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Average rating: 3.9 out of 5
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Anthony Bennett a hobbyist user writes:
As a follow up on my previous entry concerning the XP10, you've gotta be nuts not to try this board. It's prefect for what ever you need. I have my hooked up to a Korg X5DR, Roland U110 and Roland D110. I have'nt tried to edit anything so far and I'm telling you, with the XP10 pushing the modules, the sounds can't be beat. Even by itself is awesome. I heard a guy using the sax on the Xp10 and it was absolutely beautiful. Bought mine, get this for $110.00. What a deal or should I say steal. If you own one or see one hanging around a music store, try the "Full Organ". It's the absoluted "bomb".

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Friday-Jun-13-2008 at 13:34
Anthony Bennett a hobbyist user from usa writes:
We bought the XP10 for our church in 1996 on the request of our musician. Very powerful instrument. Since then our musician has passed on and when a new one stepped it, he was amazed at the power of this little light weight machine. We normally use it for bass but there are many, many amazing sounds that can be used. Since the purchase of the first XP10, we've added 2 more and to this day, the 1st one is still powerful as ever. When you add 2 Korg LE's and 1 Alesis QS6.1 like we have, you have everything you need for a complete band with the XP10 being the work horse. As we travel around to other churches, we always notice there's an XP10 somewhere near. For the money, you can't beat them. The ease of use is amazing and you can't beat the organ patches. My hats off to Roland on the XP10. To me, it gets a HI 5

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Feb-18-2008 at 06:42
honey a part-time user from Metro Manila,Philippines writes:
I've been using this stuff for 3 years,5 times a week but never gave me headache,compare to my korg X5D's terror buttons.

Some says XP-10's only weakness is his polyphony(28)?but for me no!it depends on your sustain releasing ability...

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Sep-18-2007 at 20:44
Mark W a professional user from US writes:
The XP10 continues to amaze me after all these years. The excellent sound quality, nice variety of patches, the ability to combine two patches using the "Dual" or "X-Dual" functions, the ease with which you can quickly find the sound you want and be up &'s just a great keyboard. The velocity-sensitive keys could be weighted for better feel, but other than that this synth is great. The arpeggiator is outstanding for anything in this price range, even today, and the ability to modify a number of different parameters with the two real-time sliders is very cool.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-15-2007 at 11:58
Al a part-time user from London, UK writes:
I bought mine about eight months ago (used). I used to own a Casio CZ3000 which I had for about five years but wanted something just...different and with drum sounds! I bought a Yamaha CS1x but couldn't get on with it so sold it after ten days and bought the XP instead.

I haven't regretted a single moment since I first switched it on. Apart from the preset bank - where the GM sounds are quite usuable - there's a good deal of capacity for user-editable sounds.

The actual programming interface is sort-of analogue-based so you can access the filter, envelope etc and the two assignable sliders on the front help to make things easy, although they'd be even more useful if you could edit parameter values with them (otherwise you need the + and - buttons which can be a bit slow).

Apart from the actual sounds, which are pretty varied and quite interesting, you're able to use up to sixteen in a Performance which can also be saved. As with the Sound Canvas series, you can switch on and off MIDI reception of each channel. This is handy because if you're like me and have other gear receiving on other channels, the thing blasting away on all sixteen channels at once as well as all the other gear can make things hard to control!

I'd say it was quite a good all-rounder.There's a large selection of pads, basses, strings, pianos etc. Roland have extensively sampled some of their classic machines including the SH-101, TB-303 and Jupiter 8 synths. For those seeking the classic Roland TR-808 and 909 sounds, they're hear too and damned good they sound too.

Physically it's very slim and light but it's robust enough. I expect my upgrade path to move onto its bigger XP-30 and XP-50 brothers but the XP-10 is a winner too. If you see one cheap - and they can be had for under £100 used now - buy it.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-11-2006 at 10:30
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