am using Voyetra Sequencer Plus Gold. I don't think it can handle
.mid or .syx files for the Quadrasynth. I purchased the sequencer a
few years ago. If I send you the files I'm still not sure that I can
transmit them to the Quadrasynth.

I downloaded the Quadrasynth syx files that are on this bulletin board
and also downloaded a system exclusive data manager, sysex I beleive,
and was sucessful in transmitting these files to the Quadrasynth. The
only problem is, I did this a few months ago and have forgotten how I
did it.   I wish I could get in the habit of of writing these things
down.

Thanks for your help.

Ripley

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#: 431114 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
26-Jun-95  22:08:51
Sb: #431083-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113 (X)

>I downloaded the Quadrasynth syx files that are on this bulletin
>board and also downloaded a system exclusive data manager, sysex I
>beleive, and was sucessful in transmitting these files  to the
>Quadrasynth. The only problem is, I did this a few months ago and
>have forgotten how I  did it.   I wish I could get in the habit of of
>writing these things down.

Have you tried the Quadrasynth Editor ? It can transmit .syx files to
and from the QS. The  .mid files (now I remember) contain the same
patches as the .syx files, just in different format, for Cakewalk
users, so you don't need them.

Les

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#: 431658 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
28-Jun-95  21:12:03
Sb: #431114-QuadraSynth editor (Win)

Fm: Ripley Newcomb 72704,113
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

> Have you tried the Quadrasynth Editor ? It can transmit .syx files to and
> from the  QS.

Les,

I tried the QS editor but it won't load these files for some reason. I
checked the byte length for the files off the bulletin board and they are
77776 bytes long. The QS editor saves files that are 79119 bytes long. I don't
know if this is a problem or not.

The files that  I would like to load on theQadrasynth came form the bulletin
board address you gave me and are:
qs_vc1.mid
qs_vc2.mid
qs_vc3.mid

If you have a copy of these and could convert them to a file that the QS
editor can handle that would be great. If not I could send them to you but I'm
not sure I know how to do that. I'm also thinking I might get a copy of
Cakewalk. Sounds like it would make life a lot easier.

Thanks for your help

Ripley

#: 430571 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
24-Jun-95  04:46:33
Sb: #430210-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: graham owen 100334,2150
To: PETER LANGAN 100616,1337 (X)

I think Midi Quest Version 5 supports it.

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#: 430715 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
25-Jun-95  00:27:13
Sb: #430571-#QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: H. J Kallman 71740,2566
To: graham owen 100334,2150 (X)

The last I heard about MIDI Quest was that they would have the Quadrasynth
Editor for their Version 5 in about a month.  That was probably two weeks ago
so it should be out shortly if not already.  Jay

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#: 431254 S7/IBM/PC Compatible  [MIDIFOR]
27-Jun-95  12:30:24
Sb: #430715-QuadraSynth editor (Win)
Fm: graham owen 100334,2150
To: H. J Kallman 71740,2566 (X)

I have Version 5 and have been using it for about 3 weeks, I've just checked
the install disks and the Quadra is not on there yet, I thought I'd seen it
when I installed the SW but was wrong.

Graham

#: 451543 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    17-Oct-95  18:43:04
Sb: #anyone hear Alesis QS6?
Fm: Stephen s. Rudolph 74363,2337
To: All

I;m looking for a synth. the roland xp-50 has been given rave reviews. HAS
anyone heard the qs6. i want lots of sounds and lots of polyphony.


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#: 451575 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    17-Oct-95  22:19:22
Sb: #451543-#anyone hear Alesis QS6?
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Stephen s. Rudolph 74363,2337 (X)

 >I;m looking for a synth. the roland xp-50 has been given rave reviews.
>HAS anyone heard the qs6. i want lots of sounds and lots of polyphony.

With the QS6 you get 64 voice polyphony, 640 on-board sounds, 500 mixes, and a
PCMCIA
card slot for more sounds or your own custom samples. Comes with built in
serial interface
for PC or Mac. Free sequencing software and a CD-ROM with extra sounds and
sequences.
Plus the Sound Bridge software for creating samples for the QS6. Costs a lot
less than the XP-50.
Good deal, check it out.

Les

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#: 451740 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    18-Oct-95  19:25:36
Sb: #451575-anyone hear Alesis QS6?
Fm: Tim Clarke 74732,544
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

How much does the Q6 sell for, mail order?

#: 452969 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    24-Oct-95  18:56:24
Sb: #451575-anyone hear Alesis QS6?
Fm: Stephen s. Rudolph 74363,2337
To: Les 75671,2530 (X)

sounds good. they dont seem to push alesis products here in Montreal. And
Alesis phones are always busy.. so their stuff must be good.
i hope their patches are as 'fat' as the xp-50.

#: 453347 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    26-Oct-95  09:31:34
Sb: #452969-anyone hear Alesis QS6?
Fm: Bob Puff [Atari] 76702,1076
To: Stephen s. Rudolph 74363,2337 (X)

 >> Alesis phones are always busy.. so their stuff must be good.

Phones being always busy doesn't mean the products are good!  They could be
busy because:

  1. Everyone is having problems with their Alesis equipment.
  2. They have one customer service representative.
  3. They took all the phones off the hook and went home.
  4. None of the above
  5. All of the above

#: 451747 S2/Synths/Samplers  [MIDIFOR]
    18-Oct-95  19:45:01
Sb: #451740-anyone hear ALESIS QS6?
Fm: Les 75671,2530
To: Tim Clarke 74732,544

 >How much does the Q6 sell for, mail order?

 Around $800 (?) Call them for current prices.


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