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FREAKENCY STUDIO NICE10/06/2010

FREAKENCY STUDIO NICE's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Love"

Roland XV-5080
Polyphonic 128 notes, sample player input SD memory card. 32 parts noon (2x 16 channel noon!)

UTILIZATION

When you know it's going to roland. large screen displays one or envelopes

SOUNDS

sounds still valid always taken elsewhere largely in the last ghost. possibility of putting card srjv + SRX (possible on Series G) 3 simultanns effects insertion, 4 elements not patch. + EQ + reverb. SPDIF digital output jack and symmetrically separated

OVERALL OPINION

I added him a card and the card studio srx srjv house with my stuffed JV2080 8 srjv card I hold the power and a big bank Audible always present which I do not separate!
Bruno1004/04/2002

Bruno10's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Roland XV-5080
It is a weak point: at the time of USB and Firewire is still with the XV 5080 SCSI (not ULTRA WIDE) without direct connection to the computer (except MIDI, but for samples .. .). The RAM is expandable enough (128 MB) EDO RAM but! (Hello the cross and the wallet, like SCSI devices for that matter)
Cons by the 128 channels vois/32 bring some comfort (but beware of stereo samples - most - right away that divide by 2 polyphony). The extensions are great opportunities (4 SRX SR JV 4 cards and RAM and Smart Media).

UTILIZATION

If you're used to ROLAND (my case) it is not too complicated .. the LCD is not wrong. The manual is very limited in what about current management of devices (SCSI and SMART MEDIA). Editing PATCH from samples is not very simple or very advanced (I'm not used samplers, but still)

SOUNDS

is the point (very ) strong in my opinion. This is the first time I have a synth or on which I feel I can create a fairly realistic orchestration. the basic sounds are generally very good (acoustic and electric guitars are to die for). I bought it for acoustic sounds and I'm not too disappointed. I compensate for some weaknesses (eg violin) by loading samples via CD ROM. The pianos are disappointing compared to my DR 600. The effects are great.
Overall, in the context of an orchestration is really good. I put 8 by what I'm difficult: it is above the high end samplers or software (which is the same given the investment in micro computer)

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a months and the budget that I will ever have that choice (as I said, it takes a lot more expensive to have a bit more).
I spend nights of musical pleasure, with a ratio of passion: love (the sounds, effects, fun to edit and play) and hatred (the SCSI version ancient quest of RAM EDO, the limited edition of multi-samples)