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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Kidney05 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:50 pm

Broadwave wrote:
Bitexion wrote:Aha, probably just some triggerhappy online stores that have set a date to get the orders in first, then. Not Roland's fault.
Yup, cast your line, reel them in and earn wads of interest on all the payments received until orders are fulfilled.... What? Cynical? Me? No, never! ;)

I realize it's not Roland's fault, but I've cancelled for the time being. I'll still get one eventually though.
Who do you order from? Plenty of these retailers don't charge you until it ships. You are being needlessly cynical.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Broadwave » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:33 pm

Kidney05 wrote: Who do you order from? Plenty of these retailers don't charge you until it ships. You are being needlessly cynical.
Gear4Music took the money from my account immediately, citing 8 days for delivery and then tell me "No, sorry it'll be another 2 months before we have them".

I'd rather have the £528 in MY account earning interest thank you.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by fh991586 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:47 pm

That's not a nice way to do business! If they don't respect their part of the deal, you should be able to ask for a refund. A partial advance payment to stay in line might be more understandable...
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by megamanx » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:38 am

sweetwater just shipped my jp 08 today, should get here soon...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Bitexion » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:08 pm

Take some closeup pics and show something for scale please. I'm still on the fence on this.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by pflosi » Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:11 pm

Bitexion wrote:Take some closeup pics and show something for scale please. I'm still on the fence on this.
Jabberwalky wrote:Ant for scale
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Bitexion » Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:39 pm

Would've been a great synth for Adam & The Ants, I suppose

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by garranimal » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:50 pm

Bitexion wrote:Take some closeup pics and show something for scale please. I'm still on the fence on this.
Despite having said the tiny sliders was a deal-breaker earlier, I too am still on the fence. I could probably be swayed if it sounds authentic enough, which I expect it would.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by nathanscribe » Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Having quickly checked my gear, 20mm-travel sliders can also be found on the CSQ-600 (portamento), Boss GE-7b (and other Boss EQ compacts), and Moog MF-105 MuRF. The ones on the Moog are decent enough. If Roland have used good quality sliders, 20mm, although small, is not unworkable.

EDIT: I have a horrible suspicion the Jupe module sliders will be even smaller, though...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by griffin avid » Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:43 pm

What about the SH-32? Wouldn't those be the same size sliders?

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My real concern is the Audio Outs. I am on pause because I can't stand those tiny stereo jacks.
That's what screams non-serious to me.
But the Juno (JU-06) unit has me the most interested.
And the JP-08 looks like a nice bit.

And the size works if they can be left anywhere and not need a permanent stand or space.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by megamanx » Fri Oct 16, 2015 12:50 am

Bitexion wrote:Take some closeup pics and show something for scale please. I'm still on the fence on this.
I will...

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by Rick N Boogie » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:06 am

I just got in line for the JP-08 with the tiny keyboard. Should be in my mitts in a week or two, joining the Reface CS in my growing "mini-synth" arsenal. All the tiny slider talk aside, these little guys sound great, and cost much less than a real Jupiter, or CS 80, etc. Plus, when the world ends, we can use the battery powered midgets to create an electronic soundscape to go along with the mayhem. Win.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by salwa » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:48 am

Video including comparition J08 with Jupiter 8.
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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by desmond » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:00 pm

griffin avid wrote:My real concern is the Audio Outs. I am on pause because I can't stand those tiny stereo jacks.
That's what screams non-serious to me.
You can also just USB it into your computer-rig and not need to use the regular outputs at all.

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Re: Roland Boutique

Post by philip » Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:58 pm

salwa wrote:Video including comparition J08 with Jupiter 8.
"Quickly, go and buy this s**t, because this is some limited s**t" OMG this is so cheap and pathetic :(

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