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Alesis QuadraSynth Plus Reference Manual

Alesis quadrasynth plus audio-keyboard: reference manual.

 
ALESIS
QuadraSynth Plus
Reference Manual

Summary of Contents

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    ALESIS QuadraSynth Plus Reference Manual...

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    Important Safety Instructions WARNING - When using this electric product, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: Read all the instructions before using the product. Do not use this product near water - for example, near a bathtub, washbowl, kitchen sink, in a wet basement, or near a swimming pool, or the like.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    AC Power Line Conditioners and Protectors About Audio Cables Basic Audio Hookup A Word About Sound Bridge 2: Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus 11 Powering Up Adjusting the Display Contrast 11 Playing the Demo Sequence Enabling General MIDI Mode...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Effect Level Effect 44 Naming a Mix 45 Polyphony in Mix Play Mode Using the QuadraSynth Plus as a Master Keyboard Setting MIDI Out Channels for Mix in Global Mode 6: Editing Programs 47 Overview The “Normalized” Synth Voice 47...

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    Master Pitch and Master Tuning114 Keyboard Sensitivity Keyboard Curve Keyboard Transpose Keyboard Mode114 Controllers A – D Reset Controllers A – D 115 Controllers A – D Mode 115 Pedal 1 and 2 Assignment QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Index...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Channel Messages: Mode Messages Channel Messages: Voice Messages System Common Messages General MIDI 130 MIDI Implementation Chart Appendix C: Parameters Index Program Parameters Mix Parameters 135 Appendix D: What’s New in the 2.0 “Plus” Upgrade INDEX QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Index...

  • Page 8: Setting Up, Unpacking And Inspection, Ac Power

    Alesis warranty card It is important to register your purchase; if you have not already filled out your warranty card and mailed it back to Alesis, please take the time to do so now. AC Power Hookup The QuadraSynth Plus works with the voltage of the country it is shipped to (either 110 or 220V, 50 or 60 Hz), and comes with a line cord or power supply suitable for the destination to which the keyboard is shipped.

  • Page 9: Line Conditioners And Protectors

    Do not operate any electrical equipment with ungrounded outlets. Plugging the QuadraSynth Plus into an ungrounded outlet, or “lifting” the unit off ground with a three-to-two wire adapter, can create a hazardous condition. Alesis cannot be responsible for problems caused by using the QuadraSynth Plus or any associated equipment with improper AC wiring.

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    Setting Up: Chapter 1 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 11: About Audio Cables, Basic Audio Hookup

    The QuadraSynth Plus has two Main and two Aux audio outputs. These can provide an amplification system or mixer with several different audio hookup options: •...

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    Setting Up: Chapter 1 L] and [AUX–R] Outputs to a dual stereo amplification system, or four mixer inputs. • Stereo Headphones. Plug a set of high-quality stereo headphones into the rear panel [PHONES] jack. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 13: A Word About Sound Bridge

    Sound Cards as well, using whatever samples they wanted. Sound Bridge makes this possible without having a PCMCIA card burner attached to your computer. All you need is a QuadraSynth Plus or S4 Plus. Sound Bridge creates a QuadraSynth Voice (multi-sample) by loading Sample Cell I or Sample Cell II format Instrument files.

  • Page 14: Your First Session With The Quadrasynth Plus, Powering Up, Adjusting The Display Contrast

    Turn on the [ON/OFF] (power) switch on the QuadraSynth Plus rear panel. Upon power-up, the QuadraSynth Plus will display the last selected Program or Mix. If this Program/Mix has been edited, the display will indicate this by showing the word “EDITED”...

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    Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 PROG GLOBAL AGE: ALUE QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 16: Playing The Demo Sequence, Enabling General Midi Mode

    Playing the Demo Sequence The QuadraSynth Plus has a built-in demo sequence which demonstrates the wide variety of sounds this amazing instrument is capable of generating. In order to get the full effect of the demo, we recommend that you connect both the LEFT and RIGHT outputs to your sound system, or listen on headphones.

  • Page 17: Playing The Quadrasynth Plus, Program Mode And Mix Mode

    Playing the QuadraSynth Plus The QuadraSynth Plus is shipped from the factory with 5 Banks of 128 Preset Programs (sounds) each. Additionally, there are 100 Mixes in each of the 5 Banks. Program Mode and Mix Mode The QuadraSynth Plus is always in one of two modes: Program Mode or Mix Mode.

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    The PROGram number display shows the program assigned to the underlined MIDI channel. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 PROG E F F E C T E F F E C T...

  • Page 19: Auditioning Internal Programs, Selecting Banks, Selecting The Midi Channel

    Auditioning Internal Programs Press the [PROGRAM] button to select Program Play Mode. ¿ You can now play the QuadraSynth Plus keyboard; the Program will be whatever was selected when last in Program mode (Program number 00 — 127). ¡ Select a Program using any of these methods: •...

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    Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 M I D I M I D I PROG ¿ Use the MIDI [ ] and [ ] buttons to select a MIDI channel from 1 — 16. The display will change to indicate the currently selected MIDI channel.

  • Page 21: Realtime Performance Functions, The Quad Knobs

    Realtime Performance Functions The QuadraSynth Plus provides various ways to control the sound as you are playing. Try out some of these functions while playing the keyboard. The sound of the effects can also change by using these controllers. The effect of these realtime controllers varies from Program to Program;...

  • Page 22: Auditioning Mix Play Mode, Selecting Banks

    Leading zeroes must be entered for Mixes 0 — 9. Example: Press [0] then [5] for Mix 5. If you start entering a number and change your mind, wait a few seconds and the QuadraSynth Plus will revert to the previous Mix number. Selecting Banks...

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    Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 The QuadraSynth Plus provides five internal Banks containing 100 Mixes in each. The currently selected Bank will be shown in the display just to the left of the currently selected Mix’s name.

  • Page 24: Editing A Mix

    To set the Program’s level, press the FUNCTION [ ] button once so that “LEVEL” is underlined in the display. Use Quad Knob [1] to adjust the level. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 EFFECT PROG ASSIGN LEVEL EFFECT–LEVEL...

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    Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 » Repeat steps ¬ — « until all desired Programs are assigned to all desired MIDI channels, and have the appropriate levels. Changes to Mix parameters are temporary and will be lost if another Mix is selected.

  • Page 26: Setting The Effects Level

    Each Program can use up to four Sounds, for either layering or splitting the keyboard. Each of these Sounds has its own effects send level and effects bus assignment. Many of the Programs in the QuadraSynth Plus use only one or two Sound layers, while others may use all four Sounds.

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    Your First Session With The QuadraSynth Plus: Chapter 2 Note: If a Sound is not enabled in a Program, its title will be shown in lowercase (“snd4”), and adjust its controls will have no effect on the Sound until the Sound is enabled.

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    QuadraSynth Plus’s MIDI IN, allowing you to trigger other devices from the same controller which is feeding the QuadraSynth Plus. Simply connect the QuadraSynth Plus MIDI THRU to the other device’s MIDI IN. Note that the MIDI THRU jack will not send messages from the QuadraSynth Plus’s keyboard itself.

  • Page 29: Example 1: Master Controller For Live Use

    QuadraVerb 2, other keyboards and sound modules, etc. To drive MIDI controlled devices from the QuadraSynth Plus, patch the QuadraSynth Plus’s MIDI OUT to the MIDI device’s MIDI IN. If there is more than one MIDI device, patch the first device’s MIDI THRU to the second device’s MIDI IN, the second device’s MIDI THRU to the third device’s MIDI IN, etc.

  • Page 30: Example 2: Using An External Sequencer

    Plus Mix so that a piano sound plays only the MIDI data assigned to channel 1, a bass sound plays only the MIDI data assigned to channel 2, and drums play only the MIDI data assigned to channel 10. The QuadraSynth Plus can store up to 100 User Mixes.

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    MIDI outputs. However, you can also use the QuadraSynth Plus’s MIDI THRU connector to drive other modules since the Thru carries a replica of what appears at the QuadraSynth Plus’s MIDI IN, which is the same as the sequencer’s MIDI OUT.

  • Page 32: About The Keyboard Mode, Pedal And Footswitch Hookup

    QuadraSynth Plus for each separate track on the sequencer (CH SOLO). In OUT 1 – OUT 16 mode, you will not hear the QuadraSynth Plus unless your sequencer echoes the MIDI data back to the QuadraSynth Plus’s MIDI IN.

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    Connections: Chapter 3 If your footswitch seems to respond backwards (notes sustain unless the footswitch is pressed), turn off the QuadraSynth Plus, make sure the footswitch plug is fully inserted into the footswitch jack, then turn the power back on.

  • Page 34: Digital Audio/optical Hookup, Recording Digital Audio

    ADAT or AI-1 DIGITAL IN. To test the cable and QuadraSynth Plus digital output, plug one cable end into the QuadraSynth Plus. The other end should emit a soft red light (it is not dangerous to look directly at this light).

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    Connections: Chapter 3 Tip: With this type of connection, the ADAT tracks will remain in tune with the QuadraSynth Plus even when the BRC’s pitch value is adjusted. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 36: Overview, Basic Architecture, Quadrasynth Plus Polyphony

    A Mix consists of up to 16 Programs, each assigned to a specific MIDI channel and one Effect Patch. The QuadraSynth Plus has 100 Mixes in the User Bank, plus 4 Preset Banks with 400 Preset Mixes. This is extremely useful for multitimbral setups where the QuadraSynth Plus plays back different sounds on different MIDI channels.

  • Page 37: Modes, Program Play Mode, Mix Play Mode, Program Edit Mode, Mix Edit Mode

    Programs, and the keyboard can generate up to 16 channels of MIDI data at once. Therefore, much thicker and richly textured sounds can be created. In Mix Play Mode, the QuadraSynth Plus can be used in a wide range of applications. It can be used for live performance, in which sounds are layered or assigned to sections of the keyboard.

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    Store Mode is used for storing changes of Programs, Mixes and/or Effects into the User Bank or onto a QuadraCard PCMCIA memory card accessory. It is also used for transmitting the QuadraSynth Plus’s parameters over MIDI for data storage purposes, copying sounds or effects from one Program to another, and for transferring entire Banks to or from a Sound Card.

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    Likewise, if you are editing a Program or its Effects Patch and press [COMPARE], the original Program will be temporarily recalled. Pressing [COMPARE] again switches back to the edited version, and the word “COMPARE” disappears from the display. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 40: The User Interface: Display, Functions, Pages, And Parameters, About The Display

    The User Interface: Display, Functions, Pages, and Parameters The key to the QuadraSynth Plus user interface is the combination of the Display and four Quad Knobs/Buttons [1] — [4] located toward the right of the front panel. The Display constantly informs you of the QuadraSynth Plus’s status.

  • Page 41: Midi Buttons, Quad Knob Editing, Quadrasynth Plus Piano Reference Manual

    MIDI Buttons The MIDI [ ] and [ ] buttons serve two purposes. In Program Play Mode, they select the basic MIDI channel the QuadraSynth Plus will receive and transmit MIDI messages on. In Mix Play Mode, they are used to select one of the 16 Programs for viewing and editing.

  • Page 42: Parameter Editing

    Change the parameter value. You can edit the value either by turning the associated Quad Knob (for large value changes) or pressing the VALUE [ ] and [ ] buttons (for smaller changes). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    (more negative value) from the midpoint. Always refer to the parameter name strip in the display above the bargraphs for the current parameter label and value. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 44: Direct Function Selection, Editing Program Parameters

    - - - - - Editing Program Parameters Here is an example of how to use the QuadraSynth Plus’s editing features to change Program parameters. Feel free to make changes and twist dials; these will not be made permanent unless you store the Program (described later).

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    Notice that the assignments of the Quad Knobs and the number of pages in a function change between Edit 1 Mode and Edit 4 Mode. For example, in Edit 1 mode the LEVEL function has only one page which QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    Volume, Pan and Output of a single sound. In Edit 4 Mode, the Level function has three pages: all four sound volumes are page 1, all pans are on page 2, and all outputs are on page 3. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 47: Resetting A Parameter Value, Comparing Edited And Stored Versions, Preset Memory And User Memory, Storing

    Preset Memory and User Memory The QuadraSynth Plus has two types of memory banks for Mixes and Programs: Preset and User. The Preset banks, of which there are four, are stored in ROM (Read Only Memory), and therefore cannot be altered.

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    SRAM or FlashRAM PCMCIA card, or (via MIDI System Exclusive) into a data storage device like the Alesis DataDisk or a MIDI sequencer. See Chapter 9 for more information on external storage operations.

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    If no RAM Card is inserted, you will only be able to select the User Bank. Don’t use the DIRECT SELECT [1]—[0] buttons. Doing so will result in recalling a different Program and you will lose your changes. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual E F F E C T E F F E C T...

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    Overview: Chapter 4 ¬ Press [STORE] again to complete the operation. Or, Press any other button to cancel out of the Store operation without storing. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 51: Store An Effect

    If no RAM Card is inserted, you will only be able to select the User Bank. Do not use the DIRECT SELECT [1]—[0] buttons. Doing so will result in recalling a different Mix and you will lose your changes. ¬ Press [STORE] again to complete the operation. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    Storing a Mix only stores the Mix parameters, not the individual Programs or Effect Patch used in the Mix. If you have edited any of the Programs in the Mix or the Effects Patch, you must store them separately. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 53: To Audition Programs Before Storing

    Program. Take a note of the number. Press [PROGRAM] to enter Program Play Mode. This recalls the edit buffer in Program Mode, which is your edited Program. « Press [STORE]. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    Use Quad Knob [2] to enter the Program number you noted in step 6. If necessary, use Quad Knob [1] to select a Card Bank. Press [STORE] again. … The Program is now stored. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    Use the MIDI [ ] and [ ] buttons to select the MIDI channel you want, and use the VALUE [ ] and [ ] buttons or Quad Knob [2] to select the Program number. If necessary, use Quad Knob [1] to select the Bank. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Overview: Chapter 4...

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    Overview: Chapter 4 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 57: Editing Mixes, Mix Edit Mode

    DITING What is a Mix? Mix Mode is one of the most powerful features of the QuadraSynth Plus. While 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.

  • Page 58: Understanding The Edit Buffers

    Program in the Mix. Note, however, that you DO have to STORE each edited Program in the User bank (in the same or different Program number location) before selecting a different Mix, or your QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual ogram Sound 1...

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    Editing Mixes: Chapter 5 changes will be lost. The same goes for editing the Effects, which will be stored with its associated Program. If you select another Mix before storing, your changes will be lost. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 60: Program Assign For Each Midi Channel, Level Setting For Each Program

    This determines which Bank the selected Program is located in for the selected MIDI channel. There are five Banks available in the QuadraSynth Plus. If you insert a QuadraCard Sound Card, you can have even more Banks. Program Number (000 to 127) This determines the Program Number (000—127) for the selected...

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    Editing Mixes: Chapter 5 AUX audio outputs. When set to OFF, the channel will not be sent to either set of outputs (but can still feed an effect bus). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 62: Pitch, Setting The Range And Midi Switches

    Look at the MIDI MONITOR section of the display. A thick line will appear above any active MIDI channels as you play notes or send notes to the QuadraSynth Plus from a sequencer on those channels. Range (Page 1) Lower Limit (MIDI note 000 to 127/ C-2 to G8) Specifies the lowest note of the sound’s keyboard range.

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    Editing Mixes: Chapter 5 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 64: Transmitting Midi Volume And Panning

    This determines whether or not the selected channel will respond to the keyboard, pitch-bend and mod wheels, foot pedals and sustain pedal of the QuadraSynth Plus itself. Range (Page 3) The following four parameters determine whether or not specific types of MIDI information will be received or transmitted, and are set separately for each Channel in the Mix.

  • Page 65: Effects In Mix Play Mode, Effect Level, Effect

    Program layer to the effects processor. The QuadraSynth Plus offers you a choice of what parameters to use for effects: • The Effect Channel determines which one of the Programs in the Mix you want to use the Effects Patch from.

  • Page 66: Naming A Mix

    10 characters long. Use the PAGE [ ] and [ ] buttons to position the cursor. Quad Knob [1] selects the character. Here is a chart of available characters: " % & ¥ QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual ’ < > Editing Mixes: Chapter 5...

  • Page 67: Polyphony In Mix Play Mode, Using The Quadrasynth Plus As A Master Keyboard

    Setting MIDI Out Channels for Mix in Global Mode The QuadraSynth Plus offers a wide variety of ways to set the MIDI output. It is very easy in Program Play Mode; you just use the MIDI [ ] and [ ] buttons to set the MIDI OUT channel for the whole instrument.

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    Use the MIDI [ ] and [ ] buttons to hear each channel in turn. OUT 1 — OUT 16. The QuadraSynth Plus will generate MIDI messages from the keyboard, regardless of the Range settings for that channel in the Mix, but it will not play the internal sound.

  • Page 69: Editing Programs, Overview, The "normalized" Synth Voice

    Also, become familiar with the signal and modulation flow within the QuadraSynth Plus (as shown in the various block diagrams included in this manual) so that you can understand the many ways in which you can process a signal as it works its way from oscillator to output.

  • Page 70: How The Quadrasynth Generates Sound, Program Sound Layers

    You can take a "snapshot" of the QuadraSynth Plus’s parameters and save this in memory as a program. The QuadraSynth Plus comes with 512 factory preset programs, and 128 user-editable programs.

  • Page 71: Quadrasynth Plus Signal Flow, The Four Sounds Of A Program, Voice

    Program. You can layer these sounds together, or divide them into regions of the keyboard, or a combination of these things. The following diagram illustrates the signal flow within each QuadraSynth Plus Program. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 72: Lowpass Filter

    LFO, and other control sources (described later). Note that the waveforms in the QuadraSynth Plus are different from those found in samplers or many sample-playback units. Because the QuadraSynth Plus has its own filter module and amplitude module for...

  • Page 73: About Modulation, Envelopes

    Program as it is raised. But in synthesizer programming, modulation is used to control even the basic characteristics of a voice: its attack, decay, and release times, for example. Every box in the signal diagram on page 51 pointing QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    The QuadraSynth Plus lets you assign several modulation sources to one modulation “target” parameter, which allows for interaction between two modulation signals.

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    About Signal Processing The QuadraSynth Plus features a signal processing section based on the Alesis QuadraVerb 2. It is a complete digital signal processing unit with four input buses, simultaneous multiple effects, and flexible signal routing.

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    (Pitch, Filter, Range, Effects Level, etc.). You can use Quad Knob [4] in each Function page to select which one of the 10 drum sounds to edit. Here is a block diagram of a sound in Drum Mode. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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    Editing Programs: Chapter 6 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 78: Program Edit Functions, Assign Voice

    Selects one of the available samples by name from the selected group, or OFF (no sample selected). Each group has a variety of samples from which you can choose, although some groups (such as waves) have more samples than others. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    Choir Aahs, Choir Oohs, Voice EFX1, Voice EFX2, Voice EFX3, Aahs Wave, Oohs Wave SndFX Zap Attk 1, Zap Attk 2, Zap Attk 3, Mini Attk, Pop, Pop Attk, Bottle Hit, Metal Attk1, Metal Attk2, SambaWhstl, Alert, Android, Cyborg, Meteor, Supernova QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6 Voice...

  • Page 80: Level, Effect Level

    Aux outputs means that the sound will appear at only the left Aux output. Effect Level The QuadraSynth Plus isn’t just a synthesizer; it also has a built-in effects system and mixer, with four effect buses and sends. This section lets you QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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    The higher the number (either positive or negative), the greater the amount of pitch change for a given amount of aftertouch. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    The 1 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6 With an exponential curve, the pitch change seems to...

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    Use 1-PITCH mode when you want a program sound layer to play a single pitch polyphonically throughout the entire keyboard range. In 1-PITCH mode, the QuadraSynth Plus will play the sample used for note C3 for all notes in the range. 1-...

  • Page 84: Filter

    More negative values drive the cutoff frequency lower for a given amount of velocity. Tip: Many acoustic instruments, such as acoustic guitars, sound brighter when you play them more forcefully. Adding a little QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    Editing Programs: Chapter 6 positive velocity control over the filter can simulate more realistic acoustic sounds. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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    The higher the number (negative or positive), the greater the effect. Filter Envelope parameters (such as attack and decay time) are programmed within the FENV Function (see page 74). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    At +00, aftertouch has no effect on the amplitude. Applying aftertouch with this parameter set to a positive value raises the amplitude; conversely, applying aftertouch with a negative value will make the sound softer the harder you press. The QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 88: Range, Quadrasynth Plus Piano Reference Manual

    Tip: By setting the lower limit above the high limit, you can create a “hole in the middle” effect. This makes the sound QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    This can be further enhanced in Mix Mode by using the Range function in Mix Edit Mode to cap-off the lower and high limits. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 90

    By adjusting the Sound Overlap value, you can still hear the previous note fading away after the new note has been played. It is important to note that Sound Overlap can have a negative effect on polyphony. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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    64 voices in no time. By adjusting the Sound Overlap to a lower value, you decrease the number of voices used by each new note, and thereby ensure there are voices available to play other sounds, if necessary. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 92: Pitch Lfo

    About General Purpose Modulation Although there are several dedicated modulators in the QuadraSynth Plus (e.g., the pitch can always be modulated by the pitch LFO and pitch envelope), sophisticated synthesizer programming demands the ability to use as many modulation sources as possible to modulate as many modulation destinations as desired.

  • Page 93

    Use this to affect the level of a sound’s release based on how fast you remove your fingers from the keys. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6 Velocity relates to how fast a key goes from the key up...

  • Page 94

    • each key can respond to individual pressure messages. Although the QuadraSynth Plus keyboard does not generate poly pressure, the sound generators can respond to poly pressure signals entering via the MIDI In. Example: Assign poly pressure to the sound’s amplitude in a string ensemble patch.

  • Page 95

    • controllers can be recognized by the QuadraSynth Plus and used as modulation sources. These controllers are assigned as A–D in Global Mode (see Chapter 8). In Program Play Mode and Mix Play Mode, the four Quad Knobs can be used to control these directly.

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    Pitch Bend Wheel is used. However, moving the Mod Wheel while the Quantize parameter was on would cause the pitch of a held note to rise in half-step increments. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    The higher the value, the slower the LFO fades in. Trigger (Mono, Poly, Key Mono, or Key Poly) QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual SINE TRIANGLE DOWN SA...

  • Page 98

    Mod Wheel (-99 to 99) This is the modulation amount of the Mod Wheel over the Pitch LFO’s Level. A positive value raises the level when the Mod QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 99

    This is the modulation amount of Aftertouch over the Pitch LFO’s Level. A positive value raises the level as more Aftertouch is applied. A negative value will lower the amount of PLFO level as more Aftertouch is applied. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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    Mod Wheel will add more tremolo. On the other hand, if the Mod Wheel parameter is set to -10, raising the Mod Wheel to the top will cancel out all tremolo. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 101

    The higher the value, the slower the LFO fades in. Trigger (Mono, Poly, Key Mono, Key Poly) The Trigger parameter determines how the LFO should be triggered, or started. There are four possible settings: Mono, QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    Editing Programs: Chapter 6 Poly, Key Mono and Key Poly. A description of these settings is found in the Trigger section of the PLFO description on page 67. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 103: Pitch Envelope

    0, or, if Pitch Envelope is a source in the MOD function. Attack (00 to 99) This is the amount of time the envelope will take until it reaches its maximum output level. Setting the Attack to 0 will make the QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    (if the Delay is also set to 0 in PENV Page 2--see below); a setting of 99 will result in a much slower attack, taking many seconds before the envelope gets to maximum. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 105

    If the Delay is set above 99, the display will read “Hold”. This indicates that the Delay stage of the envelope will wait indefinitely until the key is released before continuing on to the remaining envelope stages (Attack, Decay, etc.). This requires QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    If the Delay and Attack are set to 0 and either the Decay is 0 or the Sustain is 99, the envelope will immediately jump to the sustain decay stage (if QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

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    Tip: When selecting PENV Level as a modulation destination, set the PENV level to 00 if the Modulation Level is above 0 (or, set the PENV level to 99 if the Modulation Amount is below 0). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 108: Filter Envelope

    Sustain to 98 and the Decay to 99. This will cause the envelope to take the maximum amount of time to get from peak level to a level of 98, before the Sustain Release portion of the envelope begins. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 109

    Setting the Release time to 0 is good for playing those short funky riffs that you hear on a clavinet. Setting the Release time to 99 will take the envelope a very long time to reach zero level. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 110

    Function, Page 3, Quad Knob [4]) is set to “Mono”, the Filter Envelope will only retrigger when playing legato if the Trigger Mode is set to either “Reset” or “Reset-Freerun”. Filter Envelope (Page 3) Time Tracking (On or Off) QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 111

    However, this does not effect the attack time, but only the decay, sustain, sustain decay and release segments. This feature will result in only a subtle change. The envelope’s timing doubles or halves over a range of two octaves. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 112: Amp Envelope

    This is the amount of time the envelope will take until it reaches its maximum output level. Setting the Attack to 0 will give a sharp edge to the sound (if the Delay is also set to 0 in AENV QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 113

    (Attack, Decay, etc.). This requires that the Amp Envelope’s Trigger parameter (see next page) is set to “Freerun”. However, when the Delay is set to “Hold”, QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 114

    If the Delay and Attack are set to 0 and either the Decay is 0 or the Sustain is 99, the envelope will immediately jump to the release stage (if not QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 115

    Tip: When selecting AENV Level as a modulation destination, set the AENV level to 00 if the Modulation Level is above 0 (or, set the AENV level to 99 if the Modulation Amount is below 0). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 116

    This feature is very useful in creating “mini-sequences” if the modulation destination is set to “Pitch” and the Tracking Generator’s input is an LFO using an “Up Sawtooth” as its waveform. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 117

    In Page 1 of the TRACK function, Quad Knob [1] selects the input of the Tracking Generator: • Velocity • Wheel • Pedal • • • • QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual LINEAR NON-LINEAR NON-LINEAR STEPPED Note Number • Velocity Aftertouch • Poly Pressure Pitch Wheel • MIDI Volume •...

  • Page 118: Name

    Program name can be up to 10 characters long. Use the PAGE [ ] and [ ] buttons to position the cursor. Quad Knob [1] selects the character. Here is a chart of available characters: " % & ¥ QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6 ’ < >...

  • Page 119: Misc, Programming Drum Sounds

    Quad Button [1]—[4] and press VALUE [ ] to disable or VALUE [ ] to enable. Example: Holding Quad Button [1] and pressing VALUE [ ] will disable sound 1. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 120: Assign Voice, Level

    Loop1, Ride Loop2, Ride Loop3, Tick Talk, Swingset, Bongo Loop, BlockLoop1, BlockLoop2, BlockLoop3, HiTriLpHd, HiTriLpSf, LoTriLpHd, LoTriLpSf, Tamb Loop1, Tamb Loop2, ShakerLoop, ShuflShakr, PopperLoop, BottleLoop, Motor, MiniNoizLp, HvyMetalLp, Machine Lp, Kah Loop, Bass Loop, SynBass Lp, Level QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6 Voice...

  • Page 121: Effects Level, Pitch, Filter

    Quad Knob [1] in the Amp function lets you select one of 13 velocity curves. This determines how the drum will respond to the dynamics of your playing the keyboard. Use Quad Knob [4] to select the drum (1—10) you wish to edit. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 122

    99 will cause the entire drum sample to play. When set above 99, the Decay uses a gated mode. The Decay can still be set between 0 and 99, but in 5-step QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 123

    Mute Group. The additional Mute Groups can be used by other sounds that you wish to cut-off each other, but do not want to interfere with the Hi Hat sounds. Use Quad Knob [4] to select the drum (1—10) you wish to edit. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 124: Copying Sounds, Copying Effects

    The selected sound will be copied into the same sound location in the selected Program. If you select to copy sound 2 to Program 45, the sound will be copied into sound 2 of Program 45. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Programs: Chapter 6...

  • Page 125: Initializing Programs

    While holding down both Quad Buttons [1] and [4], turn on the power. ¬ The QuadraSynth Plus will come on showing Program 00, with the EDITED flag showing in the display. This is the Program Mode edit buffer, set to the default settings.

  • Page 126: Editing Effects

    HAPTER DITING About Signal Processing The built-in effects processor of the QuadraSynth Plus is similar to that of the Alesis QuadraVerb 2, capable of generating multiple, fully digital effects simultaneously. The QuadraSynth Plus effects processor has four inputs, called effect sends. You might think of these as the typical post-fader sends found on a mixing console.

  • Page 127: Setting Effects Send Levels, Editing Effects

    If you are in Mix Mode and are changing settings in both Mix Edit and Effects Edit modes, you will have to STORE both the Program that is on the Effect Channel (thus storing its Effects Patch), and the selected Mix, in QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual EFFECT PRESET PRESET EFFECT–LEVEL...

  • Page 128

    Effects Edit parameters when a Program is stored. It is possible for different Mixes to share the same Effects Patch. So keep in mind that when you edit an Effects Patch, it may affect the sound of any other Mixes that also use it. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 129

    Pitch function on effect send 4 in Configuration #1, the display would read, “(NOT IN THIS CONFIG).” This is because a Pitch module is available on QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual P R O G P R O G...

  • Page 130: Storing Effect Patches In Program Mode, Storing Effect Patches In Mix Mode

    Mix will save this number, but will not store any changes you may have made to the Effect Patch itself. • If [STORE] is pressed twice while editing a Program that is on the Effect Channel, both the Program and its Effects will be stored. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual PRESET Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 131

    Effects settings. • If [STORE] is pressed twice while editing a Mix (Mix Edit Mode), only the Mix parameters will be stored, not the individual Programs or the Effects Patch. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 132: Copying Effect Patches, Configurations, Reverb, Delay, Pitch

    Quad Knob [1] selects the Configuration. As you scroll through the various Configu-rations, each one’s name will appear in the upper right section of the display. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual P R O G P R O G PRESET EFFECT MISC.

  • Page 133

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Here is a run-down of the various Configurations: QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 134

    (MAIN LEFT and MAIN RIGHT at the top of the page). The dotted lines indicate the divisions between different functional blocks, and the solid lines indicate signal paths between the blocks and controls. The diagram QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Mono delay...

  • Page 135

    Pitch 1’s Mix control is set to 0, it is still available as an input to Delay 1 and Reverb 1. Think of the Mix function in the QuadraSynth Plus's effects section as being similar to the effect return control on a mixing console. For...

  • Page 136

    Send 3 is routed through a mono Pitch effect, and then a stereo Reverb effect. Send 4 has no effects of its own, but can be routed to the same Reverb effect as send 3. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Mono chorus...

  • Page 137

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Effect send 1’s Delay, Pitch, and Reverb can feed the Mix output directly. Unlike the first configuration, however, Pitch 3 can be routed to the Mix only after passing through Reverb 3. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 138

    This is followed by a Delay effect before going to the single stereo Reverb effect. Sends 2 and 3 have Pitch modules preceding Delay modules, which are then routed to Reverb 1. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual BAL. LEZLIE...

  • Page 139

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Send 4 has only a Mono Delay effect, which may also be routed to Reverb 1. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 140

    This can be selected in the same manner as any other function using the FUNCTION [ ] and [ ] buttons. The shelving EQ provides bass and treble boost, and affects the entire main output. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7 Misc. 1...

  • Page 141: Overdrive

    The outputs of all these effects are routed back to the Main Outputs, and sent through the shelving EQ effect (found in the Misc. Function, Page 4). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7 BAL. BAL.

  • Page 142

    Delay. If the signal is taken from the Pitch output, the Reverb will be chorused, flanged, detuned or resonating, depending upon QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual P R O G P R O G...

  • Page 143

    Inputs 1 and 2 and therefore control the blend between the various input sources. This makes it possible to have the signal from the Pitch or Delay sections, or the direct effect send in any combination or amount. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 144

    3 going into the Reverb. If you press [EDIT 1] again and advance to send 4, the display will look like this: QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual MIDI CHAN...

  • Page 145

    Pitch effect like the other effect sends do. Quad Knob [1] controls the Balance between the Delay output and the dry effect send signal, while Quad Knob [3] controls the overall input level to the Reverb. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual MIDI CHAN P R O G...

  • Page 146

    Reverbs). Here you will find parameters for selecting the Reverb type, adjusting Pre-Delay Time and Pre-Delay Mix. Reverb Type The QuadraSynth Plus has seven different reverb types, all stereo, each of which simulates a different space or produce a different ambient effect. Use Quad Knob [1] to select one. The different Reverb types are: Plate 1 &...

  • Page 147

    Hall. Much larger than a room, Halls are characterized by their high ceilings, irregular shapes, and generally uniform density of reflections. Large. Much larger than a hall, this reverb type emulates large ambient spaces such as amphitheaters, gymnasiums, etc. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 148

    This allows you to simulate different surfaces of a QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 149

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 room or hall, with softer surfaces absorbing more high frequencies and smaller rooms having faster low frequency decay. If the selected Reverb type is Gate, the Low Decay parameter is unavailable. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 150

    Greater diffusion works better with percussive sounds, whereas less amounts of diffusion work well with vocals and other sustained sounds. Note: The illustration above reflects a Density setting of 0. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 151

    Delay The Delay function is used to edit Delay parameters. Delay (Page 1) The QuadraSynth Plus’s effects processor has three different Delay types available. Note: Some delay modules only feature a mono Delay, and therefore the Delay Type parameter will be unavailable. Instead the parameters...

  • Page 152

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 153

    Finally, the waveform shape of the LFO can be changed from a smooth triangle to a more abrupt squarewave to make the pitch detuning more pronounced. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 154

    The effect of Flanging is achieved by splitting and slightly delaying one part of the signal, then varying the time delay, again with an LFO. The delayed signal is then mixed back with the original sound to produce the “swishing” or “tunneling” sound. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 155

    LFO to feeding back part of the signal to make the effect stronger. The Flanger’s waveform shape can be either “Normal” or “Inverted”. Use the “Inverted” setting for a more dramatic flange effect. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 156

    Delay output going into the Pitch Input. The Delay Input parameter is only available when editing a effects bus which has the Delay effect ahead of the Pitch effect in the selected Configuration (Example: Configuration #2, effect send 1). QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 157

    If the Pitch type is Resonator, page 2 of the Pitch function will have two parameters. Use Quad Knob [1] to adjust the Resonator tuning, and Quad Knob [3] to adjust the Resonator Decay. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 158

    The Mod Function lets you control various effects parameters from the various controls on the QuadraSynth Plus (keyboard, after-touch, pitch-bender, etc.) or from the MIDI input. This is extremely useful when dynamic or real-time control is required in a live playing situation. It is possible to control up to 2 parameters simultaneously.

  • Page 159

    Main Left and Right outputs of the QuadraSynth Plus. Only effect modules that have access to the Main outputs will appear on the Mix page. There is a separate Mix page for each of the four effect busses whose effect modules feed the main output.

  • Page 160

    Adjusting this value will cause the Reverb Output Level to increase or decrease. The Reverb Output level is the level for the Reverb Section of the QuadraSynth Plus’s effects processor to the main outputs, and should be set as desired.

  • Page 161

    Soft setting, if the signal feeding the Overdrive effect is below the Overdrive Threshold setting (see below). The Hard setting will only provide distortion when the signal feeding the Overdrive effect is above the Overdrive Threshold setting. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 162

    When set to “99>OVRD”. only the overdriven effect is heard. Note:: The CLIP indictator is disabled when configuration 5 is selected. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Editing Effects: Chapter 7...

  • Page 163

    Editing Effects: Chapter 7 QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 164: Global Settings, Editing Global Parameters, Lcd Contrast, General Midi Mode

    Sysex message at the beginning (bar 1) which tells the receiving device to go into its General MIDI mode. If this message is sent, no matter where you happen to be on the QuadraSynth, General QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual ETTINGS Global Settings: Chapter 8...

  • Page 165: Keyboard Curve, Keyboard Transpose

    Master Pitch and Master Tuning In Page 1 of Global Edit Mode, Quad Knob [3] adjusts the QuadraSynth Plus’s overall pitch (-12 to +12/up or down an octave). Adjust this parameter when you wish to globally transpose all sounds. Quad Knob [4] adjusts the QuadraSynth Plus’s overall Master Tuning (-99 to +99/up or down 1/2 step).

  • Page 166: Reset Controllers A – D

    CH SOLO. In Program Mode, this is the same as the NORMAL setting. In Mix Mode, the only sounds coming from the QuadraSynth Plus, and the only MIDI messages, will come from the layer or range of the underlined MIDI channel in the display.

  • Page 167: Controllers A – D Mode

    Controllers A–D will have an affect on the currently selected Program or Mix, or will only send out controller data via the MIDI Out connector, or do both. Use Quad Knob [4] to turn this on or off. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 168: Pedal 1 And 2 Assignment, Quadrasynth Plus Piano Reference Manual

    Keyboard and have Pedals turned on. This is in addition to the fact that the pedals will be sending out MIDI information. The default settings are: Pedal 1 = 7; Pedal 2 = 4. MIDI Program Select QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Global Settings: Chapter 8...

  • Page 169: Receiving And Transmitting Bank Change Message, Edit Mode

    Mix. The Mix itself will not respond to Program Changes. When set to “Mix Select Channel 1 – 16”, the QuadraSynth Plus will change Mixes in response to Program Change messages received on the same MIDI channel as selected by this parameter, from whichever bank (Preset or User) is currently selected.

  • Page 170: Khz Clock Input

    BNC-to-BNC cable between the BRC’s 48 kHz Clock Out to the QuadraSynth Plus’s 48 kHz Clock In. When you are ready to record onto ADAT from the QuadraSynth Plus, be sure to turn on the 48 kHz Clock Input function. For more on connecting the BNC-to-BNC cable, see page 25.

  • Page 171: Midi Transfer And Storage Operations, Saving The User Bank To An External Card

    Programs, 128 Effects Patches) can be stored to an Alesis QuadraCard RAM card inserted into the Sound Card slot on the QuadraSynth Plus. Depending on the amount of RAM a particular card has, up to 8 complete banks can be stored onto it.

  • Page 172: Storing An Individual Program Or Mix To An External Card

    QuadraSynth Plus Bank format. A Sound Card is formatted whenever an entire QuadraSynth Plus Bank is stored onto it. If you are using an older Sound Card that does not use the current Bank format, you will not be able to store individual Mixes or Programs onto until you store an entire QuadraSynth Bank onto it first.

  • Page 173: Card Storage Ramifications, Saving Programs Via Midi Sys Ex

    MIDI sequencer, or sent to another QuadraSynth Plus or S4. You have a choice of sending any single Program in the User bank (00 to 127), or what is in the current Program Edit buffer, or what is in any of the 16 Mix Edit Program buffers, or the entire User bank (100 Mixes, 128 Programs, 128 Effects Patches) plus Global data.

  • Page 174

    As this value is changed, the second parameter (destination) will be linked. This is because most often you will want to transmit a Program to the same Program location. The only time to do otherwise is when sending to another QuadraSynth Plus (see below). ¬...

  • Page 175: Re-initializing

    IN jack, and make sure that a sequencer or keyboard is not sending messages to the QuadraSynth Plus that would make it behave erratically (such as a long stream of pitch bend messages on 16 channels simultaneously). If these steps do not solve the problem, you must re-initialize the software.

  • Page 176: Checking Software Version, Maintenance/service, Cleaning, Maintenance, Obtaining Repair Service

    Make sure the entire bottom part of the keyboard is supported so that the case is not subjected to unnecessary bending. • Place a dust cover over the QuadraSynth Plus when it is not in use. Refer All Servicing to Alesis...

  • Page 177

    Alesis warranty. Tape a note to the top of the unit describing the problem, include your name and a phone number where Alesis can contact you if necessary, as well as instructions on where you want the product returned. Alesis will pay for standard one-way shipping back to you on any repair covered under the terms of this warranty.

  • Page 178

    Troubleshooting: Appendix A QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 180

    MIDI Basics Most current electronic instruments and signal processors, including the QuadraSynth Plus, contain an internal computer. Computers and music have been working together for decades, which is not surprising considering music’s mathematical basis (consider frequencies, harmonics, vibrato rates, tunings, etc.).

  • Page 181: Midi Message Basics, Channel Messages: Mode Messages, Channel Messages: Voice Messages

    000-127, others as 001-128, and still others arrange programs in banks of 8 programs (such as A1-A8, B1-B8, C1-C8, etc.). Pitch Bend. This “bends” a note from its standard pitch. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual MIDI Supplement: Appendix B...

  • Page 182

    Non-Registered Parameter MSB (0-127) Non-Registered Parameter LSB (0-127) Registered Parameter MSB (0-127) Registered Parameter LSB (0-127) Reset All Controllers (0) Local Control On/Off (0 or 127) All Notes Off (0) Omni Off (0) QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual MIDI Supplement: Appendix B...

  • Page 183

    Omni On (0) Mono On (0-16; 0=Omni Off) Poly On (0) QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual MIDI Supplement: Appendix B...

  • Page 184: System Common Messages, General Midi

    QuadraSynth Plus will be called up, even if the composer of the sequence used a different sound device. The Programs in Preset Bank 4 use the General MIDI...

  • Page 185

    MIDI Supplement: Appendix B names (in some cases abreviated) with the letters GM added to indicate their are designed specifically for use in General MIDI mode. QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

  • Page 186

    (Parts of this appendix are abridged versions of material from Power Sequencing with Master Tracks Pro/Pro 4 and The Complete Guide to the Alesis HR-16 and MMT-8, copyright 1990 and 1989 respectively by AMSCO Publications, and is adapted with permission.)

  • Page 187: Midi Implementation Chart

    MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART Function Basic Default Channel Changed Default Mode Messages Altered Note Number True Voice Velocity Note On Note Off After Key’s Touch Ch’s Pitch Bender Control 0 — 120 O Change Prog Change True # System Exclusive System Song Pos Common Song Sel...

  • Page 188: Program Parameters

    Filter Frequency FLFO Delay FLFO Depth FLFO Level FLFO Mod. Wheel Level FLFO Speed FLFO Trigger FLFO Waveform Keyboard Tracking Keyboard Mode QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Parameters Index: Appendix C NDEX Quad Function Page Knob ALFO Filter FLFO Pitch...

  • Page 189

    Sustain Decay: Pitch Sustain Pedal: Amp Sustain Pedal: Filter Sustain Pedal: Pitch Time Track: AENV Time Track: FENV Time Track: PENV Track Input Track Points (0—10) QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Parameters Index: Appendix C Quad Function Page Knob ALFO Filter FLFO 1–6...

  • Page 190: Mix Parameters, Index, Quadrasynth Plus Piano Reference Manual

    Program Output Program Pan Program Volume Program Select: Number Program Select: Type Range Lower limit Range Upper Limit Sustain Pedal Tuning: Octave Tuning: Semitone QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual Parameters Index: Appendix C Pitch Quad Function Page Knob Pitch Pitch Filter...

  • Page 191

    Parameters Index: Appendix C QuadraSynth Plus Piano Reference Manual...

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