Quasimidi Sirius

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The Sirius is Quasimidi's souped-up keyboard similar to the RaveOLution 309 and aimed directly at the dance market. It's filled with knobs, buttons and cool colors. Designed for total control for live performance or studio work!

Actually most knobs are dedicated to patch editing. It has a welcome new feature, a modern vocoder! There are also 8 control knobs for setting various mixer-type settings (level, pan, fx send). That's right, it has effects on board! It's got a great sound too! Choose from basic categories like 'bass sounds', 'dirty bass', 'pad sounds', 808 & 909 kits and much more! There's plenty of memory (96 user patches) to store your own creations. The filter and envelopes are flexible and sound very good.

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Also taken from the Rave-O-Lution is the incredible pattern-based seven track sequencer with part mutes and tap-tempo! A truly useful dance music production synth capable for demanding studio use and creative live performance control with excellent sounds and a funky new vocoder! An ideal all in-one-synth for any DJ or dance musician! It has been used by KMFDM/MDFMK founder Sascha Konietzko.

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34 Visitor comments
Macgruber
May 12, 2013 @ 5:09 pm
Any one at all know where i can find an adapter for this awesome synth that will make it work in the United States? it is 230v50hz / 10.5v 1.5 A and I cant seem to find one at all
loonar
April 12, 2013 @ 4:47 am
This is a nice synth when you accept it for what it is, very fun at instant! Once you get comfortable with the layout (as simple as it could be, in a positive old analog way), you have to get familiar with the sound, too, since it is a bit specific IMHO. It sounds different. It is up to you whether you will use it well or not in the music you play or create. I find it highly motivating and fun. Again, it is up to you and your music, this is just a tool in your hands. A good one.
VirusUser8345
February 19, 2013 @ 10:03 am
I wonder, why "synth73" below is so uncomfortable with his Sirius. Regularly, people check the sound BEFORE buying. I did so and was fine with the Sirius. The "clean" sounds migh be an advantage for mixing, since only a low number of dance producers will use sounds unchanged and tracks unmixed. Complaints about the primary sound of a synthesizer seem not very sensible to me, since sound is evident. It made more sense, if hidden problems occured AFTER the purchase, like firmware, breakdown of gear and low stability. Well the Sirus had problems regarding firmware and not the intended success.
synth73
January 16, 2013 @ 12:23 pm
Well after I saw that Jexus video a few years ago and reading his singing endorsement of the Sirius I had to have one so I went and hit BIN on ebay and bought one for $900 or so. Well I have to say I absolutely HATED the sound, so bright and digital and just lifeless. I really couldnt get rid of it fast enough. Although the vocoder was pretty fun and the layout is so unique and great to work with, it all comes down to sound for me and this synth was really one of the worst I have ever worked with.
lightman
November 11, 2012 @ 5:15 am
I have the feeling that some people here give their verdict on synths they've never actually used themselves. The Sirius is a nifty little synth capable of a wide range of synthetic goodness for electronica productions but there's more to it than just the usual 303/808/909-etc. With clever use of the arp and sequencer, you can create evolving drones and f/x sequences or large stacks of monophonic fatness, control external gear, etc. It's also 7-parts multi-timbral, which is a big plus in my eyes. In short, it's a cool machine with lots of character that really shines in the right hands.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 28 voices
  • Oscillators - 2 osc: 128 synth waves, 365 drum and percussion samples
  • Filter - 24dB and 12dB slopes, Hi and Low pass filters with resonance and overdrive
  • Effects - FX1: reverbs, stereo delays. FX2: chorus, flanger, delays; vocoder
  • Arpeg/Seq - 16 pattern arpeggiator / 7 track sequencer with tap tempo
  • Keyboard - 49 velocity sensitive keys
  • Memory - 384 patches (288 preset, 96 user), 16 vocoder patches, 20 percussion kits
  • Control - MIDI (7 parts, 3 synth and 4 drums)
  • Date Produced - 1998
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