Quasimidi Raven Max
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Quasimidi Raven Max

Raven Max, Digital Synth from Quasimidi.

DarkVince 01/29/2008

Quasimidi Raven Max : DarkVince's user review

5

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A superb keyboard octoves 5, trs sound and touch with a semi ballast trs really enjoyable.
1 and 2 pitch knobs assignable output Stereo jack 6.3, headphone output, taken to pedals, MIDI.
Designed for electronic music, all sounds are ditables the "synthse" is fairly simple based on the multi-chantillion PCM. The MAX card greatly increases the number of PCMs available in the RAVEN.

UTILIZATION

The configuration for a "normal" use is very simple and edition sounds relatively simple when WO was a synth in his hands.
There are two modes: a "perf", the equivalent of a synth or sound monotimbral can be composed of four layers of PCM. You can also splitter in 2 +2 (or other) which fills a little gap in the mode "sequencer". This mode "Perf" is the equivalent of a mode patch today.
The mode sequencer, a little more complicated but with functions such as trs INTERESTED gnration of "sentences" in case of lack of inspiration.
This mode full air but I never use it, I am using the mode "patch".

Attention in two modes: these days we are used a patch mode and a multiplayer mode. You might think it's the same thing here but no, there are some major diffrence I will try to explain simply:
As I say, in "Perf", the sound can be a composition of internal waveforms (PCM sounds) of up four layers with two assignable effects and a arpgiateur (but CONTRL not only one of the PCMs and not the four time, or when alternately).
Mode "seq" allows you to use 16 MIDI channels, but on each of the 16 midi channels, you can not assign a PCM core: Unable to use sounds so crs in "Perf" in Seq mode is the only default of RAVEN ... what a shame.

Therefore Whereas it is a synth monotimbral (polyphonic) if we want to exploit his "synthse" multi-layer PCM. Split the keyboard you get to the 2 +2, the equivalent of a bi-timbral nice but with only one MIDI channel rception (including not a true bi-timbral in the strict sense).

SOUNDS

The keyboard is really excellent. I found a small problem of MIDI time limit when I use my keyboard as Raven Matre in "local: OFF" but I do not know if this is from my config or Raven in his m me. In my case nothing serious, I do not use that mode "local: ON".
I love this synth PCMs of high quality are made of beautiful sound with trs: Bass, Synth, choirs. The sound output is excellent, although pchu. Given its age, it's a great machine even if the sound is not as bright in agus on some current machines, now it really does not envy some current synth.
For those who like the electro of 80/90 is a real rgal!

OVERALL OPINION

I rv of synth there are ten or fifteen years, but the era he remained out of reach for many people because of the price. I always AIM for the Quasimidi his inimitable texture and often unfairly criticized. I had a Technox and Polymorph I gard.
Then one morning I came across an ad and I bought it.
I have for over a year now and it's a real pleasure to play with, both for its quality as for its sounds. Seen its share of time, it's a deal. Even if I have many machines ct qqes latest issue and "powerful" (Virus Ti VSynth or XT), I find it a real place in my components and I am not pr t of lcher.