|Synth Site: Roland: SC-88 pro: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 4.4 out of 5|
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|Daniel a part-timer user from Poland writes:|
I you have to buy just ONE instrument (e.g. leaving for a desolate island), SC-88 Pro is the only choice. It has fair amount of everything: realistic acoustic instruments, several dozen analog basses and synths (incl. TB-303, SH-101, osc sync sounds etc.), large amount of drum sounds (incl. TR-808, a few TR-909 variations, even drum'n'bass kicks and snares). Editing is easy, though there's not as much to edit as in say a JV-2080. However, the filters (lowpass with resonance) sound good, and far better than in Kurzweil K2500 (I own both, so I've compared them). The 4 FX processors are good, flexible and easy to edit (the 4th one - insert - is something like the one found in JV-1080). I would say, that SC-88 Pro is closer to Roland JV-2080, than to Yamaha XG modules (e.g. MU90R), which sound horrible, especially when talking of effects and drums. The SC-88 Pro is not expandable, but it offers 2.5 times more sound ROM than the off-the-shelf JV. I also own a JV-2080, but I still use the SC-88 Pro - it's quicker to use and simply lovely - it even has some terrific sounds that JV and it's expansion boards haven't.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-17-1998 at 12:15|
|Tomo a hobbyist user from Japan writes:|
SC88-Pro is really amazing. The price is not so cheap, but not so high. I bought it by $600 or something (including “Cakewalk Home Studio 6.0 with GS Advanced Editor 3.0”, “Singer Song Writer Lite” and other software). I use this for mainly composing Tekno music. Drum and bass sounds are really cool. But operation is difficult for me. I must read the manual really carefully. If you are considering buying SC88-Pro, think twice. Compare it to Yamaha’s new module “MU-120.” I’m not sure the name is correct but I heard the maximum polyphony is 128 with 64 channel!! The price is not so different from SC88-Pro. If you have extra money, it's better idea to buy "UA-100." You can enjoy audio sounds by digital. I'm gonna buy it soon with "Cakewalk 7.0"
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Sep-17-1998 at 01:58|
|Marco a hobbyist user from US writes:|
Thanx a lot, ppl...If it weren't for you, i wouldn't be so tempted to go off and fork out the hefty bucks to buy an sc-88pro...
I heard some samples, and was duly impressed. After reading all these reviews, looks like i have no choice! Man, I really want it...
I'm gonna rate it right now:
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Sep-06-1998 at 01:01|
|Mark from US writes:|
It never ceases to amaze me, all these insightful reviews from folks who haven't spent any time with the module or don't own one! Some of us need honest opinions based on FACT before we lay out some serious cash. I would like to thank those here who have done just that. I did buy the SC-88Pro and I can tell you that with my experience with synths, this is an incredible module! The support from the folks at Edirol is what we should all expect, when laying out that kind of cash. I never liked Korg products (IMHO there garbage) and Yamaha is just a step above that. For the money you will not be disapointed!
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-19-1998 at 17:44|
|Daniel a hobbyist user from Sweden writes:|
This little cube rocks!! It has VERY nice sounds and awesome effects.
I haven't bought one yet, but has access to a ensemble room which has this
module. I sat for hours just playing those hammond sounds, they scream in
the top octaves. Impressing. I've also tested the Jv-1080 an MU-100r and I was not impressed at all. Of
course i could depend on that I´m not into synth and dance music. The XG and
GM banks on the Yamaha were dull and had thin sounds. It had some great
Rhodes and Synthbass sounds in the performance mode though. The JV-1080 had to big proportions of weird sounds to impress me. I don't want
a syntheseizer, just great sounds. This thing really should dominate in any home/computer studio environment. The only downside is that it doesn't have a data entry slider/wheel. It makes
it difficult to be used on its own. (sore fingertips!)
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:09|
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