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Roland SC-55 Sound Canvas

Roland/Edirol Sound Canvas lineup is a series of PCM-based MIDI sound modules and PC sound cards primarily intended for computer music usage, created by Roland Corporation. All Sound Canvas modules are General MIDI compatible. Some models include serial or USB connection to computer.

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Sound Canvas

Model Year Standards Parts Voices Tones Drumsets output resolution Notes
Roland SC-55 1991 GM GS 16 24 317 9 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz Half Rack unit
Roland SCC-1 1992 GM GS 16 24 317 9 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz PC based ISA card
Roland SC-155 1992 GM GS 16 24 317 9 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz Table top version of SC-55
Roland SC-7 1992 GM 16 24 128 6 16-bit @ 44.1 kHz
Roland SC-55mkII 1993 GM GS 16 28 354 18-bit @ 44.1 kHz Half Rack unit
Roland SC-55ST GM GS 16 28 354 Half Rack unit. Lower cost version of SC-55MkII
Roland SCC-1A GM GS 354 PC based ISA card
Roland P-55 1993 3 28 32 0 Piano Module, with a limited set of instruments.
Roland SC-50 1994 GM GS 16 28 226 9 18 bit @ 44.1 kHz Half Rack unit SC-55 without the Roland MT-32 sounds
Roland SD-35 1993 GM GS 16 28 223 8 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz SC-50 with integrated MIDI sequencer
Roland SC-33 1992 GM GS 16 28 226 8 16 bit @ 44.1 kHz Table top version of SC-50
Roland SC-88 1994 GM GS 32 64 654 22 18 bit @ 44.1 kHz Half Rack unit
Roland M-GS64 1995 GM GS 32 64 654 22 18 bit @ 44.1 kHz A 1U rackmount version of the SC-88 Pro
Roland SC-88VL 1996 GM GS 32 64 654 22
Roland SC-88ST 1996 GM GS 32 64 654 22
Roland SC-88PRO 1997 GM GS 32 64 1117 42
Roland SC-88ST PRO GM GS 32 64 1117 42 A black plastic box, with LED's for MIDI activity. 2 MIDI ins, 1 out. one single button on the front panel for sc55/sc88/sc88pro modes. without cakewalk studioware or the GSAE 4.01 editor, you will be "flying blind" when using this. the same goes for the sc88st and the sc7 units
Roland SC-880 1998 GM GS 32 64 1117 42 A 1U rackmount unit version of the SC-88PRO
Roland ED SC-8820 1999 GM GS GM2 32 64 1608 63
Roland ED SC-8850 1999 GM GS GM2 64 128 1640 63
Roland SC-D70 2001 GM GS GM2 32 64 1608 63
Roland SCD-10 GM 16 28 128 6 16-bit @ 44.1 kHz MIDI daughterboard to attach to a Soundblaster sound card Waveblaster port
Roland SCD-15 GM GS 16 28 354 16-bit @ 44.1 kHz MIDI and GS daughterboard to attach to a Soundblaster sound card Waveblaster port

Studio Canvas

Edirol SD-90 2001 GM GS GM2 XGLite 32 128 1050 30 24 bit
Edirol SD-80 2002 GM GS GM2 XGLite 32 128 1050 30 24 bit
Edirol SD-20 2002 GM GS GM2 XGLite 32 64 660 23

Sound Canvas and keyboard

The following combine a sound canvas module with a built in midi keyboard

Model Year Standards Parts Voices Tones Drumsets output resolution Notes
Roland SK-50 1994 GM GS 16 28 226 8
Roland SK-50 IV 1997 GM GS 16 28 226 8
Roland SK-88Pro 1999 GM GS 32 64 1117 42 SC-880 with 37 key MIDI keyboard
Roland SK-500 2000 GM GS GM2 32 64 1608 63 SC-8820 with 49 Key MIDI keyboard

Virtual Sound Canvas

There is also the VSC, Virtual Sound Canvas, range of PC software which provide GM and GS synthesis on windows PCs

Model Year Standards Parts Voices Tones Drumsets Notes
VSC-55 1996 GM GS 16 128 226 9
VSC-88H3 GM GS GM2 16 128 902 26 With SC-55, SC-88 and SC-88Pro compatible soundsets
VSC-MP1 2001 GM GS GM2 16 128 902 26 With SC-55, SC-88 and SC-88Pro compatible soundsets. A multipack containing the standalone MIDI synthesizer, a DXi plugin and a VSTi plugin. This is the only Windows NT OS family compatible version (Windows 2000/XP).

Distribution

America

North America

  • Roland Systems Group U.S.
Marketing Communications Manager: Rob Read

Europe

Managing Director: Massimo Barbini
European Sales Manager: Simon Lowther

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