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Average rating: 4.6 out of 5
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Good Grief a professional user from In Reality writes:
To G. Di Caccacamo:

The S-770 *might* have topped $6,000 almost 20 years ago, but nowadays it is limited compared to the newer samplers. Sure it's a high end unit, but so is the Emulator III and you DON'T see those going for $6k on the street, not even close.

Also, bigger doesn't necessarily mean better. As technology advances sometimes you are able to do more with microchips, etc...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-09-2009 at 01:26
José António Pereira a part-time user from Portugal writes:
Very impressive sampler. Pristine sound and has all the functions and parameters that you can imagine. If you'll use one you'll understand I rate it 5 out of 5.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jul-21-2002 at 08:02
Will Bluntly a professional user writes:
The dude underneath saying all this stuff about the 770 being $15,000. and Apogee converters and all that it totally 100% off his rocker. I've owned three 770's over the years, an know them inside and out. Granted, they are nice samplers, and get about $500 on ebay, but this guy is on crack. I think he's just trying to be funny. $500 +/- is current 770 value. I think these people who are saying they're worth $6000 are about to list their 770's for sale, and want to make people believe this is true before they do. Give me a break. DJ70's sound EXACTLY 100% the same for $300.

posted Thursday-Jun-06-2002 at 22:04
Unicorn a part-time user from Australia writes:
Hi There!

I've used a Roland S770 sampler & it's one the best. I'm still trying to get my hands on one that is in good condition.

The college where I was studying music had S770 (including the manual) & various other gear in their recording studio. Most of the students there had a difficult time trying to make it work for them & they have no idea how powerful this little machine can be. Many of times I pushed it to the limits of its polyphony & I couldnt tell if any of my sounds were missing. Anyway, I used it to the fullest in writing my jingles, compostions & film music.

The college also bought me a few sound libraries which contained many fantastic groovey sounds. I remembered the strings sounds & the piano sounds were realistic exactly the way I like it. If any of you got hold of the strings & piano sound library check out the Steinway patch & the string patches. I cant remember on top of my head what the sound libraries were called, but they were produced by Roland.

Thats it. cheers :) Unicorn

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-23-2002 at 21:18
G. Di Caccacamo a professional user from Rome,IT writes:
Micro, you are correct about everything. 6 grand is a bit extreme, but I think that is its true value. Yes , the S-760 is bit better in the memory and size...but I love big things because its like you get more for your money ... the s-770 is HUUUUUGE and weighs approx 50 pounds. Roland did cut some corners on the S-760 so it could fit in a 1 rack space and sell for far less than the S-770 ..So that's why I would chose the S-770 as the one to have .... Plus only around 2000 units were manufactured so they are very rare.

You just cost me Six Thousand Dollars.... SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS! :)

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Feb-22-2002 at 17:13
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