For sale by Saranga Ishara11 Sep 8:40 pmHanwella, Colombo
The JW-50 appeared in the early 90's and was an expensive and physically large workstation. In essence, it was a Sound Canvas (SC55) with a sequencer, released at a time when Roland was making one Sound Canvas clone after another. By the time the JW-50 hit the market, this Sound Canvas would already be somewhat dated, and that's exactly what sinks the JW-50 for professional studio usage. Apart from the infamous 128 GM (General MIDI) sounds and drumkits, there were also MT-32 sounds to be found in the variations. While editing was limited to the common eight GM parameters, these MT-32 sounds saved the day a bit and offered the user a broader sound palette to work with. Effects were simple-reverb or delay, and chorus or flanger. While their quality was good, the limited amount of two effects proved to be insufficient for some styles..
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