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Roland CMU-810


Released: 1983

MSRP: no


"Compu Music" module based on an MC-202 (swapping the sequencer for pre/post VCA mix inputs) Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland Compu Music CMU-810 is a desktop monophonic analog synthesizer, featuring a single oscillator (saw/pulse/square waveforms with PWM), noise, resonant low-pass filter, ADSR envelope, LFO, portamento, mix inputs, and CV/gate I/O.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
desktop W:343mm (13.5in) D:204mm (8in) H:55mm (2.1875in) 1.35kg (3lbs) mix:2 mono mix no CV:1V/oct gate:2.5V CV:1V/oct gate:10V sustain 0 0.8A 9-12VDC (- tip, PSA-120) batteries:C(6)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
- N/A no no no buttons/sliders LED


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
no 1 no VCO->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no Env LFO yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A no no


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no no CV gate no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
VCO analog pulse saw square noise 2-16' sub:-1-2 no PWM:LFO|Env CV LFO portamento no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
VCF analog ? yes low pass bender key Env LFO no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Env sustain attack decay release no VCF no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle? yes no no no no no
Conventional Models
RS-101 RS-202 RS-505 RS-09 SA-09 VP-330 SH-3 SH-5
SH-1000 SH-2000 SH-7 SH-1 SH-2 SH-09 SH-101 MC-202
CMU-810 TB-303 CMU-800 Juno-6 Juno-60 MKS-10 Juno-106 Juno-106s
HS-60 MKS-7 Juno-1 HS-10 Juno-2 HS-80 MKS-50 Jupiter-4
MRS-2 Jupiter-8 Jupiter-6 MKS-80 JX-3P MKS-30 GR-700 JX-8P
JX-10 MKS-70