MATRIXSYNTH: QUASIMIDI THE RAVEN MAX Synthesizer 1996 | HD DEMO

Sunday, September 03, 2017

QUASIMIDI THE RAVEN MAX Synthesizer 1996 | HD DEMO


Published on Sep 3, 2017 AnalogAudio1

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I played the Quasimidi Raven without any additional effects or eq. All effects and sounds including the intro come from the Raven Max. I play mainly factory sounds.

The Raven was developed and produced by Quasimidi in Germany in 1996. It was not the first blue synth from Germany ;-). Quasimidi closed its doors in 2000. The Raven has 2 modes: 1. the PERFORMANCE mode, which allows you to combine 4 sounds with 2 effect processors, with arpeggiators to a "performance". 2. the SEQUENCER mode, where you can combine (preset) part patterns (for bass, sequencer, chord, drums...) to achieve new authentic electronica/techno styles. The 2 effect processors are editable and can be added to the single parts. Muting of single parts in realtime possible.

Later, the MAX expansion came out, which expanded the Raven with 1000 new sounds, 64 MB new sample material, new loops and motivs and new OS with new functions. Later Raven keyboards were sold exclusively with the MAX. The Max came out with its own 33 page manual to describe the new functions. And yes, it is possible to create own motivs and patterns, but the concept is clearly designed for the preset user.

Back in the day, the RAVEN was the only way to make techno tracks with one single keyboard, it was the first of its kind. Later, the big manufacturers took Quasimidi's concept further (or should I say they actually stole it?) - Yamaha with the QS300 and CS1x, Roland with the JX-305 Groovesynth, just to name a few.

From 8:15 it gets groovy ;-)"

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