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.

Roland D-110 Image

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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101 Visitor comments
September 25, 2010 @ 12:50 pm
interested in finding users who want to share some of the voices/patch /timbre /rhythm set ups for d-10 d-110

don't be shy , i got a few to trade most original

i used this unit for years and got more than my monies worth out of it , its clean sounding and very simplistic
michael mullen
September 12, 2010 @ 10:32 pm
i just bought one of these about 4 days ago for 80 bucks i have it midi to my siel dk 80 and i love it the programming is a little cryptic but im loving it more each day
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.
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.
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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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