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by Chazman
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Gamelan and ethnic sounds
Replies: 16
Views: 5506

For a cheap solution, you could get a Roland SC-8850. It's the only Sound Canvas that has Gamelan orchestra kits and patches in it. They actually sound very good despite to target audience of the Sound Canvas line, and were probably pulled from the Asia card. I owned a SC-8850 once and I wish I hadn...
by Chazman
Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Anything the JV-2080 has that the XV-5080 doesn't?
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Anything the JV-2080 has that the XV-5080 doesn't?

I want to and will get an XV-5080. In my opinion this is the last PCM synthesizer that Roland did a good job on. The V-Synth is good but I don't really consider it a PCM synth, more like a variant of LA. Does the older JV-2080 have anything in it that would make it worth having alongside the XV? I k...
by Chazman
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: What's the worst synth ever made?
Replies: 219
Views: 42433

Worst synth I've used? GEM Equinox. I bought one after listening to demos on Synthmania. Many of the demos, especially the COMBI1 and COMBI2 demos, really impressed me. Unfortunately, it was a $450 lesson that you can't always believe what you hear. Most of the sounds on the board were weak and had ...