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
tim from below
February 15, 2012 @ 1:42 pm
here it is:
tim from below
February 15, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
Hold down WRITE/COPY and ENTER while powering up.
if that does not work you lost all your internal patches.
there is a website somewhere that tells you how to put them back on with sys.ex.

google roland d-10 sys.ex internal patches for example.

good luck!
February 12, 2012 @ 5:49 pm
I have a D-10 and I replaced the battery. The first time I turned it on, the LCD display had its normal startup screen, showed the accoustic piano 1-1 and then the display went to all solid blocks.

I can turn it on and off, but nothing but the blocks. No combinations with the top buttons initiate the diagnostics nor anything else.

I have all the patches I could find on the net but how do I get the keyboard to dowload the information if I can't get the LCD screen to provide any feedback?

Anyone else seen this before?
January 28, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
I have four D-110's with the Valhalla set on them (Theatre Organ) sounds. I find them an ideal (now cheap) way of having my own virtual Wurlitzer. Also got a PG-10. Get some good fat sounds as you can use two on the same channels for double poliphony. (overflow)
another matt
January 24, 2012 @ 10:37 am
I agree with Tim below - what a massively underrated synth! I got mine just last week and I love this thing! Yeah, many of the attack samples are lousy but the synth engine is really cool when you figure out how to tame it, and the onboard drums and reverb are quite good. The square waves are great when you mess around with the pulse width - many Commodore 64/NES sounds can be had in that manner. Also, it's apparently MT-32 compatible, which means you can hook it up to an old PC and get better music out of your late 80's games. :)

They're only like $40-60 on eBay, go get one!
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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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