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Alesis QS8.2 88-Key Synthesizer Keyboard

88-key, fully weighted hammer-action keyboard. 64-voice polyphony. (100) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Alesis introduced the QS8 in 1996, and shattered the price barrier for professional 88-note keyboards. Normal working musicians - and those just aspiring to work more - could suddenly afford a no-compromise instrument for a very compromising price, and this tradition continues with the QS6.2 and QS8.2.

Featuring serious sounds for serious players, the QS synths are loaded with stunning pianos and keyboards, a soup-to-nuts collection of orchestral instruments, killer drum and percussion kits, and enough amazing synth textures, fat basses, and sizzling leads to keep dance musicians and remixers grooving into the next time zone. A deep programmable synth architecture and four-bus effects processor add the finishing touches. And a wide variety of fresh samples are available from our extensive QCard library.

Whether you need an 88-note workhorse or a do-it-all synth, the QS8.2 and QS6.2 keep your fingers flying for a down-to-earth price.

Features
True 64-voice polyphony

QS8.2 features an 88-key, fully weighted hammer-action keyboard with velocity and release velocity. QS6.2 has a 61-key synth-action keyboard with velocity, release velocity, and aftertouch

16MB of internal sound ROM (640 programs, 500 multi-timbral mixes) including Alesis' acclaimed Stereo Grand Piano sound

QCard expansion slot for adding 8MB of new samples and programs from the comprehensive QCard library

Onboard 4-bus multieffects with reverb, chorus, distortion, EQ, delay, rotary speaker simulation, and more

4 edit/control sliders, pitch and mod wheels. 2 assignable pedal inputs plus sustain pedal input

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Synthesis Method: QS Composite Synthesis. 16-bit linear 48kHz sample ROM with lowpass filter.

Polyphony and parts: 64 voices, each with sweepable lowpass filter, 3 envelope generators, 3 LFOs, programmable effects send and QS Modulation Matrix, dynamic voice allocation. 16-part multi-timbral (64-part multi-timbral across 16 channels in QS Mix Mode)

Audio section: Alesis 24-bit stereo DAC with 128x oversampling delta-sigma converter

Waveform memory: 16MB, expandable to 24MB via PCMCIA expansion card

Effects: QS Parallel Matrix Effects (4 independent stereo multi-effect processing busses)

Sound Locations: Program mode: 512 preset, 128 user. Mix mode: 400 preset, 100 user

Keyboard: 88 hammer-action weighted keys with velocity and release velocity

Controllers: 4 control sliders. Programmable pitch and modulation wheels, and foot pedals

Audio outputs: Stereo L/R (1/4 in.), headphone (1/4 in.)
Other: Assignable aux pedal, sustain pedal. MIDI in, out, and thru.
Expansion: Type I PCMCIA slot, compatible with QCards, SRAM and flash cards (up to 8MB) with 120ns access time or faster

Power: Internal transformer

Dimensions (H x W x D): 4.3 x 50.5 x 13.5 in. (110 x 1283 x 343 mm)

Weight: 48.0 lbs. (21.8 kg)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760
Customer Reviews
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Alesis QS8.2 Customer Review
Sound: There are many different types of pianos, one that will certainly fit into the type of music you are making. The strings compare with Korg. With as many synth sounds as are on board, I'm suprised that I haven't really found a good, basic synth sound that will fit well into rock music. Feature: The synth came with a damper pedal. Adequate. The most useful features to me are the great number of onboard sounds, as well as the expandability with cards. So far, the least useful has been the front panel sliders. I was hoping to be able to shape the sound faster and easier. Maybe it will just take some getting used to. Ease of Use: This is one section that is the best. The synth is so easy to play, and change sounds. Very well laid out. Quality: The quality is great. Very well made. I was surprised at how heavy the synth was, but pleased as well. Nice keybed, nice weighted synth action. Value: Best in it's category. Tried everything. Yamaha S03, Korg TR, and everything in between. For me, this is the best value. Manufacturer Support: Not necessary The Wow Factor: It is nice looking, but I think the silver exterior is starting to be dated. Overall: I think I will keep this for my primary piano keyboard. With people like Keith Emerson(owns a QS8.0, and the Ray Manzarek(owns a QS8.2, I feel like it was at least worth a try. It is not the best on the market, but for the price, the piano's are stunning and varied.
Style of Music: Rock
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Sound: ok, I loved organs, pianos and somekind strange effects, strings are not so good, and sax sux. I like the possibility to adjust every aspect of the tones and mix them. Pretty much for what I planned. Feature: I espected some good pedal cd-rom and other stuffs but what can I do? I already pay too much, this keyboard is too expensive here in Brazil. 1200 USD, Can you believe? Quality: Very fine quality but it could be less heavy as is it 42lb!?!? too much heavy for my hands since I play everywere I have to carry all the time. Value: I can says that it is expensive because in my country everythink that comes outside is expensive for us. Manufacturer Support: I am fine but as everybody says I am afraid to ask for it. I think I would be angry :-[ The Wow Factor: If alesis was not a bad lion I would recommend another couple of modulation and pitch wheels also on the right side, of course keeping the "couple" of the left side, this would be fantastic. Overall: I am happy with my keyboard, If I bought roland or kurswel or other famous stuff I would spend the double amount of money. For the grammar team, sorry for my english, I learned myself and I am not so good but I speak portuguese.
Style of Music: Classical, old, vintage and classical rock music.
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