QS – read user manual online or download in PDF format. Pages in total: Preface This document is intended to assist the service technician in the operation, maintenance and repair of the QS Series 64 Voice Synthesizer/ Controller. QS7/QS8 Reference Manual 1 2 QS7/QS8 Reference Manual Table of Contents Contents 1: Setting Up 7 Unpacking and Inspection 7 AC Power 7 Line.

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This will help us give you the best support we possibly can. Hooking that cable up is simple. If you do, the audio cables will pick up hum from the AC line. Alesie, and receive data back as well. This will take two MIDI cables.

Likewise, if the switch is set to [PC], then the Mac setting will not show up in the display. Complete installation instructions come with the driver software. Fiber optic cables of various lengths are available from your Alesis dealer.

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The model OC cable is 5 meters long and is the maximum length recommended. This fader raises and lowers the QS7. These faders are programmable and can be used to give you hands-on control of many different parameters.

In Mix Mode, it is used to display the Programs assigned to different MIDI channels, so that you can change these assignments on the fly. Same as just above, except that it cycles you forward instead of backward.

When activity is happening on a given channel, a circle will light up around that MIDI channel’s number. Edit Mode you are in. Most of these buttons are also used in Sequence selection and playback, as discussed on the next page. Banks in a moment. If you have the wrong card in the slot, the Mix will call up the wrong Program.

Any User Bank you create for yourself or collect from non-Alesis sources might be organized very differently.

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Program or Effect parameter that you want. Some obvious uses include changing volume, raising and lowering vibrato rates, increasing reverb depth or delay repeats, etc. Qe7.1 is a series of ROM cards developed by us here at Alesis. Each is a self-contained universe of new samples, plus Programs and Mixes designed to take full advantage of them. First Session demo sequence remained in the Mix Mode edit buffers, which is normal. To clear this, call up another Mix.

Please note that there are only Mixes numbered mabual through 99 in each Bank. The only channels that matter are the ones whose numbers are visible across the bottom of the display when you first call up the Mix. And now, just for fun… QS7. That works just a little differently, and will be covered in the next part of this manual.


You know about Banks, and how to switch among them. You know about Programs and Mixes, and how to call them up. Everything else works the same. Several of the Alesis QCards come with their own demonstration sequences.

Because they affect everything, they are called the Global Settings. There are 19 of them: Maanual Pitch after recording. At 00 it is a little easier to play quietly and a little harder manial play loud. Push this setting all the way up to 99 and you get the opposite: More about this sort of ,anual in Part 5: Program and Effect parameters. The factory default is Controller Program or Effects modulation destinations, or you can simply allow the MIDI controller of your choice to do it for you.

The factory default for this qa7.1 is Nanual Controller. MIDI does the exact opposite. Part 4 If you would like a visual aid for this, check out the Connection diagrams in Chapter 1: Read about enabling the serial port in Part 1: Setup and Connections on page Mod sources via MIDI.

Basic Operation, page Pages manuak and For more information, see Part It is highly inadvisable to enter Global Edit mode and toggle between these two settings while a sequence is alezis. Program to the same Program location. The only time to do otherwise is when sending to another QS see next page. MIDI S in the instructions above.

QS extremely mannual, we wanted to let you know that we have some documents which you can request from Product Support here at Alesis which will assist you. Call or e-mail us number and addresses listed in Appendix A: Your own ears will have told you this by now, of course, since lots of the presets in a QS use the effects to some degree.

A quick and useful way to make Effect changes in a Mix, therefore, is to simply choose whole new Effects from among those that are immediately available. Both are quite useful, depending on just what you want to do. Program number assigned to the Effect Channel.

Storing the Mix will save this number, but will not store any alesiss you may have made to the Effect Patch itself. Send 2 is routed to the Mix only through the Reverb. Send 3 and Send 4 can be routed to their own separate Mix, but only through the second Reverb effect.

This means you can tweak EQs not just on the sounds being routed to the Effects Sends, but everything else being produced by your QS as well. The aleesis output of the Reverb goes, as a stereo signal, to a shelving EQ. You can read more about it in Part 4: Basic Operation on page Editing Effects Page The Resonator Decay parameter is its second parameter, so to modulate it you would choose P1 Depth the second P1 parameter as the destination.

Editing Effects Page 3 Page 4 Page Following are some brief explanations which will help you make mmanual choices that are best mankal your own music. Whenever the left channel is detuned sharp, the right channel is automatically detuned flat, and vice versa.


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In a Stereo Flange, the signal is split into three parts: While one channel flanges up the other channel automatically flanges down, making the effect more pronounced. This is useful for creating a brighter, buzzier, edgier sound. If the Pitch type is Pitch Detune, page 2 will have only this parameter.

This adjusts the tuning of the Pitch Detune effect. Editing Effects Page 2 Config. Use Page 3 to adjust the delay time in 10 ms intervals; use page 4 to adjust the delay time in 1 ms intervals.

Reverbs in Configuration 2. Reverb mznual the Pitch section, the Delay section, or the direct Effect send in any combination or amount. Delay 1 and Pitch 1 first.

Send 4 is similar to Send 2 in this Configuration, in that it has no effects of its akesis but serves as a bypass going directly to Reverb 3. Plate has become quite popular over the years, especially when used on vocal or drum sounds.

Page 1 Config 2 only, Sends 1 and 3 QS7. Lower values remove high frequencies from the input signal, which is what to do if you want to make the Reverb effect less bright. Greater diffusion works better with percussive sounds, whereas less amounts of diffusion work well with vocals and other sustained sounds. Each graph above assumes manuall Density setting of 0 so as to better illustrate the Diffusion parameter.

Overdrive effect cannot be heard at all. Adjusting this value will cause the Delay Output Level for that Send to increase or decrease. Even if this parameter is set to 00, the output of the Delay section can still feed other Effect modules depending on mnual Configuration.

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Effect modules q7s.1 this Configuration. Although in Program Mode you can play only one Program at a time, in Mix Mode you can play up to 16 Programs at once, either from the keyboard as layers or splits or from an external sequencer via 16 MIDI channels or a combination of both. Program’s effects will be used for the entire Mix more on that later.

Here is a simplified diagram of the signal path in Mix mode. In other words, when the Effect Channel is set to 3, the Mix will use the Effect Patch which mamual contained in the Program assigned to channel 3. If this sounds like aledis you would like to learn more about, why not spend some time going through Part 5: We’ve got the information laid out for you there.