Synth Site: Roland: MT-32 Synthesizer Module: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.7 out of 5
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dj0J a professional user from Nepal writes:
Tatu , I could't agree with you more. I paid 35 $ for mine and I wasn't expecting much at the price. However , when I got it home I was amazed at what it could actually sound like. I immediately was inspired by it and ended up making a complete song within 7 hours of owning it. Listen to the results here :

Go click on the song COGNAC SHANTY. What you will here is 95% MT-32 , and the rest is a 25 dollars drum machine and a miniscule amount of a K5.

The first sound that you will here in this example is the MT-32's built in drum kit. Then after the intro it breaks into nothing but the MT32 in multi-timbral mode. Amazing what the MT-32 can do!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-06-2000 at 04:09
Tatu Lund a part-time user from Finland writes:
I think NT-32 is the cheapest way to get hold on LA-synth sound of Roland. As mentioned here, this tiny box has essentially same electronics than D series. Some of the presets are not as good as in D50, but when programmed with PC editor MT-32 comes pretty close. The obvious reason why it is cheap is the non pro looking desktop box. If this unit would be rack mountable unit with programming buttons in the front panel, the price would be very different. I use MT-32 quite a lot, not very much for lead instruments, but for background. Even preset sounds work pretty decently for that. The 12-bit technology gives the same warm aliasing noise for the strings than the classic S550 sampler.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-06-2000 at 03:07
Steve Raymar from USA writes:
I bought mine used for $200 back in '89 and I've got alot of use out of it, still use it today. I've aquired a gazillion sounds for it. Its a little noisy but it has cross echo and great reverbs. I actually got an instrumental tune in rotation on a college station back then using my MT32 and a Juno 1.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-27-2000 at 07:18
alex traska a hobbyist user from notts, UK writes:
I sold this little box for a measyly 30ukp (about $45) and now wish i hadn't. I have replaced it with a D110 which is basically the MT32 with user storage features and editing from the front panel. The MT32 was a cool little box though, sounds are now REALLY dated, but with a programmer LA synthesis is good for analogue type sounds (don't expuct much from the filters though). It was multitimbral, had built in reverb and even the drum kit was OK!! Id buy another for the sake of it if i saw one cheap enough.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-10-2000 at 15:48
beno from USA writes:
I have to admit, I really love this box. I picked it up in 1989 to play back Sierra game sountracks. It was my introduction to sequencing with a rough notation program called Ballade. However, after a while the presets seemed redundant and outdated. It started gathering dust. However, I never sold it and found myself having it modified for battery back-up of user patches. Now, in combination with sound diver, and its improved (modified) sound quality, it is a gem. L/A synthesis is very underrated and can created very usable analog-type sounds. I doubt that I will see these taken out live, but sometimes it just has "that sound." Some very electronic/organic sounds can be made with this box.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-10-2000 at 13:24
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