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Average rating: 4.7 out of 5
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sean a professional user from wales writes:
i first used the sc880 in the late 90s mainly for programing and writing backing tracks via cake walk .i found the samples excellent . the manual was quite difficult to digest but arnt they all.as a live unit on stage i found it reliable although when trying to marry it up with my korg m1 , problems . i still use the sc880 till this day . its about 15 years old and still going strong . i bought it for £895 new . now you can pick one up for £60 . how mad is that .

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-12-2011 at 21:31
FRANK STEINMETZ a professional user from USA. writes:
The Roland sc-880 is a great module. I bought another one for backup. It's easy to program and tweek sounds; however, one must be careful with the total orchestra as opposed to the patches. I loused up several patches by messing with the orchestra part which I really don't need in my work. I also have an Ensoniq module-took me four months to get a sound and that's with the instructions! Also have an Alesis module which is ok but not in the same league (the same for the Roland sc 88, which was quite good and used for several years: sent in once for repair and presently has only 16 MIDI channels working. I,m thinking of a Roland Fantom XR but not sure if I,d improve my style of music.-- P.S. Both my sc 880's were purchased used on Ebay for $300-$400 each.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-02-2008 at 13:35
Michael a part-time user from Canada writes:
Hi, I am a sax player. I use a laptop for playing midi files and use old old Roland module. But my son plays jazz and we would like to compose. I need a pro word to compare: XV5050 and SC880. Price that I can get them xv - $410, SC 880 - $310 US I read reviews but cannot make a decision. Please help :)

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-27-2005 at 09:06
Anthony a part-time user from Italy writes:
I've been using the SC-880 for 1 year now and I think it is one of the best solution for my two singer piano bar duo.

Precise, great sounds, great enviroment, great atmosphere.

Unfortunately I had to buy it used because the Roland corp. stopped the production of it two years ago.

When I was looking for a solution to my musical problems I bought an Edirol studio canvas (the last one, the smallest) but after two days I was desperate. Fortunately I bought it on the Internet, so I could give it back and have my money back.

I only would ask a question to Roland corp. WHY HAVE YOU STOPPED THE PRODUCTION OF THE SC-880?

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Nov-27-2003 at 07:43
kLNoise a professional user from USA writes:
I've had mine for about four years now and this thing is my work horse. I've used it live and in the studio. The style of music I've used it for in the past is along the Goth/metal/industrial vein and yes the sounds worked pretty good. The piano sounds aren't too spectacular but that's the only complaint I have. I use this module now in my small project studio primarly for drums, bass and choir sounds. If it died tomorrow, I would most definately replace it. I've never seen them used so I really don't know what I would replace it with. The only other problem I've had with it was a couple of years ago, I lost all my performace data on power down. Don't really know what happened but it happened a couple of times. Haven't had problems with it since.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Aug-29-2003 at 16:05
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