Andy wrote:What did you pay for the Raven? Is it the Maxx version?
No Maxx. But it cost me about 200 Euro so it was worth it. Quasimidi products are very rare in Sweden. Hopefully I'll get it this week.
Now I've got to find a stand that can hold three synths.
Thats a good price(I paid £150 UK pounds),your 200 Euro equates to about £133 UK pounds)nice one,Mines the Maxx version
The Keyboard has a nice springy action and its pleasurable to play,Plus the keys are quite long,which is unusual these days,manufacturers seem to make Keys smaller and smaller,which isn't great if your a proper Perfoming keyboard player with longer fingers,but Quasimidi seem to have fitted a generous size Keyboard to it.
I think the Raven is quite rare in general these days,I've only seen 2 for sale and the second one I seen I bought!!!
I don't ever recall seeing any of them in the shops in the UK when they were in production..But I suspect that there would be far more second hand Ravens availible in Germany given it was made there..There seems to be very few around in the UK
I wouldn't say there a Rare classic like some Vintage analogs,and suppose its not as collectable,but its got its own character that few synths I have used has,Its also built like a tank!!!!!
Hopefully you managed to get a Manual with it,If not you can download one,but you will need it,I've read mine quite intensly and i Normally don't bother other than for References,but I found the Raven (althought Easy to use now) was a different Learning curve from what I was used to with Korg stuff,but its certainly a very capable synth..
the only thing that Bugs me sometimes are the Patches,especially when you have stacked programs,they can be polyphony huggers and especially with some of the more powerful type pads can note steal,I think 24 Voice Poly on a workstation is a little mean,but You can work round it,Plus its great compositional tool with Pattern accompianment 8 track sequencer,great for building grooves....
Again I'm still convinced after using it that this was the Synth that jarre composed with for Oxygene 7-13 the synth he mentions he took travelling with him..