This should help.http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/qs8.php
oooh upon looking it seems this keyboard doesn't have MIDI in. That would make it less desirable for home recording especially with DAW's. But that's IMHO your experience may vary, especially if you are a skilled keyboard player.
Thanks moodorf, I am a noob for sure, LOL.
O.k., am I reading this wrong regarding MIDI?http://www.alesis.com/qs8
Type : Sample playback synthesizer, master controller keyboard
Keys: 88 velocity and aftertouch sensitive, weighted, hammer-action
Polyphony : 64 voices
MIDI Channels : 16
ROM : 16MB, expandable to 32MB using 2 PCMCIA ROM and RAM cards.
Sounds : 512 preset 128 user programs, 400 preset and 100 user mixes, expandable using PCMCIA cards.
Samples : 48kHz Linear samples
General MIDI : GM compatible.
Effects : On board effects, based on the Alesis Q2 FX processor
Drums : Drum kits, rhythm loops
Input / Output : 4 Audio Out, Phones, MIDI IN
, OUT, THRU, Serial interface for Mac/PC, ADAT optical digital output, 48kHz input, 2 PCMCIA card slots
Controls : Pitch wheel, Mod. wheel, 4 assignable control sliders, 3 Pedal inputs
Sequencer No on-board sequencer, can play standard MIDI files from PCMCIA expansion cards
Other features : Using PCMCIA Flash RAM cards, custom samples and programs can be added.