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    MV8000 vs. MV8800 What is the difference???

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    Yeah I'm on the bandwagon like everyone else getting excited about the new NAMM gear. But I have a MV8000. Looking at the new one I see....

    it comes with sounds that I already have or can get for the MV8000.

    new color screen - nice touch (but so what).

    eliminated the floppy drive - so what, who uses them anymore anyhow.

    Built in VGA/mouse interface - again, so what ( for the extra cost I can buy one but already got one free when I bought the machine)

    Am I missing something or is this the same machine???

    No 1394 Firewire
    No slot A USB
    No ADSR Oscillators to create or tweak synth sounds

    Don't get me wrong. I love this machine. It is a monster. Does anything I tell it to. But why put out a new machine with so little extra to offer from the previous model?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QUIXSAND
    Yeah I'm on the bandwagon like everyone else getting excited about the new NAMM gear. But I have a MV8000. Looking at the new one I see....

    it comes with sounds that I already have or can get for the MV8000.

    new color screen - nice touch (but so what).

    eliminated the floppy drive - so what, who uses them anymore anyhow.

    Built in VGA/mouse interface - again, so what ( for the extra cost I can buy one but already got one free when I bought the machine)

    Am I missing something or is this the same machine???

    No 1394 Firewire
    No slot A USB
    No ADSR Oscillators to create or tweak synth sounds

    Don't get me wrong. I love this machine. It is a monster. Does anything I tell it to. But why put out a new machine with so little extra to offer from the previous model?
    because as a company they know the word new makes people go crazy
    till the point where they forget stuff korg has been doing things like that for years with the tritiny/triton/tr/x....50 and other numbers series
    they keep puting out verison with less things

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    I think its a waste of money but thats just my opinion. The MV is starting to get recognition nowadays. I have been seeing alot of MV threads floating around here.



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    Because it was discontinued in Europe. The features were enough to give it another number in the 8000's, but not enough for the 9000. It's basically like the MPC2000 to the MPC200XL.

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    Gotta admit, I was pissed when I saw the 8800.

    Same tiny screen, keep in mind, youre sitting damned near 2 feet away from a 6 inch screen!

    No motorized faders! But the 808 got them? WTF!?!

    40 Gig HD, Are you f---ing serious!?!?

    Here's an idea. Keep my MV8 and spray paint the sides and bezel black!

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    I dont see alot of 8000 owners upgrading

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    I think it's a CROCK personally....

    I wan on the edge between the MV8000 and Fantom X6. I bought the Fantom...I'm happy with it. When I saw the 8800 I got to thinking that I might get that but after looking a little closer I see that it's basically the SAME machine. Even though "No-One" uses the floppy drive anymore It's STILL cool to have. Why in the HELL would you Take AWAY something that cost little or nothing in the first place. I am sure there are STILL lots of old samples floating around on floppy disks. The new screen is COLOR....oooooooooh but wait a minute. If i hook up an 8000 to a monitor isnt THAT in color too???? WTF! O.K. so they say you get a faster bigger Hard Drive but all things considered I dont really see much of a difference "Feature wise" between an 8000 with version 3.5 and the "NEW" 8800. But That's better for ME because I will just WAIT till the 8800 comes out and get the 8000 for about $1000. I can put a "Larger & Faster" hard drive MYSELF and Paint the sides Black....

    I think I will call it the "MV 8000XL"......LOL


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrotherMotown
    I can put a "Larger & Faster" hard drive MYSELF
    Tried that homie. Drive is built on a proprietary Roland bus/controller board. no swapping of drives unless its another Roland.

    guess they trying to keep a strong arm on who can "upgrade" Roland's ish!
    Last edited by R.Jaye; 01-24-2007 at 07:11 PM.

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    I see.....hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by R.Jaye
    Tried that homie. Drive is built on a proprietary Roland bus/controller board. no swapping of drives unless its another Roland.

    guess they trying to keep a strong arm on who can "upgrade" Roland's ish!
    perhaps I could purchase the 8800 hard drive on e-bay or somewhere and then swap THAT one with it....


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBrotherMotown
    perhaps I could purchase the 8800 hard drive on e-bay or somewhere and then swap THAT one with it....


    What you think
    considered it, may get it from Roland themselves.

    However, I want to wait for someone's REAL review. Someone to say, "this is sooo much faster than the MV8. bootup and op time is quick as hell!"

    until i hear that, no moves on it

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