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Average rating: 4.5 out of 5
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Aleksey from Russia writes:
This is a very powerfull device - sequenser and sound module all in one. Equipped with very interesting sounds, very good for making dance music and more. Love its Chorus and Panned Delay effects. Worth buying, no doubt!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Nov-28-2011 at 15:12
Cammy a part-time user from Scotland writes:
I just picked mine up in a charity shop for £25 already got some groovy sounds out of it. Gonna hook it up along side my commodore 64 and gameboy setup. Could maybe do with a few electronic drum kit sounds but for now 808/909 is making me happy. Im giving it a four but When I play around more than 2 hours im sure Ill give it five.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-Jan-07-2011 at 10:46
Monkboon a hobbyist user from San Diego, Ca USA writes:
Wow, I look around the net and I see this unit still stands the test of time. My now Wife bought this for me back in 1996 and since then, nothing portable has come out that really improves on what did. Sure, there are your QY-100, 70, and 22's, but they don't match. I found this DL'able program by Griff, but it comes up short.

I absolutely love my PMA and I have some songs on there that I did back in 96. I still dont have a keyboard/controller for the thing. I still use the stylus. I'm looking to buy Propellerhead Reason 3.0 for my computer, but for programming and ideas on the go, it's still my PMA-5 from back in the day, Monk....

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-23-2006 at 08:41
Del a professional user from USA writes:
I can't say enough about this piece of equipment. It has everythingyou need to get started, that's true. BUT it goes far beyond that. This thing is basically limited by your imagination. As far as sounds are concerned, I'm convinced that some people refuse to "like" anything. Everything would be better if they could just get their hands on it to tweak. Believe or not, there are others out there that do it at least as good or better than you. Don't be afraid to use "their" sounds.

I've done material for live gigs, as well as a couple of album projects that turned out awesome.

Learn how to use it, I mean REALLY LEARN what it will do, before you go trying to dog it.

This thing is old, and it's still the best thing out there for performance, dependability, comprehensive potential, and portability!!

Absolutely 5+ stars!!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-31-2003 at 18:01
Yves a hobbyist user from USA writes:
I've had this for about 3 years. It's done wonders for me, and even got me to work with a sucessful Sony artist(Not in the US) The sequencer is great, once you've know your way around, you'll be making things really fast. The learning curve is easy, I've sold my QY100 because I couldn't learn it fast enough :o)I hope Roland will make another one with usb/firewire for easier communication with pc/mac. Also bigger sounds(xv2020?). Also with a mic and guitar input for sampling in memory cards(IBM 1gb microdrive ets..) with S/Pdif output. More efx, eq, sound edit control, arpegiator would also be nice etc. It'll be a combination of Roland PMA5,Yamaha QY100, Tascam Pocketstudio 5, and XV2020/5050 it'll be the BOMB.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-20-2002 at 04:41
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