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A friend of mine sent these two links to some new Roland products.

 

An analog modelling synth:

 

http://www.roland.co.jp/products/mi/SH-32.html

 

... and an XV series module:

 

http://www.roland.co.jp/products/mi/XV-5050.html

 

Sadly, from what I can tell, the VA synth looks like a stripped down version of the JP8000's analog model (32 polyphony, 4 timbral and more EFX though). I was hoping they would join the European manufacturers and add synthesis features, not take them away.

 

I don't speak Japanese.... can anyone translate/confirm the details?

 

Thx,

 

Jerry

 

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I'd guess that the VX-5050 is the replacement for the JV-1010. A Roland rep I spoke to recently hinted of this, since the 1010 was the only product in the JV/XP line not yet replaced. With the VX-3080 selling for $999, you'd think that a 64 note polyphony version would have to sell for significantly less (maybe $995 list/$695 street).
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Here's the best that I can do for you:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for the SH-32, synthesizer original sound and compact synthesizer * module of the desktop * design which pursues the enjoyment of the sound making thoroughly. In modeling sound source in expression and high grade of difficult vintage * VZ ripple mark wide sound and total 32 oscillograph compatibility. Various music genres and it is the completely new synthesizer where the VZ * sound which responds to use can be created.

 

 

 

 

At the time of the development of the SH-32, the " thick sound " where it is feature of the analog * VZ generally " because the sound which " the sound coming out which stands " is good " is actualized, sound of the synthesizer was analyzed thoroughly from various directions.

Blind * it tests making use of the vintage * VZ and the analog * modeling * thin Z et cetera which are called the name machine, and it measures variously, quantization. The on that, as a synthesizer the necessary sufficient sound * variation and the wave * ANZ[V sound source where you can obtain quality * with it integrated in the shape which is said. Because of this, it became possible to create the wave form of the various types which begin the vintage * thin Z unlike the modeling * VZ, at this 1 unit.

As for the SH-32, although being this price range, the sound which is required with the current music scene it is the synthesizer which actualizes only digital convenience characteristic together.

* With the DSP VZ the impossibility, the numbers of many oscillographs it was compatible with the formation of the various high grade ripple marks new sound source system it is.

 

Sound source constitution of the basis, per 1 sound 2 oscillographs, 1 filter, 1 amplifier, with the 2LFO, analog * VZ * like has interface. Because the synthesizer originally the sound making where the degree of freedom which it has is high is possible, it can realize the enjoyment of sound * making again.

The basic 7 group of the SAW, the SQUARE, the PULSE, the PWM, the TRIANGLE/SINE, the SPECTRUM and the NOISE which become the cause of the sound making it builds in the variation ripple mark which respectively had the various characters. It is possible to make the unique sound which freely used the total 67 type thing abundant oscillograph field ripple marks.

In addition, the TR-909 / the rhythm * set which arranges the drum ripple mark of 808 and the like 4 types (2 pre-setting / 2 users) recording. If the tune which the total 32 oscillograph which exceeds the former analog * modeling * VZ largely / utilizes 4 parts * multiple tin bar, combines the VZ * part and the rhythm * part the SH-32 it is production possible as a single unit.

Furthermore, it is low, it fully loads, the colorful function for sound making such as sub sonic * mode equipped sub * oscillograph and oscillograph * sink, ring * modulation and same period is done the LFO which can supply the limits simply to the tempo which is inputted with the tap * button. As for sound of the synthesizer of fixed turn it is possible to the sound whose it is difficult of course, former analog / in the DSP synthesizer to make, to create widely.

 

 

 

The SH-32 as a synthesizer * module loads the effect which raises completion characteristic. The reverberation of 10 types / it can use the unique insertion * effect of 35 types of loop * effect and distortion, tFCU[ and tW[ et cetera such as delay to 2 systems, it is possible to expand the width of the sound making.

 

The SH-32 loads the AyWG[^[ where the user can program style. It can input style, with step / real time whichever. With performance * mode, also common running of the rhythm * pattern which used the drum ripple mark of arpeggio and the TR-909/808 et cetera by VZ * sound is possible.

In addition, for example trance * techno with also parallel displacement of the complicated chord which is used can perform simply by combining with the cord/code * memory function which can sound the chord which is made to remember with one button.

 

The SH-32 adopts the intuitively know panel * design which can be concentrated on the sound making. For example, as, in the filter slider in the knob and the envelope, you use and you adopt the controller which prefers the selfishness.

In addition, as a hypothetical keyboard it arranges 13 buttons which functioning are done on the panel. With preview function, not connecting the MIDI keyboard, verification of the timbre is possible when musical scale has been attached.

Furthermore, putting on labor assistant, you adopt the compact desktop * design which you can use actively. The personal computer, the work station, you can think the use with various combinations the keyboard and the groove * gear, potential as a synthesizer, use and and do not choose show.

 

 

* SH-32 block * diagram

 

* Insertion * effect summary

STEREO EQ

EZ FILTER

ISOLATER

AUTO WAH

OVERDRIVE

DISTORTION 1

DISTORTION 2

STEREO COMPRESSOR

STEREO LIMITER

PHASER

ROTARY

HEXA-CHORUS

TREMOLO CHORUS

SPACE-D

STEREO FLANGER

STEP FLANGER

SYNC STEP FLANGER

RING MODULATOR

LOFI

LOFI +NOISE

SLICER

SYNC SLICER

TREMOLO

SYNC TREMOLO

AUTO PAN

SYNC AUTO PAN

2 VOICE PITCH SHIFTER

FEEDBACK PITCH SHIFTER

STEREO DELAY

SYNC STEREO DELAY

LONG DELAY

SYNC LONG DELAY

RESONANCE DELAY

REVERB

GATE REVERB

* Reverberation / delay summary

REVERB ROOM

REVERB STAGE

REVERB HALL

STEREO DELAY

SYNC STEREO DELAY

LONG DELAY

SYNC LONG DELAY

PANNING DELAY

MODULATION DELAY

STEREO CHORUS

* This way it can utilize the SH-32.

 

- Groove box + SH-32

 

Using the timbre of the SH-32, it performs the part of specification, it is possible to expand the width of performance.

 

- EF-303 + SH-32

 

As the MIDI step * sequencer, it is possible to utilize the EF-303.

 

- VZCTCU[ / work station + SH-32

 

As an extended sound source of the new character, music production and being live, it can freely use.

 

- Master * keyboard + SH-32

 

You can think the combination with the various master * keyboards. Low if it combines with the master * keyboard of price, it is optimum for the enrollment person as a set.

 

- PC (sequence soft) + SH-32

 

Putting on labor assistant, it is possible positively to unfold the sound making. In addition, not having started the personal computer, the sound making is possible.

 

 

 

 

 

< Synthesizer section >

- The number of parts: 4 (4 <- -> 3 + 1 rhythms, change yes) - the maximum number of pronunciations: 32 sounds - sound source constitution: 2 oscillograph + 1 filter + 1 amplifier + 2 LFO sub * oscillograph (sub sonic * mode attachment and classified by oscillograph on / off yes), PWM function (classified by oscillograph on / off yes), oscillograph * sink function and ring * modulation function (above only 1 function selective possibility. As for the patch of the oscillograph * sink mono pronunciation), the LFO = 7 ripple marks, with the tempo * sink ^bveB[` possibility - the VZ * oscillograph field ripple mark: 7 categories, 67 kinds (SAW = 12, SQUARE = 10, PULSE = 9, PWM = 1, TRIANGLE/SINE = 5, SPECTRUM = 20, NOISE = 10) - ripple mark for rhythm * set: 63 kinds (loading such as the kick, XlA and high hat of TR-909 and TR-808 system) - effect (2 systems): Insertion * effect = 35, reverberation / delay = 10 - sound * memory: Patch = user 128 / pre-setting 128, performance = user 64, rhythm * set = user 2 / pre-setting 2 * as for user's area of patch the same contents as pre-setting. As for user's area of performance and rhythm * set when shipping data entering. - AyWG[^[: User's programs possible (step system and real time system), arpeggio * style = 64, rhythm * style = 64, tempo = 20.0.250.0BPM, setting item = grid * type and f[V, as for range, motif & style user rewriting possibility - cord/code * memory: Cord/code form = 64 - display: 8 segmented x 3 column LED, self-illuminating button, various indicators - connected terminal: MIDI connector (IN and OUT), output * jack, headphone & jack, foot switch & jack and DC in * jack - power source: AC adapter - external size: 303 (W) ~228 (D) ~91.5 (H) mm - mass: 1.9kg - accessory: AC adapter (ACI-100) - optional item: Foot * switch FS-5U, foot * switch & cable PCS-31, pedal & switch DP-2

* With the SH-32, you cannot use oscillograph * sink function for the plural parts simultaneously. In addition, filter function of oscillograph * sink function and the sound source cannot be used simultaneously. (As the filter, it is possible. to jointly use insertion * effect)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This message has been edited by Krakit on 10-18-2001 at 09:45 PM

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Thanks Krakit. Thats awesome.

 

I guess I need to revise my eariler opinion that they stripped the model down. They seem to have taken away (feedback oscillator, multisaw, vocoder, etc.) but they seem to have added too (spectrum waveform (?) better lfo's, more stacking options, etc.)

 

I only wish they had put in a decent modulation matrix. It was missing on the JP's, and they still haven't provided much modulation control. It seems the usual pre-wired routings for mod-wheel and foot controller. The European synths (and even the Korg and Yammie analog models) appear to have them licked in this department. ... Oh well, maybe it's under the hood somewhere.

 

Jerry

 

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