Synth Site: Roland: SPV-355: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.4 out of 5
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alex from amerikkka writes:
hmmm, had one for a little while but didn't have a midi/cv to control it so it was hard trying to find a use for it. the tracking is really erratic, so if you actually try plugging a gee-tar into it it turns into a freakout fest. could be good, could be not what you want. i thought the sounds were excellent, made me want a roland from this period to see if i could get the same sounds, but with a keyboard attached. definitely a very powerful synth in that little box, but frustrating too. if you've got a midi/cv, you're probably set.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Friday-Dec-10-1999 at 17:11
Andréas Tilliander a part time user from sweden writes:
i really like that little synth. Especially whem i would like to make wierd drums... Another good thing is the PV (pitch to voltage). useful if you don´t have a M2CV. It could also be useful to let an external device control it, like drums...

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
Nate a professional user from The land of freedom. What a joke. writes:
Rolands first rackmount. Looks kinda like it belongs with the system-100 series.

The output is very low on this unit. The envelope is Rolands worst. Very pure

sounding, good for high spacy notes. This unit lacks a bottom end though. Probably

Rolands rarest unit and never talked about. Check out MM for more complete details.

If you see one buy it I guess, then put it on a self and ponder. One of the few

Rolands to have an envelope follower. I guess you could put one of those guitar

things through it. But don't tell anybody.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
Jan a part time user from belgium writes:
I like the Roland SPV-355 because you can get all those extreme analogue sounds. It has a rather clean tone, but this is nice, as you can easily crank it up with an overdrive pedal. When you start with a nice tone, you have the choice.

I control it via a Kenton Pro-2 interface (midi to cv) wich tracks very well.

The frequency-follower is also a very neat feature. I often play guitar thru it, and anything else that's monophonic and needs analogue 'colloring'. When you play it live, however, expect occasional errors in the tracking of live instruments. (in other words: when you like it WEIRD, you're on the tight track)

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
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