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
Gary Stuart
September 6, 2010 @ 11:35 pm
I stupidly sold my D110 and now I wish i knew where I could find the D110 or D20 sounds as wav or emulations. I really miss the Zark strings very much.
A most underrated synth indeed.
AndyCrystal
August 16, 2010 @ 5:24 am
Infact I got all the original Rom cards for it and I have so much fun programming huge sounding synthscapes. I route each sound to a different channel in the mixer and process them with ext OUTboards (but not even often) and man... I could do an entire album with this lil' baby.
Rory Bain
August 12, 2010 @ 12:56 pm
This D-110 is the master for ambient pads. It's thin digital sound is good drones and soundscapes. Very difficult to program though.
themagickreport
July 20, 2010 @ 5:23 pm
how funny, mine sits between my k1r and tx81z...
lamster
July 16, 2010 @ 7:48 pm
Mine sits between my k1 rand m1r in my rack full of vintage digi gear. Very usefull bit of kit but not a cut down D50 by a long way. sounds are thin but do cut nicely in the mix. seen them cheap on ebay so useful to get a different sound rather than doing the whole thing on the pc or you super duper work station. a good buy at the right price free is better
 
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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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