Roland D-10 / D-110

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Second generation D-50 style synthesis. The D-10 is a Digital Linear Arithmetic Synthesizer and the D-110 is its upgraded rackmount version. Capable of decent acoustic sounds and great new synth-type sounds the D-10/110 is a great and cheaper alternative to the popular D-50. It has a confusing synthesis / editing method composed of tones, partials and timbres. Basically it all boils down to tricky programming which, if you know what your doing, can have interesting and unique results. On-board drum sounds, reverb effects and internal / external memory storage are also a plus.

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The D-110 rackmount version adds 6 individual outputs, and the follow-up D-20 keyboard version adds an 8-track sequencer. Definitely worth a listen for any musician on a budget! It has been used by Suzanne Vega, Future Sound of London, and Information Society.

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101 Visitor comments
vukan
April 26, 2011 @ 5:10 pm
Some good presets of D-110 you can hear @ YT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJi_wXPf43g

Enjoy!
michel
April 8, 2011 @ 5:27 pm
i have a roland d10 keyboard and my first 24notes is not playing can anybody help with this problem
nick
April 8, 2011 @ 5:21 pm
i need help my first 24notes arent working can you give me advice
eraser
March 1, 2011 @ 5:19 pm
GRR - SO UNDERRATED!

The drums and most of the sampled waveforms sounded crap to me even as a 13 year old kid (this was my best mate's first synth), so just don't use them. We spent an entire summer using a Commodore Amiga for (sampled) 909 drums and the D-10 belting out some of the squelchiest acid beeps and blips you can imagine!

The saw wave is solid, the square wave is bright and hollow, the filter is made of rubber and the resonance can be driven to total distortion!

It's all over The Shamen's 'Entact' album.
satrioni
February 16, 2011 @ 3:56 am
alan: The mode(WHOLE, DUAL or SPLIT) of keyboard is assigned to each patch. The "single-sound" mode on D10 is called “WHOLE” mode. In this mode, only the upper tone is applied to all the keyboards. Even if you choose the WHOLE mode for a certain patch, it doesn’t mean that the mode is applied to the other patches. When you edit a patch, you first choose a patch you want to edit, push “EDIT” button, and push the left cursor(←) button, and then comes “Key Mode” parameter. Move the VALUE slider and choose the mode you want.
 
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  • Specifications
  • Polyphony - 32 voices
  • Oscillators - Digital LAS (Linear Arithmetic Synthesis) & ROM Samples
  • Effects - 8 Effects
  • Multitimbral - 9 parts
  • Drums - 1 kit, 63 sounds
  • Memory - 128 internal & 128 external patches, 64 performances
  • Keyboard - 61 note with velocity sensitivity (D-10)
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1988

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