So, since Roland announced the JV 1080 for the Roland Cloud today, I read about the hardware and checked some videos.
This [Only registered and activated users can see links. Click here to register] about the JV 2080 made me actually want one!^^
I mean, you can get these for cheap today and since I’m using 93-98% synthesized sounds (subtractive, fm and modal synthesis) in my productions - usually just the hats and maybe a few percussion sounds are samples - I think that I‘d actually benefit from injecting some Rompler‘s sounds in my tracks!
So...what do you think - is it even worth looking for a plugin, when you want the 90s Rompler sound?
Or is stuff like the carefully selected and crafted Rom sounds, menu diving, DAC‘s etc. a key element?
I have a 1080. A splendid Jack Of All Trades. Master of... a few things. I can Imagine how dearly original owners loved it.
I used it a lot with SoundDiver to edit it. I mean... it does sound good. Nice pads, especially. Capable of lots of bread-and-butter things for film scoring and pre-prod. I can be pretty awesome if you are deliberately going for that late 80's pop sound... It's ALLL over pop music of the day and films.
Look, if you were my neighbor I'd lend it to you so you can have your fun and then... I bet you'd get back to your better, more specialized tools.
Hey does that mean it has become a wanted piece out there and that I can ask STOOPID money for it??
Ok thx guys! A JV 2080 goes for 250-300€ today, JV 1080 for 150€.
Probaply will gain value.
There are always guys (like me haha), that immediately check for the real thing when there's an article or forum thread about old digital hardware, or when a new software that emulates one of those unit hits the market.
Anyway, you're probaply right thom...
I think I'll forget about 90s Rompler and go for a Technics WSA1 instead^^
I have the 1010, which is the little half rack. The samples are a bit lower quality apparently, and it's not easy to edit like the other 2, but it has all the sounds from both plus all 255 sounds from the session card, and I have the Dance expansion, which gives me about 1,300 altogether. 64 voice polyphonic, 16 part multitimbral, so I can have the RM1x sequencing 16 parts at the same time if I want.
It's a pure nostalgia thing. I find it funny that they expanded the functionalities that much, because what it was originally meant to do can be done much better with any ol' pc and freeware instruments. The people who will buy this will, I bet, mainly look for classic sounds we are all familiar with and heard everywhere. They'll just want to tap into that familiarity, that subtle echo from the past these sounds will have in the listener's ears. They most certainly wont buy this for the 1080's VA capabilities lol. Those filters... as long as you don't crank the resonance, they're sort of ok at best.
The MKS50/Alpha Juno, shit they should do THAT one lol. Great synth with waveforms you never got from any other synth since. It sounds retrofuture electro as FUCK.
I have absolutely no interest in those movie soundscapes and pop presets. If I had one, I would look for otherworldly stuff, abusing the engine to craft my own sounds.
If the results will justify the money and time? Not sure about that...
Possible with Rompler Vsti‘s?
Omnisphere is way too much of everything...
Although the Wavestation uses Vector Synthesis, it could lead to interesting results. I gotta read about the M1, but 25 bucks sounds cool. Thx.
Actually I really wanted to work within the limitations of 90s hardware units in order to craft some interesting sounds...You know, sequencing from the OT with parameter locks, using extreme slow or fast modulation with extreme pitch values, abusing the fx section.
Which brings up the real 90s Rompler's thing again...
Hmm look what I found;
E-MU Announces FREE Proteus VX download along with Included v2 Proteus X Composer Bank!
Yep, that's right! As we release and launch E-MU's next generation Emulator X3 Streaming Sampling Synthesizer software, E-MU celebrates and is pleased to announce that we will be providing the full version of our Proteus VX Software Sound Module software which includes the enhanced v2.0.1 Proteus X Composer Bank. (a special E-MU tweaked version of the Composer bank) that can be used in all versions of our Proteus X or Emulator X software. Proteus VX is not copy protected or card locked like other versions of our instrument and sampling software, and can be used either as a VSTi or in stand alone mode.
Note: We are unable to offer tutorial support for Proteus VX. We only have very limited technical support available for basic setup and install issues for Proteus VX. Proteus VX will install and function for most users on Windows Vista, but is only officially tested and supported for Windows XP.
Proteus VX Install InstructionsDownload and save the Proteus VX software to your PC. (save to Desktop is ok)Unzip/extract the Proteus VX folder to your preferred folder on your PC. You may be able to just open the Proteus VX folder and subfolders without extracting.Open the Proteus VX Folder.Open the ProtVX Folder and double click the file: Setup (Setup.exeFollow the install instructions and prompts. We strongly suggest you let the installer use all the default folders for installing.