Re: Alesis QS 6.1/Korg N5EX

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Posted by Bob on December 01, 2000 at 20:30:58:

In Reply to: Alesis QS 6.1/Korg N5EX posted by JH on November 28, 2000 at 18:36:50:

: hey everyone, i'm in the market for my first keyboard and i was looking at these two synths (alesis qs6.1 and the korg n5ex) i want some really good pianos, epianos, organs, clavs, strings...well most everything i guess (don't we all) anyway, i've heard that the n5's sequencer ir poor and there is a problem with the effects, but it has tons of sounds and i heard that they are superior which one would offer better flexibility in programming/sampling your own sounds. i've been losing sleep over this so and help would be greatly appreciated thanks.

JH, just so happens I have both! Don't lose anymore sleep-buy the QS6.1. It is built better, easier to program, offers way more control and is expandable. The Korg N5EX will only transmit midi on 2 channels at atime as opposed to 16 on the Alesis. The Alesis software bundle is much better as well. Also, the Korg requires a special serial cable(available only from Korg at a ridiculous price)whereas the QS will use a standard one. I was drawn by the Korg arpeggiator, but now hardly use it. Sounds are good but the so are the QS's. Overall, you will be happier with the QS6.1. I know, I went thruogh the same process, got the Korg, then eventually got the QS when the Korg simply coudn't handle all the chores I needed from it.Hope this helps! Bob

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