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Quasimidi QUASAR & TECHNOX

30-Mar-2017

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Quasimidi QUASAR & TECHNOX



Category:  Products / synth / digital/sample

Added: 19-Dec-98  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: S/H.....TECHNOX £ 300 ish.....QUASAR £ 400

Quasimidi QUASAR & TECHNOX

Quasimid came along in the UK about 4 years or so ago, about the time of the new retro analog synths explosion era......First came the Quasar, claiming to be a genuine analog sounds synth.....but you had to pay extra for the dance drum kits and analog/vintage board....

Next came the technox.....which parred down the soundset to include all dance based drums and analog/Techno'y synth sounds.....

I do not own or have not tried either.....At one time I was chasing a Technox.....but had some not so good reports...believe it or not from the vendors themselves....the concensus was that it was a good widdley sounds synth, but the drum sounds were kak, and the overall level of sample quality was not so hot.....However, there are also reports from very pleased owners.....so.....all I can say is...

There are not too many "dance" synths, or at least synths that concentrate on "Dance" styled sounds....and these two fall into that "Dance" bracket.....at least you wont be getting loads of classical, acoustic and guitar renditions....just loads of sample based analog synth sounds, including widdley 303 type stuff, stinkin' basses et al.......and also you get some 909 & 808 606 & CR78 and modular kit stuff as well.

I will try to get a hands on review, but why not check one out in the small ad's..?.........If you're putting together a first system, and doing any type of Euro-originated dance, then one of these will at least give you a full pallette of sounds to get going......




QUASAR SPEC'

The Quasar gives 24 voice polyphony with 16-part multimode.......Sounds are created by MASS, (multi algorithm synthesis)...PCM, FM and additive.... Memory is 1000 sounds in 64 Mbit ROM.......Two FX-Processors with 50 algorithms (including Vocoder, Ring Modulator, Rotor cabinet).......arpeggiator (syncs to Midi clk)....... ......Stereo out........4 individual outs........Midi (2 in with merge, out, thru)......24 bit technology.......analog sounding filter (6dB/12dB/24dB) with Resonance......1000 single sounds........200 ROM / 100 RAM performances........19 drum sets (vocal, 808, 909, 606 CR78 techno, etc ...)........Midi modulation matrix, portamento, General Midi compatible.......2 expansion slots for RAM or ROM sample memory.




TECHNOX SPEC' SPEC'

MASS (multi algorithm synthesis)........ FM synthesis......... 6mb Sample ROM....... Subtractive synthesis..... Additive synthesis...... 21 voice poly........ 16 part multi-timbral....... 512 single sounds........ 100 performances........ Analogue sounding filters (6dB/12dB/24dB) with Resonance......... 2 Fx processors....... Arpeggiator (sync's to midi)......... Stereo out.......















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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Kilo
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Coming down in price secondhand now........definately worth looking at as all round synth to accompany a sampler & drum box etc.......

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Fluke
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Date: 19-Jan-99

I've owned a Technox since they came out, and yes the sound quality maybe abit iffy....However, for bread & butter electronic sounds it's spot on, the Technox always plays a major part in backing on my tracks handling all the underlying sounds....with analog machines and samplers doing the rest.

I've seen Technox modules for £399 new now as they are discontinued, try to find one if you can :)

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: AKTIVE
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Date: 19-Jan-99

The TECHNOX is a module speciallity for a dance music.And the best of the modules for this music.



AKTIVE!!!

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: frank
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Date: 19-Jan-99

I have had a Technox for about 2 1/2 yrs and I have found it to be very good for bread and butter sounds.

It has some really good effects as well.The sounds are nice and dirty and the drum sounds arent to bad

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Markus Beckedahl
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Hi,

I bought a Technox last week from a 2nd Hand Store,

and I have Problems to get music out of it. Only the demo comes out of my mixer,

perhaps it is the sequencer, but in the manuell, there

is only written the use with a midi-keyboard. Could you help me,

perhaps you have online-manuels, or something like

that. Bye markus

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Struijl
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Date: 19-Jan-99

De Quazar is een vette bak boordevol vage sounds die goed te manipuleren zijn voor underground techno. De bediening ervan is zeer weloverwogen

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Christoph Weiss
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Been using a Quasar for over 3 years now, and it rocks! You can do lots of crazy analogue sounding stuff with it when using a bass or synth sound in "MONO" or "LEAD" mode (those portamentos - AAAAAH !) Handling the expander is logical, it has 4 single outputs and a stereo sum. The only thing that sucks: only 2 expansion boards can be fitted at the same time,... because the boards sound the business, too!

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Kenny
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Date: 19-Jan-99

I own the quasar with the hardcore and the ram-module

and i can tellyou,it is a mega blaster of a

module,believe me.......

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Colin Clyburn
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Date: 19-Jan-99

I would be very gratefull if anyone could help me get an instrument definition list for cakewalk for th quasar

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Sébastien Gambier
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Date: 19-Jan-99

Hello,

I have a Technox and cubase VST and I'd like to

know if there is a list of all "commands" that would allow me to control the Technox through VST.

Thank you,

Sébastien

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: alodj
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Date: 14-Sep-99

Hi I sell my QUASAR (expanded,6 outs,2dsp,arp,ecc.) for just 300 + expences of the expedition please mail me soon!!!

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Kilo
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Date: 30-Sep-99

Testing....Testing....1..2..3..

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Bazz
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Date: 21-Dec-99

Discontinued? Probably because the Quasar really sucked big time..I had one some time ago and I tried to get some big sounds out of it...didn't work.The filters were very flat and the FX were useless..as was this machine itself.I was so pissed off with the Quasar, I traded it after 1 week for a JV1080..this was the best choice I made in a long time...The Roland is very programmable with great filters and sounds...I didn't try the Technox but I don't need to now...

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Tom
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Date: 21-Dec-99

Wer tauscht QuasarSoundDumps ?

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Bill Laswell
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Date: 27-Apr-04

TECHNOX Rules !
It is simply because you do not know how to program a synth that you say Technox sucks ... It's great for ambient, strange pads and all ...
A space machine ! Man ! A machine for space trip ...

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: NTM UK
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Date: 24-Jun-05

Personally I abused my Quasar till it made me ill so much was I impressed by the rave timbres. And thanks to my PC I have now transferred these classic tracks I wrote while in my rave days into preview & full mp3 files.
As I had the expansion boards as well, you should get a good idea of what it sounded like. Me personally I would have given it 10 out of 10 when I brought it, as the alternatives were beyond my financial status; how I wish I had never sold it, now that my PC could sort out the problems of thin sounds.
Ohh it cost £999 when I got my module and about £200 each for the two expansion cards (never did find the sample expansion card) and as for live performance, what a blessing allowing users to turn of single keys (avoid silly double hits when playing a bass kick) as well as allowing you to define regions on the keyboard (a must for serious live performance)

Tracks made only with Quasar

http://ntmusic.org.uk/audio.html

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: nathan kyle
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Activity: Professional
Date: 28-Oct-05

i love my technox, i think its a wicked bit of kit, bit old now but im sure the sounds
will be flyin back in town right about now, its got lots of fat bass sounds and alsorts
of blips and blobs, if ur into them things!, id never sell it, along with my jv 1080 and
carnaval because theres always sounds in each of them id use in a tune, (never
sell stuff !) plus if anyone knows of some real funky house sounds pls let me know
what kit, thanks

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Jacq
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Date: 20-Jun-09

Hi I have optained a Quasimidi Quasar ...and I need a owners manual and can sombody tell me what this machine exacly does???

Many tanks from the Netherlands...


Jacq

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: Joey Schmidt
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Date: 19-May-12

I still love my TechnoX and recently found an old CD I made with mainly TechnoX only music on it. Sadly, something has gone wrong with the sounds and it plays the same high pitched noise regardless of patch or MIDI channel. Does anyone know how or where to get it repaired?

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Product:  Quasimidi - QUASAR & TECHNOX
Name: KitKat
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Date: 11-Aug-12

This is an excellent synth module if you're just starting out. Combined with a
sequencer and a drum machine (or sampler), you can pretty much start making
tracks. It has basses/leads/organs/ and the "mentasm" sounds familiar to
Techno and House heads.

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