Have you got the Raven yet????
I'm interested to hear your thoughts on it!!!
Yes, I've finally got my Raven after a looong week.
After I plugged it in in took some minutes before I realized how to change sounds on it. The Raven (built to be an easy synth/workstation) is -not- easy to work with IMO! Quasimidi has really made their own thing and I don't remember working on a synth with a similar system to this. I don't want to call it bad...just different.
Now when I've learned how to sequencer works and how to make my own little tunes on it it's pretty easy.
One thing that made me happy was that most of the sounds can be used in other genres than what the synth was marketed for. The typical techno/rave sounds are not that many. So those sites that call this outdated can not have tried it at all.
I really love the choirs, the basses, drums, some of the leads and pads. In a way it sounds very Jarre and Tangerine Dream and it fits so great among my analogue equipment.
So a nice buy I'd say.
If you like Oxygene 7-13 and find a Raven for cheap money then buy it (expanded or not). You will feel right at home.