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I bought a Roland E-12

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:38 am
by voltageHead
I picked up a roland e-12 and a thrift store today.
I was not able to find any info on the net about it.
here is some pics of it


does anyone else have one of these.
It is kinda diffrent then most rolands.It has a GM sound set and 8 drumkits.midi out, built in speakers,chord memory,preset beats and styles,and splits.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:29 am
by Architecture
Intelligent keyboard eh? does that mean if I press one key, it will make all of my music for me? lol.

Looks like's Rolands version of the PCM Casio keyboards, does it do anything cool?

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:31 am
by voltageHead
Yeah.I thought that the Intelligent Keyboard thing was funny too.
I have just spent about an hour playing so far. It sounds decent I was messing around with the chord memory and the split mode.So far I have just used the internal speakers.I should hook it up to my sound system.
It has a TR808 kit in it I hope that the kick thumps on the system.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:39 am
by wysiwyg
Thanks to Sealed,

It could be related to the MT-32

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:47 am
by voltageHead
hmm? Thats intersting I still think it's kinda weird that i can't find much of any thing on it online.There must not have been many made or something. It's not realy as powerful a most rolands.
I just thought that it looked kinda unique for what it is.

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:49 am
by ElGorilla
I own a Roland E-28 and I think they are made in Italy for the European market only.

*add* Roland took over SIEL in '87 and they make the E series

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:11 pm
by tim gueguen
Nah, the Roland arrangers sell in North America too. One of the local shops has a EXR-46 iOR in stock at the moment. Whether they'll ever sell it is another question.

Addenda: Here's an example of a Roland E5 circuit bent by Mike Walters. ... dtmis.html He's got some other neat stuff on his website as well.

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:48 am
by voltageHead
I was kinda wondering what one of these are worth.
I paid $40 for the board with power supply and $3 for a soft case.
I bought it cause i never saw a roland quite like this.
I've got a collection of keyboards ,synths and drummachines bulit up and I think that this was a good peice to add to it.

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:52 am
by crystalmsc
it would at least make a nice midi file player. I kinda like early Roland's rompler, specially to play those old midi files. It would make a nice budget sound canvas type of synth.