Check Out These Bad Boys!

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Hey all, a friend of mine asked me to program some sounds into her rather venerable Roland keyboards for a Beatles tribute she has just joined. I've never encountered either 'board before - check out the picture:

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The one on the bottom is an XP-30. In my view it would make an excellent boat anchor.

However the one on top is a seriously ancient but incredibly fun JX-3P, and I have to tell you I had a blast with it. I was giggling and clapping my hands like a mad scientist as I slowly managed to chisel the intro sound to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds out of it.

By the way, I did suggest to my friend that she might look at upgrading her rig. But I also told her I was in love with the JX-3P. Worst subtractive synthesis programming interface ever (nary a knob to be found), but it's so wrong that it feels right...
 
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Where's the memory card slots? Where's the USB ports? If you use aftertouch does the creamy jam filling come oozing out? ;)

Seriously though, those are just what the doctor ordered if you want to cover old Duran Duran and Thompson Twins and Sparks. :)

Any chance you could post up a quick audio demo to let us know how they sound?

Gary ;)
 
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Any chance you could post up a quick audio demo to let us know how they sound?

Gary ;)
I'd love to Gary but I don't really have a home recording set up. I'm a live player only so I don't have a studio as such. I could try and record something on my phone but you wouldn't get the full awesomeness of the JX-3P.
 
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Wow that's a cool little bit of gear. Last time I fiddled around with an 8 track for home recording it was a DAT.

Oh dear, showing my age...
 

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The price they're selling it for is phenomenal. I bought a two track Tascam for the same price last year. :eek:

Gary
 
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