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 Post subject: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:56 pm 
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What up SP Family. Saw THIS at the local pawn shop.

Got it for $400, but only had to give them $40, with 5 months to pay it all off. (Which won’t take me too long). So it’s like a Loop workstation where you loop whatever you want to record into it. Vocals, guitars, synths, SPs, you name it. And there’s YouTube clips showing off what you can do with one and a little imagination. I thought there would be a post about it already, but looks like I’m the first one to mention it. (I even used the search engine here, and it came up blank).

I think there’s 4-5 different tracks you can record on to it, pitch them differently, add fx of course, even get odd time signatures. I wanted a SP808, but this will have to do. I can give it a proper review when I get it home. It looks fun already. And it looked brand new when I had them put it in the back. Anybody else use one of these???


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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:16 pm 
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it's a great machine. should make bouncing fun.

it could make things super interesting if playing live.

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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:04 am 
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It really helps I get paid 3 times in November & January. I still got a SP505 I gotta make payments with as well as this. Only thing I need when I get this home is a new desk or table.

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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:07 pm 
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I’m finally picking this up Friday, but it doesn’t come with a power cord, so I’ll have to wait another week for that to come from Sweetwater, but I’ll do a basic review of this real soon. Stay tuned.

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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:44 pm 
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Theres a guy on youtube who makes silly songs in his bedroom. his name escapes me but anyways, he uses one of these to live loop. it seems to almost quantize what you play cause this guys stuff sounded like it was very in time.. Idk I guess you can give us details?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:44 pm 
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I wasn’t able to order the power supply, and I need to cough up another $40, but I’ll just need another couple weeks. As far as I can tell, it’s like a hardware version of the way Ableton loops .wav files over & over. I really want to hook it up to my dj mixer/Technics 1200, and make loops of my records. Pretty sure it easily can. I can then use my SP505 to auto chop those into individual pads. So as soon as I can, I’ll give this a proper review.

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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:14 am 
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Make sure you update the firmware .. it allows you to use 2 fx on all channels , i think . Whereas without the update you can only load 1 fx.. or something like that, can't remember.

But very useful piece of equipt .. had plenty of fun ..

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That will have to wait until I can buy a cheap laptop. But definitely I’ll look into that. I can always use my 3 SPs for more FX. Oh I found a $8 power supply. Sure beats paying Sweetwater $35. Just need $40 and I’m there.

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 Post subject: Re: Roland RC505
PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:48 am 
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nubes wrote:
Theres a guy on youtube who makes silly songs in his bedroom. his name escapes me but anyways, he uses one of these to live loop. it seems to almost quantize what you play cause this guys stuff sounded like it was very in time.. Idk I guess you can give us details?


If it was this guy..


https://youtu.be/aQ9c4EXJ0UU

Then I’ll try his tricks for sure.

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