PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

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PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

Post by vin14 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:37 am

Hi

I'd like to make programming my D-50 easier. I know the options, PG-1000 and various software editors. The problem I have is that all the dedicated editors I can find online are PC based and I use a Mac. A PG-1000 (€250-€300) is going to cost me almost as much as a basic PC laptop (€350). I know there's also Midiquest, which will work on a Mac, but it's expensive, and for that money I'd prefer the PG-1000. So between the new laptop and the PG, which do you think is the better buy?

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Re: PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

Post by Ashe37 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:14 am

netbook?

Parallels?

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Re: PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

Post by vin14 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:03 pm

Ashe37 wrote:netbook?

Parallels?
Thanks for the suggestions, I hadn't heard of parallels, though it does sound like virtual PC from back in the day, hopefully it works better! As far as I can gather, I would need to buy windows and Snow leopard as well, which puts the total price at €260, a netbook would cost around the same, so I think I prefer that option to parallels or a full-blown PC.

So, what do guys think? the PG-1000 or the netbook with an editor?

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Re: PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:54 pm

At one point I owned a D50 and a PG 1000 and the tactile feel of the sliders controlling the D50 was awesome. I would get the PG 1000 and the value of hardware will always outstrip the value of software. You can always get both or a netbook later and if funds are still tight, resell the PG 1000 later.
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Re: PG-1000 or new PC to run D-50 editor?

Post by 101 Force » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:48 pm

I've got a Roland PG-1000 for sale here, if you're interested. I would much rather sell it along with a few other items as a package deal, and not necessarily the Roland D-550, but I could be coaxed in to selling it alone if you want to make me a good offer.
Gear for sale here (Updated: 06/27/2011).

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