Synth Site: Roland: XP-10: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Phil a professional user from USA writes:
The XP-10 can be summed in one word: value. The craftsmanship is terrible, but the sounds &amp; arpeggiator make up for it. However, the sounds are really only useful in GM applications (of course, everyone needs these sounds anyway). The strengths it had in the sound department were with the acoustic guitars,drums,

organs,&amp; basses. The strings &amp; brass sounds aren't that great. Overall, it is worth it for having a GM/GS machine to use as a controller along with its arpeggiator.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
Car81mob. a professional user from US writes:
This thing is a breeze to sequence with, easiest multitimbral seqencing I've ever done on a keyboard (rack modules excluded). The sounds are great, high quality and sharp. Very analogish at times and very realistic at others. Sounds are fairly progammable dispite talk of limited features, just depends on your imaginaion and how determined you are. All of our sounds almost always use the nifty X-Dual func. Arpegiator comes in handy for inspration, we use it in many songs. And despite the flimsy feeling of it, the construction is fairly durrable, our has seen the floor many times after accidentally having a mic stand thrown at it, still works. Wish it had a backlit display though, then again we wish for everything.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
chen a part time user from South America writes:
I like the sound..Use it with a Kawai 32 track sequencer..and cakewalk.

Only I don't like the plastic chasis.

No backlit..So I bought also a XP80..

I like Roland stuff..

Still buying more stuff..

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
Mikael Andersson a 0 user from Sweden writes:
Sorry I pushed the wrong button.

It got a mark 3 but I ment mark 4

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:10
Claes Johanson a hobbyist user from sweden writes:
The XP-10 is my first synth since i only had an old crappy Yamaha keyboard before. Ill describe the sounds first so youll know about that, The regular 128 GM sounds sounds just like the soundcanvas(everyone know how one sounds dont u?), and all the GS sounds and drumsets sounds like a SC-55.(who said that this was something bad?) But. the sounds not included in GS, is GREAT!! There are many excellent analog synth sounds, some great Guitar sounds , excellent drums, nice organs and more. Many of these sound come from the JV-1080 and its expansion cards,at least i think so because the sound very similar. Its very light, weights 5 KG and very easy to use when your used to it. The display isnt backlit. I wouldn´t call it buggy since i only managed to hang it once, and ive had it for almost a year now. However one of its weakest points is that patch editing is limited to changing the already excisting sounds by changing 8 paramters (filter/envelope/vibrato). In performance mode you have all the things you would excpect from a good synth.The X-DUal feature is nice and The Arpeggiator is very useful. And there is also another great feature i think is the main reason why anybody by this synth, no it isnt 256-tone polyfony, it isnt 32-bit sample quality, it hasnt got a 96-key keyboard.

None of these is true , but it has got an affordable price.

Its a damn good synth for this price and i warmly recommend it unless you need more advanced patch editing or a more powerful synth.

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