First post, by Spikey
Hope you're all doing well 😀
I'm starting a project for recordings of as many of the Sound Canvas variants as possible, with a dual focus on the SC-55 era and the SC-88 and later era. The SC-55 uses a sample set unique to itself, with the 88 and later changing some waveforms.
Currently, the focus is on the Sound Canvas GM set, but if things go well, I will likely be launching a full GM synth project as a different project. See project document for further notes and details.
NOTE: "Sound Canvas" is NOT limited to devices that call themselves a Sound Canvas! For example, a JV-35/50 keyboard is a SC-50 with some different audio hardware (and a keyboard 😉 ).
We mostly know about which patches what synths have - but not the way they *sound*. To me, that's critical information.
The goal is therefore to get high quality audio recordings of all Roland Sound Canvases and their (numerous) variants, in a standardised fashion for comparison purposes.
The secondary goal is a database of information on the devices hardware, for now focusing on the DAC (digital-to-analog converter), which is related to output audio quality, and varies amongst the Sound Canvases (even amongst near identical models).
Duplicate recordings are welcome (and necessary to distinguish synth DAC differences from recording hardware differences), so if you have any kind of Sound Canvas or related, let me know.
What I need from you if you want to participate is first read the document below, and then contact me- here on this thread or PM, or visit my Sierra game music Discord at https://discord.gg/WhY2qZrgfV
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lyYxyIfSf … of=true&sd=true
If there's any glaring mistakes in the document please let me know of course!
Thanks for reading and I hope you can contribute if possible. 😀 Any questions or comments please feel free to contact me (see project document for how to do this!).