SynthsRoland ⇝ Roland SC-88

The Roland SC-88 SoundCanvas is the follow-up to the Roland SC-55 with more sounds, drum kits, and polyphony. It is also available in smaller form as the SC-88VL and with a stripped down control panel as the SC-88ST and in rackmount form as the M-GS64. An upgraded version with more sounds was released as the SC-88Pro


Year Released: 1994

Polyphony: 64 notes

Multitimbral: 32 parts

ROM: 654 tones, 22 drumsets, samples 18-bit at 32 kHz

Power Consumption: 14 watts

Dimensions: 218 mm x 250 mm x 72 mm

Weight: 2.6 kg

This is a tabletop module.

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Roland SC-88 Manual

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