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#8217 - 05/07/02 03:53 PM Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
aes-one Offline
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Registered: 05/07/02
Posts: 4
hey everyone..im having alot of trouble figuring out which to get..i only want to spend in the $1000 range and im specifically looking for an 88 key, fully weighted keyboard and ive brought the choices down to these 2; yamaha s80 and the alesis qs8.1. im going to be using these to sample from onto my computer to produce hiphop tracks. can someone help me out with a comparison on these 2, focusing mainly on the different sounds that these 2 both have? including sounds/voices/instruments/bass/drumkits, etc...that would be most helpful! thanks alot,
peace
andy

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#8218 - 05/07/02 05:18 PM Re: Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 11996
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
You found an S80 for a thousand bucks?
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#8219 - 05/08/02 10:31 AM Re: Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
tekminus Offline
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Registered: 04/20/00
Posts: 1287
Sometimes the Polish here have special deals on synths that fell off the back of a truck.

No Waldorf Wave yet, but I've got my eyes open.

-tek

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#8220 - 05/09/02 12:18 PM Re: Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
aes-one Offline
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Registered: 05/07/02
Posts: 4
so no one can give me any help?

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#8221 - 05/16/02 02:30 PM Re: Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
KenB Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
Posts: 5
I would recommend NOT getting an Alesis. The company is bankrupt and it would be in your best interest to not get on a wagon with a broken axle.

Try out the instruments because the "sound" you are looking for is based on your ears, not anyone elses.

Consider getting a controller like a Fatar and sound modules like Emu Proteus et. al.

Friend of mine bought an Alesis and he likes it just fine, but he's disappointed in some of the sounds and how it is limited. I bought an Oberheim MC3000 controller (when it was available cheap in the U.S.) a sampler and have been very happy that at any point, I can add on very easily.

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#8222 - 05/16/02 05:48 PM Re: Yamaha S80 vs. Alesis QS8.1 ? please help!
Uncle Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/01/99
Posts: 11996
Loc: Philadelphia Pa, USA
Andy -
I have two GEM Pro 2's left - I'll sell you one of those, and you'll get change !
Terrific feel, action, sound, features, price
unclemusic@aol.com
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Every instrument, every voice, every sound in nature ... these are are all my private tutors ... 24/7 for free, and all I have to do is listen.

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