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Old 05-02-2001, 05:26 AM
Dean Bohana Dean Bohana is offline
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Default Roland SRV-3030D verdict: Oy Vey!

How could I resist puchasing a 'verb that dropped about $600.00 in price and, on paper (and some questionable reviews I'd read) was everything I needed to begin the replacement of very decent sounding plug-ins (TrueVerb & Z-Room) to free up some horsepower?
I'm sending back this "dog" today! Wimpy & feeble comes to mind. Finally it's priced where it belongs...the $300.00 I spent is no bargain, believe me. Doesn't sound as good as the Lexicon MPX500...heck, it doesn't even compare to the MPX-100!
Maybe my problem lays with the fact that last month I rented a TC M3000 for a session: I'll never be the same since that experience, and now I'm forced to cough up $1700.00 to own one. If I'm not mistaken, Mighty Dog tastes slightly improved over Alpo, though Pedigree might have a bit more nutritional value. Anyway, the funds have to come from somewhere. DB
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Old 05-05-2001, 04:36 AM
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Default Re: Roland SRV-3030D verdict: Oy Vey!

is it really that bad? you guys have any other reviews/comments?
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Old 05-05-2001, 08:25 AM
Dean Bohana Dean Bohana is offline
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Default Re: Roland SRV-3030D verdict: Oy Vey!

For $300.00 you'd easily do better with a Lex MPX500 (actualy $100.00 more). It's not that it's so bad, but when it was priced at $700.00 and up it was a terrible value. At $300.00 it's now more reasonable, being it is absolutely NOT a top flite reverb. JMHO Dean
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Old 05-08-2001, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: Roland SRV-3030D verdict: Oy Vey!

Dean Bohana

I have the SRV-3030D and the MPX-500 and have used many others (PCM81, 91 M3000, 300L and so forth)

I like to compare units with other units of same price range. Before buying the roland I compared it with the MPX-500 and the Roland always had this flanging thing going on. Man I thought this unit really sucks!!! No matter what I tried it always sound phasey???

But alas, there was a button in the system page called "Dirrect Sound On or Off" And hitting this switch made a MAJOR difference, even with the wet/dry control all the way wet, there was still direct signal going through untill you hit this switch.

The SRV-3030D can do things and on certain sounds can sound better than the MPX-500. The lexicon on the other hand can do things that the roland cannot.

Dean, this is not just my 2 cents worth, Two of our other engineers also agree, both units have a much higher quaility sound than what there price suggested.
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Old 05-08-2001, 07:23 AM
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Default Re: Roland SRV-3030D verdict: Oy Vey!

Marty,

I'm glad the unit works for you. My real problem is I had the oportunity to use a TC Electronics M3000 recently and it was clear that all $500.00 and under units pale greatly in comparison. It's a shame I didn't keep the unit long enough to try your suggestion. Perhaps Roland should have set the default settings of the box to just sound the absolute best it could right out of the box without having end-users discover tricks/settings to get it there. Thanks, DB
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Old 05-13-2001, 01:46 PM
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Dean:

I agree with you. The M3000 (which I have) has a far superior sound to any $500.00 dollar reverb I have here at the studio. You are right about the roland. They should explain things and put notices in there products when something like "Direct sound on" is defaulted to "On". Our other engineers have recently showed me a review of the roland SRV-3030D and they found the same problem that I spoke about. When they first started using the roland, they all agreed that it sounded terrible, untill they found the "Direct sound" parameter in the System page. Once they found it, and turned it off, Presto, instant great sound. Sure wish all the problems in recording where this easy to fix!!
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