MATRIXSYNTH: Quasimidi Technox Synthesizer Rack

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Quasimidi Technox Synthesizer Rack

via this auction

""Think 90's electronica Berlin"

All knobs, encoders, and switches work great. The encoders turn with positive increments and no skipping

Following the success of their Quasar synth last year, Quasimidi have launched the new Technox, aimed firmly at the production of electronic music.

Quasimidi's Technox is the second offering from this relatively new German manufacturer. Their first synth, the Quasar, was reviewed by yours truly in the August 1994 issue of Sound On Sound and I stated there that I was well impressed. The Technox is aimed at the dance end of the synth-buyers' market.The Technox sports a daring silver front panel and is very sparing in its controls. To the right of the power switch is the back-lit 2x16 LCD that allows the Technox to communicate with you in a meaningful way. Further to the right, there are the parameter and value knobs for you to reply to the Technox. Two buttons are designated as 'Enter/OK' and 'Exit' for editing purposes. A further two buttons provide switching across ROM/RAM banks, and also double up to scroll across the 16 'Parts' when the Technox is in multitimbral mode. The front panel is completed by a volume control and headphone output, which I find is always a welcome sight on any synth.To the rear are the main left/right standard jack outputs, the obligatory MIDI In/Out/Thru connectors, a footswitch connector and a 3 prong A/C outlet. Quasimidi make no bones about the fact that they are aiming this machine squarely at the electronic market. The onboard ROMs feature sounds collated from the very core of EDM production, such as the MiniMoog, the Roland TB303 Bassline and the ubiquitous Roland TR606/808/909 drum machines. The Technox uses the same method of sound creation pioneered by the Quasar. This method goes under the acronym of MASS, which is short for 'Multi Algorithm Sound Synthesis'. This essentially means that the Technox uses more than one type of synthesis to produce its sounds -- namely PCM, FM and additive synthesis."

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