Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by redmartian » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:28 am

I would agree on that FB01, about as nice as a Sound Blaster .. but can anyone name this annoyance: -ERR 144 REBOOT?

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by Alex E » Tue Oct 27, 2009 5:39 am

This thread sure makes me glad I never randomly bought a FB-01 like I've considered. :?
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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by Robonaut » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:38 pm

CS_TBL wrote:I only have a Roland nomination here: The Sound Canvas.

There was a JV30, which was essentially a Sound Canvas, so it's a valid entry.

The problem with this Sound Canvas and the related General Midi/General Standard was that each and every f*cking synth/keyboard (various companies) from those days became a GM synth. Gone were the days of new/unique sounds, everything was GM, playing back GM midi files was like the most important thing. Gone were the days where you had full control over your sounds, ADR/CutRes/Vib seemed to be enough for all editing. Gone were the days of interesting wave ROMs, no no no, every ROM now had a bird tweet, a telephone, helicopter and a great bunch o' small crappy acoustic sounds, and all wanted to fit into a 4MB ROM. Oh, and while being a popular sound at the time, the 909 Kick/SD/HH/OH was rarely to be found, instead we had to make trance/house with an 808 kit.

Bleh.
Here's another vote for the JV-30. Which, sadly, was my first "real" synthesizer. I should have bought a used Jupiter 6 or something--I could have gotten one for cheap back in the early '90's. #-o

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by CS_TBL » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:51 pm

Or put down a few more pennies, and go for the JV80. While being a little cheesy by today's standards, it was fully programmable.
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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by ItsMeOnly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:05 pm

Alex E wrote:This thread sure makes me glad I never randomly bought a FB-01 like I've considered. :?
Good, more for me :D
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It sounded like a musical christmas card wrapped in cotton wool.
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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by Robonaut » Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:44 pm

CS_TBL wrote:Or put down a few more pennies, and go for the JV80. While being a little cheesy by today's standards, it was fully programmable.
Yeah, but the JV-80 could only due 8 tracks at once while the JV-30 could do 16!

So, the JV-30 must be better, right? :lol:

Man, being young and ignorant sucks...

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by max badwan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 12:02 am

a bit late to the party, but:

Roland JX 1

Yamaha DX 9

Korg PSS 50/60

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by Cumulus » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:18 am

Roland - Jupiter 8
Korg - MS-20
Yamaha -CS-80

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by justin_havu » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:31 am

Robonaut wrote:
CS_TBL wrote:Or put down a few more pennies, and go for the JV80. While being a little cheesy by today's standards, it was fully programmable.
Yeah, but the JV-80 could only due 8 tracks at once while the JV-30 could do 16!

So, the JV-30 must be better, right? :lol:

Man, being young and ignorant sucks...
I have both a JV-80 and JV-35 (updated JV-30)
I don't mind either one. If I have to play a show and need quick and easy access to basic sounds (piano, strings, pads, etc) They do the job well. I would like to get my hands on a JV-1080 or 2080 and some more expansion boards in the not-too-distant future, to expand the palette.
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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:38 am

Love the hate the FB-01 gets hahah I love them :lol:

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by pflosi » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:25 am

pflosi wrote:dx7 d50 m1
Woah I totally forgot the irony tags there 4 years ago :lol:

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by vladimotor » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:09 pm

Korg MicroX, Triton Le, TR.

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Re: Worst Roland, Korg and Yamaha Synths?

Post by Nannerfan » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:20 pm

max badwan wrote:Korg PSS 50/60
(shakes fist!!)

I love the PSS-50

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