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
nitro
October 14, 2010 @ 9:42 pm
Isn't the d-110 like two d-50s together in a box? Only the d-50 is monotimbral and the d-110 is multitimbral. With two d-110s you have a a full 16 channel GM instrument. This one has ring modulation also.
dyLAB
October 13, 2010 @ 10:05 pm
if anyone has more info on how to set up a BCR or other controller to control the D-100 that would be great
Johan
September 25, 2010 @ 1:01 pm
My first synth was a D-5 (which is a D-10/D-110 without the effects section). It's the worst choice you can make when you're just starting to learn synthesis. The presets are really bad and ask to be changed, but this thing is very hard and frustrating to program.

Recently I finally got myself a PG-10 programmer, which made me rediscover the D-5 all over again. When properly programmed you can get some very lush pads and strings out of it. Instead of the (quite rare) PG-10 programmer, a modern MIDI controller like the Behringer BCR-2000 should be able to do the job.

The 32 voice polyphony however is rather limited since the richest sounds use all four partials (which is already one voice per partial). If you have a long release on your strings or pads, the notes will quickly be cut off when playing chords.
charles
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

charles.copp@sympatico.ca
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
 
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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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