Newbie with Roland Juno ds88


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Ive had my Roland for about a month, learning to play. As I’ve started expanding my playing I noticed the 7th octave doesn’t have a good tone, it just kinda clacks. Is this normal? I have it set on piano, I’m running through a maki mx12fx mixer to a Scarlett 2i2 2nd gen interface out to two JBL305 monitors.
 
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Even on a real piano the top octave sounds more like a toy than an instrument.

How does it sound using other voices?

Gary ;)
 
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Even on a real piano the top octave sounds more like a toy than an instrument.

How does it sound using other voices?

Gary ;)
Not as bad using keyboard/organ. Some of the voices distort on the last two keys, but like Acc master produces good tone throughout.
 
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Strings are good in orchestra, guess it’s ok...thanks, it was quite an expense starting up. I really like the feel of the Roland keyboard compared to a couple others I tried. Didn’t want to have to return it or send it to a shop.
 

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I'm not sure about the DS88, but on a lot of 88 keyboards they don't even sample the full range of keys for the PCM voices. This is because many instruments cannot play that range at all even in real life. On others they make a half hearted attempt to stretch the full range of the frequencies to match the keys. I'm not sure which is which on the Juno DS. On my Kurzweil PC3K8 there are some instruments which don't play at all over the full range of the keyboard.

Gary ;)
 
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I'm not sure about the DS88, but on a lot of 88 keyboards they don't even sample the full range of keys for the PCM voices. This is because many instruments cannot play that range at all even in real life. On others they make a half hearted attempt to stretch the full range of the frequencies to match the keys. I'm not sure which is which on the Juno DS. On my Kurzweil PC3K8 there are some instruments which don't play at all over the full range of the keyboard.

Gary ;)
Didn’t know that. Learned something new...played clarinet for 8 years, acoustic guitar for a few years, never even thought about how many octaves they played. Thanks for the info.
 

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