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
January 9, 2012 @ 7:35 pm
Also: It has a programmer. It's called the PG-10. Totally worth it!
January 9, 2012 @ 7:35 pm
This article fails to describe what's going on with this machine.

Think of it this way: Each voice has four 'sub voices'. Each one is a single-oscillator subtractive synth, square/sawtooth waveform, resonant filter, three (!) envelopes. LFO but it's modulation isn't great. Each sub voice can do away with the filter and turn into a wave table voice. Sub voices go into pairs which can be mono, stereo, ringmodulated, etc.

It's cold and digital, yes, but sometimes that's what you want. Also, it's more 'creamy' unlike the DX-7 and friends, which have a metallic sound. Truly unique.
January 6, 2012 @ 6:28 am
hey folks!

does anyone know how to set this one to a masterkeyboard?


December 21, 2011 @ 7:23 am
I wouldn't pay more than £50 for one. And that's if you really really want it.The interface is a nightmare to work with. And if you want that 80's ditial synth sound prehaps better with the d-10 keyboard, or one of the yamaha dx synths, which i've found more easier to program than this. It has muilty out puts though, which is good for drums, if you like doing your mixing via a big mixing board. But don't expect a fun exciting snyth. Better trying for a emu, or newer roland jv 1080 if you want a flexible module. Also make sure the machine's setting are not messed up, it has no factory restore
October 29, 2011 @ 10:13 am
i bought this new in 1985/86 i think for an amount of us$ that i've mercifully forgotten. i got pretty much discouraged with synthesizers due to this thing it pissed me off that much; still i did not sell it. i even used the first versions of midiquest (dos!) but it was just impossible to get my head around.

i dug it back out recently and now i have to say it's a monster.
combine it with a programmer or midiquest and you can make some heavy sounds really fast. it's not a virus, but that's why there's, well viruses ;-)

highly underated synth and a gem if you know what you are doing.
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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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