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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 14 reviews )
 8 reviews57 %
 3 reviews21 %
 2 reviews14 %
 1 user review7 %
Value For Money : Excellent
toux ranjo11/21/2009

toux ranjo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
Hello,

I own the Alesis Fusion 8HD fair, 2 powered speakers Prodipe 8, a EH Small Stone phaser.

The keyboard is heavy (high weight), and the feel is light I found over a piano.

The connector is designed for sampling and connection to a computer via USB for example, or compact flash card.

Modern design.

For my level and my needs, this instrument is oversized and I run a few percent of its potential!

UTILIZATION

Ooh dear, ergonomics is fucking evil! you really spend time to understand, but once done, it fits what and settings come quickly.

SOUNDS

Through Hollow Sun banks or downloadable SoundFont convertible, one arrives at a rich palette and clean because the preset sounds are not very euphoric tell us!

What interests me is the sounds of the 70s/80s type mellotron, strings, choirs etc ... and there I take my foot!

So, I love the sound of this instrument! with banks Hollow Sun!

OVERALL OPINION

hey, I'm not a musician, but I'm mumuse with a Fusion for a while, and I find his tonal palette of rich, personally. And what I do, I give him high marks overall, me, not musicos and I'm starting small.

I reproduce the atmosphere of the years 70/80, and Vangelis, Jarre, Kitaro and other synthesis dreamien tangerine ...

then, well, me, I can not read sheet music, I reproduce only the ear and I play the keyboard with 3 fingers up. I use the sequencer as a recorder, and I apply the technique of re-recording, track after track, when recording with the internal metronome.

But hey, it's sometimes not very accurate in tempo and the fingerings are not very attractive ... I'm not musicos, me!

Then, some samples on YouTube here: # p/u/0/Nlv_-9Lw1AY ( )

I find this really interesting instrument and ... be gentle with me, I begin!

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thierry
toux ranjo11/21/2009

toux ranjo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
Hello,

I have Alesis Fusion 8HD just 2 powered speakers Prodipe 8, a small stone phaser EH.

The keyboard is heavy (heavy weight), and the feel is light I find compared to a piano.

The connector is designed for the sampling and connected to a computer via USB for example, or compact flash card.

Modern design.

For my level and my needs, this tool is oversized and I run a few percent of its potential!

USE

Ooh my, ergonomics is wrong damn! you really have to spend time to understand; but once done, it fits what and settings come quickly.

SOUNDS

With Hollow Sun banks or downloadable and convertible SoundFont, we arrive at a rich and own palette; because the preset sounds are not very euphoric tell us!

What interests me is sounds like 70/80 years mellotron, strings, choirs etc ... and there I take my foot!

So I love the sound of this instrument! with Hollow Sun banks !!!

NOTICE GLOBAL



well, I'm not a musician, but I mumuse with Fusion for some time, and I find its sound palette of rich, personally. And for what I do, I give it a very good overall rating, me not musicos small beginner and I am.

I reproduce the atmosphere of 70/80, of Vangelis, Jarre, Kitaro and other synthésistes tangerine dreamien ...

then, well, I can not read sheet music, I reproduce only by ear and I play on the keyboard with up to 3 fingers. I use the sequencer as a recorder, and I apply the technique of re-recording, track after track, recording with the internal metronome.

But hey, it's sometimes not very fair tempo and fingerings are unattractive ... I'm not musicos myself!

So some samples on YouTube here:

I find really interesting and this instrument ... bear with me, I begin!

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thierry
toux ranjo11/21/2009

toux ranjo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
Hello,

I have Alesis Fusion 8HD just 2 powered speakers Prodipe 8, a small stone phaser EH.

The keyboard is heavy (heavy weight), and the feel is light I find compared to a piano.

The connector is designed for the sampling and connected to a computer via USB for example, or compact flash card.

Modern design.

For my level and my needs, this tool is oversized and I run a few percent of its potential!

USE

Ooh my, ergonomics is wrong damn! you really have to spend time to understand; but once done, it fits what and settings come quickly.

SOUNDS

With Hollow Sun banks or downloadable and convertible SoundFont, we arrive at a rich and own palette; because the preset sounds are not very euphoric tell us!

What interests me is sounds like 70/80 years mellotron, strings, choirs etc ... and there I take my foot!

So I love the sound of this instrument! with Hollow Sun banks !!!

NOTICE GLOBAL



well, I'm not a musician, but I mumuse with Fusion for some time, and I find its sound palette of rich, personally. And for what I do, I give it a very good overall rating, me not musicos small beginner and I am.

I reproduce the atmosphere of 70/80, of Vangelis, Jarre, Kitaro and other synthésistes tangerine dreamien ...

then, well, I can not read sheet music, I reproduce only by ear and I play on the keyboard with up to 3 fingers. I use the sequencer as a recorder, and I apply the technique of re-recording, track after track, recording with the internal metronome.

But hey, it's sometimes not very fair tempo and fingerings are unattractive ... I'm not musicos myself!

So some samples on YouTube here:

I find really interesting and this instrument ... bear with me, I begin!

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thierry
Popol55904/29/2007

Popol559's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
I do not return the type of keyboard, 88 keys touch heavy but a little "light" in terms of quality ...
otherwise it is at least something heavy is the weight of the unit ... 26 kg without its box!
The basic configuration is good but it feels faster than 64 MB of RAM are a bit inadequate and climb higher, it takes at least 180 Euros with extensions to buy GB and up has its own risk (hello risk guarantee ..)

UTILIZATION

The manual is zero and as a predecessor said it is a reminder of the possibilities of the machine that said there are online tutorials to find on the Alesis site that are well, too bad they are not supplied with the machine.
But I put 8 in the difficulty of programming

SOUNDS

Nothing to say about the sounds that are really bluffing ...
I come from a SY77, a WS Ex, a pattern 6 and well worth it all at once ...
good on the other hand-level programming is not the TOP .. then we regret the SY77 super simple and super flexible.
c'es bin complicated and frankly it's not the manual that will help ... Too bad there is not an editor for PC ...
The factory violins are very good and there are also bundles of very good quality sound on the Alesis site ...

OVERALL OPINION

3 months at home and like me he did not move the home studio.
Soon I will test its direct-to-disk to record the first song but I need a mic preamp ...
for me the Value for money is excellent.
Without a doubt I referrer the same choice ..
Lucifer4405/13/2006

Lucifer44's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
-keyboard 88 piano-type ballast rating very pleasant my first day go better now slowly increase the volume vo ke try typing like crazy it sounds dessu to ke
-the connectors are very compltes apart the compact flash slot ki orait could be replaced with a USB socket for cl usb usb port to connect a computer chargemetn nouvo its site by Alesis
-Sounds terrain of the craziest o classical music I play the piano during my dc current I put the piano sound gnial home I put the lead and pads thoroughly to make electro trash
-polifoni ki adapts according monaural sound some very dotre plyfonique
-squenceur directly to disk sampler track 8 (ac registration system external instrument on squenceur)

USE

-Even if I connaisssais very well synths this is my first real synth ac SEVERAL sound sources that I love
-l'dition iper is easy just to follow the indication
- The manual I pa is still open in 1 c me tell you the ease of the machine and my first synthbr pourtan c />
SONORITS

-the sounds really suits me perfectly tt field
-the piano sounds are very realistic wide palete quite realistic sounds very realistic mm in piano and copper head way in May is a synth pa fai to play classical
-The bass and pads his gnials the moin jaime it may lead you really pratik

NOTICE GLOBAL

I am the User depui a me
the warning of the keyboard is its weight 26 kg c heavy even for a 88 + rating to its small size is perfect for apartments
had me wind bocou product yamaha May compared to that of he valley pa Tripette
report kalitzer exelent price
yes and I will not change pa notice moin ke j 'finds one moin cher ki do the thing and ac mm disc recorder and more
Luc Henrion04/15/2006

Luc Henrion's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
No need to return the top dtails, t say everything or nearly so, but it is important to remember that this is dj version 1.22, and the number of programs and "mixes" almost doubled between version 1.00 and this one. Not bad! Especially as the sound signs "Sun Hollow" (all tlchargeables gratos for those who do not have) are really high bill, especially for lovers of vintage keyboards, it sounds really g ts!
Only truly ngatif my opinion, there are not out of numriques numrique. Damage, o 8, otherwise it would be 10!

UTILIZATION

The manual is rubbish I got: Written by a computer to a computer, see what I mean? Another 8 causes of but was suggested that new "tutorials" are in the process of collaboration ... Fortunately it was not always necessary; adj anyone seen a synth to navigate quickly.
Ct edition sounds, you can go far, far away. In my opinion this is the great strength of the machine before making the turn, I will retire!

SOUNDS

10 of 10 here! Absolutely nothing wrong. Yet I have a Kurzweil K2500, and a Yam SY99 QS8 addition Alesis synths galore. No worries: I let all the house when I climb scne The Fusion replaces all! What happiness!

OVERALL OPINION

I have since late November 2005. In other words I have 40GB of disk and not 80 GB, and I pay full price. Still I think it's a great investment. Rasht tomorrow if I ncessaire :-) Well ... especially at the new price! ;-)
frankdunord11/17/2005

frankdunord's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
Workstation Keyboard 88 heavier notes. Germany controlled by the Net came home in 72 hours as a double original packaging (unopened) 20% less than the best price in France and 35% cheaper than the official price. Disappointment unpacking a single power cable, a manual in English and nothing else. Back on the manufacturer site to find the latest version of the OS and the notes thereto. The first grip is easy and intuitive. Left wheel pitchbend adjustable modulation wheel control panel assignable.Un four knobs for easy arpegiatteur 4 functions, 4 functions filters, equalizer 4band, plus 4 assignable functions by software. A large volume knob notched, 4 push triggers (triggers) assignable to various functions, two-button switch S1 and S2 function On / Off assignable. In the middle of a good size screen with a blue background, not touch. Just to the left of the six key functions of the machine. Programqui access is sound banks, Mix, which combines the sounds (equivalent to the combination of Korg) and choose the sound track mixing. Song used to create a song or a piece from scratch. Sampler that enables this function by the stereo audio input with adjustable gain. Mixer that activates a mixer 32 MIDI tracks 8 simultaneous audio tracks with the usual controls track (solo, Vol, pan, mute, insert effects ...). 8 input jack on the back for creating eight simultaneous audio tracks to an external source directly to disk on the integrated 40GB hard Dique. From either side of the screen, the "soft buttons" used to activate certain features that appear on the screen. Rightmost panel of the main sound choice "programs" by 16 letters quick combinations and a choice of 8-digit bank. Below is a handy-wheel "wheel" navigation surrounded by seven buttons, the main one "EDIT". Finally the bottom right a control block type tape recorder to record mark ... read Ergonomics touch any of these functions including the keypad is extremely pleasant and gives an impression of solidity and build quality. On the back of the unit is even while the headphone jack would have found its way to better. 3MIDI, SPDIF, OUTPUT AND HAND, TAKE 3 PEDALS. INPUT STEREO Sampler, 8 audio inputs DTD.USB 2, TAKEN TO CDRW ...
The navigation screen to enter the heart of the beast as long to linger a bit. Almost everything is editable, assignable, mixable, monitor, record its own banks or flash media card (not included). The sequencer supports 32 MIDI tracks and 8 audio track is edited simultanées.chaque and mastering is possible. The effects are many but no processor or voice vocoder. It will go through the audio inputs ... As against this, access to FM synthesis, virtual analog synthesis and physical modeling programs ... 500, 100 Combi, 32 drum kits, 128 General MIDI. In the basic version of the OS. One approaches the concept of a Oasys ...

UTILIZATION

As long as we stay on the control surfaces and major efforts have been made to use easy preset (see above), the Fusion is very fun and enjoyable. When it comes to edit or assign and edit via the screen medium is more difficult than on a computer screen. However, once the stuff learned, are found in each chapter and ca simplifies your life. An ingenious system of shortcuts can save time. I said everything is editable, and every change can be stored on personal bank unr and even transferred (for example block transfer of the envelope of a mix to another mix). The English manual is actually very easy to understand but must read the reference manual in full. There are a lot of space which allows many annotations and translations in French. Read with a pen in hand and a stabylo ..

SOUNDS

The sounds are varied and many use different methods of synthesis which gives a great interest in the machine. I think everything is possible as far as missing or sounds can be sampled and edited and the 8 audio inputs allow you to record a full orchestra in the DTD. Then grind the track by track with the sounds of the machine or those sampled etc ... The possibilities are endless as the Fusion can feed on anything that sounds like there is on the market.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 15 days. It's not super pro, but versatile and responsive to the needs of creative musicos did some stage. I tried the Oasys, it's better but I can not afford. I come from a Korg 05R / W Roland fp1 a PC and a planter out of breath by Acid and Cubase and plugins. I'll find all this and more on a single machine that I will still connect to my table and my Phonic dynamic Fostex speakers. I can enter the MicroKorg of my son and his amazing vocoder on the audio inputs, 2 Kaospad borrow her for "special" effects and to blackmail his girlfriend live to disk for my future summer hit. At that price at this level and the Fusion has no competitor. Alesis thank you
pagano09/14/2005

pagano's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Fusion 8HD
Well I have not bought the (just tried during a trip to the US), but in truth was not the c envy m missing:

the beast is really desirable: even imagine having a machine for a DX7 FM sounds, for an andromeda analog sounds, a sampler top quality while allowing you to do more physical modeling module type light vehicles from Yamaha (such as VL 150 yamaha card on the ground). it is a dream and then the keyboard is also nice (piano type keyboard similar to that of korg tritons).

In short you have a kind of OASYS Korg Alesis but the sauce with a hard drive of 40 gigabytes and 8 internal 24-bit audio inputs for recording external instrumentals.

Frankly the price or is sold to the states (about 1600 euros to home) is just arrived in stores that guys are already out.

A synthesizer as we had not seen for a long time ;-)

UTILIZATION

See above.
In my almost unlimited potential. a great success (even if the internal sounds do not cover all the needs it is sufficient to have CD sounds Outer Banks for a treat).

SOUNDS

This machine is geared more modern music anyway (even if it contains a piano and orchestral sounds good that was not "Q Up Arts" for those who know this box).

OVERALL OPINION

No unfortunately I have been the fault of having to buy after the finances but it seems to be a formidable instrument of crétivité. Nothing that is already taken her far ahead of everybody in the light of all he can do (to the states ... 1600 euros more expensive here in France grrrrrr).

Probably next on the list as soon as my finances will get better lol