Roland D-20

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The D-20 makes a great budget or alternative D-50. It's more closely related to the D-10 and D-110 synthesizers but adds an 8-voice sequencer with a rhythm track. The D-20 is a digital synth that employs linear arithmetic synthesis (LAS). It's a confusing synthesis / editing method composed of tones, partials and timbres. Basically it all boils down to tricky programming which, if you know what you are doing, can have interesting and unique results. Reverb effects and internal / external memory storage are also available on the D-20. Definitely worth a listen.

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AdamEvans
March 24, 2013 @ 12:57 am
Wow. Awesome. Fantastic. 3 words you'll never likely use to describe a D20 lol. Even more boring than the D50, the D20 made me feel as though id wasted precious time id never get back. So, in one word to describe it: Awful.
micah
March 15, 2013 @ 2:28 am
anyone know how to get my small sequences to repeat? i put it on repeat mode but it still seems to play way past the measure i stopped recording at? thanks!
Deckard Replicant
March 13, 2013 @ 8:05 pm
Great synth. Awesome sound. built like a tank. I use it daily. Mine speaks to me, sparks lots of creativity for me when writing riffs. The LAS is sweet sounding and capable of programming incredible sounds.
paul
February 19, 2013 @ 7:37 pm
naja its not a piano its a synthersizer and it will make weird sounds.La synthesis.Good look trying to make it sound like a classical piano.If you do you will go down in history.More modern synths (this ones ancient) use samples ie korg triton and will do a decent piano.Newer still synths will have gigabytes of samples and will faithfully reproduce any instrument sound. korg kronus being a really nice synth for this.Look forward to buying one secondhand in say 10 years when there 300 quid
Igor
February 12, 2013 @ 5:21 am
My D-20’s music 23 year ago:

profs.sk/mp3/Medziludske%20vahy.mp3
profs.sk/mp3/Bluznenie.mp3
profs.sk/mp3/Kd e%20som%20este%20nebol.mp3
profs.sk/mp3/Zlom.mp3
profs.sk/mp3/Blazniva%20noc.mp3
pr ofs.sk/mp3/Nahoda.mp3

and so on...I love D-20!
 
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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 preset patches, 64 user patches 128 performances
  • Keyboard - 61 keys with velocity
  • Control - MIDI
  • Date Produced - 1988
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