Sunday, February 26, 2017

Roland Cloud Anthology 1987 versus Roland D50


Published on Feb 26, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Roland have at last released an official VST plugin of their legendary Roland D-50 synthesizer. Mysteriously they call it Anthology 1987, with no mention of the synth that's it based on. I have some theories about that... Anyway, in this video I play some favorite presets on the hardware and virtual instruments for a comparison of the sounds."

Update:

Roland Cloud Anthology 1987 review | Roland D50 VST

Published on Mar 4, 2017 Woody Piano Shack

"Roland have at last released an official VST plugin of their legendary Roland D-50 synthesizer. They call it Anthology 1987. Last time we did an audio shootout with a real vintage D50 but today we will do an in-depth demo and review of the software and I will give you my opinions and final verdict on this exciting release and the Roland Cloud concept."

1 comment:

  1. It's just a plugin with the D50 presets sampled (between one and three velocity layers) and some limited tweaking of the overall sample., it's really not exiting.)

    The plugin supports other libraries as well, including the piano, and likely, more Roland classic synths over time.

    It's not a virtual D-50, it's not an emulation, and it's not made by Roland, hence no D-50 branding. It's made by the third-party company that Roland has partnered with to offer their "Roland Cloud" thing. Yes, it gives you the D-50 presets, albeit limited in playability as everything is baked in - so no modulation or the sensitivity of the real instrument. A bit meh, imo...

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