"BigDogLeash" <bigdo...@hotmail.com> wrote in message
>t seems almost abandoned...I was searching for memorycards to import sounds
>in my U-20, but haven't had any reaction since...As far as your U-20 sounds
>concerned...I only have the sounds that are in my U-20 and I haven't got the
>slightest idea how to get them out of it.
Remember that the u20 is a sample/playback unit. There is no way to modify the
actual samples in the keyboard. You can only modify params that control the
samples, such as envelopes, effects, pitch, and such.
So if you want actual "new" sounds then you need to look for ROM cards on eBay.
You can find them there on occasion. I think I have four of them that I
purchased cheap way back when they were being phased out.
This is not to say that you are limited to your presets. The memory cards allow
you to create your own patches and tweak params/midi/controller settings which
will give you custom a sound set, but it's still based on the internal samples
in the keyboard and any samples you happen to have on your ROM sample cards.
Now, don't even consider a RAM card unless you have some way to backup your
patches. I've shown up at gigs more than once with all my patches ready to go on
the ram card only to find that it had been cleared during transport. Those cards
are not very reliable so don't rely on them.
Tweaking the internal samples can also be a real pain unless you use a software
editor. The best is "Midiquest"
It allows you to control all the parameters visually rather than try to create
something useful with that little LCD display. It will also allow you to back up
all of your work so you can restore it when it magically disappears.
Synthzone is a pretty good Roland resources..
I'm having to retire my trusty U-20 after 12 years. It's been a great unit but
I've worn out the keyboard and don't want to put any more money into it. I've
just purchased a U-220 module on eBay for around $100 so I can continue to use
the great u-20 sounds and maintain all my custom patches.
Hope this helps and good luck!!
Gap Creek Road
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>On Mon, 4 Oct 2004 10:30:15 +0200, "Jeppe Oostenga" <oost...@wanadoo.nl> wrote:
>>t seems almost abandoned...I was searching for memorycards to import sounds
>>in my U-20, but haven't had any reaction since...As far as your U-20 sounds
>>concerned...I only have the sounds that are in my U-20 and I haven't got the
>>slightest idea how to get them out of it.
Oh, one more thing. If you're searching for ROM cards on eBay look for the
U-110/U-220 module cards which are the ones compatible with the U-20.
You don't have to have an additional RAM card to create your own patches with
these cards. You have plenty of space available for your own custom sound
patches in bank B. You will need to replace some of the performance patches
(ones you never use) to make full use of your custom sounds
I recommend that you look at all of the internal "sound" patches before you go
out and buy additional ROM cards.
Remember that on the U-20 you have 3 layers
Tone (is a raw sound sample)
Sound (is one or more tones)
Performance (one or more sounds)
You will find that there is not a 1 to 1 relationship between sound->performace
patches. There are more sounds than performance patches so if you have not
looked through all the sounds, you're missing out of all the U-20 is capable of.
"bolo123" <rudy...@hotmail.com> wrote in message