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User manual Roland, model XP-10

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The wide variety of high-quality sounds and easy operation of the XP-10 will satisfy all musicians from beginners to professionals. The multi-timbral functionality of the XP-10 also makes it easy for you to enjoy ensemble playing. Before using this unit, carefully read the section entitled: "Important Notes" (p. 5). This section provides important information concerning the proper operation of the unit. Additionally, in order to feel assured that you have gained a good grasp of every feature provided by your new unit, this manual should be read in its entirety. The manual should be saved and kept on hand as a convenient reference. Main Features High-Quality Sounds A wide variety of preset Tones and Drum Sets are provided, ranging from realistic acoustic sounds to synth sounds appropriate for solos. The XP-10 is ideal for all types of music. 28-Voice / 16-Part Multitimbral The XP-10 is a 16-part multitimbral synthesizer that is able to produce up to 28 notes simultaneously. When used in conjunction with a sequencer or computer, die XP-10 provides the freedom you need for creating and performing music. General MIDI System / GS Format Compatible The XP-10 is compatible with the General MIDI System and the GS Format. Music data in compliance with the General MIDI System / GS Format can be played back on a sequencer or computer to play the XP-10. Built-In Arpeggiator The XP-10's arpeggiator function allows you to produce arpeggios (broken chords) simply by playing a chord in the keyboard. The pattern can be changed in realtime using the slider or pitch bender. The tempo of the arpeggio can also be synchronized to a sequencer, etc. Combination Palette Function Two sliders provide a variety of control over functions ranging from the sound source to the arpeggiator, allowing you to add expressiveness to your performances. Four Keyboard Modes Four keyboard modes are provided; Single, Dual, X-dual, and Split. From soloing to backing, the XP-10 has the keyboard mode that is just right for your situation. Keyboard modes also provide flexibility for sound creation. A New Type of Modulation Lever A new type of moduration lever allows a wide range of expressive control, from delicate nuances to bold effects. Performance Functions Suitable for Live Playing Settings such as Tones and levels for each Part, the Keyboard Mode, and arpeggiator settings can be stored in one of the 64 Performance sets. In a live performance situation, Performances can be selected to instantly change your entire setup. Simple User Interface The XP-10 features an easily understood panel layout and dedicated buttons and sliders for functions, ensuring easy and quick operation. Computer Interface Connector A special computer cable makes it easy for you to connect the XP-10 to your computer, so that you can enjoy ensemble playing. Copyright © 1995 ROLAND CORPORATION All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of ROLAND CORPORATION. 3 How to read this manual and use the XP-10 Broadly speaking, there are three ways to use the XP- 10, and this will affect the way that you read this manual. Playing the XP-10 by itself Read chapters 1 to 5 of this manual in sequence. As necessary, you can also read chapters from 9 to 12. Using a sequencer with the XP-10 to enjoy ensemble playing First, read chapters 1 to 5 which explain how to use the XP-10 itself. Then read chapters 6 and 7 which explain how to use the XP-10 with a sequencer. As necessary, you can also read chapters from 9 to 12. * If you will be using the XP-10 together with other MIDI sound sources, it is not necessary to read all of chapter 7. Read only the section in chapter 7 entitled "Adding other MIDI sound sources, (p.48)" Using a computer with the XP-10 to enjoy ensemble playing First, read the manual for your sequencing software, to understand installation procedure and operation. Next, read chapters 1 to 5 which explain how to use the XP-10 itself. Then, read chapters 6 and 8 in this manual to understand how the XP-10 can be used in conjunction with a computer. Chapter 7 explains connections with a sequencer, but you should read chapter 7 after you read chapters 6 and 8. As necessary, you can read chapters from 9 to 12 as well. Conventions in this manual_ In order to present information as clearly as possible, the following printing conventions are used in this manual. 1. Characters and numerals enclosed in square brackets [ ] indicate buttons on the XP-10's panel. For example, [ENTER] indicates the Enter button, and [1] indicates the numeric key 1. 2. PART[ M ]/[ ► ] or VALUE[-]/[+] etc. indicate that you should press one or the other button. 3. References to explanations on other pages are indicated by (p.**). The General MIDI System and GS Format_ What is the General MIDI System? GENERAL miai The General MIDI System is a universal set of specifications for sound generating devices. T...


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