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Roland A-880

 

 

 

Roland A-880
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info Country: Japan
Weight: 3 Kg
Dimensions: 482 x 44 x 286 mm
audio demo trend price : 80€
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Roland A-880
Midi patcher mixer (1988)

 

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

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info RACKMOUNT 1 standard 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 SYSTEM RL15229876 + HITACHI HD63B03RP.
Basically the A- 880 allows to route incoming signal from 8 inputs to any of the 8 outs.

 

routing schema





edit INTERFACE
is intuitive: to route a signal just use the matrix select the IN and push the corresponding OUT you wish (even more than 1 since it MERGES also the signal).
TIP: the special SCAN functions allows to check the actual routing setup on the panel matrix.

matrix programming




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

 

merge data




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

matrix programming

 

 

edit MEMORY:
- 64 RAM slots
To write a setup, simply push WRITE and a slot from the matrix (8 x 8=64).
Battery REPLACEMENT: a 3 V standard CR-2032 in a holder, quite easy to replace.
Check out the position in the pic below:

battery replacement

 



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


a880 editor
Vintage A880 programmer for Atari ST

 

 

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    

 

 

a880 picture

 

Company: Roland
Model: A-880
Class: MIDI router
Dates: 1988
Price: 80€
Midi inputs: 8
Midi outpouts: 8
Memory: 64 slots

 

manual
MANUAL

 

A-880 FACTORY RESET

Switch on keeping SIGNAL and memory buttons.

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manual
- SERVICE MANUAL / SCHEMATICS
-EPROM DUMPS

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manual original Brochure

 

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manual original Brochure

 

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Company: Roland
Model: A-880
Class: MIDI router
Dates: 1988
Price: 80€
Midi inputs: 8
Midi outpouts: 8
Memory: 64 slots


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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."

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Roland A-880 3 out of 5 based on 12 ratings. price €100