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
April 22, 2013 @ 12:11 pm
Love my D-10, but does anyone know how to work the LA Synth Editor and Library program? Almost seems more complex than the D-10 itself!
March 26, 2013 @ 8:12 am

This is a shareware editor for this machine, and also the MT32

One good reason to own this synth is the sheer amount of sounds available for it when used with a computer- it's compatible to a degree with the budget MT32 series, a must for editing as it has a small screen and few buttons.
February 22, 2013 @ 1:34 am
Kurzy, No the D-10 can not use D-50 patches... with some work you could come close but you just can't load them in...
February 14, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
Can the D10/110 load patchs from the D50/550 series? thanks for the answer ;-)
February 11, 2013 @ 8:13 am
@alen You are right about the PWM differences but I personally have never really seen PWM as the strongpoint of a 50... that said there is still a lot of fun and great sounds to be had with the later D's, especially with a PG-10 or a programable midi controller, and the prices just can't be beat these days, I just picked up a D-110 for $20 from a guy who thought the presets sounded too "thin"... I guess synth programing is a dying art...
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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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