Indeed, the Roland has legitimate uses for sure. It isn't the strongest when it comes to accordion sounds, but some people like Piotr for instance make it come quite close. He has some really nice recordings on YouTube, on Roland and on his Victoria. They are a bit hard to compare because the Roland always has reverb and his recordings with the Victoria do not. If that were equalized between them the recordings would sound a lot more alike.Agreed, Paul!
Seems there are accordions, and there are accordion shaped portable electronic organs.
Of course, they too have their legitimate uses!
Not every register is as convincing, but especially the ones with tremolo sound quite similar to some examples of the real thing (not the ones I like, but realistic). The one I don't like at all starts at 2:00 (tango) because it sounds like a real accordion in which the voicing was very badly done!Try listening to this with your eyes closed and then comment on the accordion sampled sounds. ---
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Again what is clearly bad here is the "voicing" on the LH register. But I believe everything can be adjusted on the Roland, including this "replicated accordion flaw" which correctly voiced accordions do not exhibit!This sounds like lots of things:
Maybe it's not your thing but what is not to your taste - well, you'll have it from the 'horse's mouth.'
That's a very good point! What is being played is often more important than what the instrument it is played on really sounds like.I think the one Jim D. posted is close enough that it now doesn't make a difference. It's down to what the player does with it that matters. I'd rather listen to music I like on an accordion that doesn't sound like an accordion than music I don't like on an accordion that does. But we'll have this same discussion in 5 years, just like we had 5 years ago.
I agree, time for a test! I'm pretty sure I will pass the test. Sadly very few already existing clips are available to reuse for the test. Many clips with accordion sounds have a non-accordion bass sound to go with it. And most if not all clips with acoustic accordions have different reverb than most Roland clips... so in order to not fall for these giveaways someone will need to create clips specifically for this test. Piotr maybe???I say time for a test!
if more than 50% of you can distinguish a Roland from an acoustic blindly, we will close this subject once and for all
but be careful, when Roland passes this Turing test, self-awareness will probably be not far behind...
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