Synth Site: Roland: JD-990 Synthesizer Module: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.8 out of 5
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Alan a part-time user from USA writes:
The 990 is one of the best rackmount I have. I would like to find more sounds for it. I never got a chance to buy one of the PCM cards. The 990 will be in my studio for life.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Oct-07-2001 at 14:09
Esl a part-time user from Italy writes:
I bought this for about 400$.. i never heard it before buying but i liked the Jd800 so much, so.. why don't get it for 400$? :) I've heard all Roland stuff and nothings sounds like this.. i know there are not acoustic sounds, but i think my samplecds sounds better than any other acoustic emulations.. and i really want my unit so be a SYN-THE-SI-ZER.. In fact many waveforms here are tipical Analog-Like waves (Saw, square, pulse and so on) and filters are good as analog ones.. I often laugh when i hear the "phua" Virtual Analog machines like Clavia (WHICH SOUND LIKE MY 20$ OPL3 !!!) and others.. I don't know why so people wants Virtual Analog.. probably they haven't heard a digital beast like this..or just want to throw money out of the window... (i remember list price was around 3000$ ...now u can get it for 1/5 !!). It's a hard to program it for a newbie anyway.. a LOT of parameters (like old analog machines:) and there is no external controller (like many other roland stuff ): but there are many menus and a large lcd screen so if u know what to do it's easier.. With expansion board u've got 3 synths in one... what are u waiting 4 ? BUY IT!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Sep-29-2001 at 11:31
Midi a professional user from USA writes:
Actually i couldnt tell the difference bewteen the two with the SAME expansion card, and to hear all the sounds u had to load them one at a time into memory, traded it for a Mackie LM-3204! Still sounds nice but 6-voice poly is kinda limited esp. compared to the new XV range...

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jun-09-2001 at 02:05
BMo a professional user from USA writes:
Hmm... I don't know if I agree with all of the "JD-990 sounds better than a JD-800..." stuff. Lets say if a 990 is a "10", then a well-programmed 800 is a "9.9999999999999999999999995". (In other words......) Plus the sliders DO make a differnce.. One thing to remember, the 990 has 3 years of R/D on the JD-800...and the (slight?) differences aren't 3 years worth, in my opinion.

(Having both makes it easy to compare..)

I wish Roland would have put out a revised JD-800 with the 990 guts...a "JD-900" perhaps? Killer.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-08-2001 at 23:02
Larry a professional user from France writes:
Well simply,this is the best thing ever made by Roland. This great 990 will be the best synths textures generator. If u can buy one,go for it and sell your shitty 1080 ...series. everything is really top of the line with it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-May-18-2001 at 18:15
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