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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104 Visitor comments
October 25, 2011 @ 5:57 pm
The other trick was get a pad tone, turn partials 2/3/4 off, so you have a 32 voice tone, create 3 or more slight variations to LFO, TVA, TVF and pitch envelope, and assign across the 8 parts, you get a rich, lush 4 voice poly analog killer. Still worth hanging onto.
October 25, 2011 @ 5:56 pm
Still got mine - haven't used it for a while. Originally used it as a bread and butter multi-timbral module, but as I got more and more gear, it ended up become a mono-synth - I'd have the same patch across the eight parts, with panning/tuning variations. Think 32 oscillator mono-synth, with resonant filters - you get the idea. It was big, very big.
David Alvarez
July 9, 2011 @ 4:23 pm
The D-110 was the first rack mount synth I ever bought. I bought mine in 1988. Though it was a confusing to use at first, once I got the hang of it, it was pure delight. It was a real workhorse. I used it for years on stage triggered by 2 keyboard players and a MIDI filer that played sequences.
April 26, 2011 @ 5:10 pm
Some good presets of D-110 you can hear @ YT:

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
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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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