Tuesday, December 29, 2020


Avialable on Reverb here, and eBay here for $39.99.

"FOR USE WITH Roland SC-88 PRO, SC-88, SC-55 MKII, SC-55, SC-8850*, CM-64, etc. (*partial support only)

*Dust off and unleash the programming power of your venerable Roland SOUND CANVAS
*Press into service those fat and juicy Roland resonant filters
*Tweak all those pesky hidden effects parameters
*Easily dial in all those eminently routable continuous controllers for maximum expression and creativity
*Program unique sounds starting with the basic building blocks of the well-honed Roland GM sound sets
*Play all those old SMF files with a unique twist to your sounds, programmed by you
*These are just some of the things you can do with this new comprehensive Roland SOUND CANVAS programmer for Apple’s LOGIC DAW

This software is a virtual Roland Sound Canvas programmer for use with various Roland Sound Canvas synthesizers. It simulates a hardware programmer in a software environment within the APPLE LOGIC audio / sequencer program (formerly Emagic LOGIC). To use this software you MUST have a valid copy of LOGIC on your computer (see below) as well as a MIDI interface which connects your computer via MIDI cable to your hardware synthesizer (or you can use the built-in serial interface on some of these units). This software CANNOT be used as a stand alone application under any circumstances. It will not run in Reason, Ableton, AU, VST or any other plug-in format. It is created and presented through use of the LOGIC “environment” architecture.

This programmer is compatible with many different Roland SOUND CANVAS models to varying degrees. Completely optimized for Roland SC-88 PRO, it handles all possible editing duties in that unit with the single exception of micro-tuning, and the same for the SC-88. It will also support the earlier SOUND CANVAS models such as the SC-55 Mk II, SC-55, and a host of others using the GM standard and extras to the degree supported by your particular model’s architecture. This includes Roland’s PC computer products, Virtual Sound Canvas and many others - about 40 different units in all. Check this WIKI page if you want too see if your unit may be supported:

(**It will also work for the most part with the more recent SC-8850 but does not fully support ALL the newer sound variations in that unit although there is normal GM access to most of them. You CAN use all the other Sound Canvas maps in full, along with full GM access to the basic SC-8850 sound set, as well as all the patch editing and FX editing tools (including INSERT FX). It will just not select ALL the patches unique to the SC-8850 in the Multi-Instrument bank set-ups.)

Upon purchase, you will ultimately receive a ZIP archive of the editor you purchased for Logic. UNZIP this archive and you will have a choice of LOGIC song documents (v9 > vX) you can now open in the Logic program (please send special request for versions pre-v9 or PC if you require them). Once open, you will see the editor on your screen and you can then discover the pleasures of a virtual Roland Sound Canvas programmer for your synth.



* Compatible in varying degrees with as many as 40 Roland Sound Canvas models - fully supported and optimized for Roland SC-88 PRO, SC-88 and earlier (*SC-8850 mostly supported)
* 18 separate discrete programmers -16 unique synth programmers (one per MIDI channel) and two 128 note global drum editors
* Supports complete FX editing including INSERT FX on SC-88 PRO / SC-8850
* Total control of ALL Sound Canvas parameters (excepting micro-tuning), including sound selection, filters, envelopes, modulation, effects, and global functions
* Supports all previous Sound Canvas sound sets beginning with CM-64, SC-55, etc. via per channel selectable instrument maps
* Individual voice editing for all 128 drum voices in each of the two drum editors including note audition
* Convenient SCREENSET selection of all editing pages
* Patch names and parameters listed in text where applicable (including all sound variations)
* Panel reset for INITIALIZED patches, FX, and Set-Ups
* GM / GS Reset, audition keyboard, and MASTER TUNE control
* Use two Ports in Logic for 32 MIDI Channels of control with SC-88 / SC-88 PRO / SC-8850. This software CAN be used for 32 channel operation if desired!

All real time moves are recordable by the Logic sequencer for repeatable real time changes on playback - or you can automate using HYPERDRAW. You may also remotely control these SYSEX faders and buttons via a hardware control surface if you take the time to tailor the controls to suit your individual hardware. This is not difficult to do and needs only be done once and then saved for future sessions.

The editor resides in 18 layers of the LOGIC environment hierarchy in it's own SONG document.

Detailed documentation is included with your purchase and covers all aspects of usage - both remedial and advanced.


This editor is brand new but is still compatible with many different versions of Logic starting with Emagic MAC Version 4.x. It is compatible with ALL versions of Logic through the current vX (but beware of 10.5 as there is a visual bug that came from Apple in this version, fixed in 10.6). It is also compatible with Logic Express v7 - 9. If you have a version 8 Logic you must use v8.01 or higher which fixes a SYSEX bug that renders v8.0 inoperable.

This editor is also compatible with the v4 - v6 versions of Logic PC (please specify upon purchase). In all v5 / 6’s - it is compatible down to Logic SILVER. It is NOT COMPATIBLE with Micro-Logic or any of the other earlier neutered Emagic bundled versions.

The editor is designed to fit a screen resolution of 1024 X 768 but will also work on smaller, larger or multiple screens."

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