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  XP-30 At a Glance
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John Italia (italia@aesop.rutgers.edu) writes:
I can't believe how many sounds they're giving you with this synth! In fact, I'm actually pretty pissed off at Roland because I have a JV-90, a JV-2080 plus the orchestral and session boards which together cost me about $3,200 and this board which is less than $1,000 has more sounds! This is by far the most equipped and loaded out of the box synth EVER. And it had room for 2 more SRJV80 expansion boards too. The only thing that could have improved this synths would have been the inclusion of the 2 extra EFX processors that the 2080 has. At this point, why would you ever buy a 1080 when you can get the same sound engine, an extra bank of sounds, 3 expansion boards and a keyboard for only about $100 more with the XP-30. It's light years ahead of the XP-10.

Comments About the Sounds:
All the sounds of the JV2080 (including Bank E) PLUS the Orchestral, Session and Techno Expansion Boards

(Thanks to John Italia for this info.)
and www.zzounds.com for the pic

Links for the Roland XP-30
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x XP-30 Techno Board Samples Produced by System Studio
x XP-Review by SOS pubs
x XP-30 Review by ReMixing 101
x XP 30 Review by Computermusic
x Listen to MiC Several trance/ambiant .mp3's for download by Canadian artist MiC. XP30 is the primary instrument used.
x Hear the XP-30 in a variety of Electronic Music compositions. The XP-30 was the primary instrument used on Monolithic's "Power Undiminished" CD which won the "Best Album 2001" at the American Synthpop Awards in Hollywood California.
x 8 pin MIDI serial cable
x JV/XP Patches Download Patches Download - XP-30/50/60/80 and JV-1010/1080/2080
x ATom2 The XP-30 is my little tool box of goodies for my recordings. A fun little machine!
x XP-30 Group on Yahoo Discussion group created for the Roland XP-30 64 voice synthesizer

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