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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Michael a professional user from usa writes:
What are the woodwind sounds like on this thing? I am looking for a board that I can use soley for my wind controller...flute..sax..

Rating: 0 out of 5 posted Monday-Apr-14-2008 at 14:20
Mark Holley a professional user from Oklahoma, USA writes:
Well, I've owned the S30 for about 3 months now and I'll have to agree with BillyWa from Colo... the knobs are quite unstable for dialing up parameters. As far as the board itself i love it and it works well with the SY85 i already have. The sounds are very usable - even most of the presets are usable in some way. BUT... as far as programming the board - that is extremely laborious. I am Mac-based and running OSX on the mac making the supplied software worthless really, however MOTU Digital performer works well as a sequencer as far as mac based is concerned. The board does have nice continuous control setup for live performance editing! OVERALL A GREAT BOARD FOR THE MONEY (heh got mine for $500 straight up, new)

Cheers, Mark

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Apr-27-2005 at 10:31
Jachu a part-time user from Poland writes:
Great stuff, extra for an economic base-syth. The Sound is really amazing, although the control is not very well. Programming seems to be difficult too. All in all for this price is a very well synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Mar-20-2004 at 06:12
BillyWa a professional user from Colorado, USA writes:
Great sounds but poorly built. The knobs for programming are very unstable - sometimes they work to modify data, but usually the values jump around making it hard to find programming pages or modify parameters. Is this just a glitch of the instrument I have?

Anyway, I replaced it with a Korg Triton LE after four months of aggravation trying to program the S30.

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-21-2004 at 13:10
Mark Harding a professional user from Australia writes:
Just a quick note on the PLG150 plugin boards for the S30.

They add more than a few wave samples (Eg Roland JV expansion cards add about 255 extra wave samples), the Yamaha PLG expansion cards can add a whole new synth engines, double the Polyphony of the S30, and can add upto approx 1000 more voices depending on the exact PLG card installed, plus two new extra drum kits, and extra effects in one go.

The cost is not that much more than the competitions expansion cards new, but you get a whole lot more for the price and can even retro fit your S30 (S80/CS6x) synth with the likes of a real DX7 FM synth engine (note not FM modelling the real thing).

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-May-27-2003 at 05:12
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