Alesis QS6.1, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS6.2, QS8.2, & QSR Soundbanks
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VOLUME 1 For the Alesis QS Series
Wind Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis QS6.1, QS6.2, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS8.2, and QSR contains 127 sounds specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be played with a wind controller such as the WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, EVI, MIDI EVI, MDT, nuEVI, Aodyo Sylphyo, or Softwind Synthophone. Keyboardists can enjoy these sounds with a Yamaha BC1, BC2, or BC3 breath controller plugged directly into a keyboard equipped with a breath controller input or into a device such as the MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Box or Anatek Wind Machine. These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.
This soundbank features a superb palette of sounds providing almost every sound needed for a professional wind controller performance. It consists of a complete collection of highly expressive acoustic solo woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, acoustic ensemble layers, unique morphed acoustic instrument patches, powerful synth leads, basses, guitars, a GM drum kit, and much more.
Also featured are some highly bizarre specialty patches such as "*PhilGlass", "*Dimentia!" that must be heard to be believed. These patches really show off the Matrix Modulation capabilities of the QS to the fullest! We have also included various chorded string, brass, and synth patches which allow you to provide a full wall of sound from a single patch! For those times when it might be useful to add a shaker, conga, or cowbell part during a another band member's solo, we have included a GM drum kit.
This soundbank has been specifically programmed for use with the Alesis QS6.1, QS6.2, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS8.2, and QSR. We offer specific soundbanks for the various Alesis models. Click on the Alesis logo at the left for details on soundbanks for other Alesis models.
QS Series Volume 1 Highlights
Patches 58, 59, 60, and 61 are unique "morphed patches". They are distinguished by having a "+" as the last letter of their name. These sounds are unique in that the sound morphs, or gradually changes, from one instrument to another depending on your breath level!
Patches 62 and 63 are splits. They were inspired by the Miles Davis song called "So What". With this single patch, you can play the bass line to this song AND the chorded horn ensemble part simply by virtue of the range you play in!
Patch 64, *Bagpipes, is a highly realistic bagpipe sound complete with the drones!
Patches 77 and 78 are velocity controlled layers. The sound switches between a bowed string sound and a pizzicato string sound depending on how hard you tongue a note!
Patches 79 through 84 are specialty patches that use pitchbend in a unique way. Generally speaking, these sounds will introduce an additional pitch or two, or will change the chord quality in response to pitchbend data. For example, patch #83, "*mMSusStPB", plays a standard major chord when no pitchbend is added. If you add pitchbend down, the chord changes to a minor chord. If you add a pitchbend up, the chord becomes a suspended chord! Patch #82, "*OrchChdPB", changes from a unison string section sound to a chorded string section when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #79, "*DblStp1PB", changes from a single solo violin note to a double stopped sound when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #84, "*5ChordsPB", actually allows you to play 5 different chord types from this single patch!! No pitchbend = major. Small pitchbend down = minor chord. Large pitchbend down = diminished chord. Small pitchbend up = suspended chord. Large pitchbend up = a minor 4 chord.
We think you will find this soundbank to be pretty amazing!
Formats: This soundbank is available in Sysex (.SYX) and Standard Midifile (.MID) formats for PC/Mac. You will get both formats with your order. Click here for a general explanation of the various formats.
PATCHMAN MUSIC QS Series Volume 1
000 *Trumpet 032 *Engl.Horn 064 *Bagpipes 096 *Brasso! 001 *LegatoTpt 033 *Bassoon 065 *Harmonica 097 *EVI Saw 1 002 *Picc. Tpt 034 *Recorder 066 *Concrtina 098 *PATCHMAN* 003 *Muted Tpt 035 *Pan Flute 067 *Accordian 099 *XPander!! 004 *Flugelhrn 036 *BottleBlo 068 *Violin 100 *WindTube 005 *Tpt/Tbn 037 *SopranoSx 069 *Cello 101 *Whistler 006 *Trombone 038 *AltoSax 1 070 *BowedBass 102 *Lyle Lead 007 *Oct. Tbns 039 *AltoSax 2 071 *Viol/Cell 103 *Aah Vox 008 *Fr. Horns 040 *TenorSx1 072 *LoStrings 104 *Ooh Vox 009 *MeloHornM 041 *TenorSx2 073 *HiStrings 105 *PhilGlass 010 *MeloHornP 042 *BrthyTenS 074 *Oct. Str 106 *Dimentia! 011 *Tuba 043 *Bari Sax 075 *FullStrng 107 *Additive 012 *Low Brass 044 *MilesTrio 076 *Pizzicato 108 *SquareLd! 013 *Tpt/BariS 045 *JazzHorns 077 *StrPiz1VE 109 *JazzVibes 014 *BrassEns1 046 *Tpt/AltoS 078 *StrPiz2VE 110 *JazzOrgan 015 *BrassEns2 047 *Tpt/BariS 079 *DblStp1PB 111 *SteelDrum 016 *OctBrEns1 048 *Tpt/TenSx 080 *DblStp2PB 112 *Ac.Guitar 017 *OctBrEns2 049 *Tpt/SopSx 081 *TrplStpPB 113 *NylonGuit 018 *OctBrEns3 050 *MTpt/TenS 082 *OrchChdPB 114 *12 String 019 *Sax&Brass 051 *MTpt/Alto 083 *mMSusStPB 115 *JazzGuit. 020 *Brasshorn 052 *MTpt/SopS 084 *5ChordsPB 116 *FunkGuit. 021 *BoneBrs 053 *Tenr&Alto 085 *MovieStr1 117 *DistGuit. 022 *TowrOPowr 054 *Tenr&Bari 086 *MovieStr2 118 *ChinaPluk 023 *Brs #9#5 055 *Tenr&Sopr 087 *Brecker1 119 *Sitar 024 *Brs 11th 056 *Flug/TenS 088 *Brecker2 120 *Sitr+Tbla 025 *Brs min7 057 *Flug/Flut 089 *Ben Hur!! 121 *BassHarpy 026 *Piccolo 058 *Horn/Tpt+ 090 *HiAfriLd 122 *UprightBs 027 *Flute 059 *Tuba/Tbn+ 091 *ChickLead 123 *FretlessB 028 *Clarinet 060 *TSx/Tpt + 092 *ChicLd4th 124 *ElectBass 029 *BsClarint 061 *Bssn+Cel+ 093 *FuzzBrass 125 *Pop Bass 030 *Clnt/BsCl 062 *So What!1 094 *PulseLead 126 *GM DRUMS 031 *Oboe 063 *So What!2 095 *BendBrass 127 Off
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