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#1599919 - 01/26/19 01:57 PM 4 Sale
khaleefd Offline
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Registered: 03/13/02
Posts: 62
Loc: Colorado Springs
I'm selling Plancton's VS Encyclopedia with the 2 DVD discs and Thomson Courseware's VS Recorder Power! The Comprehensive Guide. The VS Encyclopedia with the disk is currently selling for $73.55 from Plancton and must be ordered from Europe. Very hard to find in the U.S. The Roland VS Power! The Comprehensive Guide is selling anywhere from $39.99 to $65.41 on Amazon depending if you purchase a used or new book. I'm selling both for $45.00 plus shipping (which would be pretty cheap via USP Flat Rate). If interested, contact me at khaleefd@yahoo.com Price is firm. Selling both for $45.00 combined.
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#1599928 - 01/26/19 02:38 PM Re: 4 Sale [Re: khaleefd]
BmC Offline
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Registered: 04/10/01
Posts: 1114
Loc: Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canad...
Or you could make an image file of the dvds and share it with us Planeteers, and then list the dvds on ebay and sell them to a stranger.


Edited by BmC (01/26/19 02:39 PM)
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#1599938 - 01/26/19 04:12 PM Re: 4 Sale [Re: BmC]
mobofsquirrels Offline
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Registered: 09/23/10
Posts: 114
 Originally Posted By: BmC
Or you could make an image file of the dvds and share it with us Planeteers, and then list the dvds on ebay and sell them to a stranger.


Yes!

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#1600154 - 01/29/19 04:53 AM Re: 4 Sale [Re: khaleefd]
ricco Offline
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Registered: 01/11/16
Posts: 118
Loc: Victoria BC, Canada
I thought I'd post my experiences with some of the instructional formats available for the VS 2480 in particular, as well as other models.

Ok. The Roland manuals reduced me to tears, and sometimes almost rage. Thumbing back n' forth through 4 telephone directory (remember them?!) sized books and getting refered here and back to there was trying.

That said and out of the way:

I also own the Plancton VS Encyclopedia with the 2 DVD's, and found it to be money well spent. Not sure why it would be hard to order in USA. I GOOGLED "Plancton" and got a webpage, which allowed me to place an order to Canada. Very quick. No issues, other than only one of my DVD/CD players would operate the discs...luckily. I dunno if this is because it's changed from PAL ...the European Vid system to our NTSC N.American system...but this is what I found.


I also own the Roland VS 2480 DVD Owners manual with our favorite Aussie David Wills. It is a tad dated, but most the info is there. Also, he uses the buttons and knobs for operations more-so than the VGA monitor. I didn't care for that, and wanted more onscreen instruction. You'll notice Dave's Monitor is a 13" 3 foot long old clunker we used to use back in early 2000.

I like both DVD's. Both have their strengths and weaknesses.
Neither DVD goes into any depth on the Phrase Pads or Sequencing, which disappointed me at the time. I mean, alright, David does load up the VS demo song "Don't Stop" and mucks around with that a bit...but I do get it: there's a LOT to cover in this machine, so I suppose it's a case of pic and choose.

However, I give my nod to Plancton, and our German Roland Pro Julius Krebbs, because it uses the VGA/mouse to show most of the instructions. Also, there is a whole section on VS8F-3, and Julius goes through every plugin and shows basic setup, as well as handy tricks I may have never found out about. Finally, I felt the Plancton effort went into more depth, I I found it easier to replicate Julius's instruction.

FYI, Julius speaks German throughout these DVD's,so he'll start talking in German, then it's compressed (probably with a side-chain compressor- - guess where I learned about that lol!!!) and the English is laid over top. Just so you know. It didn't bother me.

I wasn't sure about the encyclopedia, but I am SO glad I ordered it too. It sat by the...uh...toilet...and I managed to read through end to end that way. I now sits close by my studio, as I find I can quickly check how to do a certain function easily.

Not trying to bust your sale khaleefd, but I found I could download the whole, "Thomson Courseware's VS Recorder Power! The Comprehensive Guide" for free, just by once again doing a GOOGLE search and a tad of hunting around.
There is a LOT to this book! It covers every VS made, so it's handy for that. I find it's nice to own, and for what khaleefd is charging for this book AND the Plancton, it's a helluva' deal. Plus, you don't have to dick around printing all those free pages and 3 hole punching them to a binder!

I also use Franks Guide for Newbies/Dummies as well.
With these 4 differing sources, I can (usually) get myself unglued. More importantly, I admit when I was first starting out with my 2480, I often felt overwhelmed. These guides all helped me out in some way or another, until I reached a level of confidence with my ability to use my 2480 without becoming completely unraveled everytime I used it.

There's my nickles worth... finally, here's the link to take you to the VS Recorder Power Book. I did make a hard copy, because I was going into the bush for a while and wanted to read it. But I usually leave the link on my browser for easy access when I'm in the studio. https://flylib.com/books/en/4.337.1/

Hope this was helpfull,
cheers
Rick (ricco)

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