MATRIXSYNTH: Quasimidi Technox

Saturday, December 05, 2020

Quasimidi Technox



via this auction

"The Technox was a follow-up to Quasimidi's first rack-mountable synth, the "MASS" engine Quasar. The Quasar was a do-it-all multitimbral unit that was quite powerful, but had a rather lacking overall sound. The single-unit-high silver-clad Technox is a vast improvement based upon the Raven engine.

The presets are utterly 90's techno, rave, IDM, electronica goodness from every pore. Lots of solid basses, rave leads, hooverish sounds, acid squeals, spacey pads and some great drum kits. The latter includes full sets of TR-808, 909 and 606 hits. There are 512 presets, which for a 1995 synth wasn't bad!

Whereas the Quasar excelled at providing a ton of bread-and-butter sounds, the Technox is oriented towards electronica musicians. Sequence up to 16 MIDI parts. Each part has its own level, pan and effects send, and much more.

There's stereo outs, full MIDI In/Out/Thru and a foot switch jack. The Technox's greatest asset, ultimately, is its 16-part multitimbrality. Channel 10 is fixed to addressing drums, but the other 15 channels can go where you want.

There's a ton of good sounds in the Technox, and it is still very useable in many electronic music genres. These units are not easy to find, but when you do they are definitely worth a listen..
Item is clean but shows normal signs of rackmount use for its vintage age of 25.

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