The QS Software Library

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Cakewalk Instrument Definitions (INS) Files for the : Each (INS) file zipped, with instructions included.
QS Patch Comprehensive editor for the Alesis QS 6, 7, 8, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1 and QSR synthesizers. (Windows)
Cakewalk Studioware Panel for the QS7/QS8
Mixermap for Cubase VST - Mac format - by Dorian May
Read the description
Download the Mixermap in ZIP format

NanoSynth Patch Map for Voyetra Digital Orchestrator or MIDI Orchestrator by Tony Chevalier
All patches can be selected by group and auditioned in the selector window. Also, it maps the controllers properly to allow full panning, effects, volume, etc. from the sequencer window and/or controller keyboard. Reverb and chorus settings are both available and independent effects.
MIDIUtil Small utility, that lets you monitor one MIDI input port and send out MIDI messages.
Created by Red Fox.

QS Card Wizard Small utility that lets you create disk images of QCards and write them back to other cards.
Created by Red Fox.

QControl Windows 95/NT shareware mix editor for Alesis QS series synthesizers.
Created by Geoff Moehrke

NanoSynth patch names file for Opcode Vision
(all 4 banks including the default user bank) from Sal Orlando Mac version (nanosynth.sit)
Windows version (

QS SoundEditor Pro Editor for Alesis QuadraSynth family of synthesizers for Win95 and WinNT. 32 bit editor/librarian for the QS6, QS7, QS8 and QSR synths.

QE Plus !
The new Universal QS Editor/Librarian for Windows is now available !
Download the free demo, and register the full version at the QE Plus Page !
Alesis QS6, QS7, QS8 and QSR System Exclusive Specifications : Simple HTML page or Acrobat (pdf) format Nano.sea.hqx - Emagic Logic Environments for Alesis / Mac Logic (Mac) Environments for NanoBass, NanoPiano and NanoSynth. Created by : Andy Cherna (
Alesis QS7/8 driver for the Steinberg Cubase Studio Module. It contains some macros and instrument bank names. From Jan Eriksson
Alesis.sea.hqx - Emagic Logic Environments for Alesis / Mac Created by : Andy Cherna ( This file contains the Logic (Mac) Environments for the following Alesis products :

Roland Serial Port Driver for Windows 95
Alesis Serial Port Driver for Windows95/98 Version 3.04 (2/6/99)
Sound Bridge for Windows, v 3.0.1d2
Sound Bridge for Macintosh v 3.0
Freeloader (PC)
Freeloader (Mac)
Excel spreadsheet for the QS I've been playing around with QE and my QS7 a lot this week and I've noted that while it's nice how QE2.0 pulls up the names of programs and mixes from the sysex file, it may be difficult to remember what's in there if you're without QE2.0 and a computer and have a bunch of sounds dumped into your user bank.

Anyhow, to make a long story short, I came up with a very simple spreadsheet in Excel to remedy the problem. It uses two sheets, one to go over what's in the program banks, and another to get into more detail about the program's settings. The second page is automaticly updated when you enter in on the first page. I'll keep working on it and adding to it, but I thought it'd be good to see what people thought of it.


Christopher Wall

QS Schematics
Alesis QS Service Manual
S4 Plus .INI File for Voyetra's Digital Orchestrator Plus.
QuadraSynth Patch-Name Database

Seq-303 (Version