Synth Site: Roland: EG-101: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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ian a hobbyist user from USA writes:
This keyboard was the first "groove" product I'd ever bought and dispite what some of you are saying about it, it has done a good job in teaching me what synths are all about. Sure the rps is stupid and lots of the sounds are lacking, but lets be honest here, I can't even play a regular piano. I think the huge variety of kit available today makes everyone seem a little jaded. I'm no big "electronica" fan but I do know that all sorts of crap acts use "pro" gear with boring & predictable results. (results that'd be easy to achieve on a "toy" like the eg-101) If you all are such great artists then you know as well as I do that you can make a great track with just a casio sk-5 and an out of tune guitar. anyway, heres to people using the gear they got, even if it is a "big blue turd."

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Aug-12-2000 at 19:25
Magnus a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:
I have used the EG-101 for about a year now and some week ago I bought the MC-505 and I use the EG more like a midi-keyboard to record some melodies to my computer.

The best thing with this one is its size, its very small if you compare it to other keyboard (well, if you not consider to buy a casio =))

And theres some great sounds too, even if the piano sounds sucks...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Monday-Jul-31-2000 at 05:49
Simon a hobbyist user from Wales, UK writes:
OK... Lets not get snobbish here...

Most people with an interest in music can't afford to go out and but a spanking brand new 505 or trinity/triton or whatever.

This machine has got what you need to get you starting making music. not everyone who buys kit is looking to incorporate it within a professional environment. I've just got a home studio, A yamaha DX11 (used as a controller, SH-101 and a Juno 106 as well as the EG-101 It's not what you've got,it's how you use it! There's plenty plenty sounds in the 101 to keep you going for a long time. TB's Moogs, Pads & Strings, Stabs & Hits. Don't forget 808 & 909 drum sets. Everyone praises the Juno 106 (well almost), but some of the sounds in this cheap keyboard wipe the floor with the juno, and i've used it side by side.

Regarding the "overused and cheezy" sounds... just don't use 'em. There's plenty more in the box.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jul-25-2000 at 05:17
Keysoap a professional user from Nottingham, UK writes:
I agree, the EG101 is terrible. Roland didn't do too well off of it either. It was too highly priced for all but the richest of 12 year olds it appealed too, and was basically too shit to be a studio instrument.

As the person wrote in the original review on the EG101 page, it incorporates the SP202, well it doesn't actually, it incorporated that idead but worse (which believe me is terrible).

<b>AVOID AT ALL COSTS</b>

posted Monday-Jul-24-2000 at 17:35
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