Pretty nifty synthesizer
. Cheap, too. Got mine for $850 incl. shipping
. It has a 32-bit RISC
processor with 8MB ROM
waveforms, a fully programmable synth engine
with a 16-track, 20,000 note MRC-Pro sequencer and a decent effects processor
(40 effects). Its 640 patches can be expanded to over 1,600 with up to four SR-JV80-Series Expansion Boards. The XP-50 can sync its LFO
s to MIDI clock
, allowing you to easily create dance rhythms or spiffy synth sweeps
patterns can also be locked in sync and even played back directly off the floppy
, though that tends to be a tad slow
Its only flaw is the fact that it's hell to learn how to use all of its features, and the manual is pretty bad.
Overall, I like it very much. Perfect for Industrial, Ambient or other permutation of electronica. The entire Roland XP/JV series kicks ass.