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Roland D-5

D-5 (copyright 2012)

Released: 1989

MSRP: $995US


D-10 swapping reverb for chase/chord and drum machine for arpeggiator Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland D-10 is a 61 key (velocity sensitive), 8-32 voice (9 part multimbral), digital synthesizer, featuring 1-4 oscillators (sample or resonant low pass filtered saw/square), dedicated pitch/filter/amp 4 stage envelopes, LFO, chase/harmony, card slot, 128 presets, arpeggiator, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:978mm(38.5in) D:279mm(11in) H:84mm(3.5in) 6.6kg(14.5lbs) no stereo MIDI IN/OUT/THRU MIDI MIDI sustain 800mA 9V DC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
D-5 D-10 D-20 D-110 internal:128 card:128 patches:128 preset-tones:128 user-tones:64 card:same MIDI-SysEx card:M-256D/E MIDI-SysEx PG-10 menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
2 MIDI:8 32|16|8 (1|2|4 partials) no [DCO->DCF->DCA]+[PCM->DCA]+[DCO->DCF->DCA]+[PCM->DCA]


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chase harmony MIDI-CC10 key MIDI-CC7 TVA-ENV velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
up and/or down, random N/A no N/A N/A bend-lever mod-lever MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC11 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
no yes MIDI-SysEx MIDI variable 1


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 16bit ? no ? N/A N/A N/A no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital sample:256 - no ring LFO MIDI-PitchBend P-ENV bend-lever no
WG digital saw square - no ring PWM:velocity LFO MIDI-PitchBend P-ENV bend-lever no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
TVF digital ? yes low pass key TVF-ENV no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
P-ENV 4 4 no yes no velocity key
TVF-ENV 3 4 no no no key velocity key
TVA-ENV 3 4 no no no no key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle no no no no MIDI-CC1 mod-lever no
Rompler Models
D-50 D-550 D-10 D-20 D-110 D-5 U-110 U-20
U-220 D-70 MT-32 MT-100 LAPC-I CM-32L CM-32P CM-64
SC-55 MT-120 CM-300 CM-500 SC-155 SC-33 SC-55MKII SC-50
MT-120S MT-200 SC-88 SC-88VL SC-55ST SC-88ST SC-88Pro SC-88STPro
SC-880 SC-8850 SC-8820 MC-303 MC-505 JX-305 MC-307 JD-800
JD-990 JX-1 JV-80 JV-880 JW-50 JV-30 JV-35 JV-50
W-50 JV-90 JV-1000 JV-1080 XP-50 XP-10 JV-2080 JP-8000
JP-8080 XP-60 XP-80 XP-30 JV-1010 M-DC1 M-OC1 M-SE1