Alesis S4 Stroller user manual

QuadraSynth

S4 QuadraSynth

Reference Manual

Introduction

Thank you for purchasing the Alesis QuadraSynth 64 Voice / 76 Key Master

Keyboard or S4 QuadraSynth 64 Voice Sound Module. To take full advantage of the

QuadraSynths functions, and to enjoy long and trouble-free use, please read this users manual carefully.

How To Use This Manual

This manual is divided into the following sections describing the various modes of the QuadraSynth. Though we recommend you take time to read through the entire manual once carefully, those having general knowledge about synthesizers should use the table of contents and index to reference specific functions while using the instrument.

Chapter 1: Setting Up. Deals with the necessary preparation before playing, including connections to external devices.

Chapter 2: Your First Session with the QuadraSynth. This section provides a brief tour of the QuadraSynth, shows you how to audition the various sounds of the

QuadraSynth, and points out the various performance features.

Chapter 3: Connections. Details rear panel connections (like MIDI, footpedals and the optical digital interface), proper hook-up procedures, plus application examples.

Chapter 4: Overview. Covers the structure of sound sources within the

QuadraSynth, how to read and navigate through the LCD display pages, how to edit parameters, and how to store edited Programs, Mixes and Effects.

Chapter 5: Mix Mode. Explains how to create and edit Mixes.

Chapter 6: Editing Programs. How to create and edit Programs.

Chapter 7: Editing Effects. How to create and edit Effects Patches.

Chapter 8: Global Settings. Describes all global functions, such as Master Tuning,

Display Contrast, Keyboard Mode, Edit Mode and 48 kHz Clock In.

Chapter 9: MIDI Transfer and Storage Operations. Discusses MIDI functions and

how to store sounds either to a MIDI device or to a RAM card.

Appendices. MIDI basics, trouble-shooting, maintenance and service information,

MIDI Implementation Chart and an Index.

Conventions

The buttons, knobs, and rear panel connectors are referred to in this manual just as their names appear on the QuadraSynth, using all capital letters and in brackets

(Example: [PROGRAM] button, MIDI [] and [ ] buttons, Quad Knob [1], etc.).

When text from the QuadraSynths display is quoted, it is indicated by a set of quotation marks (Example: EDITING: SOUND 4) .

When something important appears in the manual, an icon (like the one on the left) will appear in the left margin. This symbol indicates that this information is vital when operating the QuadraSynth.

QuadraSynth Reference Manual

QuadraSynth Reference Manual

: Setting Up...

Unpacking and Inspection ...

AC Power ...

Line Conditioners and Protectors ...

About Audio Cables ...

Basic Audio Hookup ...

: Your First Session With The QuadraSynth ...

Powering Up ...

The Quad Knobs...

Adjusting the Display Contrast ...

Playing the Demo Sequence...

Playing the QuadraSynth ...

Program Mode and Mix Mode ...

Auditioning Internal Programs ...

Auditioning Programs on the SSound Module ...

Selecting the MIDI Channel ...

Realtime Performance Functions...

Auditioning Mix Mode ...

Editing a Mix...

Auditioning Effects ...

Setting the Effects Level ...

: Connections ...