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Average rating: 3.7 out of 5
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Mitch Dries a part-time user from U.S. writes:
I picked up a used Paraphonic-505 at a used record store for only $150 and I love it! The string sounds are so rich I've found little else to compare it to. With the synth sounds you can mix to it it is almost a copy to the early Cure albums esp. "Pornography" Very spatial and saturated tone.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Sunday-Apr-01-2001 at 17:49
mitch dries writes:

posted Sunday-Apr-01-2001 at 17:42
WAVEVIOLATOR a part-time user from UK writes:
I have one of these and a Solina, there is not a great deal of difference between the string sounds. Quality Roland Gear. TIP: Don't buy a Roland Dimension D, get a Paraphonic 505. It has in/outs for the onboard chorus (which is a Dimension D). You also get a quality string synth thrown in for the price.

Dimension D = around £500 Paraphonic 505 = around £200 Which would you buy?

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Mar-25-2001 at 19:19
sutekh from USA writes:
I bought my Paraphonic 505 for around $350. It was quite a nice little machine. But it's main drawback is that it has NO CV/GATE IN's so if you want to use it with MIDI you have to do some serious hacking (and I didn't feel like doing that). So I traded it for some other equipment.

The RS-505 is a combination Electronic Organ and Analog Synthesizer. These two engines can be mixed together, or isolated. The Analog part can make some really nice buzzy acid-type basses and leads (very similar to a TB303). But this synth really shines when you synthesize a synth string sound on the analog engine, and set the organ to strings, then mix the two together and turn on the Analog Chorus. MONSTER STRING SOUND. It's quite breath taking to hear and actually reminds me of some of Tangerine Dream's work (Keep soundtrack etc.).

If you don't mind playing it live, or, if you know how to equip a non-CV/GATE synth with some sort of control method, then it's a good buy for around $250. Otherwise, it's a pain in the ass with no way to control it.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Oct-30-1998 at 02:09
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