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Roland W-30


Released: 1989



Similar to a keyboard version of the S-330 swapping video out with a sequencer and optional SCSI Architecture Class: Sampler.

Ebay Description:

The Roland W-30 is a 61 key (velocity and aftertouch sensitive), 16 voice (8 part multitimbral), 16 bit, sampler, featuring a digital resonant low-pass filter, dedicated filter and amp 8 stage envelopes, LFO (sine or peak-hold waveforms with delay, polarity and sync), 3.5" DSDD Disk drive, mic and line inputs, 8 individual outputs, 16 track phrase sequencer (15k events, 20 songs), and MIDI. Up to 32 samples can be recorded at 15|30kHz (512kW memory) and (along with 32 preset samples) combined into 16 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:1014mm(39.9375in) D:301mm(11.875in) H:106mm(4.1875in) 9.8kg mic/line individual:8 MIDI IN/OUT/THRU MIDI MIDI pedal 18W AC (IEC C9 to NEMA 1-15P)


Compatibility Multitimbral Memory Program Memory External Storage External Programming UI Input UI Output
S-50:convert S-550 S-330 no preset-tones:128 (available:64) user-tones:32 patches:16 3.5" DSDD floppy drive MIDI SCSI:optional MIDI SysEx menu LCD display


Multitimbral Polyphony Unison Architecture
8 16 no Sample->DCF->DCA


Effects Pan Modulator Volume Modulator Headphone
no no aftertouch LFO TVA-EG MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC7 velocity yes


Arpeggiator Arpeggiator External Sequencer Sequencer Memory Sequencer External Continuous Program Change
no no No 16 track phrase (SYS-553, S-333, SYS-503, MRC-500, MRC-300, Super-MRC compatible) 15k steps, 20 songs disk: 100k steps, 64 songs pedal MIDI bend-lever mod-lever pedal MIDI-PitchBend MIDI-CC1 MIDI-CC2 MIDI-CC7 MIDI-CC100 MIDI-CC101 MIDI


Key Pressure Chord Memory External Control External Sustain Key Scaling Velocity Curves
yes no 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 16bit 15kHz 30kHz 512kW 512kW 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 - no no aftertouch MIDI-CC2 bend-lever MIDI-PitchBend LFO velocity


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


Name Level Rate Loop Polarity Trigger Level Modulator Rate Modulator
TVF-EG 8 8 no yes no no key velocity
TVA-EG 8 8 no no no no key velocity


Name Waveform Delay Polarity Sync Delay Modulator Level Modulator Rate Modulator
LFO sine peak-hold (with offset) yes yes yes no aftertouch MIDI-CC2 mod-lever MIDI-CC1 velocity no
Sampler Models
S-10 MKS-100 S-220 S-50 S-550 S-330 W-30 S-750
S-760 S-770 SP-700 DJ-70 DJ-70MKII JS-30 MS-1 SP-202