|Synth Site: Roland: S-760 Sampler: User reviews Add review|
|Average rating: 4.8 out of 5|
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|Leslie a professional user from United States writes:|
Well...lemme put it this way! Since I ACTUALLY WRITE my own music and not sample generic Juno sounds from a catalog of CDs, I don't need to waste my money on an Akai, Yamaha, or EMU that's gonna put me $3,000 in the whole. The only sampling I do is for TR707, 727, 808, and 909 sounds and build my own beats, plus I sample vocals too after tweaking in Sound Forge. The Roland S760 is so damn solid. I've been using it for 5 years and never once had a hick up.
The choice is obvious.. With the new samplers out there you need to watch out for bugs and OS upgrades all the time. V2.24 of the OS for the S760 (the last release Roland ever made) is crystal clean! Unless you need some major RAM because you sample everything (did you ever hear of WRITING music?) then get this sampler. It's still pricey, but there is a REASON!! At www.roguemusic.com they have an S760 w/32 MB, Video, Mouse, and Monitor, for $1400!! I'd take that over an A4000, S5000, etc anyday. Well, in fact, that's why I still have mine!! I was tempted to get an S6000 because they look very intuitive and can be expanded greatly, but have you read the reviews? EEEEEK.
To the guy a couple reviews below..I sample to my S760 via analog signal and its super quiet. I'm using a Mackie 32x8, so the CD player (Audio CD) goes into two channels on the mixer, then the direct outs go to the S760. Using direct outs is nice so I can sample my own synth sounds if I want.
I was on the Roland web site and was reading the praise from Armon van Heldon on this sampler, which he still uses to this day. Chicane has a bunch of them too.. It doesn't matter, but a nice but of info anyway.
Check out http://www.ne.jp/asahi/bdx/info/bdxtech/s-760.html for interfacing files from your PC/Mac to S760, and also for the latest OS.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Aug-28-2000 at 12:24|
|Mark Holloway a part-time user from Las Vegas, NV. writes:|
Amazingly enough, I dumped my A3000 for this thing! I have no regrets as this sampler is a workhorse. The A3000 was cool, but to this day there are still bugs, the knobs break, and the A4000 and A5000 have their problems too. I was surprised to hear how unhappy people are with the Akari S5000/S6000, so I eliminated those as an option. I'm not a fan of computer samplers, so I didn't want to consider that. I looked at the EMU samplers and they seemed decent, but then I found out about the S760 which I had no clue was a cult-classic in its own right.
Yes, this box will cost you a lot considering its age, but I feel like I have struck gold! Mine came with 32MB, Video card, Mouse, and a monitor, so all is good..
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Aug-09-2000 at 10:16|
|Mele (NYM) a hobbyist user from Spain writes:|
I love it!. I use it with Mouse and Monitor, Cool! (Lo quiero tanto como a mi novia Noelia) Yeahh!!!
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jun-20-1999 at 16:47|
|dave a professional user from usa writes:|
the s760 is a truly great machine. some people find it difficult to program, but i've never thought so. the optional video and digital board make it so much easier to use. also the rc-100 remote makes some tasks even more simple. the filters, timestretching, lfos are all awesome, and the sound quality is really nice.
|Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Dec-07-1998 at 18:46|
|bruce percy a part time user from scotland writes:|
A pro machine, but maybe a bit short on the poly side these days (24 note).
The sound quality is superb, very warm (unlike the Akai's in my opinion). When buying one, I was finally swayed by the idea that the S750 has a CRT
and mouse interface, so that you can drive the sampler from a TV or monitor.
Because of the menu driven aspect, when using the monitor and mouse, it's easy
to get into the sampler and modify things. This is the way all samplers should be. No need for a host computer, and no
staring into an LCP panel half the size of your letter box. For this reason
alone, i would recommend it to anyone. A few things to note...... 1) There are some bugs with older S750's when mean that the left side of
stereo samples may dissapear from time to time. Don't worry about this as
you just need to upgrade the OS to a more recent version. 2) The OS can be upgraded via floppy drive! 3) The midi reception is not as fast as i'd like it to be. I eventually opted
for Syco's turbo upgrade for the S-750 which increases the clock speed of the
|Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Aug-06-1998 at 00:13|
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