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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Swayze » Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:27 am

meatballfulton wrote: So what is important?
Well since you ask, having higher standards and putting your all into whatever you create, not cutting corners to maximize profit margins...IMHO.

BTW, you make a lot of great points and I agree with everything you said. ;)

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by mute » Mon Oct 21, 2013 5:11 am

the idea of the system 100, modernized, slightly miniaturized, with a bunch of expanders/modules for separate purchase.. would be the coolest thing ever. think of some of the control surfaces, etc. they could come up with nowadays to hook up to something like this (grid sequencer, kaoss pad x/y, effect modules ala space echo/chorus, etc.).

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Re: Roland should reissue the

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Hybrid88 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:57 pm

Yes, come to Australia if you ever want to learn any more colourful language :lol:

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Alphacode » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:13 pm

Roland will not reissue anything and if it does it will be another Juno E ... that company will be so behind in 1-2 years..

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by AK79 » Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:28 pm

no company should reissue anything. Look at the MS20 mini... :---)

they should develope something fresh

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Post by stikygum » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:23 am

AK79 wrote:no company should reissue anything. Look at the MS20 mini... :---)

they should develope something fresh
I haven't followed the MS-20 mini much, but I haven't heard much bad about it. I heard at one point that maybe there was noise coming through even with noise turned off. Other than that I've heard it sounds like a MS20 from the 70s.
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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by max badwan » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:46 am

Hybrid88 wrote:Yes, come to Australia if you ever want to learn any more colourful language :lol:
'ken oath, mate.
Re-issues are like movie remakes, meh.

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by sequentialsoftshock » Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:40 am

Only way I'd care to see Roland reissues is if they are modestly priced. A $500 808 or a $1200 Jupiter 8 would kick a*s. Surely sole people calling for reissues must also have some hope perhaps they'd be more affordable than an 808 clone (most are $1000+) or a J8 ($$$$$).
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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:57 pm

^ That's not "modestly" priced, that's a recipe for insolvency... :lol:

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by calaverasgrande » Sun Oct 27, 2013 8:59 pm

synthroom wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote: It's really some Apple computer style hubris that they do not exploit that.
My gawd, you're right! Apple should reissue some vintage computers. There's a huge amount of interest in vintage computing. The should make them with modern CPUs, but have a mode where you can strip all those gigs of ram and hertz away and force it into 8-bit, 1 MHz, 8k ram mode - for the purists, you know.

But which one, the Apple I, the Apple II, or the IIe? I know, the GS. Wait, no, the original Mac. No, pick the one that no one has ever even used - the Lisa! That's it, The Lisa II is what they could call it. (I saw a Lisa demoed when I was at Reed College in the spring of 1983. And i had the chance to buy one for something like $8000 at that time.)

Anyway, I do think Roland could make a killing with a true recreation of the Jupiter 8, with more memory, more voices (how about 16 for splits of 8 one each side), full sized, and all the modern midi niceties missing from the original.
my point was not that Apple should reissue old products.
Rather that Apple does annoying things that make no sense. Like putting the power button, headphone jack and USB ports on the back of their desktops where you cant reach them. But it looks so clean!
An Apple car would have one door, in the back. But it would look great parked in your driveway!
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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Stab Frenzy » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:29 am

Swayze wrote:
meatballfulton wrote: So what is important?
Well since you ask, having higher standards and putting your all into whatever you create, not cutting corners to maximize profit margins...IMHO.

BTW, you make a lot of great points and I agree with everything you said. ;)
So you bought a V-Synth new then?

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by mpa1104 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:02 am

I didn't ;) :D
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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by Swayze » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:24 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote: So you bought a V-Synth new then?
Nope, but I sure wouldn't mind one someday.

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Re: Roland should reissue the

Post by shaft9000 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:26 pm

Roland should reissue their Build Quality
come to think of it, so should Korg :?
sequentialsoftshock wrote:a $1200 Jupiter 8 would kick a*s.
perhaps, but at that price i'd bet the same money that it would be a limp imitation of the original that will fall apart in under 30(more like 10) years.
and hallelujah if i'm wrong but, this IS a business called Roland Inc. and not Miracle-Working for Synth Geeks.
All things considered, they have merely held their value in light of inflation and the market, as real JP-8s are absolute tanks. No joke, the metalwork and all the various interfacing is pushing nearer $1000 from the get-go; before adding any synth-voice guts...or even knobs and keys.

OK now see in the picture here, in the top-middle, back-right of the case...there's some sort of a TDK Noise Reduction unit INSIDE the JP-8 - it's a gleaming silver little box of mystery....how are they going to replicate this? By demanding TDK build them again to spec? Remove the noise by using newer spec circuits and you change the original synth, too - a LOT.

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