Roland's greatest synth?

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by antilles » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 am

I'd say the Roland JD-990. More waveforms and features than the JD-800 plus the possibality to add a SR-JV80 expansion card (especially the Vintage Synth card).

Off course it lacks all the knobs and sliders of the JD-800, but it has a nice big display which makes editing fairly easy and intuitive. As a plus you can see the phycial shapes of envelopes, LFO’s and filter-slopes on the display. And off course you can control (most parameters) of the JD-990 from the JD-800

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Pro5 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:30 pm

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:22 am

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by StepLogik » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:24 pm

I wonder if, when the JX-1 was released in '90, everyone cried and moaned that a non-programmable ROMpler was an abuse of the "JX" heritage/namesake :lol:

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by vinyl_junkie » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:10 pm

StepLogik wrote:I wonder if, when the JX-1 was released in '90, everyone cried and moaned that a non-programmable ROMpler was an abuse of the "JX" heritage/namesake :lol:
Hahaha you have a very good point

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by synthparts » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:46 am

StepLogik wrote:I wonder if, when the JX-1 was released in '90, everyone cried and moaned that a non-programmable ROMpler was an abuse of the "JX" heritage/namesake :lol:
I know I did. The JX-10 was the last decent synth they made... :)
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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by jeffrey1121 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:52 pm

Tb 303, Jupiter 8, Juno 106 and Sh-101 all tied as far as i'm concerned. J8's probably the best of these, but they all have their niche.

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Pro5 » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:33 am

balma wrote:I´ve always have wanted a JD 800. I know it was used a lot in Songs of Faith and Devotion, and around 15 years a go watched a documental with Martin Gore using it on a studio and explaining some stuff about it. It was really inspiring for me when I was starting to compose music.
Any idea what this docu was called? Would like to see that.

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by energetik » Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:24 am



Oh yeah the best synth Roland ever made??? THE TB-303 of course! ACID AIR RAID!!!!!!

No really this is a pretty subjective question within a certain set of synths. I mean some might say the classic analogs (JP 8 etc) or the ROMplers. I've never played anything other than a bog standard Roland ROMpler. I would love to get a JP 8 or a JD 990 (and 303/808/909 of course!). But this reminds me of what happens on my mtn bike forums. Some guy will ask what the best bike from XXX manufacturer is and it all comes down to what style of riding you do and what fits you best. Almost completely subjective either way.
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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Voodoo Ray » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:06 am

Jupiter 8 (although I personally don't really want need one), SH-101.

I think their TR line of drum machines are probably their defining achievement (although not really synths).

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Sefirosu » Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:29 pm

All the synths from the "Jupiter" serie are beasts but the best among the bests is the Jupiter 8

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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Alex E » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:15 am

^ Yeah, I agree. The Jupiter-80 was the best 3 grand I ever spent.
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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by Synthacon » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:09 pm

When you look at their range over the last 40 years or so there are a lot of good synths. The trouble with a thread like this is that everybody rates their best synth on what they need and like.

I've never rated the Jupiter 8 but lots do, also the JD990 is FAR more powerful than the JD800 but lots prefer the 800 due to the interface.

My favourite is between the SH3a, 5 and 09. Really can not choose.
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Re: Roland's greatest synth?

Post by mpa1104 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 12:20 pm

System 100 is probably the most regal of them, but in terms of personal experience, individuality, distinctiveness, high flexibility of both synthesis and sound mangling, I'd vote V-Synth.
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