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  MKS-70 At a Glance
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Adam Aurex ( ) writes:
The MKS-70 is the rackmount version of the JX10, and therefore similar to two JX8p`s in one package with improved features.. the MKS also has improved midi over the JX10 especially in the Sysex dep`t.. sound to me is very Juno but with bags more extras (and an extra Osc per voice), Shame there`s no PWM! a let down on all the JX range. The front panel editing is easy compared to nightmares like the D10 but all is made easier with the PG800 programmer,, a flat MC202 sized pad covered in sliders for editing the sounds in real time (and over Midi too), The Super JX is excellent for dance music, it even does a half passible 303! and being Bitimbral does this alongside a 106esque Pad at the same time.. at the other end of the scale it can layer both halves to create a 4-Oscillator 2-filter 6-note poly supersynth and even (in one of the mono modes) create a stacked 24-oscillator unison!,Ok- not the same as a Matrix 12 doing the same but what the hell.. DCOs do lose power over ! the VCO based MKS80 /Jupiter 6/8 but if you`re after a Super Juno have a listen to the MKS70 (or JX10). The PG800 programmer does make all the difference, more than you`d expect and are difficult to source separately

Michael (pitch666@aol.com) writes:
As I inferred above, the MKS-70 Super JX is an incredibly supportive instrument sonically and emotionally. It blends perfect w/ everything from a Marshall amp on 10 to an overtly-sincere soulstress. I didn't hesitate one moment on trading my VKeys Plus for a monotimbral dinosaur with power-supply complex. It positively fills the room with sound. It's a great addition to other synths, and provides tremendous pads for Minimoog solos. The PERFECT Roland bass/string/pad machine! Just the thing for those of you finally bored with the incredibly small sound of PCM sample playback. How can these people not notice ?

Comments About the Sounds:
Preset sounds are mostly crap, but with 50 to wipe over and SYSex dumps to computer, the sky`s the limit

(Thanks to Adam Aurex for this info.)

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