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Roland | XP-80


Allows four Wave Expansion Boards to be installed at the same time. The XP-80 can take up to four Wave Expansion Boards at one time for complex sounds that use prodigious amounts of waveform data. The XP-80 will play back music data from popular, commercial Standard MIDI File (SMF) music data releases as well as Super-MRC format song data from sequencers.

A large display provides at-a-glance indication of all the related parameters. The comprehensive graphic display enables simple editing and onscreen confirming. Dedicated buttons are provided for each function to simplify operation. [F1]–[F6] buttons located below the display allow
intuitive editing. 

The XP-80 is a 16-part multitimbral sound source that produces up to 64 simultaneous polyphonic notes. Effectively used with the built-in sequencer or an external computer, the XP-80’s true creative potential for music production becomes apparent. Advanced DSP (Digital Signal Processor) technology provides a wide array of studio quality effects. In addition to the multiple effects (EFX) section that features 40 different types of effects, the XP-80 also features an independent chorus unit and reverb unit.

Ten different Structures are available for combining basic sound elements for more flexible sound making. A ring modulator and booster enhance creating sounds. An array of arpeggio and cutting options With the [ARPEGGIO] on, you can create various arpeggios and simulate cutting techniques simply by pressing a chord. You can even specify the rhythmical ‘feel’ you want.

A song from floppy disk can be played back directly without having to load it into internal memory. Non-stop loop recording for smoother song creation without interruptions While recording, destination phrase tracks can be changed so drum, bass, and melody parts can be recorded in continuous sequence. 

With RPS, your own patterns can be assigned to a key and played back simply by pressing that key. This makes intricate phrases easier to play. Chain Play for continuous playback of specified songs Chain Play plays back songs on a disk in the sequence you want, convenient when using the XP-80’s sequencer in performance. Groove templates can also be customized and 16 of them can be stored in the user area. Preview lets you check out groove variations in real time while setting Quantize parameters. This helps you get the exact result you want with Shuffle Quantize and Groove Quantize. Allows playback in sync with the Roland “VS-880” hard disk recorder

You can synchronize the XP-80 to the VS-880 and vice versa, simply by connecting these two devices via a MIDI cable and setting the necessary parameters. This allows you to digitally record a song created on the XP-80 along with vocals and live performance on the VS-880.
Engine TypeDigital
Voices (max)64
LFOUp to 8 MIDI syncable LFOs
Engine Detailed4 osc. per voice; Digital PCM subtractive with 16MB of ROM (expandable to 80MB)
Filter (VCF)Resonant 4-pole, 12dB/oct, High pass, LowPass, BandPass, Peak filtering
FX3 processors: EFX (w/ 40 effects), 8 reverbs, chorus
Memory512 Preset, 128 User patches; 64 Preset, 32 User performances
Drums8 Preset, 2 User Drumkits
RecordingMRC-PRO 16-track sequencer, 60.000 note capacity, 100 patterns, 1 song
Key typeKeys
Produced:1996 - 1996
Legend: Obvious Y: Yes, N: No, N/A: Not Applicable
VCO Voltage Controlled Oscillator DCO Digital Controlled Oscillator
LFO Low Frequency Oscillator Sub Sub Oscillator
VCF Voltage Controlled Filter VCA Voltage Controlled Amplifier
Velocity As with a piano, the harder you hit a key, the louder the sound, unlike most organs which always produce the same loudness no matter how hard you hit a key. Aftertouch Pressing a key after you activated it. Channel Aftertouch, no matter which key, it will send a Channel message. Poly Aftertouch, sends the pressure per key instead of the whole channel.
Values for OSC, LFO, Filter, Envelope are per voice unless stated otherwise.

Manuals, patches etc.


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