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Roland JP-8080 : la opinión de FP User (content in English)

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Seriously missing: more MIDI features: the machine is only 2 parts multitimbral - only 2 MIDI parts, and should have the capacity of 16 MIDI-parts (or at least 8). I really don't know why Roland made this machine with a lack MIDI parts... That makes the JP-80x0 alot weaker. Missing: more and/or better FX on board.

Price paid

$1.250

UTILIZATION

User interface: very good; lots of realtime tweakable knobs and sliders (40+) Manual: very good Missing: important lack of more MIDI parts (see above)

SOUNDS

Sound quality overall: good upto very good for any kind of analog-type sounds - especially focused on all kind of dance music. Some people are talking about some 'tick' or 'click' when using the filter, but I had no problems with that yet. Excellent for strings/pads/sweeps. I really love the great warm sweeps. FX: too less sound FX onboard, with less good quality

OVERALL OPINION

The JP-8080 is a very robust 6U rack, never had any problems with knobs nor sliders. No crackling. Clean inputs/outputs. Customer support: N/A

After buying, I was thinking I made a wrong choice (but I wanted a JP-80x0 'cause at that time everybody was using a JP-80x0...) But the longer I have my JP, the more I love it. Also used by William Orbit, Faithless, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten, BT, Goldie, and many many more...

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: THM ( 4-, 2002)