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quarta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2014

Power guitars

The JD-800 have some very nice guitars to play with that become classics.
Here, two nice examples.

MidnightHabit from Texas, USA, sent this solo with the velo crunch guitar voice 

And here, recorded by Kemodesh, Italy, the keyboard solo from Dream Theater album Awake (1994) with Roland JD-800.
This is the same sound as the original used by Kevin Moore for recording session!

sábado, 20 de setembro de 2014

The JD-800 at Rick Wakeman stage.

Some time I have not posted something due short time here.

So, a picture of Rick Wakeman with his JD-800. 
He also have JD-990s at the rack.

Show your JD-800! People who have good studio/stage photos where the JD-800 appears very clear or is the principal, please, send a message so I can post here with credits. 

Image source: Audio-Technica Helps Wakeman Deliver ‘Ultimate Experience’

PS: This is never a promotional post. I'm just a fan. Rick is a very gentle brother to share with us his talent.


domingo, 23 de fevereiro de 2014

List of the eight original sound card Sound Libraries

Text source: (por Tha Villian). Visit the site for a complete list of each card and waveforms .
(I add added a few comments in the original site text).

There are Eight Sound Libraries available for the JD-800:

1. SL-JD80-01 Standard Drums
2. SL-JD80-02 Dance Drums
3. SL-JD80-03 Rock Drums
4. SL-JD80-04 Strings Ensemble
5. SL-JD80-05 Brass Section
6. SL-JD80-06 Grand Piano
7. SL-JD80-07 Guitar
8. SL-JD80-08 Accordian

Each Library consists of two cards:
SO-JD80-01 Standard Drum Waveforms | PN-JD80-01 64 Sound Patches
SO-JD80-02 Dance Drums Waveforms | PN-JD80-02 64 Sounds Patches
SO-JD80-03 Rock Drums Waveforms | PN-JD80-03 64 Sound Patches
SO-JD80-04 String Ensemble Waveforms | PN-JD80-04 64 String Patches
SO-JD80-05 Brass Waveforms | PN-JD80-05 64 Brass Sounds
SO-JD80-06 Grand Piano Waveforms | PN-JD80-06 64 Grand Piano Sounds
SO-JD80-07 Guitar Waveforms | PN-JD80-07 64 Guitar Sounds
SO-JD80-08 Accordian Waveforms | PN-JD80-08 64 Accordian Sounds

Each Set comes with two cards. A Waveform card and a Data card.

Most waveform cards also include a special setup to map various sounds to individual keys. Only the three drum cards and the Accordian Card include Drum Maps. The four other cards only map waveforms to keys.

The sounds on the patch cards are very rich and often better than the internal sounds but there are some noticable filler sounds on each card.

A few cards - String Ensemble & Grand Piano only have 7 waveforms because more memory is needed.

Unfortunately, the cards & patches are quite stunning & realistic and very hard to find. It could cost you more to buy each card individually than the cost of the Keyboard itself.


My notes:

The waveform cards are used by position number. This means, the data card patch get the waveform by number.
So, if you just put another waveform card, for example,  the patch using the 3rd waveform will use it too.

If you have not the waveform card, try using the internal.
The data cards have somne diferent programming, so, you can use the Sysex of the card, but with the internal waveforms. Just edit the patch and assign to the internal waveform you choose. For sure you will not have the same results like the strings or pinao cards, but that are really interesting.

The String Ensembleis a must have! Try it as you can.

A last note, the Roland Fantom have the JD800 acoustic piano included. Despiste the small sample memory, it's so very good to be included there with famous others.


sábado, 25 de janeiro de 2014

90's movie attack!

Very good comments from Jexus from about the JD-800, the pros and cons.

For sure we have lacks and problems with the project, and such ideas helps to make better use and creation of new machines.
The mp3 demo (link at page) are really very good.

Click the image or here: 


The first 40 factory presets and small review

Paul Baraka, composer and sound designer recorded the first 40 factory presets in a nice point of view.

It's always nice to see and listen how the same presets sounds great for diferent minds!

quinta-feira, 14 de novembro de 2013

60 very nice users presets

Great user presets done from scratch using only the internal waveforms and the beast sound generator and effects of the JD800.

User:  Default Corporation - Piemonte, Italy

Volume up and enjoy!


sexta-feira, 16 de agosto de 2013

White Keys Again

This is from "The Retr0bright Project".

By Merlin, of AmiBay, English Amiga Board and Vintage Computer Forums (among others)

How to deal with the “not-so-mellow yellow” of old computers and consoles

“The problem was finally cracked in late July 2008 with a mixture of hydrogen peroxide, a small amount of an “Oxy” laundry booster as a catalyst and a UV lamp; we believed that this could do the job in hours instead of days. Proof of this concept was demonstrated on EAB by Tonyyeb from Hull, UK, Chiark from Leeds, UK and myself. The original test I did as proof of concept took two hours, as opposed to up to the five days it took for the original tests at CBM and We were on to something!!

See the complete article at:

Portuguese text: 

Coloque as teclas em água oxigenada + bicarbonato de sódio e deixe algumas horas no sol. De preferência cubra o recipiente com um plástico.


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