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Roland XP-50 Music Workstation

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    Description
    The Roland XP-50 Workstation is a 61 key keyboard synthesizer based on the JV-1080 sound module. In addition to its large sound library and expansion capabilities the instrument also features a 16 track sequencer and disk drive for storage of sounds,songs, and, settings.

    A new marker for the times the XP-50 uses Roland's 32-bit RISC chip (Reduced Instruction Set Chip). This in itself sped up the process of playing, composing, and editing large amounts of data much faster than previously done on other keyboards.

    The sequencer is largely built upon Roland's MRC hardware sequencer of the era. The XP-50's manages up to 16 tracks at 96 clocks resolution per quarter note. Standard functions such as Overdub, Punch In-Out , Loop Parts, Quantizes and Copy Paste are available. An internal tool load function imports old format from MRC sequencers such as MC-500/ 300/ 50/ 50mkII and Midi files in format SMF 0 or 1.
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    Architecture
    Type: Digital
    Synthesis: ROM
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 4
    Waveforms: ROM
    Envelopes
    Envelopes: 1
    Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Decay 2, Sustain, Release
    Filters
    Filters: 2
    LFO
    LFO: 8
    LFO Parameters: Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Freerun, Key Sync
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 64
    Timbrality: 16
    Tuning: Atonal, Micro, Standard
    Patches
    Patches RAM: 128
    Patches ROM: 512
    Multipatches RAM: 32
    Multipatches ROM: 64
    Storage: Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
    Editing: MIDI
    Effects
    EFFECTS:
    EFX: 40 sets
    Reverb: 1 set (8 types)
    Chorus: 1 set
    Sequencer
    Phrase Tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 16
    Pattern Tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 1
    Tempo Tracks: 1
    Beat Tracks:
    100 patterns can be created in a Pattern Track.
    INTERNAL MEMORY:
    Songs: 1
    Note Capacity: Approx. 20,000 notes
    Song Length: 9998 measures
    3.5 FLOPPY DISK (2DD / 2HD)
    Disk Format: 720 K bytes (2DD), 1.44 M bytes (2HD)
    Note Storage: Approx. 90,000 notes (2DD), Approx. 180,000 notes (2HD)
    Song Files: max. 99
    Case
    Case: Keyboard
    Keyboard: 61 keys, Plastic
    Controls: Aftertouch, Buttons, Knobs, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity
    Display Type: LCD, Backlit
    Display Count H: 40
    Display Count V: 2
    Dimensions (WxDxH): 1023 x 348 x 97
    Weight: 20lbs 9oz
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo Headphone
    Audio Output Count: 3
    MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
    General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
    Power: 21W
    Production
    Year Released: 1995
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    Pricing
    MSRP List Price: $1,995 - convert
    Used Price: $250-$350 - convert
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