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Offline KeysBeMe

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Wanna know the history of the MV?
« on: March 07, 2017, 05:17:33 am »
Great Gear Chat video with Mike Acosta and Jim Stout, former Roland employees who knew the unit really well and provide noobs and vets with some history on one of Roland's greatest and most slept on products. Even I didn't know the MV's converters and sound engine was based on the S-760, which was an awesome sampler in its own right. Great stuff to make one proud to still own the unit! Check it out here:
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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2017, 07:02:02 am »
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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2017, 08:31:10 pm »
Good vid, was also going to post it, but you two beat me to the punch  :P
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 12:11:52 pm »
Awesome video. Makes me proud to own one for so many years.

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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 04:51:10 am »
So good I've watched it twice :)

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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:28:14 am »
if i remember correctly, AUDIO PHRASES uses the roland sp808 audio engine so you are actually getting 2 samplers in 1 MV

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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2018, 01:49:31 pm »
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if i remember correctly, AUDIO PHRASES uses the roland sp808 audio engine so you are actually getting 2 samplers in 1 MV
I have an old VariOS rack and that seemed to handle stuff a bit better than what we have in the MV. The Variphrase stuff that is. Cleaner results. Always thought that was a bit odd. Thought it would be the same stuff in the MV.

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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2018, 08:24:54 pm »
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if i remember correctly, AUDIO PHRASES uses the roland sp808 audio engine so you are actually getting 2 samplers in 1 MV
I have an old VariOS rack and that seemed to handle stuff a bit better than what we have in the MV. The Variphrase stuff that is. Cleaner results. Always thought that was a bit odd. Thought it would be the same stuff in the MV.

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Re: Wanna know the history of the MV?
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 02:54:59 pm »
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if i remember correctly, AUDIO PHRASES uses the roland sp808 audio engine so you are actually getting 2 samplers in 1 MV
I have an old VariOS rack and that seemed to handle stuff a bit better than what we have in the MV. The Variphrase stuff that is. Cleaner results. Always thought that was a bit odd. Thought it would be the same stuff in the MV.



with the s-760 and sp-808 engines under 1 hood, the MV is a sonic beast.  what really opens it up is the 16pads / mouse / VGA screen / 8 mixer sliders.  If roland had just updated this unit with a faster processor and smaller/more portable form factor, the only thing i would upgrade is standard 6 outs [like the mc909] and 2-3 multi-FX.

Nothing has truly made me think about ditching my MV until i saw the MPC LIVE.  I think i still prefer the MV but the MPC LIVE is way more portable & faster . . . .

« Last Edit: December 27, 2018, 02:59:11 pm by dokbrown »