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by Italo_DX
Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

I just sold the JX-3P for $200. The guy who bought it was tickled pink. Now I just have to sell the Yamaha... I'm hoping to get $160 but I may have to back down on the price a bit. Another question. Should I geta D-50 on eBay? A few months ago I attempted to get an Ensoniq ESQ-1 on eBay and it arriv...
by Italo_DX
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

I heard a little digital noise in some samples, like the synth bass on very low notes. I don't mind this as long as its not a pronounced "hissss"
by Italo_DX
Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

I wish I could keep the trio, but I'm a poor college student and I've already dumped waay too much money into my other hobby of digital SLR photography :P I've had my fun with the JX-3P. Here's a track I made using only it: http://www.zshare.net/audio/1873109962de4e51/ I feel that I need to advance ...
by Italo_DX
Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

I've decided to put both my DX21 and JX-3P up for sale. I've been doing some more reading on the D-50 and it can do a pretty good job sounding both digital and analog so I suppose it would be superfluous to keep the JX-3P when I can get a good $200 for it.

Am I going to regret selling the JX? :o
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

I don't think I'll get a D-550 since I don't have a touch sensitive/aftertouch keyboard to hook to it (just the JX-3P :roll:). As for the PG-1000, I've got along just fine tweaking my DX21 and JX-3P onboard and I don't need live control so I think I'll pass on that. Is there any way to tell the late...
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:17 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

The patch used in those songs wasn't Fantasia, it was "Staccato Heaven" and it sounds as rich in the sample as it does in the song so my worries are dispelled :) This synth may have the best presets of any synth out there! It will surely be a nice step up from my plasticky-sounding DX21. I'll keep t...
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

Okay. This isn't Fantasia, its "Staccato Heaven" definitely:

http://www.synthmania.com/Roland%20D-50 ... Heaven.mp3

Beautiful.
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

Probably so. I'm not sure if the patch samples on synthmania utilize any built-in effects (the D-50 has a couple and a rich chorus). What would be a good price for a clean D-50? Any known reliability issues I should be aware of?
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Re: Is This The D-50?

That's what I thought at first, but "Fantasia" sounds a bit too "tinkly" and thin. The patch in the sample I uploaded seems more "airy" to me.

http://www.synthmania.com/Roland%20D-50 ... ntasia.mp3
by Italo_DX
Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: General Synthesizers
Topic: Is This The D-50?
Replies: 88
Views: 15029

Is This The D-50?

Hi all. I currently have a Roland JX-3P and a Yamaha DX21. I'm thinking about selling the DX and getting a nicer, more complex-sounding synth like the Roland D-50. Its regarded as being one of the most warm and powerful digital synths out there. Apparently it was used heavily in late '80s Italo/Hi-N...
by Italo_DX
Fri May 23, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Nice Yamaha DX21 Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

I'll see if I can get SysEx to work, I've just been programming all of my patches up to this point.
by Italo_DX
Thu May 22, 2008 2:41 am
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First Full-Length Italo Track (100% JX-3P)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

I cleaned it up and adjusted the levels, get the final version here:

http://www.sendspace.com/file/1ockbl
by Italo_DX
Wed May 21, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: First Full-Length Italo Track (100% JX-3P)
Replies: 7
Views: 1295

First Full-Length Italo Track (100% JX-3P)

http://www.sendspace.com/file/45c8fk

Still needs some fine-tuning, but you get the idea :wink:

JX-3P, AKAI XR-10, Linndrum

C&C appreciated

enjoy
by Italo_DX
Mon May 19, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Roland JX-3P Demo
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Roland JX-3P Demo

One of the first MIDI-capable synths. Considering, it's not that bad.

freeboard jx.mp3 - 1.23MB
by Italo_DX
Mon May 19, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: The Listening Lounge
Topic: Nice Yamaha DX21 Demo
Replies: 5
Views: 1429

Nice Yamaha DX21 Demo

Hello again, it's been a while since I've posted here. I used an old SoundBlaster MIDI sound card I found in the garbage to control my DX21! I came up with this little demo to showcase the hidden power of this oft-overlooked FM synth. All the patches are self-programmed except for the xylosnare at t...