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My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:38 am
by ranzee


A little video about my first synth - the Roland XP-10 (which I still own). I also did a small repair and then checked out some of the features. I talk about the personal journey that I've taken to get this synth and why I chose it in the beginning.

What was your first synth? Did you own an XP-10?

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:26 pm
by Vxster
Casio CZ1000. Still got it somewhere!

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:11 am
by ranzee
So many owned a Casio as their first synth. I think Casio must have made a lot of money in the 80s and 90s.

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:05 pm
by JMP
CZ1000 was my 2nd synth, loved it.... the first a Korg Micro Preset. :roll:

To the OP, if you like the XP10 try an XP50, a top synth of mine for many years which can give great results.

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:06 pm
by ranzee
I mentioned the XP-50 in the video. It was out of my reach at the time. I've come across them more recently and with all the Roland Cloud stuff out now, I can't really see myself getting one. But who knows, things often change :)

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:24 pm
by Music Bird
My first was a Yamaha MX49 but for analog synths Minilogue and for samplers SK-1.

Re: My first synth - the Roland XP-10

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 12:26 am
by Tiger Jackson
ranzee wrote:
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:11 am
So many owned a Casio as their first synth. I think Casio must have made a lot of money in the 80s and 90s.
My first keyboard was a casio, it wasn't a synth, just some kind large player keyboard with preset sounds, built on speakers. I didn't really know what I wanted at the time so I just bought it. Later did more research, probably what led me to this site, and learned all about synthesizers. I think I mentioned that I saw an ensoniq VFX there, was told it was a vintage synth so I packed my casio keyboard, traded it in for resale value. But the vfx was no longer there... instead, there was an ensoniq ESQ-1. My first synth. I probably posted about my find when I first got it, but i was pretty young, still in high school, it would be hard to read my old posts... :lol:

I still have it but now I'm finding it much more convenient to use SQ8L, since I never bothered to fix the battery, and the cart reader stopped working. The physical esq1 does sound a bit muddier/dirtier but I can live without it.