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1980s Roland D-50 61 Key Digital Linear Polyphonic Synthesizer

1980s Roland D-50 61 Key Digital Linear Polyphonic Synthesizer

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1980s Roland D-50 61 Key Digital Linear Polyphonic Synthesizer

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. Once Roland's hottest digital synth, it competed against the Yamaha DX7 and was much easier to use. By joining 8-bit PCM samples with "LAS" synth-generated sounds, the D-50 is capable of unique and complex sounds. The PCM samples contained the attack transients, while the rest of the sound came from the Linear Arithmatic Synth (LAS) section which sounds very analog, with subtractive-style synthesis and low-pass-resonant filters. 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. The D-50 was great for new and non-acoustic, percussive, ethereal and beautiful pads & sounds.

This particular unit is in good condition and has just had a full service, all keys and contacts cleaned, battery health is good, as well as displaying internal stickers from Roland Japan service history throughout the years. Despite the visual scuffs and marks, the keyboard is in great working order, all buttons and programs work perfectly. Please note this unit is 100V AC but can be easily transformer tapped for 240V AC. We can do this for you if you need!


Make: Roland

Model: D-50

Origin: Japan, Late 80s

Body: Metal Chassis

Keys: 61 Full Size Keys, Velocity and Aftertouch

Polyphony: 16 Voices (32 Partials with 2 Per Voice); 8 Voices (Using 4 Partials Per Voice in Dual or Split Mode)

Oscillators: Digital LAS (Linear Arithmetic Synthesis) & PCM, 32 OSC

Effects: Yes

Filter: Low Pass Filter with Resonance

Memory: 64 Patch Memory

Control: MIDI

Weight: 11kg

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Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049 

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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