Roland D-110

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Second generation D-50 style synthesis. The D-10 is a Digital Linear Arithmetic Synthesizer and the D-110 is its upgraded rackmount version. Capable of decent acoustic sounds and great new synth-type sounds the D-10/110 is a great and cheaper alternative to the popular D-50. It has 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. On-board drum sounds, reverb effects and internal / external memory storage are also a plus.

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The D-110 rackmount version adds 6 individual outputs, and the follow-up D-20 keyboard version adds an 8-track sequencer. Definitely worth a listen for any musician on a budget! It has been used by Suzanne Vega, Future Sound of London, and Information Society.

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Roland D-110 demo sounds
Roland D-110 Rom Play
Audio Clip 1 A few demo tunes submitted by Mick Genialis.
ManualRoland has made manuals for most of their products available as free PDF downloads.
PatchsOriginal factory patches for the D-110. These are Midi SysEx files and can be downloaded for Macintosh or Windows/PC.


Polyphony - 32 voices
Oscillators - Digital LAS (Linear Arithmetic Synthesis) & ROM Samples
Effects - 8 Effects
Multitimbral - 9 parts
Drums - 1 kit, 63 sounds
Memory - 128 internal & 128 external patches, 64 performances
Keyboard - 61 note with velocity sensitivity (D-10)
Control - MIDI
Date Produced - 1988