Roland SC-8820 USB SoundCanvas Module
Factory Repack, Like New, with Full Warranty
The new Roland ED SC-8820 brings the powerful sound engine of the SC-8850 in a compact and sleek design.
The SC-8820 is the worlds first USB powered sound module, eliminated the need for messy power cables and wall-warts.
The SC-8820 can meet the needs of desktop musicians for complex compositions and arrangements providing 64 voice and 32 parts.
The SC-8820 is the most affordable, compact, and powerful sound module of its kind. You have to hear it to believe it.
1608 sounds, 32 parts, 64 voices condensed with the latest in music expression.
The SC-8820 has the latest sound technology from Roland, with 1608 kinds of sound variations covering the world's range of musical sounds, from orchestra instruments to folk instruments. Additionally, the SC-8820 takes over the characteristic sounds from the SC-8850, the top desktop music module. Jazz Scat allows you to control four types of scat sounds using different velocity pressure from your keyboard controller, and effects like champagne being poured or ice clinking in a glass. The drum sounds includes 63 kinds of drum sets for whatever style of music, be it orchestra, jazz, power, techno or dance. Create huge orchestrations using 32-part harmony range, and 64 simultaneous voice polyphony. The SC-8820 gives you total, high quality expression whatever the genre.
Insertion effects to produce tones of your choice.
With 64 kinds of insertion effects built-in, you can freely create your own sounds. For example, a clean guitar sound can be changed to a distorted rock guitar, or route your music through the latest spatial effects to get a truly 3D sound experience, or give your music a retro feel with our exclusive Lo-Fi effect.
Control the fullness of the sound with multi-effect groups such as "Guitar-Multi", "Bass-Multi" and "Keyboard-Multi". System effects equipped with eight kinds of reverb, chorus, and ten kinds of delay, control all parts during playback.
Adaptor-free power supplied by one USB cable. One USB cable makes connection to your PC, iMac, or latest power Macintosh easy and complete. Power is supplied through the USB cable* making your set-up simple and adaptor-free. The SC-8820 is also equipped with a standard RS-422, and RS-232C serial connection.
*Depending on the power source supplied by the USB bus, an AC adaptor may be needed.
*To use serial or MIDI connector, an AC adaptor is required. MIDI IN/OUT for external MIDI equipment.
When connecting through USB or Serial cable to your PC, the MIDI IN/OUT ports work as interface for extension. Connect it to a MIDI keyboard or synthesizer and increase the power of the system.
SC-8820 uses the latest standards from the SC-8850, GS, and General MIDI 2.
The SC-8820 tone map conforms to the advanced model SC-8850 tone map, letting you perform a song you created using SC-8850 data. * While tone samples from the 8820 and 8850 maps are the same, perfect reproduction is not always possible due to differences in wave data, number of voices for a tone, and maximum number of voices on the machine. Song data created with the Sound Canvas series are subject to slight changes in tone nuance, volume balance and tonal timing.
Comes with demo song and software CD-ROM
Includes GS Advanced Editor to make free use of editing the SC-8820 tones with graphical look and operation, demo songs created using SC-8820-installed functions, and for USB and serial drivers. General MIDI 2.
System Requirements for USB connection:
*The OMS driver of this product requires OMS 2.3.3 or later from Opcode Systems, Inc. USA. Install the OMS software before installing the driver.
*The FreeMIDI driver of this product requires FreeMIDI 1.35 or later from Mark of the Unicorn, Inc. USA. Install the FreeMIDI software before installing the driver.
Number of parts: 32
Maximum Polyphony: 64 (voices)
Sound Maps: 4 (SC-8820, SC-88Pro, SC-88, SC-55)
Preset Sounds: 1,608
Drum sound sets: 63
Reverb (8 types)
Chorus (8 types)
Delay (10 types)
2 Band Equalizer
Insertion Effect (64 types)
Part level indicator (PART A, PART B)
MIDI connectors (IN 1, OUT 1)
Audio Input jack(L, R)
Audio Output jack(L, R)
Power Supply: DC 9V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption: 3.6 W
203 (W) x 159 (D) x 35 (H) mm
8 (W) x 6-1/4 (D) x 1-3/8 (H) inches
Weight: 0.4 kg (14 oz)
Accessories: Owner's manual, CD-ROM, AC Adaptor