Vintage Synthesizers and Classic Beatboxes Q Card (Z5)
Expansion card


From the back cover of the box:

"The 8 Megabyte VIntage Synthesizers and Classic Beatboxes QCard contains the groovy synth soundsand lo-fi drum hits from the dawn of the age of electronic music.  All of your favorite analog synthesizers from the late '60s through the mid '80s are represented in their best form.  You can expect the classic fat, warm and rich waveforms that VCO-based synths provided in their heyday.  You'll also get long resonant filter sweeps as well as cool bandpass and highpass filtered waves.  Additionally, you'll get a great collection of your all-time favorite drum machines as well as examples of rare machines that let you stand out from the crowd.  Whether you're performing rock songs, composing period-piece film scores or adding smooth sounds to hip hop, techno or R&B tunes, this card is the real thing for vintage synths and electronic drums.

This QCard's superior sonic quality comes from 16-bit, 48kHz linear, master-quality samples and state-of-the-art synthesizer voicing.  Its massive eight megabytes of sound ROM contain hundreds of carefully-recorded samples that are completely compatible with all Alesis QuadraSynth® and QS Series™ synthesizers.

The Vintage Synthesizers and Classic Beatboxes QCard contains 128 Programs and 100 multitimbral Mixes.  Also included are two floppy disks for Macintosh™ and Windows computers™, each containing 256 additional Programs, 200 Mixes and the Alesis FreeLoader™ application."

Alesis Vintage Synthesizers and Classic Beatboxes Q Card audio demos in mp3

Factory Demos:


1 - Syzygy - by David Bryce

2 - Volt Age - by Gretchen


Stream all the  examples below as an .m3u playlist

Individual Listening:


Patch name with audio demo My comments

01 Plethora

Beautiful, delightfully full and analog-sounding reso sweep synth.

06 Galactica

Perfect for scoring the sequel to Blade Runner!

07 TomitEnsml

Inspired by great Ambient/New Age musician Tomita.

12 SquishySwp

Definitely squishy

19 ArctcSweep

Fantastic and inspired delayed synth, with sampled filter resonance.

29 Attitude

and plenty of it.

31 Subdivisns

Great analog pad

37 Far Away

Very '80s sounding synth.

41 Alaska

Classic patch found in many synths.

44 Juneau Pad

Probably means (Roland) Juno synth pad.

48 Ahh Tube

Different, strange.

49 Slow Chor

Lovely and icy synth pad

54 OctavePad2

Marvellous and powerful.

56 VeryOldStr

Classic early string machine a la Solina.

72 Obie Lead

Cool Oberheim solo synth.

78 I-5Lead MW

Progressive lead.

82 Wild FM MW

Very aggressive and cool FM sound

85 Sync Hard!

Typical oscillator sync

90 MetaBass

Goes low.

100 HR Kit

Alesis very own HR-16 drum machine.

101 120-95 Kit

Presumably sampled from Korg's Minipops 120 and 95 drum machines.  Very cool, retro sounds.

102 55b Kit

And this is the Korg Rhythm 55b

103 77 Kit

And the Korg KPR-77.

104 GeeEcksKit

Obtained from the Yamaha GX??

115 CloudPower

Nice, sparkly pad

126 Spelunker

Ominous sound fx.


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