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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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D -Omen a professional user from England writes:
Its a D2 and its just what i was looking for something that can make most of the sounds u want.Ok the production on its own isnt all there but add another machine and its perfect.I use the D2 along with Electribes ER1 and ES1 and they work great together.Pesonaly i think the D2 is probly better than the MC 505 its got 200 more sounds its not as easy to use as the 505 but its not hard.Bargin for the price.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-08-2004 at 14:42
Slyder a professional user from USA writes:
Roland D2 is perfect !I keep coming back to it after using other DSP/synths ect, and notice how very smooth it is?..I don' really care about other bad opinions as I don't believe you could ever fail using this as maybe a main or supplemental device on the grooves.You can spend hrs. just listening to all the presets.It's like little bits of all the music you can relate to.Amature or Pro. It RELATES. Ideas just pop in your head.I like the adlib function/D-field technology.. and how many variants of keyboard like sounds it can produce..Sure it has limits so does life.. I am going to buy one for my grandmother of 90 years.. She was taken to heaven with the sounds and played with it untill I had to grab it back from her..She looked like she lost a friend when I took it back to the studio..Get one for a loved one and teach them !Interactive junkebox at worst! The D2 is an inovative untapped spiritual creative force in it's own right.Don't flame it down untill you really get to utilize it. You guy's feel it too? Let that musician kid like fantasy in you come out and play for once.I get tired of my guitar and like to relax and create something that sounds like I feel sometimes..I won't bother with all the attributes as there are many here superb delay and reverb How about that Sax humm?..I bought this because of the reviews I read here..Peace

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-17-2003 at 12:13
Rob a part-time user from CA writes:
The D-Field alone is worth the price of admission. Nuf said!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-02-2003 at 16:59
a part-time user writes:
For the money its a killer machine. Who cares if it sounds just like "this" or "that". How lame. It has its own flavor and is quite capable. I can not believe anyone would knock a piece of gear that is so inexpensive that does so much. Its way cooler in many ways than the lame ass RM1x which is Way outdated and useless to me since everyone and their dog has the RM1x. It has the same sound engine as the MC505/jx305 so what is there to complain about. And judging a machine by its presets is pretty lame anyway!! Geez!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Jul-02-2003 at 16:57
Oskar a professional user from Sweden writes:
Well, I have had my d2 for a while now, (know it inside out pretty much now) and I use it 50% as a sequencer and 50% as a drumachine. I'm thinking about buying a elektron macinedrum thou... But however. I'm satisfied with my d2. It's kinda like a bread-and-butter machine to me. If I want strings for example, or if any of my other synths (neptune 2, microkorg, sidstation) are busy playing, I fill out with the d2 (blipp blopp, background etc). To be totaly honest, my d2 is my brain and center in my setup, my heart thou, is with the others...

So to say it out loud. My orange little gizmo can be replaced, but, I say but, I have never regreted that I bought it!

It has all the functions that all other grooveboxes have in general, but theres one I'm really fon of. You can with your finger insert snares on the d-field, which is a very nice thing to do live. I have experienced some lag on this feature, but only when I use every channel and ONLY the d2.

Some other problems I've been having is that some of the lights stay lit when they arent supposted to, but since I know this, thats not a problem for me (they go out after a while).

One other thing (which some of my friends has been complaining about) is that, instead of having an entire computermonitor where you can arrange, you only have a small area not much bigger than youre thumb to watch. Not much for an overwiew...enough for me thou.

I also which it had more outputs, but hey, its a really cheap machine and I knew that when I bought it...

The sound of it is sometimes what others in here has described as cheesy, but sometimes it sounds really good.

One thing I really like about it, is belive it or not, it's size. I can easily transport it. Have it on a hotel etc and just compose. I don't even use a controller, I use step-to-step editing, but you should really have a controller.

And the reminds me of the classic amps used during the 70's manufactured by orange...maybe because the machine

To sum up: it's the same situation as with my girlfriend, if anything better and cheap (?) comes up, I'll change... ;-) Have a nice day!

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jun-30-2003 at 22:43
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