SR-JV80-10 Bass & Drums
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Another joint effort between Roland and Spectrasonics,
this expansion board features a large quantity of electric/acoustic
basses, and acoustic drums.
The quality of these samples is outstanding, and with a bit of care during programming/sequencing, it is possible to achieve great realism.
The players involved are well-known session players - bassists Marcus Miller, Abraham Laboriel Sr., John Patitucci, Abe Laboriel Jr., and drummer Bob Wilson.
The board features single-note programs, that you can play from a keyboard, and also some prerecorded loops, to sync with your sequencer.
Since the stock bass and drums patches on the JV/XP series is a bit scarce, having this superb board installed in your synth is a sure way to augment the sonic palette at your disposal. A must for rock, jazz, fusion, world, Latin, and other acoustic genres.
Check out the audio demos below to see what this card can do.
Stream all mp3 examples below
|Patch name with audio demo||My comments|
|001 Marcus 3way||Marcus Miller's electric, with excellent velocity-switch|
|005 MM Dynathumb||Nice slap|
|006 Abe Sr. 4way||Abe Laboriel's sound|
|008 AL 3way P.Bs||The extra samples found in the high registry of the keyboard add realism when added|
|015 John P.4way||John Patitucci's very groovy bass|
|017 JP Chorus Bs||Very '80s|
|021 JP Brite Slp||Nice|
|023 Solo Fretles||Very nice samples|
|025 Marcus OctFl||Powerful|
|026 MM FrtlsBend||'70s fusiony|
|028 MM Weathery||Typical Jaco Pastorius Fender Jazz sound|
|038 AcoustiTouch||Solid contrabass|
|046 JP Rock Pick||James Bond|
|061 Abe's P.Bass||Nice Precision|
|062 AL Solid Fng||Powerful|
|068 AL Old Soul||Classic Motown-style Fender bass with ultra-worn out strings|
|070 Marcus Jazz||Fast moving|
|074 Bright Pick||Blues Brothers|
|079 Wild Thang||Excellent distorted bass sound of the '60s|
|089 Bass SOLO!!||A loop on the left, "Staccato Heaven" pad in the middle, expressive fretless on the right|
|115 AmbGrv-Bs 90||Superb loop, extremely well played|
|119 BW Jz 6-8 52||Nice jazz waltz loop|
|127 AL Funk 120||Hear the drummer get wicked|
|129 Fat Rock KIT||Samples assigned in General MIDI style on the keyboard - expressive to play|
|130 Ringer KIT||Solid samples|
|133 BigBalladKIT||Huge room sound|
|136 Garage KIT||Superb patch, lots of fun to play - here I am playing in real time - I added the single sounds at the end of the audio sample to show the starting point|
|138 Natural KIT||Realistic|
|142 FAT Comp.KIT||P h a t|
|148 R&B KIT||Cool|
|002 Funk SET||In the Rhythm section (MIDI channel 10)|
|008 Dance SET||In the Rhythm section (ch. 10)|
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Roland SR-JV80-10 Bass & Drums review with audio demo