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Old 07-03-2017, 10:39 AM   #11
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Sound Canvas VA supports up to SC-8820 map. I have a SC-D70 (audio interface + SC-8820 combo) therefore I can compare them. While the sample ROM of SC-VA is same as SC-8820/SC-D70, filters and EFXs are not accurately emulated. I recorded an official Roland demo song so you can compare them.

It should be fine if you just want to use SC-VA to compose music with an "oldskool" feel, but don't assume it will sound exactly same as the real hardware.

Also, SC series have 4 variants, from new to old are SC-8820/50 > SC-88Pro/880 > SC-88 > SC-55. The sample ROMs of the newer ones contain samples of older models, but their synth and effect engines are still different for each generation.
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