MATRIXSYNTH: Roland SP-700 | Sample Player Deluxe 1992

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Roland SP-700 | Sample Player Deluxe 1992


video upload by Espen Kraft

"Roland SP-700 sample player from 1992, meant as an expander to the flagship sampler S-770 from 1990 and S-750 from 1991.

Roland wanted the SP-700 to sound better than anything else so they spared no expense and put quality components into every corner of the SP-700 and it sounds incredibly good. Smooth, big and hi-fi.
It was also the first Roland S to be Akai compatible, to read and convert Akai libraries into a Roland format. Doing this in 1992 was too late though. Akai had the sampler market in an iron fist, was considered the de facto standard for sample formats, and as such they reigned supreme consuming anyone getting into samplers in the pro studio world.

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I use a Plextor SCSI CD-writer to load in a variety of samples from early 90s Roland sampler libraries for the S-7xx series of samplers.
All the sounds in this video are coming from these CD's or from the Best Service CD you see me load in while I show the SCSI connections.
The music demos and sounds have all been mixed and mastered. See my other videos for my mixing techniques and plugins/outboard I use.

At the end I sight-read and play an 80s classic ballad called 'Nothing's gonna change my love for you', the Glenn Medeiros version. This song was originally recorded by George Benson."

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