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Offline sawtooth

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ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« on: August 31, 2012, 10:04:10 AM »
Mmmmm
Looks vaguely like a crossbreed of a Fantom X and a Jupe 80. Could be a cheap way of getting all 12 SRX expansions possibly....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AowGClPD ... e=youtu.be

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 10:28:15 AM »
That's a lot of sound in one box. :)

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 11:14:41 AM »
It can't be any good: even with an iPad there's no sign of Rudess pimping it, yet :lol:

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
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It can't be any good: even with an iPad there's no sign of Rudess pimping it, yet :lol:

I guarantee he has one already. Probably free. Its good to be the king.

Looks like it will be around $2000USD street. Boo. Would be interested in a box of 10 year old sounds at around $1000

Korg's website has a notice about a "major announcement" in a few days on livestream...

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 12:23:23 PM »
When I saw the on-module screen interface, I seriously questioned whether we are actually living in the 21st century. Is it really plausible that Roland would use such a low-res, lame LCD screen in 2012?

OK, the separate iPad app brings it up-to-date, but ...

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 01:24:07 PM »
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When I saw the on-module screen interface, I seriously questioned whether we are actually living in the 21st century. Is it really plausible that Roland would use such a low-res, lame LCD screen in 2012?
Oh, I'm sure they're just being retro...  ;)
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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 01:43:07 PM »
They managed to get a huge lovely screen on the V-synth XT, but not this one? That's a bit weird.

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2012, 04:16:02 PM »
They've also released 2 MIDI controllers, one with 88 keys. The best bit is at the end when they claim to be able to connect to an iPad. It did make me think "what?" sticking a massive big thing into something so smal but whatever...

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Korg's website has a notice about a "major announcement" in a few days on livestream...

"Would Mr Godfrey please report to the briefing room..."
Unless they're releasing his next vid oof the Kronos!
I think Jem should do a Frost report at the same time as the official Korg stuff so we can see the bits that didn't make the cut!

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2012, 05:22:39 PM »
What it really needs is a VSTI (etc) plugin to control it from within a DAW like the Access Virus or (I think) the Kronos. Hopefully the IPad connection can also be used in this way. But wow... it had better be cheap...

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 05:30:06 PM »
There's a lot of talk on one of the Fantom G forums that the Integra is gonna spell the end of the FG.

Basically it's everything people were wishing for in the ARX expansion concept, and some people held out hope that the RolandConnect teaser that was floating around for the Integra would be the long hoped for 'All SRX on one board' product for the Fantom.

I still love my Fantom, it is such a brilliant performance synth, but the little niggles like no SuperNatural Paino, no dedicated tonewheel mode (and really lame hammonds in the sample set) the loss of support for the ARX expansion format and no SRX option, and in Live mode a lame FX structure that won't let you chain 2 effects serially, (and to rub salt into the wounds the V2.0 of the Jupiter 80 OS added just that) still get me riled on occasion.

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 05:31:51 PM »
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What it really needs is a VSTI (etc) plugin to control it from within a DAW like the Access Virus or (I think) the Kronos. Hopefully the IPad connection can also be used in this way. But wow... it had better be cheap...

Yes.  The rather silly plug-in that comes with the Fantom G is a plug-in that can manage the user interface on the board but can't play any notes... How stupid is that?

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 09:27:07 PM »
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Could be a cheap way of getting all 12 SRX expansions possibly....

...but only 4 available at the same time. Typical Roland "doh" moment.  :lol:

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 03:48:30 PM »
I'm not one for liking synth's onboard demos as actual pieces of music, but on Roland's Integra 7 page,

http://www.rolandus.com/products/details/1245/462

on the Audio tab there's a track called 'Big Bats' at the top. Very Rudess/Dream Theater/Liquid Tension Experiment inspired. Knocked my socks off it did.

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Re: ROLAND INTEGRA 7
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 05:39:47 PM »
That's impressively proggy for a demo track!  :shock:
Roland are obviously trying to woo Jem away from Korg back to them...  ;)
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