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by bgi
Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: what are some good affordable rack mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 13907

Re: what are some good affordable rack mounts?

Maybe a JV-1080? I do like the MKS-70 for the price.

I was going to say D-550 because they were cheap a few years ago. But wow - they have gone up!
by bgi
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:51 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't find a Roland JD990!
Replies: 29
Views: 9344

crystalmsc wrote:those two are much synths for years to me :) some of Roland's best. I never bored with the sound of the D and play alot with it all the time. While the JD sound quality always impress me even compared to current synths.
Wut he said * 10.
by bgi
Tue Jul 15, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

LOL! These guys will never finish this. But, they have the "beta" version which works ok. http://users.encounters.be/D50VE/download.html IIRC in editor Pulse wave selection does not work. That's the only thing you need to do manually on D-50. Don't know if this bug exists on D-550 because i use Sou...
by bgi
Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

D-Collector wrote:That editor will never be finished. Looks promising, but it was updated last time in 02.
Totally.

I'll see if the authors are willing to release the source code.
by bgi
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:49 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

Don Solaris wrote: I sold PG-1000 and switched to freeware editor D-50 VE.
Which freeware D-50 editor, this one?

http://users.encounters.be/D50VE/feat.html

Found several sources to the same one. http://www.d50ve.w3.to/
by bgi
Mon Jul 14, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

Z wrote:
Architecture wrote:well I just won a JD990 as well.
Now you'll need a JD-800 to programm the 990!
HAHAHA. Don't we all! I wish I had room for one. Poor AN1x got shoved into the closet with the DSS-1 and D-550 last week.
by bgi
Mon Jul 14, 2008 2:28 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

Architecture wrote:well I just won a JD990 as well.

hahahahahahaha.
SWEET!!!

You'll love it. Something about it is very "musical" compared to other synths. You'll not find that gritty dirty sweetness of the D-50/550, but it's altogether another "sweet" sound. JD is the pad monster.
by bgi
Sun Jul 13, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

Sorry, i quoted the wrong part of message. I meant about the "better" part. Previously i found JD-990 much better, but then one day i got some patches from Analog Kid and it totally changed my mind (he has the biggest D-50 patch archive on the web). I was blown away when i heard some of those patch...
by bgi
Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

Prepare to be assimilated. You're on the same road I was on about six months ago. I was so pumped when I got my D-550. It is sweet! A few weeks after I got my JD-990, the D-550 went in the closet! Sorry but i can't agree with that. I have both units. Neither can D-550 sound like JD-990, neither can...
by bgi
Sun Jul 13, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a Roland D-550
Replies: 61
Views: 6567

yep, just gotta track one down and im set. This thing is sweet! This has offically staved off my hunger for a JD synth. But I wish it was multitimbral. Prepare to be assimilated. You're on the same road I was on about six months ago. I was so pumped when I got my D-550. It is sweet! A few weeks aft...
by bgi
Sun Jul 06, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: Buyer's Guide
Topic: Can't find a Roland JD990!
Replies: 29
Views: 9344

X3.

They come up on eBay all the time - some times 4-5 at a time.
by bgi
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a JP8000
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Price an AN1x lately? :) Cheaper than a decent MIDI controller. Nice keybed with aftertouch, full VA synth more flexible than the JP8K. Different sound. Pick them up for under $300US. Kind of weak in the knobs'n'faders department, though... yeah, I have always heard great reviews of the an1x, BUT t...
by bgi
Tue Apr 29, 2008 3:31 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a JP8000
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

JP-8000 is a steal compared to other VA's, I love it. Paid $500 for mine. Price an AN1x lately? :) Cheaper than a decent MIDI controller. Nice keybed with aftertouch, full VA synth more flexible than the JP8K. Different sound. Pick them up for under $300US. Kind of weak in the knobs'n'faders depart...
by bgi
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a JP8000
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Suburban Bather wrote: JP-8000 is a steal compared to other VA's, I love it. Paid $500 for mine.
Price an AN1x lately? :) Cheaper than a decent MIDI controller. Nice keybed with aftertouch, full VA synth more flexible than the JP8K. Different sound. Pick them up for under $300US.
by bgi
Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:09 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Just got a JP8000
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Thanx Bgi, I'm on Mac btw. So my Mac transfers patches via USB midi interface and the sysex explorer program? I was away from my Mac and botched the name. It's Sysex Librarian. You'll need a MIDI interface. I really like the Edirol 3-port USB one. Good price for 3 ports. http://www.snoize.com/SysEx...