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Roland S-50


Released: 1987

MSRP: $2695US


Expanded (memory, control, disk drive) S-220. Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland S-50 is a 61 key (velocity and aftertouch sensitive), 8 voice, 12 bit, sampler, featuring a 8 stage envelope, vibrato, 3.5" DSDD Disk drive, mic and line inputs, 4 individual outputs, CRT/composite video output, and MIDI. Up to 32 samples can be recorded at 15|30kHz (512kW memory) and combined into 8 presets. Sample editing includes auto-loop (forward/reverse), combine, mix, truncate, and resonant low|high pass filter.


Form Factor Dimensions Weight Audio Input Audio Output Communication Port Control Input Control Output Switch Input Power
61 keys W:1105.5mm(43.5in) D:328mm(12.9375in) H:93mm(3.6875in) 13kg(28.6875lbs) mic line stereo individual:4 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU Digitizer-Tablet:DT-100 (Philips NMS-1150) MIDI MIDI sustain programmable 36W AC (IEC C9 to NEMA 1-15P)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
S-50 no tones:32 patches:8 3.5" DSDD floppy drive MIDI MIDI SysEx menu LCD display CRT or composite monitor


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
4 16 no Sample->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no aftertouch ENV MIDI-CC7 velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no No N/A N/A slider pedal bend-lever mod-lever MIDI-PitchBend MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 pedal MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
yes pedal MIDI pedal MIDI no mix:9


Stereo Sample Depth Sample Rate Sample RAM Sample ROM Sample Points Sample Trigger Sample Loop Sample Edit
no 12bit 15kHz 30kHz 512kW no 32 auto pedal auto forward and/or reverse combine mix resonant low|high pass filter truncate


Name Signal Class Waveform Octave Range Amplitude Modulator Harmonics Modulator Pitch Modulator Wave Assign Modulator
Sample digital sample drawn waveform (32 sample points max) - no no aftertouch bend-lever MIDI-PitchBend Vibrato velocity


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
ENV 8 8 no no no no key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
Vibrato triangle? yes no no no aftertouch mod-lever MIDI-CC1 velocity no
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