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Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:54 pm
by BlackGnosis
Roland founder has passed away, Considering its still going around after April fools gets me to possibly believe it's true.

He brought us many fun and innovative devices. His product helped shape music over the span of his lifetime and had even spawned several genres.

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February 7, 1930 - April 1, 2017
R.I.P.


Anyone a fan of any of his products?

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:36 am
by Benetton93
You know - i think 95% of musicians like Roland products. :D

Only creation of MIDI (along with Sequential Circuits) shaped history of modern music. And Roland did much, much more to it.

Rest in peace.

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:56 pm
by cornutt
Rest in peace to Mr. Kakhashi. He took a company from being a small Japanese manufacturer of drum machines (back when Japanese products still hadn't completely shaken off the 1960s reputation of "cheap") to a worldwide leader in the music industry.

I've got a lot of Roland gear. There are a couple of pieces that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with, but overall, they have served me well. My observation about Roland has been that they run in cycles. They don't do much for a few years, and then every once in a while you get this explosion of creativity and new products. In the mid-70s it was the System 100 and the modulars. In the early '80s it was the Jupiters, Junos and MIDI. Around 1990 it was the JD-800, 990, and the S-series samplers. In the early 2000s it was the V-Synth and the DJ products. And now it's the JD-Xa, the System-8, the Boutique synths, the System 500, etc.

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:56 am
by elsongs
I propose, to pay tribute to Mr. Kakehashi and his legacy, that we list all the Roland gear that we own, and used to own. Boss and Edirol gear are included too.

Juno 106
D-50
JV-1010
TR-09
TB-03
TR-707
TR-727
KC-300
Boss SE-50
Boss OC-3
Boss CE-3
Boss TU-80


Formerly Owned:
MKS-7
U-220
M-120

Domo arigato, Ikutaro-san. Gomeifuku wo inorimasu.

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:33 pm
by pflosi
Ok, I'll play.

Drummers:
TR606 (x2)
TR626
TR66
TR707
TR727
TR808
TR909
DR55
DR110
DR220e
DR660

Monos:
SH2
SH101
MC202
TB303

Polys:
JU60
a-JU 2 (w/ PG300)
V-Synth XT

Effects (and utilities):
RE201
CE1
AP5
AP2
SDE2000
RV3
DD7 (x2)
CS2
RX100
SE50
RRV10
RBF10
(TU50)
(DB90) (x2)

Mixers:
KM4
KM6a
BX600
BX8
BX80
BX16

The only thing I don't own anymore is an Acetone GT7 organ.

In other words, a crapton of stuff that Mr. Kakehashi has been directly responsible for. RIP :cry:

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:26 pm
by CS_TBL
Currently I own:

JD800 (and I have 2 voice cards)
JD990
XV88
SRV3030 (1u rack reverb)


Briefly used/sampled in the past: *

XP50
JV1000
JW50
SC88
U20
JV1080
ALPHA JUNO 2
G800
JX1

Stuff I played often in our shop *, never sampled though (and lots were essentially the same thing of course):

D5
D10
D50
D70
JV30
JV80
JV35
JV90
JV50

* We used to have a music store ourself, so now and then I got one synth for the weekend, upon which I carefully sampled and looped the wave ROM.

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:58 pm
by cornutt
Juno 106
JD-800
JD-990
S-750
V-Synth
DR-202 drum machine
Boss DD-20 delay

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:47 am
by Tidda
SRA-804
UA-25
TR-8
TB-3
MX-1

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:03 am
by gcoudert
Currently own:

Fantom X8
Fantom X7
Three SRX cards
1 pair of headphones

Owned in the past:

Juno 60
JX3P
JX8P
D50
D550
D70
JV1080 x 2 + two SR-JV80 cards
U110 + 2 cards
JV2080
A30 controller
TR505
R8 + 1 card
Boss chorus and flanger pedals
Boss digital delay (half rack)

Played but didn't own:

Jupiter 6
SH-101
TR-707
TR-727
D110
D20
Boss DR-55

Oh, and three handheld mp3 recorders at work, on which we record GCSE speaking exams!

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 5:25 pm
by minime123
:( RIP

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:38 am
by Voodoo Ray
TR-707
TR-606
TR-505
Alpha Juno-2 (+PG-300)
RRV-10

RIP

Re: Ikutaro Kakhashi RIP

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:42 am
by sandwich
Currently own:

Juno-6 (my very first synth at the age of 14)
Jupiter 8
D-50
SH-09