A-880

The Roland A-880 was a MIDI Patcher/Mixer at the heart of many MIDI studios in the 1990s.
It has been superseded by USB-based devices.

A-880 Manager is an application that allows you to upload and download connection setups to and from the A-880.
It is available for macOS and Windows.

A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for macOS

Main new features of this version:

  • This is the first 64-bit version of FCB1010 Manager for macOS. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and later, including macOS 10.15 (Catalina).
  • This version no longer uses the Carbon interface, but Cocoa. Due to this transition, this version no longer suffers from any Carbon-related problems. On the other hand, the application now may suffer from problems related to Cocoa.
  • A few MIDI-related problems have been fixed.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

Please report any problems related to the transition to 64-bit Cocoa in the A-880 forum at this site.
(You may also want to keep an eye on the forums for the other applications that now come in 64-bit Cocoa versions: MIDI Tools, BC Manager and FCB1010 Manager.)

File: 
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A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for Windows - Installer

Main new features of this version:

  • The installer allows you to deselect non-essential files: the manual and the skin definitions.
  • The application runs slightly faster due to the disabling of some debugging safeguards.
  • Skins: 39 alternative user interfaces, mainly color schemes.
  • Full support for Windows 10's "Per Monitor v2" DPI awareness protocol: at high DPI settings all text characters look razor-sharp instead of blurry, and the resolution of each window automatically adapts to the monitor on which it is (mainly) being shown.
  • Some layout and scaling problems have been fixed.

See section 2 of the manual for the full list of changes.

File: 
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A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for Windows - Portable 32-bit

This is the 32-bit portable edition of A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run A880Man.exe.
This edition runs on 32- and 64-bit Windows, although for 64-bit Windows the 64-bit portable edition is recommended.

File: 
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A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for Windows - Portable 64-bit

This is the 64-bit portable edition of A-880 Manager 3.2.0 for Windows.
You don't need to install this edition: simply unzip it to a folder to which you have write-access and run A880Man.exe.
This edition only runs on 64-bit Windows.

File: 
a880man-3.2.0-x64-portable.zip — Downloaded 2 times

A-880 Manager 3.2.0 Manual

This is the manual for all editions of A-880 Manager 3.2.0.

Note: All the above editions of A-880 Manager 3.2.0 contain this manual too and will install or extract it automatically, so you don't need to download it separately here. So if you're updating from a previous version, just download the corresponding package above and install or extract it, and you'll be able to read the manual anyway.

File: 
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Screenshots: 
A-880 temporary setup window
A-880 memory presets window