Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

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Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby BlackAce » 2019-5-30 @ 18:30

If you could only get one, which one would you get, and why? They aren't that far apart in cost, but I don't have money for both. Listening to samples online They both sound great. I use YMF-71x cards usually, though my collection goes from SB1.5 and up with a large variety through time. I think my rarest one is a Logitech soundman games. Anyhow, one thought I had is being able to use the SC-88 with a larger range of sound cards without wavetable headers?

Please let me know your opinions :)
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby keropi » 2019-5-30 @ 18:50

I would go for the X2 with the GUD bank instead of sc-88 , the GUD bank is really nice
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby SuperDeadite » 2019-5-30 @ 22:33

Depends how you plan to use it. X2 is great for GM, but if you want to play something that uses GS, then X2 is limited to the dreambank, so 88 would be better.
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby realnc » 2019-7-05 @ 19:39

The SC-88 configured to use the SC-55 map is going to sound way more faithful in most games. (Meaning sounding close to what it's actually supposed to sound like.)
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby The Serpent Rider » 2019-7-08 @ 02:56

Dreamblaster X2, for purely practical reasons: more potential, compact, less hassle.
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby Srandista » 2019-7-08 @ 07:40

keropi wrote:I would go for the X2 with the GUD bank instead of sc-88 , the GUD bank is really nice

Are you preferring GUD to Buran too?
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Re: Roland SC-88 or Dreamblaster X2

Postby keropi » 2019-7-08 @ 07:53

ah yes there is the Buran bank now - it's even better thanks for reminding me this
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