|Synth Site: Roland: XP-60: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 3.9 out of 5|
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|Jimmy a hobbyist user from Canada writes:|
This is an outstanding keyboard. The MidiE-Grand is a patch to check out. Its got a very full sound and I like the quick transpose button. Hooking up to a PC was just a breeze. I've also got an N5EX and comparing it to the Korg, it has some definite pluses over the N5EX. The pianos, brass are better. However, the Strings and Organs on the N5EX are better than the XP-60. I guess to get the high qualiity Strings I need to get one of the expansion boards. I'm currently not aware of any expansion boards with high quality organs for the xp-60. The U.I. of the xp-60 is very intuitive and the keys feel very solid although its not weighted. The xp-80 is. All-in-all its worth the $1600CAN I paid.
|posted Sunday-Apr-20-2003 at 10:55|
|Chase Martinez a professional user from Palm Springs, Cali writes:|
I just bought my XP-60 for $300.00 about 5 days ago. I know I got a deal. The first thing I did was pull the SR-JV80-12 Hip Hop Expansion board out of my JV-880 and stuck it in the XP, and put my SR-JV80-11 Techno card in it and now I don't know where to start with all the sounds I will ever need, but that's only 2 expansion boards. I finally figured out how the sequencer works but if you have patients like I have for programming then you catch on quick. The quantize function in a little tough to get right, so there's some home work there. Overall it's a good keyboard with alot of sounds from the JV series sound modules. Definatly for the working musician. I'll get back to you when I figure out how the whole thing works.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Nov-09-2002 at 06:51|
|Phil Jensen a hobbyist user from US writes:|
I purchased my Roland XP-60 around November of 2001 for $1100 from Guitar Center. I've had it for roughly seven months now, and use it as my master controller, sequencer and main synthesizer.
Since I produce mostly trance stuff, I've had to buy some additional expansion cards to get the waveforms I wanted to build sounds from. The stock on-board patches and waveforms are decent, and are intended for general use (classical, pop, etc.).
There are some 808 and 909 waveforms on-board, but not a complete or fully usable set. I've had to purchase the Techno board to compensate for this.
Likewise, for raw vintage synth waveforms (JP-6, JP-8, Oberheim) I purchased the Vintage Synth card. So far, this looks like the best $200 I've spent on musical gear.
The onboard sequencer is nice. It has a step recording facility to quickly and easily lay down drum beats and bass lines. It also has a standard time-based sequencer with looping capabilities as well.
The arpeggiator is very usable for techno/trance as well. It has quite a few template configs that you can tweak.
All in all, I would give it a 4/5 based on its expandability and ease of use.
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jun-06-2002 at 04:31|
|Chauncey "Digiman" Covington a part-time user from durham, us writes:|
I have mixed feelings about the xp-60. I have the expanded version with is great for traditional rock, jazzy compositions. But I brought it for non-traditional hip-hop/techno. The sounds all sound the same. There are no very interests hit/licks, ...etc. Basically its not good for hip-hop.
|Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-15-2001 at 12:02|
|vinay a professional user writes:|
Its an asset in music writing
Its a privilege to use it on stage
Its a master in background scores
Its great for film music .....
..... What more do u want as a musician ....Its a complete workstation ... and if u r not satisfied with the sounds create them in it
I wish it had a sampler too like the triton and the yamaha motif
i love my roland
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-07-2001 at 16:47|
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