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Roland System 8

PostPosted: Sat Mar 04, 2017 5:12 am
by ClavAnother
I am wondering if it is possible to load two instances of the SH-101 plug-out on the System 8, and then go into dual mode and have a two oscillator SH-101.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:15 am
by Suit & Tie Guy
Any plug-outs can be shared between the upper and lower parts, so no but yes.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:14 pm
by MetroSonus
dang suit! :wave: thanks for dropping!

All I can add is that i'm liking the Sys 8 myself.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:36 pm
by ClavAnother
Retro, do you have the plugin?

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:06 pm
by MetroSonus
I've demoed several I can say I'm impressed.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:51 pm
by ClavAnother
Oh cool. Yeah it's pretty awesome!

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:04 pm
by ClavAnother
Constructionwise, it's not nearly as robust as the OB6, but it seems sturdy enough. If I were gigging with it, I'd keep an eye on it at all times, but the controls feel pretty good. I like the keybed too.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:31 pm
by selfinflikted
Guys. Deepmind 12 vs System 8. I thought I was sold on the Deepmind, but now I just don't know. Help me decide. Go.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:00 pm
by christianrock
I don't know that we can decide anything other than say, "get both" :grin:

Seriously, that will totally depend on what you want it for and how it matches the rest of your setup (or your planned setup). Like, if you're working with the King KROG, what does it not do that you want it to do? Then see which one would fit those needs better...

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:01 pm
by ClavAnother
Lol both

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:12 pm
by selfinflikted
YOU GUYS. Not both. I need to get my back porch screened in, so that only leaves fundage for one of them.

The KingKROG can do anything, pretty much. But it sounds like a Korg. Not a bad thing at all, but when you want something different than the "Korg" sound, do you want a Roland sound or a Deepmind sound. I just don't know anymore. The Roland board is capable of SO much more and does have the typical Roland sound that I like. But the Deepmind is 12 voice, and also sounds Roland-y.

I just don't know! I both hate and love having to make these decisions. So hearing what my trusted synth frens would do if they were in my shoes helps.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:42 pm
by ElectricPuppy
Yeah...... I'm gonna go with "both", here. You're welcome!

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:43 pm
by selfinflikted
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Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:45 pm
by ElectricPuppy
OK how about this: Since this is the System 8 thread (see title), you clearly need to get the System 8. It is foretold.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:49 pm
by selfinflikted
But if we were in the Deepmind thread?

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:56 pm
by ElectricPuppy
In that case, Both.

Or in this case: Both.





Get both.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:01 pm
by selfinflikted
you guys.


:samsh:

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:06 pm
by ElectricPuppy
How about this: If everything else between them balances out sonically/aesthetically/whatevs, then go for the least expensive.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:12 pm
by selfinflikted
Well, it doesn't balance out really. Because the Deepmind is the Deepmind but the Sys 8 can be anything Roland decides to make a plugout for.

Re: Roland System 8

PostPosted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 pm
by ElectricPuppy
I, *personally*, would pick the System 8, because it is a flexible system that they could add other stuff to later, and because I think it looks better. The Deepmind doesn't really grab me.