Roland XP50 workstation
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  • I have used Yamaha PSR290 Keyboard while learning to play but as it didn't have one touch voice change, and the price of Roland XP50 had gone down since the introduction of XP60 series, I bought a used Roland XP50 workstation for 100 pounds on e-bay
  • There was no manual so I learned the basic functions from a friend who had used XP50 before

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      I have used Yamaha PSR290 Keyboard while learning to play but as it didn’t have one touch voice change, and the price of Roland XP50 had gone down since the introduction of XP60 series, I bought a used Roland XP50 workstation for 100 pounds on e-bay. I had heard many negative comments about it and I knew that it was not a favorite among professional musicians because

      it had preset sounds, but for me that is the advantage of having XP50, you can choose from these 512 preset patches and not have the trouble of tweaking them yourself.

      There was no manual so I learned the basic functions from a friend who had used XP50 before.

      People find the sequencer a bit of a mystery, but I use it mainly for live ...


      • performances and have not yet explored all the functions required for recording.

        The midi interface is good and with little patience and logic, I could record a couple of tunes on my laptop.

        It has 8 MB internal memory.

        The sounds are great, I specially like the heavy strings and brass.

        It has good choice of drums (although I play with live drummer and don’t

        use them).

        The display is big and easy to view even in semi darkness.

        I doubt if I can get any technical support from the company because they have stopped production of this model.

        For people who want good sound for a reasonable price try to get a XP50 model, it is good for the price, if you are not very fussy about the tweaks and effects.




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    Kam says :

    I`ve got roland XP-50 keyboard and would like to know how to move tones so they are grouped and do a easy change over using the keypad 0-9 rather than using the wheel for searching for tones in different groups. thanks

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    nicholas nkhwazi says :

    I believe the xp-50 has a user group for up 128 sounds. If you can save and overwrite the first nine sounds with the one you want then you can use the keypad to do what you want

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    Nan says :

    I believe there is a way to instruct the keyboard to lower the key to a song being played so that the keyboard player can play according to the sheet music, but the keyboard actually plays the key instructed up or down a half or whole step, etc. Does anyone know how to do this?

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    nicholas nkhwazi says :

    Look for the transpose button which all you to do just that. move up or down a key

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