Roland Saturn 09

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The Saturn 09 is an analog organ synthesizer (similar to the RS-09 which added a string sound). Probably not the best Organ synth, but with imagination, the Saturn is capable of creating some cool sounds for techno/ambient music, ie: low drone organ bass tones or blips. There is very little demand for this instrument so they can be found for under $100, and they will add a nice flavor to any modern analog-electronic keyboard studio. It has been used by Newcleus and is probably hidden among the rigs of a few other electro-artists!

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14 Visitor comments
Admiral Quality
February 28, 2013 @ 12:38 pm
Rocking the Saturn 09 in 1998...
tim gueguen
February 24, 2013 @ 1:40 pm
Robert Fripp used one for a bit, including on the first '80s King Crimson tour, and it can be seen in some live footage from the period. It may also be the organ Fripp is listed as playing on King Crimson's Beat album.
February 10, 2013 @ 7:59 pm
can't really think of any reason to buy one of these as they sound rubbish. Maybe worth £50 for parts for other Roland gear like SH-09, Jupiters. TR808's etc though?
February 8, 2013 @ 5:55 pm
I had one of these, they look cool but they sound like crap! Totally useless, I got a Roland VK-09 instead and that my friends is 100 times better.
Todd P
January 15, 2013 @ 11:45 pm
nevermind it was a Jupiter 8, jumped the gun.
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  • 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 - Polyphonic
  • Oscillators - 1 VCO
  • Effects - Ensemble (chorus), Vibrato
  • Keyboard - 44 Keys
  • Memory - None
  • Control - CV/Gate
  • Date Produced - 1980
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    Thanks to Theo Bettein for providing some information.

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