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  • davardennesdavardennes

    Legendary!

    Roland D-50Published on 02/23/14 at 16:23
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    Everything has already been said, but hey, I'll do his portrait for fun lol!
    Roland D50 ==> still buried some legendary bike by its "warmth and grain" synth!
    clear:
    THE synthesis (or "Linear Arithmetic" - forms of PCM samples mixed with analog wave).
    Year of manufacture 1987
    Keyboard 5 octave velocity sensitive and aftertouch, pitch bend a wheel also used for modulation.
    16 voice polyphony, 4 part (Each patch consists of two tones, "Upper" and "Lower", each of which is itself composed of two partial).
    64 presets + 64 presets card (optional)
    Chorus + reverb effects, and a small joystick that allows change the value of parameters and also playing on the balance between the two…
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    Everything has already been said, but hey, I'll do his portrait for fun lol!
    Roland D50 ==> still buried some legendary bike by its "warmth and grain" synth!
    clear:
    THE synthesis (or "Linear Arithmetic" - forms of PCM samples mixed with analog wave).
    Year of manufacture 1987
    Keyboard 5 octave velocity sensitive and aftertouch, pitch bend a wheel also used for modulation.
    16 voice polyphony, 4 part (Each patch consists of two tones, "Upper" and "Lower", each of which is itself composed of two partial).
    64 presets + 64 presets card (optional)
    Chorus + reverb effects, and a small joystick that allows change the value of parameters and also playing on the balance between the two voices each and every one of their partial.
    It has connectors Midi In / Out / Thru, two stereo outputs (one for each voice), a headphone jack as well as sustain pedal and expression.

    UTILIZATION

    Manuel found on the net, easy to use, but against for editing is a different story! LA is a study in itself, there are fortunately some tutorials on the net, but I'm always looking for a good book that I have to say will help me.
    Once the principle of LA + - + even if you want to ease editing your sounds, you can still find PG1000 (midi controller D50 and D550) but sold at prices ridiculously high, so point D50 owners finally ended up turning to PC-based editing programs, which is not to the advantage of those who offer for sale and thought PG1000 hold "the" treasure of the century! !
    (I've seen some ads PG1000-old + 1 year, and the price tends to go down a little in some)! personal if I wanted to "really" a PG1000, maybe I will put 150 view € 200 but not more! Thank you for computing down to earth a few feet olibrius!
    FYI, the Peavey PC1600 also control noon D50 honorably.

    SOUNDS

    Well that sounds old, keep a certain charm to the nostalgic ("Fantasia", "Soundtrack", "Pizzagogo" or "Digital Native Dance", employees and re-re-re-employed by the artists of the time) However I think the D50 could have some fun young people who want to discover LA
    Hargh yes the keyboard is a bit tired after decades (for the velocity of 0-100 but it will, but you can go from 100 to 127 deal with the club or jumping foot attached above)! against by the synth sounds great and expresses its potential when it is driven from a good master keyboard. I use it for a Cakewalk A800 Pro which has been modified (slightly weighted) and it is more sensitive to the aftertouch, and there is a real treat!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had + - 1 year, I always dreamed to have one.
    some of its sounds are classic, others are a little squeaker, but when we go to edit is automatically another world!

    between 200 and 300 € this is still a reasonable price, but no more.

    I had a JD800 that has cast me (nothing like you tell me ..), but I much prefer the D50 it a inimitable grain and retains a certain charm despite age are! On the other hand it is a synth that has influenced a generation and who will delight nostalgic old teens! Some on an old classic car in their garage, me it is a D50 in my room, I, j'le guard j'le not sell lol!
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  • starfredstarfred

    roland d-50 i love you

    Roland D-50Published on 01/23/13 at 09:03
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    hello roland d-50 did nothing wrong!
    it is perfect FUNCTIONING
    purchased in 1989 til this day it is super
    no breath-no misery quelquonque
    knob and the two are glisier nikel
    twelve o'clock the decision not to play as jack
    and the display panel no worries either

    UTILIZATION

    very simple meme without pg1000 not need this thing

    SOUNDS

    bonbe the meme as it still reserve sonnor especially with map
    I pa decoder is two and a M256 and original card to recharge
    his factory is because I have a little program in the past

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you are like me, ie purchased new in 1989 is a time 15000ff
    good advice to KEEP & warm with a small blanket for
    P…
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    hello roland d-50 did nothing wrong!
    it is perfect FUNCTIONING
    purchased in 1989 til this day it is super
    no breath-no misery quelquonque
    knob and the two are glisier nikel
    twelve o'clock the decision not to play as jack
    and the display panel no worries either

    UTILIZATION

    very simple meme without pg1000 not need this thing

    SOUNDS

    bonbe the meme as it still reserve sonnor especially with map
    I pa decoder is two and a M256 and original card to recharge
    his factory is because I have a little program in the past

    OVERALL OPINION

    If you are like me, ie purchased new in 1989 is a time 15000ff
    good advice to KEEP & warm with a small blanket for
    Protects from dust, mine is the inpécable as if I had bought
    yesterday
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  • SebounetSebounet

    Roland D-50Published on 02/01/03 at 15:24
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    5 octave keyboard for a enjoyable, which makes a nice master MIDI keyboard. The joystick does not fail at Roland call, there is a small look of Darth Vader and buttons that cliqutent, panting, waiting for your programming. The D50 is a classic, one of those keyboards you love or Mythic dtest, but everyone heard adj. The effects are zero, on the other hand ... The polyphony is 16 voices, synthse called LA (Linear Arithmetic As). There are 64 sounds in RAM, plus the same thing on a map slide in bte.

    UTILIZATION

    Pretty crappy program, I must admit! The LCD is a bit small, menus and submenus often sotriques: there must be time ... And instructions to beginners.

    SOUNDS

    Cold…
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    5 octave keyboard for a enjoyable, which makes a nice master MIDI keyboard. The joystick does not fail at Roland call, there is a small look of Darth Vader and buttons that cliqutent, panting, waiting for your programming. The D50 is a classic, one of those keyboards you love or Mythic dtest, but everyone heard adj. The effects are zero, on the other hand ... The polyphony is 16 voices, synthse called LA (Linear Arithmetic As). There are 64 sounds in RAM, plus the same thing on a map slide in bte.

    UTILIZATION

    Pretty crappy program, I must admit! The LCD is a bit small, menus and submenus often sotriques: there must be time ... And instructions to beginners.

    SOUNDS

    Cold prcises, shiny, sometimes arrhythmic, we still hear everywhere, Fantasia, Digital Native Dance, Tubular Pads ... Sounds basic, trs enjoyable, classic. The D50 is not a good reader sample is a real synthtiseur, with real waveforms (Saw PCM + / Sqr). The attacks are PCM result in Saw / Sqr, you can synchronize, filter, passed through a ADSR.

    OVERALL OPINION

    One day I got tired of my old D50, and I sold it. I am not crooked philosophy LA, but I agree that those who say that this is wonderful synthtiseur must be right ...
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  • NonolepianoNonolepiano

    Roland D-50Published on 06/26/03 at 01:25
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    5 octaves dynamic aftertouch
    64 sounds ditables

    UTILIZATION

    Pretty simple once acquired the spirit of the machine

    SOUNDS

    Huge, not quite a JD-800 trs but really well, I do not want more work!
    No acoustic sounds, synths that sound, tablecloths ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have since 1996
    Gnial a legends found inexpensive!
  • DenysDenys

    Roland D-50Published on 12/20/04 at 04:27
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    See below ...
    it is not multitimbral (but I knock ...).

    UTILIZATION

    I never n'dite sounds (it's not my thing). I found everything I need on the web to do so on the other hand.

    SOUNDS

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    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought used there for over 10 years. I thought to sell a few years ago. On reflection, a nice t s'eut BTIS. I have since rcupr tons of sounds on the web and I redcouvert this machine.
    I used a rock blues band.
    The sounds cover a wide range. I use a lot of Hammond B3 type sounds, a beautiful 'wurlitzer' and beautiful 'Rhodes' and webs of strings.
    What pushes me to buy another synth: no acoustic piano sounds worthy of the name, or touch…
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    See below ...
    it is not multitimbral (but I knock ...).

    UTILIZATION

    I never n'dite sounds (it's not my thing). I found everything I need on the web to do so on the other hand.

    SOUNDS

    See global opinion

    OVERALL OPINION

    I bought used there for over 10 years. I thought to sell a few years ago. On reflection, a nice t s'eut BTIS. I have since rcupr tons of sounds on the web and I redcouvert this machine.
    I used a rock blues band.
    The sounds cover a wide range. I use a lot of Hammond B3 type sounds, a beautiful 'wurlitzer' and beautiful 'Rhodes' and webs of strings.
    What pushes me to buy another synth: no acoustic piano sounds worthy of the name, or touch the piano. no drum kit
    What will I keep the same APRS buying another synth (for example, a Yam-S 90 + (a roland VK8M or rack Clavia Nord Electro)): the feel of the keyboard to the organ. all I could ssay up Submitted really plastoc two balls cot. Ton of sounds Tlcharger
    The Rasht I? so if a good opportunity Submitted (150 parrait me a max)
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  • Anonymous

    Roland D-50Published on 02/28/07 at 01:49
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    Synth typical 80 ', 64 a bank's internal sound card + another RAM or ROM. Controller Roland usual with a vector joystick and more. The three audio outputs and MIDI usual. The chorus and delay effects are absolutely beautiful and Intgr trs dense, and all Fully ditable. Polyphony 16 voices.

    UTILIZATION

    The config will parraitre complicated for a novice of the D-50, but for me as a regular menus are submenus have no secrets ... The manual is very well done and comprhensible.

    SOUNDS

    I had a lot of synth numriques, analog and analog modlisation of all kinds (Triton, JV-80, DX7, M1, WAS, JV-1080, Raven, Access Virus C, JUNO106, JUNO60, Nordlead, JP8000, Micro-korg, etc) and …
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    Synth typical 80 ', 64 a bank's internal sound card + another RAM or ROM. Controller Roland usual with a vector joystick and more. The three audio outputs and MIDI usual. The chorus and delay effects are absolutely beautiful and Intgr trs dense, and all Fully ditable. Polyphony 16 voices.

    UTILIZATION

    The config will parraitre complicated for a novice of the D-50, but for me as a regular menus are submenus have no secrets ... The manual is very well done and comprhensible.

    SOUNDS

    I had a lot of synth numriques, analog and analog modlisation of all kinds (Triton, JV-80, DX7, M1, WAS, JV-1080, Raven, Access Virus C, JUNO106, JUNO60, Nordlead, JP8000, Micro-korg, etc) and I have to say the Roland D-50 remains for me one of the best in synth sounds. It has the PCHE, it is powerful, all the synthetic sounds are superb, whether tablecloths, organs, leads or effects, for pianos and guitars have to go his way because it is not done to a!
    I use it for years in complment other machines and if I had not my components would be sad and without potato. But do not just internal sounds, look on the net to load sounds made or the same as you have worth!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a decade, I bought it almost 10 years APRS its release in 1987 because I wanted to be absolutely silent even if it Exceeds dj for a lot of people.
    I do not regret a moment and I never spare. It is a legendary synth. It's not for nothing that WYD has used 80% for all the songs in the album "Rvolution" and other compounds that have followed.
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  • rico007rico007

    Roland D-50Published on 05/25/07 at 14:16
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    Opportunities still trs INTERESTED, keyboard with aftertouch, trs good chorus. The joystick is rev apprciable to quickly create custom settings and play time tural balance of tones.

    UTILIZATION

    Once we have understood the architecture, edition sounds simple enough, even if we drift a bit in the menus.
    The keyboard is flexible and enjoyable trs. It is a rugged keyboard, not a plasticky toy. 11 kg even when ....

    SOUNDS

    So I am the litrallement fell in love, this keyboard has guts! A little breath and aliasing, but nothing Gnant the contrary. A synthetic pure juice, with many low fat and powerful, treble clear. As trs utiliss in the 80 and 90 patches of plants back memo…
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    Opportunities still trs INTERESTED, keyboard with aftertouch, trs good chorus. The joystick is rev apprciable to quickly create custom settings and play time tural balance of tones.

    UTILIZATION

    Once we have understood the architecture, edition sounds simple enough, even if we drift a bit in the menus.
    The keyboard is flexible and enjoyable trs. It is a rugged keyboard, not a plasticky toy. 11 kg even when ....

    SOUNDS

    So I am the litrallement fell in love, this keyboard has guts! A little breath and aliasing, but nothing Gnant the contrary. A synthetic pure juice, with many low fat and powerful, treble clear. As trs utiliss in the 80 and 90 patches of plants back memories .... The D50 lets you create beautiful tablecloths good planner. Only small complaint, the filter just limit a single mode (low pass).

    OVERALL OPINION

    The D50 is one of the best synth I had hands, a mythical machine which does not spare! Even if it does better level now possible in regard to its many modern keyboards are far from having the "juice" and the personality of the D50.
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  • visionprojectvisionproject

    Roland D-50Published on 11/08/07 at 06:26
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    I possde a D50 8 multitimbral midi channels ....

    UTILIZATION

    Ram with 6 suplmentaires to store internal sounds 8 times 64 ....

    SOUNDS

    It DECODER PA / multidimentional expensive ... a box German manufacturing trs stop quickly, just before I order the / 8 analog audio outputs spars ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    Owners of version DECODER PA, would do well to keep it, it is scarce.
  • Aurochs4Aurochs4

    Roland D-50Published on 05/12/08 at 01:18
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    The features says it all!
    Attention to how this synth sysex who was one of the first to be completely ditables in this mode (instead of using small packet (64 rather than 256)). This synth is probably not bug-free (such as tr-909). His interfaage can be capricious in a modern studio. "Midi Communication Error".

    The advantage if you use a master keyboard Roland A-xx (A-80 and A-90, etc.) is used directly without setup, thanks to the sysex mode.

    It lacks a flat output has to bypass the effects (some ice), although it can also disable the effects

    UTILIZATION

    It is not to say that it is super simple, there is still the complexity of shipping if no lon software ad hoc! against…
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    The features says it all!
    Attention to how this synth sysex who was one of the first to be completely ditables in this mode (instead of using small packet (64 rather than 256)). This synth is probably not bug-free (such as tr-909). His interfaage can be capricious in a modern studio. "Midi Communication Error".

    The advantage if you use a master keyboard Roland A-xx (A-80 and A-90, etc.) is used directly without setup, thanks to the sysex mode.

    It lacks a flat output has to bypass the effects (some ice), although it can also disable the effects

    UTILIZATION

    It is not to say that it is super simple, there is still the complexity of shipping if no lon software ad hoc! against by the joystick which is in my opinion it is a Russianness dinterfaage. It sure did laugh a little, a synth with a joystick! Put it up and start hacking, it's really nice that thing!!
    SysExD50 remains the fastest software for the edition of sounds, and management of banks, I mean simple, fast and cheap. The internal routing would have been MRIT of being a little more hollow missing assignments at work on PCM. The PG-1000 is its surface CONTRL dpoque, which allows visually davoir paramtrage plutt quen knob in digital value, I think it's true ncessaire the programmer.

    Point ngatif and restoration, cest dusure component aging, I do not pose problem synthscest restore my passion, but I regret the whole range of this era of Roland SAVINGS small knobs on linear trs trs low-end (Likewise, the low profile alpoque uses almost the first prize), the snaps are just average. The keyboard nest not bad, not great either nest (it is lgrement ballast), the ribbon is hard to pass daftertouch years. Rubber Contact Strip The keys are almost all clean or change to regain VLOC. The hatch has memory card is pointing Fawn dusts and swallow well cest russia! connectivity gnralement noon is a synthetic substitute, especially if the shot (set in the decision). Srigraphie painted quite fragile, it would have the same solidity as srigraphie larrire used on the synth (though stronger due to marketing!).

    Lintrieur bte this is quite complex and dense, I think ending for a tutorial on how to restore this synth (including finding the spices dtach). He asks really work and it's worth

    WARNING if you change the battery off you lose the sounds Dusina! you can recharge them with SysExD50 (factory preset)

    SOUNDS

    The surprise there is a fall on his ass. is a pure synth! making synth sounds. You go up in the factory presets many sounds heard many times (I-11 Fantasia, used in the Mac Giver SERIES, I-81 in Direct by Vangelis - The Will Of The Wind etc.)
    Some sounds are really big, dharmonique stuff, sometimes hard to mix but what is the juice inside!!

    OVERALL OPINION

    Despite the age synth that is (was) a must, it is far from has-been, if we take the time to program a few banks to customize the plant too much time listening. Given the price is purchase a can not miss, must be a little handy and you'll almost "like new". I always take a lot of fun to play on it, it is one of my favorite synths! araprendre is surely something of this synth compared to today's modern synths.
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  • sonic75sonic75

    Roland D-50Published on 05/22/10 at 15:51
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    1987 ...

    UTILIZATION

    Quite laborious to program without the right PG but be patient

    SOUNDS

    1987 ... The D50 is not made for realistic sounds such as piano, guitar and trombone, is an incredible power and heat in the grain inimitable, one can raproche analog sound. Cool sounds for leads, basses, organs and tablecloths. Too bad for the breath output.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Super tough and very good build quality, it changes the machines made in China "today! He has a unique grain and is very reliable (of course we must take care). Do not look for the 1001 presets ready to be played with lots of effects like the worstations today, the D50 is a REAL synth requires a li…
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    1987 ...

    UTILIZATION

    Quite laborious to program without the right PG but be patient

    SOUNDS

    1987 ... The D50 is not made for realistic sounds such as piano, guitar and trombone, is an incredible power and heat in the grain inimitable, one can raproche analog sound. Cool sounds for leads, basses, organs and tablecloths. Too bad for the breath output.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Super tough and very good build quality, it changes the machines made in China "today! He has a unique grain and is very reliable (of course we must take care). Do not look for the 1001 presets ready to be played with lots of effects like the worstations today, the D50 is a REAL synth requires a little creativity and patience to achieve incomparable sound.
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  • SeithSeith

    I cracked it is!

    Roland D-50Published on 02/26/11 at 09:27
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    synth keyboard 61 keys (not very long), light touch to a game very quickly
    Stick multidirectional
    pitch bend / modulation
    for the edit drop the pg-1000 hard to find and expensive it is a very cool freeware editor
    gestd50 ...
    16 channels polyphony (I think)
    minimal effects reverb / modulation


    UTILIZATION

    the config is not one bit simpler, everything is quite easily accessible unless the buttons become capricious
    to edit gestd50 nickel
    the manual? bof I never opened a while!


    SOUNDS

    sounds appropriate to me, yeah, I'm old I grew up with the sounds of those old bikes in leitmotif throughout the hits of the "80/90", genes and other groups of that time have used this…
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    synth keyboard 61 keys (not very long), light touch to a game very quickly
    Stick multidirectional
    pitch bend / modulation
    for the edit drop the pg-1000 hard to find and expensive it is a very cool freeware editor
    gestd50 ...
    16 channels polyphony (I think)
    minimal effects reverb / modulation


    UTILIZATION

    the config is not one bit simpler, everything is quite easily accessible unless the buttons become capricious
    to edit gestd50 nickel
    the manual? bof I never opened a while!


    SOUNDS

    sounds appropriate to me, yeah, I'm old I grew up with the sounds of those old bikes in leitmotif throughout the hits of the "80/90", genes and other groups of that time have used this machine architecture not to mention jar, pressed to name the Frenchies, but also a lot of pop singers, Paul Young etc ....
    effects are average but at the time we not all drowned in the sauce as now fx
    I preferr pads and tablecloths and digital sounds
    I do not like the flutes and the calliope, but it's the same on all machines


    OVERALL OPINION

    I've had it for 3 years young and I just buy (the midlife crisis)
    I had lots of bikes from Yamaha Kurzweil via e-mu ... etc.
    I will not tell Bobara saying that it is the bike of the century with a crazy sound!!
    is a machine to crush and his athypique pechu but those who do not have the culture of his past would not join is not dreaming and there are better long ago. I'll store it next to a DX7 II fd like a trophy from time to time I insert it in a project as a nod to the past
    this series of glorious synth Rolands father whose sound has long panel doors of the heritage of sound-50
    quality price ratio is not important as sentimental
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  • petitsynthepetitsynthe

    to complete a set of synthesizers 80 's

    Roland D-50Published on 02/11/11 at 01:45
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    Good touch but it seems that over time the contact will get hurt (if so, use a pencil very fat on the contacts button, it is advice that I read from another on an old Keyboards).
    Having said that mine works perfectly at all levels (as long as it lasts, the buttons are pretty cheap anyway)
    Attention, it is not multitimbral (only a split of 2 sounds) but it does not matter to play live or if you have other synths.

    UTILIZATION

    Better to use a computer editor or a PG-1000 because it is ultimately not much more ergonomic than a DX.

    SOUNDS

    Is the ancestor of the sample-playback synths so some sounds seem familliers but with different sizes:

    - The sound is "full", almost …
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    Good touch but it seems that over time the contact will get hurt (if so, use a pencil very fat on the contacts button, it is advice that I read from another on an old Keyboards).
    Having said that mine works perfectly at all levels (as long as it lasts, the buttons are pretty cheap anyway)
    Attention, it is not multitimbral (only a split of 2 sounds) but it does not matter to play live or if you have other synths.

    UTILIZATION

    Better to use a computer editor or a PG-1000 because it is ultimately not much more ergonomic than a DX.

    SOUNDS

    Is the ancestor of the sample-playback synths so some sounds seem familliers but with different sizes:

    - The sound is "full", almost wholesale, see "hot", I think with less treble which is not bad either (eg comparison made with the patch "Fantasia" in 1080 of a JV 1995).
    - You can modulate a wave thanks to the PWM, as in analog synthesizers, which has not been the case on the following generations of synth-based samples such as the JD-800, 1991.
    - The attack is only sampled: it gives a side that will not original hybrid synths lately (at least they are rarely programmed preset in this way even though it is technically possible)

    The original patches are known architect who has lived in the late eighties (jar: revolution, the great blue to name the best known, others are on this great site: http://bobbyblues.recup.ch/ roland_d-50/d-50_examples.html).

    But there are lots of sounds, sometimes excellent, on the net!

    As always with old synths, sounds the most interesting sounds are synthetic, ie which do not mimic, if not better to buy the latest fashionable workstation (which I will still do in a few months hehe!).

    OVERALL OPINION

    For the price (250 euros) and given the state of nickel, I can say I did rather a bargain! (Only regret I let the PG-1000 controller to 150 euros)
    This is an excellent synth that will perfectly complement a DX7 and a Juno 60 for example.
    That said there are still well-typed late "eighties" (I repeat, I really enjoy these sounds!) And will avoid all "technomen" gesturing toward them that real analog or VA

    Sure, the D-50 will not be indifferent!

    Excellent
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