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Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:55 am
by DrQuasar
Those DeckSavers are pretty cool but not as cool as that invisible guitar

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2021 12:48 pm
by fuzzking
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Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 12:21 pm
by Shadoweclipse13
:D :D :D I've been hanging up the necks to get them off the top of boxes. I'm always afraid of dropping one, which I just did the other week. It popped a fret out and chipped a bit of the edge of the fretboard. And of course, it was one I was considering selling :fp:

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2021 1:17 pm
by fuzzking
of course :D

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:21 am
by Futuron
mackerelmint wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:21 pm
New Roland JX-08 coming soon... a miniature JX-8P with more polyphony and plenty of sliders onboard. Unlike the original which had one, or you could buy a separate programmer.

I preordered one. There's a great freebie plugin, and I have it, but hardware wins every time.
Do you have experience with any of the other Roland 'boutique' units? Both of the new ones and also some existing models have caught my eye. Can't try any out prior to purchase, so it's just videos & other people's opinions as my research. (I don't really want to grab all/heaps of them if they're covering too similar ground!)

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:13 am
by matbard
Best Boutique: D-05

The new ones have a more powerful chip (Roland BMC vs. ESC2) but use the Zencore ACM models against the olders which use ACB with limited polyphony.

Beware that all these units are constrained by the USB 5V internal power that makes the D/A converters sound a little bit wimpy...

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:32 am
by mackerelmint
Futuron wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:21 am
mackerelmint wrote:
Sun Nov 14, 2021 8:21 pm
New Roland JX-08 coming soon... a miniature JX-8P with more polyphony and plenty of sliders onboard. Unlike the original which had one, or you could buy a separate programmer.

I preordered one. There's a great freebie plugin, and I have it, but hardware wins every time.
Do you have experience with any of the other Roland 'boutique' units? Both of the new ones and also some existing models have caught my eye. Can't try any out prior to purchase, so it's just videos & other people's opinions as my research. (I don't really want to grab all/heaps of them if they're covering too similar ground!)
Just the TR-808 one, and only a little at that. The only real negative thing I've heard about the line is in the case of the knobs and sliders. People with big fingers have some trouble with the knobs, but that's not my issue. The sliders, though, are shorter than on the originals, so it's a bit harder to dial things in exactly, is what I've heard. And that makes sense.

So I guess this will be my proper introduction to the boutique line. We'll see how it goes, but I'm optimistic. Chiefly I want to load in preexisting sounds, because I'm a lousy programmer. It should be fine for that, and the size is right. If I somehow get good at programming (it's been years of trying and no real progress, so...) and it's suddenly cramping my style, I'll reevaluate, I guess.

Re: The Synth Thread...

Posted: Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:34 am
by mackerelmint
matbard wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 2:13 am
Best Boutique: D-05

The new ones have a more powerful chip (Roland BMC vs. ESC2) but use the Zencore ACM models against the olders which use ACB with limited polyphony.

Beware that all these units are constrained by the USB 5V internal power that makes the D/A converters sound a little bit wimpy...
Yeah, that limited polyphony is why i never bought the JX-3P one. Now that it's been upped past the spec of the original units, it seems like a great deal to me. Nice to know about the converters.