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This will enable your software downloads and is a necessary step to obtain downloadable content. Download your software. Once your hardware is registered, your software download link(s) and any necessary authorization codes will appear in your Alesis Profile. .Please be noted: For CMI873x or CMI876x series, C-Media no longer support Win10 driver. For CMI878x, CM88xx, or USB Audio series, please contact your product vendor to get customized Win10 driver. However, if your product didn't apply customized driver when you purchased, you can then just use Win10 in box standard driver. At Alesis, while our products range from keyboards, synthesizers, hard disk recorders, iPod recording and playback devices, electronic drums, mixers, signal processors, effects units, amplifiers and speakers one thing remains consistent; our passion for inspiring musical.

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VOLUME 1 For the Alesis QS Series

Wind Controller #1 - PATCHMAN MUSIC Volume 1 for the Alesis QS6.1, QS6.2, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS8.2, and QSR contains 127 sounds specially designed by wind controller expert Matt Traum to be played with a wind controller such as the WX5, WX7, WX11, WindJamm'r, Akai EWI, EWI5000, EWI4000s, EVI, MIDI EVI, MDT, nuEVI, Aodyo Sylphyo, or Softwind Synthophone. Keyboardists can enjoy these sounds with a Yamaha BC1, BC2, or BC3 breath controller plugged directly into a keyboard equipped with a breath controller input or into a device such as the MIDI Solutions Breath Controller Box or Anatek Wind Machine. These sounds require a wind controller or breath controller for proper use.

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This soundbank features a superb palette of sounds providing almost every sound needed for a professional wind controller performance. It consists of a complete collection of highly expressive acoustic solo woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments, acoustic ensemble layers, unique morphed acoustic instrument patches, powerful synth leads, basses, guitars, a GM drum kit, and much more.

Also featured are some highly bizarre specialty patches such as '*PhilGlass', '*Dimentia!' that must be heard to be believed. These patches really show off the Matrix Modulation capabilities of the QS to the fullest! We have also included various chorded string, brass, and synth patches which allow you to provide a full wall of sound from a single patch! For those times when it might be useful to add a shaker, conga, or cowbell part during a another band member's solo, we have included a GM drum kit.

This soundbank has been specifically programmed for use with the Alesis QS6.1, QS6.2, QS7, QS7.1, QS8, QS8.1, QS8.2, and QSR. We offer specific soundbanks for the various Alesis models. Click on the Alesis logo at the left for details on soundbanks for other Alesis models.

QS Series Volume 1 Highlights

Patches 58, 59, 60, and 61 are unique 'morphed patches'. They are distinguished by having a '+' as the last letter of their name. These sounds are unique in that the sound morphs, or gradually changes, from one instrument to another depending on your breath level!

Patches 62 and 63 are splits. They were inspired by the Miles Davis song called 'So What'. With this single patch, you can play the bass line to this song AND the chorded horn ensemble part simply by virtue of the range you play in!

Patch 64, *Bagpipes, is a highly realistic bagpipe sound complete with the drones!

Patches 77 and 78 are velocity controlled layers. The sound switches between a bowed string sound and a pizzicato string sound depending on how hard you tongue a note!

Patches 79 through 84 are specialty patches that use pitchbend in a unique way. Generally speaking, these sounds will introduce an additional pitch or two, or will change the chord quality in response to pitchbend data. For example, patch #83, '*mMSusStPB', plays a standard major chord when no pitchbend is added. If you add pitchbend down, the chord changes to a minor chord. If you add a pitchbend up, the chord becomes a suspended chord! Patch #82, '*OrchChdPB', changes from a unison string section sound to a chorded string section when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #79, '*DblStp1PB', changes from a single solo violin note to a double stopped sound when you send a large pitchbend down value. Patch #84, '*5ChordsPB', actually allows you to play 5 different chord types from this single patch!! No pitchbend = major. Small pitchbend down = minor chord. Large pitchbend down = diminished chord. Small pitchbend up = suspended chord. Large pitchbend up = a minor 4 chord.

We think you will find this soundbank to be pretty amazing!

Please Note: This soundbank is specially designed for use with a wind controller or breath controller and thus requires one of these devices for proper use. These sounds require MIDI continuous controller #2 (breath controller) in order to make any sound. If you do not have a wind controller or breath controller you will probably not be able to use these sounds.

Formats: This soundbank is available in Sysex (.SYX) and Standard Midifile (.MID) formats for PC/Mac. You will get both formats with your order. Click here for a general explanation of the various formats.


QS Series Volume 1 Audio Demo (3.2 megs) Click on the speaker to download a high quality MP3 audio demo of this amazing soundbank. This audio demo contains 39 short segments recorded directly from the Alesis played with a MIDI EVI wind controller. The sounds you hear in the demo are *Harmonica, *Flute, *Bassoon, *Clarinet, *BrthyTenS, *AltoSax 2, *Bari Sax, *Bagpipes, *Flugelhrn, *Muted Tpt, *Tpt/BariS, *Fr. Horns, *BoneBrs, *MTpt/TenS, *Trumpet, *Trombone, *Flug/TenS, *Brs min7, *MilesTrio, *OctBrEns3, *Brs #9#5, *So What!2, *Violin, *Cello, *FullStrng, *LoStrings, *DblStp1PB, *TrplStpPB, *5ChordsPB, *HiStrings, *mMSusStPB, *5ChordsPB, *HiAfriLd, *PulseLead, *PATCHMAN*, *XPander!!, *ChickLead, *Dimentia!, *Brecker1. Audio Demo Help

User Comments...

'Thanks for the quick response. I only had an hour or two to play with the sounds last night, but I was absolutely amazed with the quality and responsiveness. I especially liked the chords. The bank is a welcome addition to my current setup. Thanks for everything.'

'Just wanted you to know that I tried the QSR patches with my WX11 and they are BEAUTIFUL. Thanks for the great work.'


'I will testify that the QSR is a very cool synth and that Matt's library for wind controller is a wonderful starting point for creating sounds with chords. The Brecker patches are really cool as well as the mixed horn section patches.'

'I've gotten your wind controller soundbank for the QSR loaded up and I can't believe the job you've done programming these sounds! The stock samples are good, but the User bank is now Very Very Cool! Can't really express how cool it feels to turn the dial and be anyone from Mangione to Porter to Sanborn (ok, minus a fair amount of genius). But the sounds are there in spades, and creative doors throughout my head are opening up. I'm jonesing for a VL70-m, bet that it will have the Turbo chip in it when it happens. Thanks again Matt for making a great product that makes such a HUGE difference for a great cost!'

'I just got patches... and they layer wonderfully underneath the VL1m voices. They are really cool! IMHO!! I was wondering before if Matt could really make them any better than the Alesis patches... and he did. They are DESIGNED for wind controller players in mind! What I especially like, Matt designed a lot of emulative voices and what's more he put in A LOT of combo sounds that are way cool... things like alto/trumpet; tenor/bone etc. A lot of them play very very good, and once again, sound real good when used in a layering sense.'

'On another note, I want to publicly thank Matt at Patchman for doing such a wonderful job creating some very useful and musical wind synth patches for the Alesis Q series synths!'

'I'd highly recommend getting the Patchman patches sooner rather than later. IMO, it will be more fun starting out with some great patches - and Matt's patches are excellent. Once you hear how good your synth can sound with Patchman's stuff. Do yourself a favor and get some good patches. I've got Patchman's patches for the Roland JV-2080 and Yamaha VL70-m. They are definitely worth the bill. Get the QS bank.'

'I just started playing around with the Patchman soundbank for it and am very pleased with the sounds and the responsiveness. Great job!'

'Thanks for the great bank. You've clearly put a lot of time and thought into creating it. An amazing variety of sounds, as well as many impressive voice contructs.'

'The QSR is quite the thing. I had a chance to hack around with the QSR for the first time just now. Wow, your sound bank is quite expressive. I can see that I have a lot to learn about each of the sounds and will have a fun journey ahead of me getting proficient with them. Thanks again for making it available.'

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'Believe it or not, I was *just* wishing I had this file last night! I loaded the Patchman voices, specifically for a rehearsal in which we needed the Bag Pipe voice for a solo part in a Christmas song. It was a huge hit. That voice alone was worth the price of the library. A few other voices I had time to try last night were great too. Looking forward to exploring the rest of the bank. I was going to type the names in myself. You just saved me a lot of valuable time. Thanks again.'

'I'm...very pleased with the wind bank Matt has created for it. He has put in an impressively wide range of voices and voice combos, and they respond great to wind control.'

'I bought the Patchman sound bank for my QSR (rack mount QS8) and the box came to life with my WX7. Matt has designed some very useful patches that will give you a good place to start. The patch called 'ChickLead' is killer!'

PATCHMAN MUSIC sound design creations and products can be heard throughout the world on TV and radio, on stage and in studio recordings with the finest talents in the music business including Herbie Hancock, Michael Brecker, Tom Scott, Bob Mintzer (Yellowjackets), Paul 'Wix' Wickens (Paul McCartney's Keyboardist and Music Director), Jeff Kashiwa (The Rippingtons), Nyle Steiner, Mike Phillips (Stevie Wonder), Ricky Martin, Kirk Whalum, Courtney Pine, Everette Harp, Bobby Read (Bruce Hornsby), Fred Jackson (American Idol Band), Dave Mathews Band, Dino Soldo (Lionel Richie, Beyonce, Elton John, LeAnn Rimes, Tower of Power, Ray Charles), Edwin McCain, Freddie Ravel (Earth, Wind, & Fire), Andy Hamilton (George Michael, Duran Duran, Paul McCartney, Dexy's Midnight Runners), Michal Urbaniak (Miles Davis), Michael Bolton, Oscar Peterson, Norbert Stachel (Tower of Power), Jon Anderson (Yes), Manheim Steamroller, Jaared (Peter White), Ed Calle (Arturo Sandoval), Tim Cappello (Ringo Starr), Dianna Ross, Scott Kinsey, The Tonight Show Band, Korn, Lenny Price (Earl Klugh), Ron Blake (The Saturday Night Live Band, Christian McBride, Joey DeFrancisco), Simply Red, Hammer, Jeffrey Osborne, Mark Douthit, Rob Mounsey (Grammy nominated producer, arranger, synthesist for Michael Franks, Paul Simon, Eric Clapton, Donald Fagen), Luis Miguel, Brian Simpson, Frankie Vallie, Randy Crawford, Daryl Dragon (Captain & Tennille), Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Richie Havens, James Brandon (Mickey Gilley), Dan Preston (Luis Miguel), Paul Taylor, Jimmy Haag (Frank Sinatra, Buddy Rich, Wayne Newton), Ringling Brothers, The Berklee College of Music, The Eastman School of Music, Stephane Chausse (Michel Legrand), Gil Melle, and numerous other top professionals worldwide!

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This article helps to fix an issue in which Windows 10 doesn't install specific drivers for USB audio devices on the first connection.

Original product version: Windows 10, version 1703
Original KB number: 4021854


When you connect a USB audio device to a Windows 10 Version 1703-based computer the first time, the operating system detects the device but loads the standard USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) instead of the specific device driver.


This issue occurs because the USB audio 2.0 driver (usbaudio2.sys) isn't classified as a generic driver in Windows 10 Version 1703. Therefore, the system assumes that a compatible, nongeneric driver is installed for the device even though the driver is generic.

This issue also causes Windows 10 Version 1703 to postpone the search for other compatible drivers through Windows Update that typically occurs immediately after you install a new device.


To fix this issue, use one of the following methods.

Method 1

To resolve this issue, install update 4022716.

Method 2

If the device-specific driver is distributed through Windows Update, you can manually update the driver by using Device Manager. For more information about how to do this, see update drivers in Windows 10.

Method 3

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If the device is not yet connected, first install the device-specific driver, such as by using the appropriate installer. After the device-specific driver is installed, Windows 10 will select that driver instead of the standard USB audio 2.0 driver when you first connect the device.

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See the device manufacturer's user guide for specific instructions about how to install the driver.

Method 4

If the driver isn't distributed through Windows Update, you can manually reinstall the driver. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Install the device-specific driver (see Method 2).
  2. Open Device Manager.
  3. Right-click (or tap and hold) the name of the device, and then select Uninstall.
  4. Restart the computer.

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When it restarts, Windows will try to reinstall the device by using the device-specific driver.