|Original List Price||$3095|
|Tones & Patches||32 Patches 64 tones|
|Type of Synthesis||Digital Sampler (12 bit 15 or 30 Khz)|
|Maximum Sample Time||28.8 s @ 30khz|
|Sequencer or Arpeggio||none|
|MIDI||programmable 1-16 for 8 samples|
|Outputs||8 asignable mono outs|
|Options||Digital Tablet, Remote Control, Director S|
|I have started to get set
up for my original shows and some cover ones and realised (for the original
shows) I would need a decent sampler. I had been eyeing s-550 for about
a year on ebay and think I got a decent deal on this one. However, I am
very glad I got the manual, it is still very slow going figuring out how
to set this thing up. Huge thanks to S group because I had no utilities
disk and the new OS seems to work better. This one seems to be equipped
with a SCSI port. I really wish I had a mouse for this but I was told to
get one from Roland would cost about $100!! It would make editing alot
easier. I got the Director S OS as well but haven't even tried to do anything
with it yet, I think it will take a long time to master this unit. I will
start to build a library of disks as I have time.
Update Dec 2005 : I am starting
to get frustrated. I believe you have to be an Idiot Savant to program
this thing. Of course a manual for the proper OS would be cool. My manual
is for 1.0 and still can't make samples.
|I rate it
I bought it for 250$ c
I owned it from Apr 2004 - present
Current PrePay value 161$ us
|condition of my keyboard
cosmeticaly There are a few scratches on the front.
electronically The unit seems fine
2014: finally started using it. I am using it for sampled vocals.
2012: set up and in the rack, but I hardly ever turn it on.
2010: set up with the other keyboards in the basement.
2008: I at the moment have it set up in my dining room! But this unit is also powered down. I haven't found the time to figure this thing out, but I think a mouse would really help. Maybe.
2006:I still hate this unit. The only manual you can get from Roland is the OS1.1 and the OS I have is CD5! Even so using the old OS I can't seem to tie a sample to a timber or tone or whatever. So the only samples I have are ones I got with the machine and a few ones I got off an auction. I guess I need space and time to play with this. So for now it is packed up.
users group dedicated to s series samplers, they have lots of samples tips
and docs here. A great site and resource. Unfortunately no manual just
links to places you can buy one.