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
Francis
May 15, 2009 @ 3:24 pm
I've had one of these and a D-5; quite a nice synth for digital stuff, but the buttons on both of mine gave me a little difficulty- double triggering or not at all. Apparently this is a common problem- worth checking up on if you're considering one.
sam davis
May 9, 2009 @ 10:21 am
bought when really broken kept cutting out all the time, good when it works, but that really is a rare occurrence. But i thought id say i bought a usb midi cable to plug it into ableton, and if its not working try plugging the input on the cable into the output socket on the keyboard, took me a day to find that ruddy solution.
MartinL
April 2, 2009 @ 5:22 am
I play d110 roland with ATARI 520 or 1024 + Prg D110
I build FX and Strings Brass sounds design for tracks...
Very complicated but insteresting for patching.
Different DX sound of yamaha. You use special ADSR system.
The mixer inside make mutlitimbral (16 instruments) & polyphonic...
It's a D10 add & with Computer a add sampler...
D110 is a good sampler for add...I like only with computer prg...
Sorry for my bad english! Bye!
Troy
December 12, 2008 @ 10:14 pm
What about the Roland D-5 61-note synth ?
Why is there nothing on this synth ?
The D-5 is a scaled down version of the D-10/20, (minus effects and sequencer)
Mike
December 4, 2008 @ 6:48 am
I've owned a D-110 for several years and I've used it a surprising amount. It's really cheap to acquire and is quite versatile. Nothing to shake your to your foundations, but it's still a great little synth to use in the background. Programming is a bit scary though!
 
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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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