Alesis Andromeda A6

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The Andromeda A6 is a true analog synthesizer using two analog oscillators per voice, sub-oscillators, hard and soft sync and more! It features 16-voice polyphony. With the Andromeda, you'll find a huge range of tonal possibilities: searing leads, warm pads, fat bass lines, extreme sound effects and more. And of course there are plenty of knobs (72) and buttons (144), even an assignable ribbon controller for addictive hands-on real-time control! The large high-resolution LCD display is excellent and shows you actual rather than relative values of parameters. Andromeda will integrate seamlessly into any studio with its total MIDI control and sync, individual voice outputs, stereo outputs and several audio inputs.

Andromeda is completely analog - no emulation! It features two analog filters per voice that sound great! They are a multimode 2-pole and a 4-pole lowpass. External audio can be routed through these filters too (three 1/4" jacks)! As for modulation, Andromeda has three LFOs, each with six waveforms and they can be synced to MIDI clock. And there are three 7-stage envelopes with very creative and flexible functions. Also onboard is an extensive mod matrix for enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda's sounds!

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No analog synth would be complete without a set of classic effects and features. Andromeda also offers Portamento with nine slopes and legato functions. A built-in arpeggiator and analog-style sequencer are available, with MIDI sync! There are also some high quality digital effects such as reverbs, chorus, echo, distortion and more! Andromeda comes with 256 breathtaking preset patches plus 128 user. A PCMCIA-format memory card slot allows for additional programs and mixes. Andromeda is pure analog bliss, with all the features, stability and widgets of modern digital synths. It has been used by BT, Air, Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, DJ Tiesto, Klaus Schulze, Yes and the Pet Shop Boys.

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123 Visitor comments
June 14, 2010 @ 5:03 pm
This is by far the best sounding synth I have ever heard. If you are serious about analog synthesis then this is the machine for you. Astounding flexibility, and modulation options coupled with a great voice architecture makes it well worth the $. Forget about all those vintage museum pieces, of all the synths I own(i have a few) this is the one that gets the most use and is featured in almost every song i make.
June 14, 2010 @ 1:57 am
Mine bought some years ago has a problem on autotune the voice number 2! But seems that is tuned ok even if the autotune fails on it....I have try to switch on and off the 2nd voice and use the 3rd voice instead and no rilevant detuning problems...
Somebody already in this trouble?

For the rest
Production isnt stoped/discontinued, will be only in few batches..(from Alesis Boss voice).
For ppl who are looking in: it sounds like bla bla bla... forget it..IT SOUNDS LIKE ANDROMEDA!
What i like on it: fx lead and strings and some basses, the fast envelopes make it also very very good on drum sounds.
June 6, 2010 @ 10:56 pm
Wonderful machine used by Juno Reactor.
May 9, 2010 @ 11:17 am
Do not worry about it.
Personally, I communicated not many days ago, with the production department of Alesis, and A 6 is still in production. Undoubtedly, this is the masterpiece and a classic from Alesis among all the brands and models. On occasions there is not enough in existence, because the specificity of their functions and the high cost of the product. But do not worry; and less pay any attention to the ignorant, that can not be able to access it, either with money or with the brain.
I have one in my set. I recommend it 100%, is a tremendous machine. And beware of the hotel vendors, are sometimes willing to sell what they have and not what you want.
May 4, 2010 @ 6:49 pm
What else can I say? A great monster. Not recommended for beginners, or as a single synthesizer. It is one of the keyboards that should never stop making. Undoubtedly a obligated piece of collection for any serious keyboardist set.
This, like all Alesis keyboards, are characterized by a solid physical structure, ease of programming and a lot of nice resources with an extraordinary bank of high quality sounds.
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 16 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 oscillators (with subs) per voice, 5 waveforms available (sine, triangle, square, up saw, down saw)
  • Filter - 32 total - 2-pole multimode resonating filter per voice, 4-pole lowpass resonating filter per voice
  • Effects - Digital reverb, chorus, echo, analog distortion, quad pitch-shifting, flange, and more
  • Arpeg/Seq - Arpeggiator: Up, Down, Up/Down, Random; Sequencer: 16-step, analog style; both have MIDI sync
  • Keyboard - 61 keys (velocity and aftertouch sensitive)
  • Memory - Program Memory: 256 preset and 128 user-defined
    Mix Memory: 128 user-defined
    Memory Card Slot: PCMCIA-format
  • Control - MIDI (16-parts)
  • Date Produced - Late 2000 - 2001

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