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    Curious what the best sound modules are in the $100 to $200 range. Any of them have a nice acoustic guitar sound?

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    In that price range you'd be better off with a software plug-in, if you have a computer that can handle it. Not sure what hardware would have decent acoustic guitars in that price range. Somebody else can probably come up with a suggestion. I'm more of a synthesis fan than a sampler/ROMpler kinda guy.

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    • #3
      If you're looking for sounds like acoustic guitars and other realistic acoustic instruments, the JV-2080 is about the best module available in that price range (i.e. $200 and under).



      If you're willing to go up to $300 then the Kurzweil K2000 and Roland XP-30 are also really good options. The XP-30 has a HUGE collection of useful sounds (all of the sounds of the JV-2080 and a whole lot more), and the K2000 also has some of the nicest acoustic guitars and orchestral instruments that you'll find for under $1,000.
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      • #4
        I agree it will be hard to find any good hardware for under $300.

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        • #5
          You'll probably have to do a lot of looking for a lucky bargain. Especially if you're really picky.
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          • #6
            Korg N1R and NS5R can usually be found in that price range and I think they should work well for what you want.
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            • #7
              Check out the Yamaha MU50, MU80, and MU100 modules. For years these were Yamaha's flagship sound modules, back in the 90's. I recorded a lot of music with my MU80 back then - you can hear one of the Nylon Guitar patches in this song, from probably 15 - 16 years ago:



              http://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=6293061





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              Michael
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              • #8
                Also, I just got a Roland XV-5050 module on ebay for $249. This module has a whole bunch of very usable guitar sounds, both acoustic and electric. I hope to make some demo videos soon.



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                Michael
                Jupiter-50, MOX6, TI Polar, Moog LP, Korg Micro X, JV-1080
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                • #9
                  Alesis QSR.



                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alesis-QSR-6...item27ccbf90d1



                  Hits your price point perfectly. Even has sampling capability if you want to go through the trouble.
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                  • #10






                    Quote Originally Posted by Synthaholic
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                    Alesis QSR.



                    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alesis-QSR-6...item27ccbf90d1



                    Hits your price point perfectly. Even has sampling capability if you want to go through the trouble.






                    QSR was my first thought too.



                    In order to load samples though, you need a specific kind of card, and a somewhat convoluted computer program that hasn't been supported for a while.



                    That said, there's a lot you can do with the stock sounds.

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