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Average rating: 3.3 out of 5
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Nomad a professional user from USA writes:
I still use a few S-220's in the studio for certain things and they work great. Quick and easy to use. Old and limited yes, but does the job and that's all that counts. Just like the S-10, the S-220 did and still does just what Roland designed it to do. Still use the QD too. They are cake to repair when needed. The S-220 is still cool and I still find it to be useful.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Sunday-Feb-08-2004 at 19:30
Eric a part-time user from USA writes:
Is there anybody no where I can get a free copy of the Roland S-220 user manaul~

posted Friday-Nov-14-2003 at 12:41
Brian Andrew Marek a professional user from the United States writes:
Hi there! I am trying to get a complete set of Roland S-10 samples online at the Roland Sampler Users Group archive ( I currently have the entire contents of the now-defunct S-10 Archive, ALMOST the entire original Roland disk set (I'm missing bits of L-105, the sound effects set), and just a small handful of the Li'l Chips sounds. As the S-10 Archive has gone down and Li'l Chips no longer keeps the patches online, posting this stuff at the S-Group archive will ensure that there is one place on the web you can find these samples... if anybody has any of the disks that I have missed, please contact me so I can complete the collection and get them posted for the good of all S-10 (and S-220) users. Thank you for your help!

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-28-2002 at 00:36
Steve B a hobbyist user from UK writes:
The QD drive on this CAN be fixed. I bought one for peanuts in the UK and a friend of mine who is into workshop stuff made a new part for the drive amd recalibrated it. Everything is fine now. I have virtually the full roland library too.

the arpeggiator is a real cool feature. Pity you can't MIDI syns it, though a feed from a snare drum outpuit on a drum machine works OK as a clock, source.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-21-2002 at 05:32
Ralph a part-time user from Canada writes:
love it hate it love it hate it.... Yes it is pretty easy to use. I've had mine about 10 years. The QD drive doesn't work any more - Roland charges $100 (CAN) to fix it. Is it worth it? I'm thinking about upgrading to a 760. ($$$$)However if I could find a way to save the samples via MIDI like the reviewer below says (please email me with details), this would ROCK! For now when I load up some samples I have to leave it on all the time or bye bye samples, start again. I'm saving the samples as .wav files or to my audio CD writer right now but there has to be an easier way....It is very cheap to get one, so if you can get by with max 4.4 or 8.8 secs of really is quite flexible, and the sound is clear and the unit quiet. Recently I had it do a spurious save on me and unexpectedy reversed a sample I was working on. I re-reversed it and no more probs since then. There are 4 outs on the back. The unit is full stereo and you can do midi pans too, all tweaks are recorded to midi, though I've not done this. I put this in the closet from time to time but it is definetly a great deal for the price. Up to 4 1.1 sec samples or 2.2 x 2 or 4.4 x 1. Double the time for slower sampling rates.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Friday-May-17-2002 at 11:56
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