Roland XP-50 Music Workstation

Roland Updated: 2009-02-10 RSS
Roland XP-50 Music Workstation

The XP-50 Music Workstation sets the standard in synth workstations, featuring Roland's ultra-fast 32-bit custom RISC chip and incredible user-expandability.

* 64-voice polyphony; 16-part multitimbral capability; 512 preset patches; 8 MB of internal waveform memory
* 32-bit custom RISC chip
* Redesigned 16-track sequencer; 100 patterns
* Accepts any four SR-JV80 Series expansion boards
* 40 insert effects in addition to digital reverb and chorus
* Direct-from-disk playback; Realtime Phrase Sequencing
* GM/GS Compatible
* Note that this product is no longer in production. Similar capabilities can be found in the Fantom workstation.

XP-50 Specifications:

Synthesizer Section
Keyboard: 61-key, velocity and aftertouch sensitive
Maximum Polyphony: 64 voices
Number of Multitimbral Parts: 16
Memory Capacity Perform.: Internal 64, User 32
Memory Capacity Patches: Internal 512, User 128
Memory Capacity Rhythm Sets: Internal 8, User 2
System Common Effects: Chorus, Reverb (8 types)
EFX: 40

Sequencer Section
Data Storage: 3.5" Micro Floppy Disk (MF-2DD/2HD)
Data Format: MRC Pro, Standard MIDI File (Format 0/1) convert load MRC (for MC-500/300/50/50mkII)
Tracks: 16 Phase Tracks (16 MIDI Channels per Track) + 1 Tempo Track, 100 Pattern Tracks
Resolution: 96 clocks per quater note
Internal Memory: 20,000 notes
External MFD: 99 Songs or 180,000 notes per disk
Max. Length of Song: 9998 measures

Display: 40 characters X 2 lines backlit LCD
Expansion Slots: 4 expansion board slots can be fitted with optional expansion boards
Connectors: Output (L(Mono)/R), Hold, Pedal 1/2, Phones, MIDI IN / OUT / THRU
Dimensions: 1023(W) x 348(D) x 97(H) mm (41" x 14" x 4")
Weight: 9.3kg (20 lbs 9 oz)