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The year is 1998 and it's a big year for Computer History Google becomes a company in September the first mp3 player the saehan MP man is released in Japan in Windows 98 has put off for the public to enjoy a major and much beloved entry into the family of operating systems and of course two of the most unforgettable and important events in all of computing happened that year USB 1.1 becomes a standard and alongside it Music the original iMac a sleek fast family-friendly and colorful machine boasting specs fast enough to meet most any consumer application requirements yet simple enough that it's as easy to use as a kitchen appliance plug in the power plug in the keyboard and mouse and just go of course part of that simplicity came from its standardization it ditched all prior serial port standards including Apple's very own ADB in favor of the faster sleeker and more efficient USB 1.1 standard used for every single peripheral that could ever connect to the machine it resulted in the machine that forced many companies in the electronics industry to follow suit and that included makers of popular synthesizers and so roughly nine months later the very first sound module to ever support USB was unleashed upon the world the roland IDI sound canvas SC 8850 it was perhaps not as much a successor to its previous model the SC 88 Pro as it was a specialized side grade aimed exclusively at desktop users as made quite obvious by the Eevee oredi role branding being the desktop media focused subsidiary that Rowan had launched a decade prior still oh there's a number of new features sounds and changes that make it worth looking at and discussing so in today's video we're gonna take a detailed look at the 8850 and all that it has to offer and perhaps convince some of you that it's still off a spot in your home music studio let's take a look at it before we really delve into the looks and usage of the unit let's have a basic look at all the features the 8850 boasts 64 channel poly 10 Browdy when used over USB and Furtick you over a serial or midi 1,640 instrument patches with 64 drum kits 64 fully customizable insertion effects 8 types of reverb and course and ten types of delay official general MIDI general MIDI - and rolling GS compatibility unofficial Yamaha XG compatibility backwards compatibility of all prior sound canvas models and stereo audio output at 24-bit 32 kilohertz / RCA it's a good improvement over the SC 88 pro but the improvements and changes don't stop there one of the first things that is immediately noticeable upon looking at the 8850 if you're at all familiar the other sound canvas models is how radically different it looks abandoning the style that started up the SC 55 and was kept alive for eight years the future models the 8850 completely reinvents things that the only thing that hasn't been changed being the volume knob which is either the same part or very similar to that of the SC 88 + 88 Pro other than that though totally different heck even the color scheme is different Roland's prior mainline desktop synthesizer is dating all the way back to the empty ferry to have gone for a more muted color scheme with blacks and grays and colors only used for highlights but only to lower and budget products such as the CM series and the 55 st using beige and white color schemes but the 8850 changes that by colouring the whole front panel silver and the sides that you'll really see are a light metallic gray which is more in line of earlier units there are a hints of black and gray here and there with a majority of the buttons being colored as such but for the most part it's got a much brighter aesthetic all around whether or not you prefer that is all personal preference but that combine off the rubbery buttons and the weird swervy appearance of the front panel gives us Fang a much more friendly and less professional look that very much ties in of the machines it was aiming to work with such as the iMac g3 the two absolutely look perfect together it's like some sort of early 90s time capsule turning the unit over to the back reveals a variety of back things that you can plug things into its overall pretty similar to what's been included since the SC 88 though on the bottom half you get an RCA line input with volume knob 2 raw audio from external Simpson to the 88 52 a 24-bit 32 kilohertz stereo line outputs which can be set up in a few different ways a bagel sticker informing you of voltage the 88 50 takes and an AC input the top half is where most of the action happens however with 4 MIDI ports 2 inputs to outputs along for a variety of synthesizer on cable action to occur an rs-232 C port for hooking the computers that haven't adopted the brand-new USB standard and perhaps the biggest new feature the USB port specifically it's a USB type of B connector a fairly common type for musical equipment even to this day so finding compatible cables is as easy as going on Amazon and I'm sure some people including myself are dying to see what's on the inside of this thing so let's crack it open and take a look getting inside isn't too different from the other SC models it's just a couple screws away and once those are all gone we can take a look on the inside there's a few ribbon cables that I don't want to mess with obstructing your view a little bit but we can still mostly see what's important here on the inside we can.

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