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Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:18 pm
by Kidney05
I'll take a CR-78 please!

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:28 pm
by garranimal
antilles wrote:Seems like TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 will be released as boutique editions as well.
https://www.roland.co.uk/promos/roland_ ... nterview_1
The TR-606 gets snubbed, AGAIN. No expansion kit for the TR-8. No boutique. No respect I tell ya.
I went ahead and ordered a beater 606 that should be arriving today.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:47 am
by Mark76
garranimal wrote:
antilles wrote:Seems like TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303 will be released as boutique editions as well.
https://www.roland.co.uk/promos/roland_ ... nterview_1
The TR-606 gets snubbed, AGAIN. No expansion kit for the TR-8. No boutique. No respect I tell ya.
I went ahead and ordered a beater 606 that should be arriving today.
Poor little 606, it never gets much of a look in does it?

Even it's baby 707 (love it/hate it) brother is getting Aira love these days!

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:59 am
by calaverasgrande
I gotta agree, the 606/303 just scream to be re-issued. It would be a super easy product to make using emulation, and cram them both into one box that harkens back to the futuristic silver case from the 80's.
Never going to happen. It would sell too well.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:55 am
by Stab Frenzy
calaverasgrande wrote:I gotta agree, the 606/303 just scream to be re-issued. It would be a super easy product to make using emulation, and cram them both into one box that harkens back to the futuristic silver case from the 80's.
Never going to happen. It would sell too well.
Genius idea!

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Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 4:14 am
by calaverasgrande
Stab Frenzy wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:I gotta agree, the 606/303 just scream to be re-issued. It would be a super easy product to make using emulation, and cram them both into one box that harkens back to the futuristic silver case from the 80's.
Never going to happen. It would sell too well.
Genius idea!

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thats a pale imitation of the MC202, not the 303.
And it does not have silver buttons. SILVER BUTTUNZ!

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:30 am
by Stab Frenzy
I don't know if you were around when they came out, but they were selling them as a new improved 303.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 5:59 am
by calaverasgrande
Stab Frenzy wrote:I don't know if you were around when they came out, but they were selling them as a new improved 303.
but the name is MCx0x not TBx0x.
Besides, Roland's marketing is often full of hot air.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:55 pm
by Stab Frenzy
calaverasgrande wrote:
Stab Frenzy wrote:I don't know if you were around when they came out, but they were selling them as a new improved 303.
but the name is MCx0x not TBx0x.
But the name is xx303 not xx202. ;)
They called it an MC cause it had drums as well as the bass synth. There was no mention at all of the previous MC lines in the ads when it came out, it was all about the TB-303, and 'new silver box from Roland'.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 11:32 pm
by meatballfulton
It might not have sounded at all like the originals...it was a 28 voice JV synth engine inside after all...but it could do far more than a 202, 606 and 303 could ever do. Oh yeah, Roland sold a truckload of them, too :lol:

It's easy to sit here twenty years later and talk about how awful it was. In 1996 it was like a gift from the gods =D>

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:22 am
by princefan3
I was there at some sort of launch in the UK...what a piece of junk....even I could tell it was a stinker from the kick off...
It was a NO from me.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:03 pm
by gcoudert
Well, my JP-08 has arrived at last and I must admit it is better than I'd anticipated. I don't find the short faders problematic but I do think Roland should have left out the pitch bend and modulation strips and made better use of the gained space. OK, the attack stage of the envelopes isn't as snappy as on the original JP-8 or on my old Juno-60 but I can live with that. I thought I would find the 4-voice limitation a problem but, so far, it hasn't bothered me; I am unlikely to play more than 3 notes at a time on it anyway. Sound-wise, it's definitely more in the right ball park than any other emulation I have heard of the JP-8. I love the 'does not contain Jupiter-8' disclaimer on the box!

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Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:35 am
by JMP
Had my JU-06 a couple of weeks now. Bargain unit, solid front panel and buttons, no issues using the sliders and it sounds great. I've had Juno's previously and was on the verge of another Juno 60 but no longer. Another is planned to get 8 note polyphony then a couple of JP-08's too.

Sold most of my vintage synths a long while back and great to get something new that sounds so close at a bargain price.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:11 pm
by Rick N Boogie
I just had to take a second look at the JP-08 box, and sure enough, " *does not contain Jupiter 8" in very small print on the bottom corner of the box. Hilarious.
Still amazed by this little bugger, such a huge sound for such a tiny box.

Re: Roland Boutique

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:51 pm
by Mark76
Well I've just had my JX delivered after spendng a few weeks tinkering with the JU.

Personally I think the JU is closer to the original with a HUGE sound to come out of such a small box.

But overall I think I'll probably get more use from the JX. Slightly sweeter sounding and the two Oscillators just give me more scope but my main bugbear is the 4 note poly and the damn limited Mac OS driver support!!

Seriously, this is a joke, I keep checking the Roland website to see if they have seen sense yet and decided to support Mountain Lion but nope... And I'm not going to bother to upgrade to El Crapitan just yet.