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  • Roland GW-8 Opinions/Experience?

    Looking for the 2nd-tier meat and potato sorta synth. What I would never, ever use is all of its backing track/playlist functionality... what I (at least tentatively) like about it is that it appears to be, in effect, a SonicCell module in a 61-key form factor. Limited on the synth editing and user memory (100 registrations?) but I honestly think I could live with that.

    GASsed for the VR-09 for a bit, but got my organs covered with the Motif XS's B's Knees library. Plus it has nowhere near the synth sound collection.

    Thoughts? Experiences? Musings?
    Yamaha Motif XS7 / Roland JP-8000 / MicroKorg XL / Takamine GN30CE / Alesis iMultiMix 8 / Mackie TH15A Thumps / Epiphone Les Paul Studio Deluxe / Fender SuperChamp XD

  • #2

    juno di is pretty nice sounding

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    • Etienne Rambert
      Etienne Rambert commented
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      Agreed. Since OP is not wanting auto-accompaniment, why pay more for a GW8? Juno DI and GI are cheaper and seem to be more like what he is looking for.

      BTW, I own a Sonic Cell. Love it. But I don't think it has much in common with a GW8.

      it's more like a Juno GI.

  • #3

    Beware of GW8! It's a nice sounding live board, but it's effect section does not work in sequencer mode.