The Roland Boutique A-01 is a great little controller – did you know it does SYSEX? Yep! and you can enter the data directly via the interface!
inside my home studio – see gear list page for details of what gear I have.
I’ve been using the C64 since way back in the early 80s. I can’t escape it – but the music has influenced me – and today I still find myself reaching for that Square Wave or using a stack of PWM!
In this vid – I’ve gone and recreated the famous Commando tune by Rob Hubbard (I’m not worthy!!!) – and I’ve decided to use a Roland A-01 Synthesizer. Why? Because it is actually an 8-Bit synth!
I wanted it to sound similar – but if I just used a SID – it would have ended up exactly the same 🙂
So if you’re interested go check out the vid – there’s a link in the video description to the full track over on my soundcloud page too 🙂
System Exclusive or SYSEX can be used on the JD-XI to access some well-needed performance controls. This video shows how to use SYSEX to create some cool custom MIDI mapping for your Roland A-500 Pro controller.
There’s also a cool intro to SYSEX section for begginers.
Here I play with the Boss BF-2 vintage Flanger FX pedal from the 80’s. This one has the BBD chip – and sounds very lush! The SH-01A really shines through some FX.
Part 1 – Filter FX
Part 2 – Beat FX
Part 3 – Master FX