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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125 Visitor comments
draco draconis
October 8, 2010 @ 2:24 pm
I like A6 bass: =1&download=direct
k-boarding Synthesizer
October 5, 2010 @ 2:30 am
Bad News.
Officially, Alesis has stopped producing the A6 Andromeda, one of the best analogues of history.

Malas Noticias.
Oficialmente Alesis, ha dejado de producir el Andromeda A6, una de los mejores analogos de la historia.
September 7, 2010 @ 3:35 pm
An incredible monstrously big sound with programability by the truckloads. Enormously deep with those who care deeply about sound design. Not for the casual explorers of synthesis who would be better off with a Nord Lead...
leslie dawson
August 20, 2010 @ 5:40 pm
anyone who says the andromeda is thin or not as good as a minimoog are soooo wrong, the andromeda when programmed right can sound exactly like the minimoog as proven within the following link
leslie dawson
August 17, 2010 @ 6:24 am
Thanks god for ebay, i have only spent 10 minutes with it and all i can is holly $%$%. Im so impressed im writing this review! I have a poly evolver KB, virus ti2 polar, nord wave, juno 60, moog voyager (awaiting delivery) and i have never heard a synth thats had me close to tears with sheer musical beauty. I have heard many analog synths, the only one i have never heard in person is the jupiters, but this andromeda is magical, and end of the rainbow treasure - by far the best sounding/musical synth i own and thats just a few presets. As soon as i play a pad it takes me into another world - no other synth has done this for me. Im an artist and musician who researches emotional sound and the andromeda infront of me is telling me what its all about
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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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