Roland D-20

Roland D-20 Image

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.

Lookup Roland D-20 Prices

The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings with more images, specs and information. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace. Our marketplace gets thousands of visits every week so make sure to check back often if you want to buy or sell a synth.

Related forum topics


Are you looking to buy or sell a Roland D-20? Post an ad in Gear For Sale or a request in Gear Wanted. For spare parts and repair services check out Gear Services & Other Goods. Our forums also has a Buyer’s Guide section where you can ask for advice on buying synthesizers.

81 Visitor comments
May 10, 2011 @ 12:44 pm
Price in europe 100-150 euro
francisco c. tee
May 10, 2011 @ 7:13 am
hello , i have a d20 given to me by my relative in hongkong when i visited him several years ago , he is a combo player in one of the top hotel in hongkong. d20 has a very nice sound specially of the musics of 80's. we used it here in the phil during our jammings during weekends ,,
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
Post Comment!
VSE Rating

It’s Good

User Rating

Rated 3.57 (470 Votes)

  • Check Price
  • The link above will take you to an eBay search for this synth to see active listings. If you don't find it there, try looking in our forum marketplace or post a wanted classified.
  • 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
  • Resources & Credits
  • Images from

Errors or Corrections? Send them here.