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The Roland XP-30 64-Voice Expandable Synthesizer resets the price/performance standard for professional synthesis by offering the world-renowned sound set of the acclaimed XP-80 workstation, plus all the waveforms from the "Session", "Orchestral", and "Techno" expansion boards, at a price within reach of serious musicians at any level. 61-key performance synth with velocity and aftertouch sensitivity 64-voice polyphony 1,406 patches, including all sounds from the "Session", "Orchestral" and "Techno" wave expansion boards 28 Rhythm kits 2 expansion slots for installing SR-JV80-Series expansion boards Advanced Arpeggiator capabilities derived from the XP-60/80 Reverb, Chorus and 40 multi-EFX Serial port MIDI interface Four assignable Sound Palette sliders Patch Finder and Phrase Preview for quick navigation and sound selection SmartMedia card slot provides additional storage


Roland JD990 vs. XV-5080 vs. Fantom X vs. XP-30

...I prefer mid-late 90s dance sounds & nice pad patches. In my head this is how I envision these modules: JD990 < XP-30 < XV-5080 < Fantom X Rationale: XP-30 is better than the 990 because it has more sounds (and the JD forms?) plus orcestral & techno expansions. The XV-5080 is better than the XP-30 because it...

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Gear Porn thread - pics of your slutty setups

...a bit of an upgrade to my studio this year. Just got new monitors :) Kit list - Shelf on left: Roland XP30, Yamaha SY77 Desk worktop: iMac I7 with SSD/maxed out, running Logic Pro X, ProTools SSL Nucleus 1 Focal Shape Twin Launchpad Pro Gaming PC (different thread! :D ) Yamaha KX88 Akai LPK25 Korg NanoPad2 Korg Kronos 61 (maxed out) Access Virus B Motu 828 mk2 Motu...

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My first synth - the Roland XP-10

...dragging a DX7 with you required a lot more effort. I had (and still have, after about the same time!) an XP-30. The only thing that ever went defective on it was the pitch bender. The tone selection knobs require some more effort to push, so it might have to visit the tech again this...

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