I am very satisfied with the features it has. 16 track sequencer (MRC Pro), 16-part multitimbral, 64 voice polyphony,onboard effects, groove quantize, RPS, four wave expansion slots for JV series expansion boards (mine has Hip Hop SR-JV80-12 & Techno SR-JV80-11), GM general midi, and much more. The only thing that's missing is a sampler, other than that it's a musician's workstation.
$300 and retails for $1000
It's gonna take some time to figure out how everything works on the XP-60. I got familiar with the sounds before I got into the sequencing part of the keyboard, with this keyboard like many others you just have take the learning process one step at a time. The manual is somewhat of a task in it's self i found it easier to look up the functions you want to do rather than read from page one.
The sounds are great. I would say that it has basically the same sounds as the JV-1080 with the same amount of expansion slots. The sounds are basic until you load your expansion slots with sounds, my personal choice to expand your XP-60 with SR-JV80-12 HIp Hop, SR-JV80-04 Vintage Synth, SR-JV80-18 Latin, & SR-JV80-11 if your into Hip Hop, R&B, & Top 40 production, like myself.
The Roland XP-60 is the musician's workstation for the studio musician as well as the live musician. A well built and tough keyboard the way Roland makes them.
I really am attached to my Roland XP-60 this will be my main keyboard for all my midi gear. I wont be getting rid of it any time soon....
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Posted by: Unknown (January 1-, 2002)
61-key digital workstation with a 16-track squenceur 60K marks (usually noon)
JV sound module 64-voice polyphony
512 patches, 64 performances and 8 preset battery kit
128 patches, 32 performances and 2 battery kit user
448 waveform (samples)
4 slots for CARTR SR-JV (1024 patches and 32 drum kit)
Floppy 3.55 "1.44 MB
2 outputs or 4 mono + Stereo output with volume click Sparer
midi in / out / thru PDAL + hold + 4 assignable faders
For those familiar with roland no problem and for others, a period of adaptation is ncessaire, but the record is plutt well done.
The same sounds that sound module or JV-1080JV-2080, so good trs, trs still sounds good for its age (1993).
all styles are REPRESENTATIVES, trs ct synthse Polyval ... there are all it takes to make good sounds (TVA, TVF, multi-effects, filters etc.. ) and with the acquisition of SR-JV cards you multiply by 4 the amounts of waveform and patches.
The XP-60 and the real little ERRF the XP-80 is exactly the same except it has a simple 61-key keyboard.
trs good machine for beginners and pros.
Workstation 61 notes, with aftertouch and Veloci
Wheel pitch bend / modulation slider + volume + two sliders paramtrables
4 audio outputs, MIDI usual
connector + 4 taken to hold pedals paramtrables
640 presets in 4 banks of 128 + 1 user bank, Rev 1, 1 Cho, 1 MFX
possibility to four cards SRJV
Floppy Drive 3.5
squenceur and arpgiateur.
There is almost everything you need for a machine of its age!
The use is not simple but it can be trs avoid over the functions essential and you get used to. The manual is not clear trs. He said usually what use such a command ("switch GM RECEIVE message is" ON, the messages are reus and GM are not ... OFF) plutt to say how to do this or that such as putting messages on GM Receive, bank and program change to OFF if you do not want to stay in GM mode, which does not use all the synth sounds when you want to hack a squence noon. ..
But once you understand how to do this or that, it's a real pleasure and we realize that the use is quite flexible. It is easy to program in layer perfs, ringing the parties of their choice, transfer them and play on their volume in real time ...
One of the strengths of the machine is the possible use of up to 5 diffrent pedals to send MIDI messages or instructions to squenceur.
The factory sounds are blah and dats, except the tablecloths. Synthse opportunities are vast, as shown in the disk that came with the synth dmo and contains rglagles users. The sound is warm and plutt suggests some ground on a breath enough CHARACTERISTICS. Many sounds are available on the net.
SRJV with cards, it was more of trs sounds good practitioner. I for my part orchestral charts, bass and drums, 60s & 70s session, and it plutt not bad!
I put 7 as the keyboard Obviously not show its full potential with expansion cards.
Keyboard tip top on occasion, and even if it contains maps. I use it when I need to dplacer (10 kg when even!) Because I let my ghost, the little son of the keyboard home. I did not lose too much change ...