Originally posted by Mel David
🦉 The Roland modules are renowned for ambient pads but also lots of iconic 90s dance sounds. The pizzicato strings pluck. Organ tong. Rave organs. Trance stabs. They also tend to have 909 & 808 drum samples. This is why I've kept my XP-50, as old as she is. If you learn how to edit their time variant filters & amplifiers, & LFOs, & considering their synth patches are made up of up to 4 sample layers, their synth engine is pretty powerful. Eric Piersing used to design their patches.
🦉 Roland's orchestral samples also sound great in a mix. When you preview them on their own they don't sound as spectacular as boutique sample libraries. But use them in a track & everything just sounds right.
Yup...this is my 10th Roland digital synth I think lol. Not all at the same time, I only have a 2080 to go with this...for the moment. I have the Vintage card in the 2080 which I'll probably put in the 990, but last year I had a 5080 with the orchestral card in and the samples do sound good. Basic, but very nice as a backup to other stuff.
Yep. Used to have a 303 and 909, but sold them years ago...Recently had the Yocto 808 clone built (to the right of the 606). Need to service the 101 that's in the corner, and also send the voice chips from the Roland HS-60 to be serviced.
Registered: May 2001
I actually dug out my ES-1 the other day.
I'm trying to remember how to midi map it to Logic, specifically to use it just as a sequencer/drum machine for samples in Logic. It's been years since I attmtped and I remember some hellish setup with NRPN's.....
(if anyone has any pointers...... )
Registered: Jan 2009
Switching over to a custom desktop rack setup for my rackety stuff. The angled racks weren't doing it for me as everything was a stretch. And I'm old. And I don't like stretching.