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Roland D-70

D-70 (image courtesy of Roland)

Released: 1990

MSRP: $2895US


Swaps arpeggiator for a multi-mode filter and control capabilities to the U-20. Architecture Class: Rompler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland D-70 is a 76 key (aftertouch and velocity sensitive), 30 voice (7 part multimbral), digital synthesizer, featuring 1-6 oscillators (128 samples) per patch (128 patches), resonant low|high|band pass filter, dedicated (2-stage) pitch, (4-stage) filter, and (4-stage) amp envelopes, LFO (sine, square, saw, random with delay and polarity), reverb/chorus, 2 PCM card slots, dual stereo outputs, and MIDI.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
76 keys W:1196mm(47.0625in) D:310mm(12.1875in) H:85mm(3.375in) 12kg(26.4375lbs) no stereo:2 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU MIDI pedal MIDI sustain programmable 14W AC


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
CM-32P D-70 U-20 U-110 U-220 performance:64 card:same patches:128 card:same MIDI-SysEx Program-card:M-256E PCM-card:SN-SPLA/SN-U110 MIDI-SysEx menu based LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
5 + rhythm 30 no PCM->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
reverb chorus MIDI-CC10 aftertouch bend-lever mod-lever key MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-PitchBend TVA-ENV velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no N/A no N/A N/A bend-lever mod-lever MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC5 MIDI-CC6 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC10 MIDI-CC16-19 MIDI-CC80-83 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI pedal


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
channel no MIDI-SysEx MIDI pedal variable 4


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:128 (or partial sample) - no no aftertouch key LFO MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend P-ENV portamento bend-lever mod-lever no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
TVF digital ? yes low|high|band pass aftertouch MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend bend-lever mod-lever key TVF-ENV velocity no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
P-ENV 2 2 no yes no no key
TVF-ENV 3 4 no no no velocity key velocity
TVA-ENV 3 4 no no no no key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO triangle sine square saw:up random (with offset) yes yes no no aftertouch MIDI-CC1 MIDI-PitchBend bend-lever 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