The Alesis Latin card is a cool sounding card that brings new life to the QS line of synthesizers, and adds lots of new waveforms and patches that are useful, besides Latin music, for pop and rock, thanks to the variety of brass, bass, piano and keyboard sounds found in it.
The sound "families" contained in this board include:
Brass (Solo and Section), Winds, Bass, Piano, Guitar, Strings, Percussion and Percussion Kits, Vibraphones, Chromatic Percussion and Groove. The Mixes contain split/layered setups of the single sounds, as well as Multitimbral arrangements .
From the back cover of the box:
"The Alesis Latin QCard™ offers you a whole world of vibrant sounds and rhythms, ranging from traditional instruments to contemporary textures. Horns, guitars, percussion, strings, keyboards, accordions, vibes - you'll find them all here, presented with amazing authenticity, clarity, and impact.
The QCard's 128 programs and 100 mixes encompass a huge stylistic and cultural spectrum, including Tex-Mex, Tejano, Cumbias, Salsa, Merengue, Brazilian Samba, Afro-Caribbean, Quebraditas and classic Mariachi. All programs employ 16-bit, 48kHz uncompressed digital samples for exceptional clarity, dynamics and detail. This 8 megabyte QCARD offers 100% plug-and-play convenience for use with any expandable Alesis synthesizer.
Alesis Latin Q Card audio demos in mp3
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Alesis Latin Q Card manual - click icons to enlarge.