Quasimidi Rave-O-Lution 309

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The Rave-O-Lution is a stand alone groove box that has taken the techno world by storm. Very popular among DJ's for live performance and interaction with the audience! It features a very advanced sequencer and a host of excellent analog and electronic drum and bass synth sounds. The 309 is very intuitive and easy to get started using. Play with the patterns or make your own. All real-time tweaks can be recorded into your sequence for later playback!

The 5 part multitimbral feature is the secret to this units power for live and interactive performances. The 5 separate parts are Kick, Snares, Hi-Hats, percussion and bass synth. During your performance you can mute any of these parts to drop the beat or isolate the kick, thus building or lowering the groove and your audiences energy! A plethora of knobs offer quick and easy access to filter and envelope modulation for shaping and morphing the music. The 309 is also well suited for studio work with complete MIDI implementation that includes all real-time controls and knobs.

The 309 is truly an instant dance machine! It sounds great for analog emulation synthesis! It looks pretty cool and comes from a company that knows all about Trance and Techno music. The Rave-O-Lution 309 is an obvious choice for anybody seriously looking to get into dance music with an affordable all-in-one box that will grow and remain useful in your studio and music for as long as techno is still around! It has been used by Apollo 440, Nine Inch Nails, and KMFDM.

There have been three expansions for the Rave-O-Lution 309 since it was released. The Audio expansion added two audio inputs and two more audio outputs. The Drum expansion added a bunch of new drum and percussion samples plus midi synced LFO's. The synth expansion added a second bass/lead synth (though it requires the audio expansion and they do not have their own 'part' buttons).

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Demos & Media

Audio Clip 1 Some great demo Rave-O-Lution songs from Future Music's CD, Issue #65.
Audio Clip 2 Even more great demo Rave-O-Lution songs from Future Music's CD, Issue #57.
ManualDownload the complete and original owner's manual for the Rave-O-Lution 309 in the PDF format.

Specifications

Polyphony - 17 voices
Multitimbral - 5 parts
Sequencer - 100 Preset 'motifs', 100 User 'motifs'
Songs - 16 songs
Patterns - 100 patterns (64 bars max.)
Keyboard - 12 Pattern-Pad keys
Memory - 64 Kicks, 64 snares, 64 hi-hats, 128 Bass-lead, 10 percussion sets
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1996

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