just wondering why the MV-8K never gets any love on web forums. Is it just me, or do other MVusers feel like orphans from a once-great hardware dynasty that has let itself fade away? and for no reason! i mean, i have had a used MV-8K for about 4 years now, the faders are a little jumpy and some of the buttons have collapsed, but i am still head over heels in LOVE with this thing. If it completely died on me, i swear i would go buy another MV, maybe get the 8800, either one. If you're looking for a sampler/sequencer/drum machine/multi-track recorder/synthesizer in one unit, these things are SO slept on. Probably the last great Roland product line. You will have to work at it and learn it and do some research and RTFM, but you will have a beast on your hands when you do. i think it's sad that people keep wanting new gear with new functions and features, sometimes they forget to use the creativity inside their own mind to make shit happen with whatever it is you're working with. if you want a machine that does everything for you and automatically makes you sound like whoever it is you're trying to imitate, it's not for you. "How do i get that MPC swing on the MV?" There's a gazillion MPcs out there, that's probably why they are all anyone talks about. But my MV will eat your MPc for breakfast. "What about the Renaissance?" what about it? it's not even standalone! it's a glorified midi controller. i mean, i'm sure it's got some good features, but that thing just went down $300 in price. what does that tell you?
Sorry for the rant. Love the forum. Guess i just wanted to talk some shit. I don't know why Roland has just abandoned their legacy, i guess they want to concentrate on making accordions with D-beam controllers. My point is, the MV is a real classic with endless possibilities, & i think it ought to be mentioned now and then.