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
June 5, 2011 @ 1:12 am
Hello. If someone wants to sell Roland D20 please contact with me cos Im looking for a one to buy. My email is : Im in the UK. Thanks!
Cameo Culpa
May 25, 2011 @ 4:12 pm
I bought my D20 back in 1990 in Clermont Ferrand (France) because my Juno 106 and MS20 just weren't enough and I could not afford a D50. I was very happy with it for many years and even made my first steps in sequencing on it. But after I bought a D50 a few years ago, the D20 became redundant in my studio. Anyhow, today it still is a good synth in my 'remote' studio in my second house. Yes, it sounds thin now, but it is multitimbral, and a fairly good master keyboard.
May 17, 2011 @ 11:11 am
Hey there,
I'm fairly new to the D-20 and I'm just now gettng back into playing after a good 20 year break. Something od I'm running ito is when I have the D-20 hooked up to he computer I'm only getting a Monophonic signal. Everything I'm readng sayd the D-20 should default to Midi Mode 3 Polyphonic. I was wondering if anyone else has run into this and if there was an easy fix for it. I apologize if this is something that should be very easy to figure out, like I said I'm just now getting back into it and I'm fairly sure I should be able to play a chord through midi to the computer.
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 ,,
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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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