Old 05-24-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Several years ago when I moved from XP to win7 x64, my Roland PC-300 (released in 2000, non class compliant midi keyboard) is obsoleted because Roland decided to end its driver support. Yes I can still use a MIDI cable and AC adapter but you know... inconvenience. Then I bought a M-Audio class compliant keyboard and put the old one aside.

Yesterday I accidentally found a solution in an unexpected place
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/...ndows-bit.html

The fact that you can install Roland UM-1's driver on PC-300 really pissed me off. That means Roland deliberately crippled my PC-300 even if it actually has a working driver.

I also have a Roland SC-D70 synth/MIDI/audio interface bought in 2001. Its synth engine is same as SC-8820(synth only) which is $200 cheaper but it's line-in quality is even poorer than my $50 soundblaster bought in 2000.

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Old 05-24-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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I understand your frustration. I own a Juno-G.

edit: To explain... the Juno-G had decent sound, but the display crapped out. Roland did some post-warranty fixes, but what that keyboard needed was a recall.
It would have wounded their pride too much to admit that, so after the "consumer advisory" expired, so did their interest in making a replacement LCD available.

I'm stuck with it now, as I can't even fix this POS to sell it.

If anyone wants it, PM me.

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Old 05-24-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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The only good thing from Roland is I decided not to buy any new versions of Sonar since Roland purchased it, then I discovered Reaper

Now Sonar is owned by Gibson, but none of my business already.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:34 PM   #4
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Sonar is owned by Gibson...

and now Gibson is making Les Paul "monitors".



The Wizard of Waukesha is whirling in his grave.
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:53 PM   #5
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The reflex ports look like mouths of two clowns.
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:33 AM   #6
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Sonar is owned by Gibson...

and now Gibson is making Les Paul "monitors".



The Wizard of Waukesha is whirling in his grave.
yeah, well, and I bet, inside this box are directional cables ... these idiots ...
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:50 AM   #7
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Sonar is owned by Gibson...

and now Gibson is making Les Paul "monitors".



The Wizard of Waukesha is whirling in his grave.
I think I felt the ground rumble from here!

Wow! That's the stupidest thing I've seen this week!


So Roland is playing bait & switch now? Damn... they used to be one of the good ones.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:06 PM   #8
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I stopped messing with Roland about 10 years ago. Shame that some of these past biggies have become 3rd rate product pushers.
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Old 05-25-2015, 02:25 PM   #9
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The reflex ports look like mouths of two clowns.
that is one of the most oddly beautiful things i've ever read
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I understand your frustration. I own a Juno-G.

edit: To explain... the Juno-G had decent sound, but the display crapped out. Roland did some post-warranty fixes, but what that keyboard needed was a recall.
It would have wounded their pride too much to admit that, so after the "consumer advisory" expired, so did their interest in making a replacement LCD available.

I'm stuck with it now, as I can't even fix this POS to sell it.

If anyone wants it, PM me.
I have a Juno G in the EXACT same state. Went through a lot of hassle, but there was no fix except to replace the LCD only to have it crap out again. For a while I used it as a midi controller, but was getting angry every time I looked at it so now it's in the closet gathering dust. I will never buy another Roland product again.
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