December 18, 2011

MSQ-700



So, you see stuff like this all the time. Funny interpretations, "engrish" and all that. Well, here is a little from Roland's MSQ-700 manual. It isn't engrish per se, but I find it rather humorous. I've highlighted the parts I'm talking about, with a blue highlighter, in case we don't have the same sort of sense of humor and you don't know what I'm talking about.



I'd also like to say that I think the Roland MSQ-700 is the perfect sequencer. It's just a breeze to use, and these days if you're not using software you'll probably want something so tangible. There's a knob, button, switch or slider for every function. Here is a great article about it from Sound on Sound:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/1996_articles/apr96/rolandmsq700.html


and if you're looking for a specific roland manual, they're hosting just about everything on their website:


http://www.rolandus.com/support/owners_manuals/


8 comments:

  1. My favorite is in the sh-101/mc-202 manual - "by setting the env...you can obtain a howling sound."

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  2. hello, i recently aquired a msq 700 and i have a question u might have an answer to. the red/green lights on the top/bottom of the buttons under the "track" category seem to be working fine, except for buttons 3 and 4. do you know of an easy or quick way to fix this? They seem to be functioning fine but the indicator lights don't don't ever light up!

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  3. If it's perfectly functional and the lights just aren't lighting they must just be burnt out.

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  4. do you know if it will be an easy fix?

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  5. It is normally pretty easy to fix LED lights. I think the tricky part might be getting up in there. It depends on how clever you are with that sort of thing. But if you did take it to a shop to get it fixed and explained the two little LEDs just need replaced they shouldn't charge you too much.

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  6. ok cool. i think i'll attempt this on my own. do you know of a good website that provides guidance/some kind of instructions for roland led replacements?

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  7. No, but it's no different than replacing LEDs on anything. So just search for a website about LED replacement in general. I should think.

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  8. okay, so i've spent a while trying to fix this and it turns out the led lights aren't burnt out after all. actually, they kind of flicker on and off when i put slight pressure on certain parts of the unit. Do you have any idea what the diagnosis could be?

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