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SP-808EX firmware - Upgrade your SP-808 to SP-808EX

Turning your OG SP-808 into the SP-808EX

The SP-808 Groove Sampler is the first product of its kind—a sampling and recording workstation which is one part professional-quality phrase sampler; one part hard disk audio recorder. Developed to meet the needs of a growing “remix” and sampling-based music market, the SP-808 provides everything DJs, sampling musicians and remix artists need to lay down fat grooves and create professional-quality remixes.

After a few years Roland released the SP-808EX with a 250MB Zipdrive instead of the 100MB of the first SP-808. New vocal and guitar multi-effects, 10-band vocoder, Voice Transformer and Mic Simulator, plus dozens of DJ-oriented groove effect were added too. Besides that a new Virtual Analog Mono Synth was addes too. Positive part was that you were able to start up without inserting a Zip Disk to have at least access to the new features although the samplepart, trackmixer and sequencer were not accessible

The firmware of the SP-808EX can be installed into the OG SP-808. To do that you will need the following file and check out the video below about how to do flash the firmware. It´s an easy job!

SP-808 EX FIRMWARE (7066 downloads )
Upgrade your OG SP-808 to the SP-808EX
V-Producer (Roland VP-9000) for Windows

V-Producer (Roland VP-9000) for Windows

V-Producer (Roland VP-9000) for Windows (4212 downloads )

V-Producer combines the reliability of the VP-9000 hardware with the convenience of your personal computer. Now you can control everything from encoding and wave editing to building arrangements, mixing and effects using a computer screen and mouse. Let V-Producer open the door to a new way of making music with VariPhrase.

V-Producer’s Main Window offers intuitive “drag and drop” sequencing of phrases loaded in the VP-9000. Build your song onscreen, then open the Mixer Window for graphic 6-channel mixing of the VP-9000’s multitimbral parts. You can even control the VP-9000’s internal effects and routing graphically via the Effects Window.

A single copy of V-Producer can be used to control up to six VP-9000’s. Create a complete VariPhrase workstation with up to 36 audio tracks (36 voices or 36 multitimbral parts) and bring it all together under one simple, elegant program. V-Producer is the software that grows with your hardware.

While V-Producer is designed to work as a stand-alone application, it can also be synchronized with other hardware and software sequencers—even if they’re run on the same computer—using MTC (MIDI Time Code). Or, simply export your V-Producer arrangement as a Standard MIDI File. The choice is yours.

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