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#158376 - 11/05/02 05:54 PM Additional Modual
Tom Cavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 12/06/99
Posts: 2117
Loc: Muskegon, MI
Is there an inexpensive synth modual (new or used)I can buy to MIDI with my X1 to give me better pianos and guitars?
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Tom

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#158377 - 11/05/02 06:25 PM Re: Additional Modual
trtjazz Offline
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Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 2683
Tom,
there are alot of different sound modules out there in all different price ranges. You can hook up to midi out of your board to midi in of the module and access all the sounds.

You'd really have to go down to a music store and listen to a few to pick out a "good" piano.
Terry
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#158378 - 11/05/02 09:59 PM Re: Additional Modual
Dreamer Offline
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Registered: 02/23/01
Posts: 3849
Loc: Rome - Italy
Tom,
try the Roland XVs or the old JVs. The guitars are outstanding and the pianos are OK (if you want a really good piano you could try the digital module by GEM).
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#158379 - 11/06/02 04:18 AM Re: Additional Modual
Clif Anderson Offline
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Registered: 02/17/00
Posts: 532
How about a Roland XV-2020 with SRX-02 installed?

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#158380 - 11/06/02 05:34 AM Re: Additional Modual
jphardy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/99
Posts: 21
I purchased a Roland XV-5080 for $749 and the SRX-02 piano for $289 from my local Guitar Center. I use the Roland A-33 controller and plan to add a Tyros. The VX is a superb sounding box with hundreds of excellent voices/patches. The SRX-02 is the only digital piano I have found which lets me close my eyes and pretend it's the real thing. I have extensively AB'd it at home with the Steinway B and Bosendorfer for GigaStudio and for me there is no contest. It is sampled from an unspecified "European piano". The tone is very warm. It's less than perfect from c5 up, but 90 percent of my playing is below that note.

I like the Tyros piano based on the MP3s and Yamaha acoustic pianos (until recently I owned a C7).

Find comapritive MP3s of this and many others at:
http://www.purgatorycreek.com/pianocompare.html

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#158381 - 11/06/02 06:17 AM Re: Additional Modual
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Tom,

JFYI, as an alternative to the purchase of a synth module, Ketron sells addicional soundbanks that you can load in RAM or in a flash card. It's a rather inexpensive solution, and among the new voices, there are some good pianos and at least a very good nylon guitar. I will put an mp3 demo of the X4 pianos available online when The Pro/Simon make their midi files available to us.

-- Josť.

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#158382 - 11/06/02 06:39 AM Re: Additional Modual
Fran Carango Offline
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Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 9038
Loc: Levittown, Pa, USA
Tom, Clif and jphardy have the right solutions..
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#158383 - 11/06/02 08:11 AM Re: Additional Modual
Clif Anderson Offline
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Registered: 02/17/00
Posts: 532
jphardy

Wow! a 5080 for $749! What a deal. I am envious. Does this herald a replacement? Roland has reissued most of its JV boards 4-at-a-time as SRX boards. Thus, it is no longer necessary to have JV slots (the 5080 has four). So Roland may be set to introduce a high-end (8-slot or more) successor to the 5080 having only SRX slots.

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#158384 - 11/07/02 02:50 AM Re: Additional Modual
Dreamer Offline
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Registered: 02/23/01
Posts: 3849
Loc: Rome - Italy
Tom, maybe it's not a bad idea to check what real users think of the SRX 02 expansion board (of course once you are there, you can check other instruments as well).
http://www.harmony-central.com/Synth/Data/Roland/SRX-02-Concert-Piano-Wave-Expansion-Board-01.html
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Korg Kronos 61 and PA3X-Pro76, Roland G-70, BK7-m and Integra 7, Casio PX-5S, Fender Stratocaster with Fralin pickups, Fender Stratocaster with Kinman pickups, vintage Gibson SG standard.

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#158385 - 11/07/02 05:53 AM Re: Additional Modual
jphardy Offline
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Registered: 12/08/99
Posts: 21
Sorry Cliff and everybody...

It was an XV-5050 not 5080. A 5080 for $749 would indeed be a bargain!

[This message has been edited by jphardy (edited 11-07-2002).]

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