I’ve been waiting a long time for this… Roland’s new flagship performance synth in an ultra-portable package.
It’s 5-part multitimbral with highly detailed Zen-core engine models for the Juptier-8, Juno 106, JX-8P, SH-101, XV-5080 and the RD series pianos. In addition to Roland’s own vintage filter modeling, the XM includes Moog 24dB/oct ladder filter and a Sequential Curtis filter emulations!
All of this in a tiny 10 lbs. package with internal speakers. Absolutely perfect for working when I’m in the studio and on the road…
And it’s found its forever home. More to follow…
If you really want to capture the sound of the 80s and 90s, you gotta go vintage.
In this case, 1993, 1988, and 1985. (top to bottom)
They’ve aged quite well, wouldn’t you say?
Always Vampyr until the end.
I just learned that these are some of the very first Avantone MixCubes ever produced. Probably one of the first 100 pairs to exist in the wild.
The proof? A 3-pin power supply which was never commercially available and no longer seems to exist … not even at the AvantonePro offices down the road in Tallman, NY.
I’m sure they’d be very useful if only we could only plug them in…
It will take some time to work out the ergonomics, lighting, storage, and cable runs (more detailed posts on the way), but for now, I have an absolutely beautiful sounding place to work!
One of the most exciting things about this move is the prospect of designing a brand new studio. From scratch.
As with our remodeling project, I’ve left the work to the professionals…