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Roland Sound Canvas Series

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Roland Sound Canvas

The Sound Canvas line (models I own)

  • SC-55 mkII
    • Specifications
      • Polyphony: 28
      • MIDI Channels: 16
      • Effects: Reverb (8 types), Chorus (8 types)
      • Number of Instrument Presets: 354
      • Number of Drumkits: 10
    • On-Board Demos
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      • Moonlight Picnic
      • Low Flying
      • Suplex Hold
      • Monopoly
    • Fun Facts
      • Roland SC-55 was the first synthesizer to use the General MIDI (GM) Standard.  It's the original GM Synth!
      • The synthesizer used by many composers in the early 1990's for PC Games music.
  • PMA-5 (SC-55 in your pocket, with some of the SC-88 Soundset!)
    • Specifications
      • Polyphony: 28
      • MIDI Channels: 16 when in GM/GS MIDI Module mode, or 8 in regular operation/sequencer mode.
        • 4 Instrument Tracks, 2 Accompaniment Tracks, 1 Bass Track, 1 Drum Track
      • Effects: Reverb (8 types), Chorus (8 types)
      • Number of Instrument Presets: 306
      • Number of Drumkits: 16
      • Arranger Function
        • 100 preset styles
        • 6 variations for each style
          • Intro, Main A, Main B, Fill-in 1, Fill-in 2, Ending
      • Four Track Sequencer
        • Works in addition to the Arranger!
      • Style/Song Memory
        • 200 User Styles
        • 20 Songs
    • On-Board Demos
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      • Finale Demo Part 1
      • Finale Demo Part 2
      • Finale Demo Part 3
      • Finale Demo Part 4
      • Finale Demo Part 5
    • What's so cool about it?
      • It's a GM/GS MIDI Synth you can fit in your pocket! (just barely, if you have big pockets)
      • It uses a TouchScreen interface with Stylus!
      • Ad-Lib bar!
        • You can slide your stylus, or finger across the Ad-Lib bar and create a quick fill-in/solo that will remain within your chord progression!
  • SC-88
  • SC-880 (Slightly upgraded SC-88pro in a RackMount Synth)
  • SC-8820
  • SC-8850

[todo:  add all on-board demosongs, add some well known game songs that used each synth.]

 

 

 

 

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