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Roland RS-202


Released: 1975



Adds chorus and vibrato delay to the RS-101 Architecture Class: Conventional (subtractive).

Ebay Description:

The Roland RS-202 is a 61 key, fully polyphonic bitimbral (string and brass) 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
61 keys (F1-F6) ? ? no high low no no gate no 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 (upper and lower regions split at F3) Full (via octave divider) no [VCO->VCF]+[VCO->VCF]->VCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
chorus no EG switch no


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 no no no


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Brass analog saw? - no no Vibrato no
String analog saw? +1 no no Vibrato no


Name Signal Class IC Resonant Shape Frequency Modulator Resonance Modulator Shape Modulator
Brass analog ? no ? no no no
String analog ? no ? no no no


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
EG - attack:switch 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