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Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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Patrick a part-time user from Germantown, TN writes:
The SP-505 is a great box. Thanks Roland, but the MC-307 is still a little bit of a letdown. I use both to actually do some decent music.

My problem with the SP-505 is that the sample speeds and rates sometimes are way too fast and there is no way to slow it down.

The plus is the smartmedia card. Get a Delkin Devices smartmedia reader for your computer and transfer WAV's like that and you've got a gut pounding sampler, especially when you use SOUND FORGE to tweak the samples.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Oct-08-2002 at 01:58
kostas kyriakopoulos from athens greece writes:
1st is the second review that i write.i paid 500 euros 4 that machine & i must say that is one of the best groove boxes in the great for live use.ok here is a litle tip to use in the sequencer creat your track in the pc & then cut the track in to some grooves (intro main outro & stuff) then upload the grooves in to sp 5o5 (also with that way you will have a correct tempo) then recreate the track in to the sequencer of the machine.this is a great way for use in the sp 505 in a live show. the track play & you have more time to use the efx in the live show or your other instruments

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-20-2002 at 18:05
3sleeves a professional user from USA writes:
i gotta say that this thing is easily worth the money.i paid $350 for it a couple weeks ago and i haven't put it down yet.the FX are stellar,especially the tape echo.i've been incorporating it into live jams mainly,with a couple of keyboards as's replaced our turntable for the most part.i don't think the sequencer can handle large samples,it works best with simple drum sounds.the BPM adjusting is touchy too,you're better off recording samples at the the tempo you want to use.i prepare my samples on the PC before i record them with the SP505.i don't mess with a smart card reader for the PC because i think it's pointless unless you want to back up what's already on the card.besides,the cards are cheap enough and they hold ridiculous amounts of samples (32mb can hold about 40min of good quality sound,or 80min of lo-fi).if something happened to this SP505 that i bought,i would definitely get another one.BOSS is leading the pack with this product.Korg,Yamaha and Ensoniq are slacking.Korg's Electribe is a piece of garbage next to the SP505,seriously.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-11-2002 at 16:31
ybsol a part-time user from norway writes:
This thing is god for live use only. The efx are suprisingly good, and sound quality is also ok. but dont buy this if u plan to use it in the studio, get a pc or mac (for sampling) But if u are a dj it is alvays fun to trigger wierd sound fx..... Woooooosssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! :-)

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-10-2002 at 17:29
f*ck the pop a part-time user writes:
this machine is a must have 4 all those that play with acid & they wanna to make a live show also i love that the machine is small i have fit the sp505 & 10 cds full with samples & other stuff in a backpack.i love it. ps (dont buy the yamaha shit) ROLAND RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Aug-20-2002 at 19:06
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