Offered for sale;
Used c1989 Roland D-50 serial number 856723. This unit is in excellent condition, fully functional without issue.
The Roland D-50 is a polyphonic 61-key synthesizer produced by Roland and released in 1987. This was the first affordable synthesizer to combine sample playback with digital synthesis, a process that Roland called Linear Arithmetic synthesis. The engineers at Roland determined the most difficult component of a realistic instrument to simulate is the attack, so the D-50 included almost 100 sampled attacks in ROM. The synthesizer played back an attack and used the synthesizer section to create the sustain of the sound. This dual-use method was required in 1987 since RAM was so expensive. Roland did, however, incorporate a number of "texture" samples that could be mixed into the synthesized sustain-part of a patch. These sustain samples gave many D-50 patches a lush and airy quality, particularly with its heavy use of choir, wind and string samples.
The D-50 is an all-time favorite digital synth that's still just as popular today as when it first came out in '87. Built-in chorus and (for the first time) digital reverb are also included for giving your sounds space and life! It also has a joystick controller for real-time timbre manipulation.
This is a benchmark synth that has never gone out of style. Some feel that this is the last of the synths with a distinctive personality. Own an original!
Road case included.
Weight lbs.: 49
Depth in.: 8
Height in.: 41
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