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 your 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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79 Visitor comments
May 2, 2011 @ 11:09 am
i have a d20 also for sale if anyone is interested i can put it on ebay, my email is
April 3, 2011 @ 1:21 pm
Well, not my top 10 synth, not even close. There a some good leads and very good bass for progressive music and for 80's synth music, the sound is called"Velobrass". D-50 and M1 are the real thing(if you want good 80's basic digital synth), this is poor mans M1. There are NO warm strings or stuff like that. There are no good E-piano or even piano. There are NO Vangelis stuff. Just very very basic stuff. Not a classic synth but velobrass, leads and some effects are pretty good though. Dont pay too much for this.
March 27, 2011 @ 8:54 am
If you pay for shipping, you can have it for free. One key does not work, probably needs cleaning. Let me know at
Angel Lopez
March 1, 2011 @ 2:57 pm
Johannes - I have a Roland D-20 and would consider selling it. It's barely been used - locked up in storage over the years. What's our next step???

peace to all ~

this is for nancy, if you have not sold ur D-20 send me some info. to my E-mail
January 29, 2011 @ 1:52 pm
hi... i have a roland d20.... i'm looking for new sound... where i download new sound for roland d20?


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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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