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Roland A-880

 

 

 

Roland A-880

info Country: Japan
Weight: 3 Kg
Dimensions: 482 (w) x 44 (h) x 286 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 80€
manual demo video comments

Roland A-880
Midi Patcher Mixer (1988)

 

Classic stand-alone buffered Midi signal router with 5-Dins 8 inputs and 8 outputs.

Basically the A- 880 allows to route incoming signal from 8 inputs to any of the 8 outs.

patch router

front view

info RACKMOUNT 1 standard rack unit.
The front panel features 4 push buttons and a 8 x 2 matrix buttons.


Front panel terminal connectors:
- 2 Midi inputs
- 2 Midi outputs

Back panel terminal connectors:
- 6 Midi inputs
- 6 Midi outputs.


 


edit TECH
IC RL15229876 + HITACHI HD63B03RP.

 



routing schema

WORKFLOW the A-880 is provided with eight indipendent Midi IN's and OUT's. You can select any of those In and Out sockets, and also mixi Midi messages from two Midi IN's and send them over from more than one Midi OUT's.






edit INTERFACE
is quite intuitive and easy to understand.

matrix programming

To route a Midi signal just use the matrix select the IN and push the corresponding wished OUT you (also more than 1 as unit ca MERGE also the signals).

 

edit TIP: the special SCAN functions allows to check the actual routing setup on the panel matrix.







edit
MERGE it is possible to merge (or split) incoming signals to the same output e.g: a masterkeyboard + a controller to a single Midi module.

merge data
edit There are some restrictions for senseless operation like Midi clocks merging.







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FILTER the Midi data can be filtered e.g. exclusives systems, program change, pressure, pitch bender and others.


fitler a880

 


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MEMORY:
- 64 RAM slots

battery replacement LEFT - click to enlarge picture - Battery REPLACEMENT: a 3 V standard CR-2032 in a holder, quite easy to replace.


edit TIP To write a setup, simply push WRITE and a slot from the matrix (8 x 8=64).

 




edit
EDITOR the A880 can be programmed also by external computer-based editors:
- SOUNDQUEST (PC/MAC commercial)
- A880 (ATARI ST free) PIC


a880 editor

 

 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

Roland UM-880

UM-880 (2002) successive model with new features and USB port

 


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setup exemple with a880    
demo    

Company: Roland
Model: A-880
Class: MIDI router
Rack unit: 1
Dates: 1988
Midi inputs: 8
Midi outs: 8
Memory: 64 slots


manual
MANUAL



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A-880 FACTORY RESET Switch on keeping SIGNAL and memory buttons.

 

 

manual
- SERVICE MANUAL / SCHEMATICS
-EPROM DUMPS

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original roland advertising
manual original Brochure

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manual original advert



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REVIEW "A classic in studio since 1988 standard, old fashioned matrix system. Smart routing for few bucks, and no USB drivers hassle- It does the dirty work with no fancy."

manual manual
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-cheap
- edit interface

 

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