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ROLAND SOUNDCANVAS SC-50 or was it SC55
I got this for free from a very friendly synthesizer musician and its
really nice. The SC50 (or is it called the SC55 I forgot) is a
rompler that kind of introduced the
General MIDI concept back in the early 90s.
So you have a lot of boring PCM wave presets of real instruments,
choirs, synth leads, basses, telephone rings and doorbells and a really
raw sounding TR808 drumkit.
Actually I think that the SC50 has one of the best TR808 drumkits in
Its also one of the few "synthesizers" with a remote control. Roland
tried to push this thing also on the PC market or maybe they envisioned
it as some kind of cyber-multimedia home listening device (remember the
90's were full of these multimedia devices that are lost in obscurity).
People could jam out on General MIDI files in their living room as the
next step after the Compact Disc or Phillips DCC. Wow!
The strange SC55 remote control
Hear the soundcanvas in action in this track 808TRsoundcanvaspainting