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Roland XP-80 Music Workstation

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Description
Allows four Wave Expansion Boards to be installed at the same time. The XP-80 can take up to four Wave Expansion Boards at one time for complex sounds that use prodigious amounts of waveform data. The XP-80 will play back music data from popular, commercial Standard MIDI File (SMF) music data releases as well as Super-MRC format song data from sequencers.

A large display provides at-a-glance indication of all the related parameters. The comprehensive graphic display enables simple editing and onscreen confirming. Dedicated buttons are provided for each function to simplify operation. [F1]–[F6] buttons located below the display allow
intuitive editing.

The XP-80 is a 16-part multitimbral sound source that produces up to 64 simultaneous polyphonic notes. Effectively used with the built-in sequencer or an external computer, the XP-80’s true creative potential for music production becomes apparent. Advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology provides a wide array of studio quality effects. In addition to the multiple effects (EFX) section that features 40 different types of effects, the XP-80 also features an independent chorus unit and reverb unit.

Ten different Structures are available for combining basic sound elements for more flexible sound making. A ring modulator and booster enhance creating sounds. An array of arpeggio and cutting options With the [ARPEGGIO] on, you can create various arpeggios and simulate cutting techniques simply by pressing a chord. You can even specify the rhythmical ‘feel’ you want.

A song from floppy disk can be played back directly without having to load it into internal memory. (p.98) Non-stop loop recording for smoother song creation without interruptions While recording, destination phrase tracks can be changed so drum, bass, and melody parts can be recorded in continuous sequence.

With RPS, your own patterns can be assigned to a key and played back simply by pressing that key. This makes intricate phrases easier to play. Chain Play for continuous playback of specified songs Chain Play plays back songs on a disk in the sequence you want, convenient when using the XP-80’s sequencer in performance. Groove templates can also be customized and 16 of them can be stored in the user area. Preview lets you check out groove variations in real time while setting Quantize parameters. This helps you get the exact result you want with Shuffle Quantize and Groove Quantize. Allows playback in sync with the Roland “VS-880” hard disk recorder

You can synchronize the XP-80 to the VS-880 and vice versa, simply by connecting these two devices via a MIDI cable and setting the necessary parameters. This allows you to digitally record a song created on the XP-80 along with vocals and live performance on the VS-880.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: ROM
Oscillators
Oscillators: 4
Waveforms: ROM
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel
Envelopes
Envelopes: 2
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
LFO
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 64
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches RAM: 128
Patches ROM: 512
Multipatches RAM: 32
Multipatches ROM: 64
Storage: Tape, Internal, RAM Cartridge, ROM Cartridge
Editing: MIDI
Arpeggiator
Standard arpeggiator up/down/random/chord
Variations depending which arp style is selected
Effects
3 processors: EFX (w/ 40 effects), reverb, chorus, delay, ring modulation, distortion
Sequencer
Phrase Tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 16
Pattern Tracks (16 MIDI channels per track): 1
Tempo Tracks: 1
Beat Tracks: 1
100
Songs: 1
Note Capacity: approx. 60,000 notes
Song Length: 9998 measures
3.5 Inch Micro Floppy Disk (2DD / 2HD)
Song Files: max. 99
Case
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 76 keys, Plastic
Controls: Aftertouch, Breath, Faders, Joy Stick, Pedal - Patch Change, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 320
Display Count V: 80
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1238 x 349 x 107
Weight: 28 lbs 8 oz
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 5
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU
General MIDI: GM - General MIDI
Power: 20w
Production
Year Released: 1996
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Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.nathansheldon.com
Pricing
Used Price: $500-$700 - convert
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