Roland XP-10
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Roland XP-10

XP-10, Digital Synth from Roland in the XP series.

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powerchordfx 12/28/2006

Roland XP-10 : powerchordfx's user review

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5 octave keyboard that brings together the expertise of Roland in a simplified version.
With over 300 sounds (including 128 GM presets), 32 kits batteries, 28-note polyphony of 16 tracks, one can easily obtain sets INTERESTED. Level connectivity is the minimum we can esprer on a keyboard: Audio, Midi, PC to Host, pedals ...
The gnrateur effects and filters is fairly lightweight, with little sound trs ditables (Envelope, Cutoff, Resonance, LFO), we can not go away when you rev ​​loves cr ation of new sounds. The 128 programs (64 Performances ditables) trs can quickly customize the keyboard. Finally, the keyboard makes this arpgiateur relatively complete.

UTILIZATION

At using it is incredibly simple. Almost everything can paramtrer on this keyboard programs, kits batteries, effects, VLOC and polyphony for each track, the midi channel for each track (a can CRER sets) The pitch bend, sliders and pedals functions can be assigned (filter cutoff for example). Everything is fairly intuitive, especially trs logic: the procedure to edit a sound, arpgiateur or track and most other functions is the same! The recording function as well paramtres dissociated part of the edition, you can not make incorrect use ...
The main use default, the display is in split mode (it is too small and lack of information).
A little lacking: you can not change the name sounds and performances that has modified a new aura forcment the name of the source used: a is sometimes confusion!
Amplification is a little too lgre: a sometimes can be felt on the quality of sound (you better have a good mixer to go up in gain derrire, sounds are best).

SOUNDS

The sounds are quite Varis but much of GM presets are not always of good quality (like all electronic intruments for that matter). The strong points are a few sound like Hammond organ, electric guitar (yes the numro 31 is terrible, sound rich and rare I've never found elsewhere on this machine even my JV-1080 does not follow), the bass is varied, techno sounds are INTERESTED. Big gap in the classic sounds!. Some wind instruments are fairly Russia, keyboard sounds more suited to rock and contemporary music. The acoustic pianos are not Russian (well what the price is not against the RV by electric pianos are nice (lack of depth and harmony but the range is good). Kits battery are generally Russian. The SETTING THE VLOC of each track can adapt the keyboard to play her fawn. Finally, for the price, it was largely what it takes for fun.

OVERALL OPINION

I use this keyboard for almost 8-9 years. I'm really happy. It is so simple and complete apology to him a few shortcomings. The main obstacle is the lack of crativit polyphony and sounds rich (the plutt must be a good expander). Like all Roland keyboards, it's really super strong (has a little toy that can be seen under the plastic but frankly it's really solid!).
Of all the musical instruments that I test in the synthesis of quality, it really is the best connected qualitprix ... I intend to pass an FP-2 and finally between the Juno-D and XP-10, the Juno-D I'll sell it.