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by D-Collector
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Behringer's clone army
Replies: 3
Views: 1186

Re: Behringer's clone army

When I signed up here in 2006, and for many years before and after, there were continuous outcries for Roland and the other famous companies to remake their old instruments, with cheap prices. Thread after thread complaining about the prices of vintage gear, and wishing for a company to do exactly w...
by D-Collector
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Here is the Fairlight CMI Library for free in (most) popular sampler formats
Replies: 4
Views: 1248

Re: Here is the Fairlight CMI Library for free in (most) popular sampler formats

Excellent, appreciate all your great work! 8-) Don't care a second about those stuffy geezers. You do great service to the community that appreciates these things, it is after all much better to help each other and sharing than sitting on separate hills throwing rocks. These are what, 35 year old so...
by D-Collector
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: which is the best roland JX to get?
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

Re: which is the best roland JX to get?

The JX-8p has a great, warm sound, and is enhanced by the onboard chorus. I had one for some years and it is not *that big in size.. Certainly not huge. A bit deeper than the D-50 I had, but not much of an issue. And from what I remember it is quite packed with electronics inside, and heavy. My main...
by D-Collector
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]
Replies: 8
Views: 3561

Re: QasarBeach - recreation of the CMI Fairlight IIx. [Win, Mac and Linux]

This came as a complete surprise, and I tested it last week. 10 years ago I wished for something like this, instead of the poor ipad app from Vogel. QuasarBeach is a very convincing piece of work, and hats off to the developer. However, it was quite buggy in my testing. And sadly, the timing in Page...
by D-Collector
Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Roland D50 Plugin Goodies
Replies: 4
Views: 10439

Re: Roland D50 Plugin Goodies

Thanks desmond, for converting all those!

It was so nice getting to play with my old bank in the plugin. I think Roland did a great job here, the sound is correct, the GUI is nice. Just too bad they went with the subscribtion thing.
by D-Collector
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 9845

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

logix wrote: I hope the "Top gun" score soundtrack will include "Top gun anthem" version without the guitar. It brings out the synth-pad really well.
Deler det håpet logix :D
It's strange because the theme is almost MORE powerful without the guitar. That buildup.. Great stuff.
by D-Collector
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 9845

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

Thanks D-collector :) Yes the remakes were released, but afaik only as a digital download. The new la la land releases are indeed the original film scores, ie the complete instrumental scores including the most notable songs. I have both CD's and they couldn't sound any better. Loving them! Afaik t...
by D-Collector
Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.)
Replies: 20
Views: 9845

Re: Harold Faltermeyer (80's, Beverly Hills cop, Fletch etc.

From what I understand he did the blip-bloppy "water drops" (or "footsteps") on the Roland system 100m. You can see him working on that sound in this video clip https://youtu.be/PkQUzbeguUM?t=5140 (note the system 700 to the left). In the same clip he's seen programming the lead line on the Jup-8 h...
by D-Collector
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Roland's Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and System-8 plugins available
Replies: 22
Views: 15829

Re: Roland's Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and System-8 plugins availa

But several people are talking about an upcoming true D-50 vst, a complete emulation. Don't know if it is just a false internet rumor, but now would be a good time to bring it out. The source of this news is Roland themselves, via the RolandCloud facebook page. Probably another reason they didn't w...
by D-Collector
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Software Synthesizers
Topic: Roland's Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and System-8 plugins available
Replies: 22
Views: 15829

Re: Roland's Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and System-8 plugins availa

Speaking of UVI, check out their Digital Synsations. I've heard a demo of the Roland subscription version, and generally wasn't that impressed. The current Anthology plugin is not made by Roland, it's made by a third-party they've teamed up with on this Cloud thing. And it's just a bunch of presets...
by D-Collector
Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?
Replies: 51
Views: 14202

Re: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?

In sysexD50 it had to be on "one way", at least for me. And choose "Bulk Receive Open" on the D-50.
by D-Collector
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?
Replies: 51
Views: 14202

Re: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?

Which 4? :) I'm having some trouble getting the sysex transfer on mine so switching out banks is proving to be a massive time waster. It would help to have some narrowing down of good stuff. It was 4 banks that I compiled myself with sysexD50, taking patches from wherever I found good ones and putt...
by D-Collector
Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?
Replies: 51
Views: 14202

Re: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?

The D50 was probably Roland's last synth with 'character' until the V-Synth but that's just my opinion. I sold the keyboard for £150 to get an E-mu ESI4000 and the module was replaced with my first JV1080. I agree to a certain extent. I had two JV-880 rack modules on loan for a half year once and I...
by D-Collector
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?
Replies: 51
Views: 14202

Re: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?

Use SysexD50 to build your favorite banks. I sold my D-50 some years ago because I wanted one in better condition. Sold all the Roland factory ROM cards too, since we have them in sysex anyway and few sounds are actually usable. But I held on to my RAM card with my own soundbank, still have it in st...
by D-Collector
Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?
Replies: 51
Views: 14202

Re: Have you noticed Roland D50 being so expensive?

Next thing you need to do, is go here, and download the huge archive of soundbanks https://www.cultofd50.org/downloads.htm I remember in 2006 going through all, I mean ALL soundbanks I found on the net. I worked my way down to around 4 banks of favorites :lol: All the hours I will never get back :r...