Roland vs Roland ? Eh ?

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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:39 pm

Mateusz wrote:approx. $458
a used one can be had for around that or even lower.
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Re: Roland vs Roland ? Eh ?

Post by Mateusz » Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:54 pm

But it doesn't come with any keyboard controller or something ? Just a self synth module ?

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Post by crystalmsc » Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:04 pm

Mateusz wrote:But it doesn't come with any keyboard controller or something ? Just a self synth module ?
crystalmsc wrote:if there's a midi keyboard
as I mentioned in my first post that it would be an ideal solution if you already have a midi keyboard. It's a module, but also a USB midi/audio interface.
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Re: Roland vs Roland ? Eh ?

Post by Mateusz » Tue Dec 16, 2008 6:30 pm

Sadly, I do not have a such keyboard :cry:

And I want to buy this synth in UK, not USA so American prices don't apply to me really much. It's a shame, since USA market have always lower prices on everything :(

And Juno D which I'm looking for is Limited Edition one, it's like £12 more expensive than normal one :D How significant is doubleb size of this memory to 64 MB ?

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Re: Roland vs Roland ? Eh ?

Post by Mateusz » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:53 pm

Prices of Juno D raised much... and prices of music equipment in genral, what the heck ? :shock: I think it's getting less good value for it. I decided to wait couple of more months... but then buy a much better thing than a entry-range machine. It won't run away and I don't think I will loose something if I will start plaing on synth couple of monts later. In the meantime, I keep reading about synthesis,tutorials for begginers and other stuff like that, I will try also to play about with QuadraSynth which is in our studio in college. So this all might finally have possitive effect :D

My new considerations are...

-Roland Juno G

-Korg Triton TR61

I couldn't find any VAs in this price range really... I aim at price range of this 2 ones, not higher. I don't think spending more than that will be needed.

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Re: Roland vs Roland ? Eh ?

Post by Mateusz » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:20 pm

Sorry for double post but I don't see any other way to continue. I was in music store 2 days ago to check out some synths :D


I checked out

-Juno D
-SH 201
-Juno G (I will tell in a moment why)

and V-Synth GT (just to see how machine for £1500 works and sounds It's just a brilliant thing... but it's slightly different price range...)

Juno D disappointed me as well... I tested it at first...
Synth sounds are allright but they sound too similar even though there are lots of them there. Guitars were just awful, acoustic guitars sounded like some polyphonic ringtones, distorted guitar were just random noise with farting... It would definetely benefit this product if Roland would throw them out from Juno D. Keys felt not natural and kinda sticky, I couldn't feel much when I pushed them. And display is too small as well, it can display only two lines.

At second I got my hands on Juno G... it proper impressed me. Arppegiator is much, much better than in Juno D, kyes are better. It gave much comfort while playing. Synths sounds, brass and strings are really good, pianos are ok, they sound much more real. In general sound is really deep and punchy of Juno G. Something to what you would like come back. Big display is cool and you can easily see what's going on and use of it really easy,. I was told about Juno G before but I thought it's too expensive but after today I see it's worth to wait longer and to save up for Juno G. I talked about money already and it's not a problem to delay this purchase. Well, Juno D is twice cheaper but I would have nothing at all rather Juno D, I expected something better. I had best time with Juno G and I would like to come back to this synthesiser once again

SH-201, so many knobs, I got slightly lost, I would need bit more time to get more out of it. I wouldn't see it as primary synth, more likely secondary one. But sound there is way better than in Juno D but nowhere near Juno G. Interesting thing but I don't think I would go for it yet.

Yamaha MM6, there was one there but I didn't wanted to check it because it was kinda really high placed, I can't remember how it sounded

It's just my subjective opinion about these synthesisers. I am sure experienced players would be able to give much more broad and detailed views.

I still have to check out Korg X50 and Yamaha MM6 but I don't expect much

So my buged raised pretty much, to maximum of £630 (and no higher :o ) I believe it's a good step because Iavailiblity of synths for me is increased ! :D But sad thing is... it has to be new... :twisted: Well, I can live with that

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