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Roland RS-09


Released: 1979



Organ and strings designed to complement an SH-1 Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland RS-09 is a 44 key, fully polyphonic bi-timbral (organ and string) analog synthesizer, featuring tone control, chorus, and vibrato.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
44 keys W:676mm D:306mm H:102mm 7.3kg chorus stereo organ no no gate sustain 15W AC


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
2 Full (via octave divider) no [VCO1+VCO2]->VCF->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no StringEG EG 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 no pedal no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Organ analog square mix:1-8' no no Vibrato no
String analog saw? mix:4-8' no no Vibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Tone analog ? no high pass no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
StringEG - attack no no no no no
EG - release no no no no no


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato 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