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Roland - D-20 - Multi Timbral Linear Synthesizer Multi Track Sequencer

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Excellent - Number of items: 5 - Including: Multi Timbral Linear Synthesizer Multi Track Sequencer - User Manual (pdf), 4 x Diskettes

Brand: Roland (More lots)
Model: D-20
Type of Instrument/ Item: Multi Timbral Linear Synthesizer Multi Track Sequencer
Condition: Excellent
Nr of items: 5
Includes: User Manual (pdf), 4 x Diskettes
Serial Number: DA50892
Weight: 10.2 kg

Up for auction is an original Roland D-20 MultiTimbral Synthesizer with Multitrack Sequencer in mint condition.

The Roland D-20 is packed with very inspirational and functional features such as the Chase Delay, Arpeggiator, Harmonizer, great sound effects and Chord Play effects. The possibility to load up D-5, D-110, and D-20 sounds into the Roland D-10 is also great. This fantastic sounding synthesizer from the legendary D-series packs a punch with some very interesting features, fantastic effects and a multitrack sequencer. The reason Roland has made a re-issue of the D-serie with the now available D-05 says enough!

The Roland D-20 is a workstation with it’s sequencing capabalities, but even more so of a live synth or simply a great set of keys to lay down some interesting tracks with. The keys respond and feel very good, Roland can be trusted in building a professionial playing synth. A fantastic synth for electro and synthpop oriented music. If one is interested in starting a New Wave band in this new decade, then the Roland D-20 should fit the bill nicely. In fact one could even look upon it as a secret weapon that no other would think of. To me, one aspect of great music is being different. I say get this rare Roland and make something great with it! This could be said about any synth really but some more so than others. The D-20 is that type of synth.

The Roland D-10 has 12-bit samples and 12-bit DAC’s that I really like. In my opinion, the Roland D series is much like the Yamaha DX7mkI. They both are 12-bit and they both have zero effects. You need to add effects which should be easy in this day and age. By no means am I suggesting the Roland D-20 is better than the DX7 nor do I wish to make a comparison here, but the DX7 needs Some additional “flava” added to the sound otherwise it can be rather dry just on its own. Since Roland D-20 does have very good and editable effects, the Roland D-20 can be made to sound very lush, present, warm, etc.
A few of my favorite preset sounds are A25 Tapped Piano, A27 Sweeten Piano, A33 Big Ol’ Brass, A41 Warm Str Fade, and A71 Melodic Koto. Again, you MUST think of the Roland D-20 as an electro oriented synthesizer and not some sort of Yamaha Motif “ish” realistic instrument. Sure there are lots of quite realistic sounds, but most are kind of synthetic and wonderful to think of using for synthpop or electronic oriented music. Also you can create and sculpt your own sounds for endless possibilities like a synthesizer should. Excellent filter and lots of editing possible.

As a person who grew up in the 80’s, I am a big fan of that 1980’s New Wave sound and even that of the early 90’s. The fact that this synth was released in 1989 which was a great year for dance music. One of the interesting things I found out is that many of the presets combined with some of the effects notably the chord play, give sounds similar to the dance group 2 Unlimited which had the hit “Get Ready for this” in 1991. I find with some synths I migrate to playing a certain style of music simply due to the presets and functions they contain. I found myself playing A LOT of Rave style riffs on this Roland D-20 ... If you’re into dance music, check out this one and you’ll know what I mean.

The effect functions on the Roland D-20 are one of the other reasons to buy it. The Chord Play is simply awesome. You hit the Chord Play button and with your left hand you finger a chord. With the right hand you play notes and this outputs chords with different root notes that you play with the right hand. Finger a C Major chord triad or play 5ths and then switch on Chord Play. Right there you will have something very close to 2 Unlimited if you use a SAW patch. Or, play diatonic tenths with the left hand ( stretch those fingers ) and then play the roots with the right hand and you’ll be getting that Lady Ga Ga, Katy Perry, and Ke$ha oriented sound. If you are learning to play the keys, you can also use the Chord Play Function as a learning tool to see how chords go together. Play some Minor 9ths and Major 9ths in the left hand. Then play some roots in the right and you’ll discover some outstanding chord progressions especially for getting that Neo Soul sound. Then turn off Chord Play and continue playing the chords with the left while you solo with the right. Great stuff!

The Harmony function is awesome for working with Octaves, 5ths, or anything really. It’s very musical and like Chord Play can help you discover some great chord melodies. Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s Rave and House music used a lot of those piano chord movements in songs. The Korg M1’s piano sound was instrumental with that sound. With this Roland D-20 it’s super simple to test out various progressions and it’s incredibly useful. There’s even a piano sound kind of similar to the M1 piano sound if you wish to crank out some 90’s oriented progressions. Chase is like a Midi delay and it works very well for adding spice. The Arpeggiator is also excellent and sounds can be edited while it’s playing. The arp can also be Midi’d out which is cool. The sequencer with built in diskdive for storing and loading songs and other user data is also very cool. Last but not least, the digital effect section has 16 very good effects with plenty of parameters to edit. It’s with these additional features that you can breathe even more life into your tracks!

The functions like Chase, Harmony, and Chord Play are not easily found on modern day synths.

A fine Vintage Synthesizer in perfect playing condition!
All buttons and keys and other features are tested and working.

See Pictures: as good as new cosmetical condition, like it was never touched!!! Keyboard stand not included.

Specs :
Keys: 61
Touch Sensitivity: Yes
SOUND SOURCE: LA Synthesis
Diskette Drive: Yes ( 4 diskettes included )

OPTIONAL RAM CARD:
M-256E Duplicate of internal
Optional Card Library: PN-D10 card series 1-3

MIDI: In, Out, Thru

Additional Functions:
Key Transpose, Tuning, Chord Play, Harmony, Chase Play, Arpeggio, Split and Layer functions, MultiTimbral Mode, Performance Mode, Sound Editing, Sequencer

DISPLAY:
2 x 16 LCD backlit

OUTPUTS:
2 – 2 1/4″ L/R , Headphones (stereo 1/4") , Hold Pedal (Sustain), MIDI in+out+thru, ROM card slot

No adapter/ loose power supply needed, is with long integrated power cord.

DIMENSIONS:
101 (W) x 31 (D) x 10 (H) cm

WEIGHT:
10.1 kg

ACCESSORIES:
Owner’s Manual(pdf), 4 x Diskette

Lot contains:
- Roland D-20 Synthesizer in mint condition
- With attached power cord (2.5 m long, standard euro plug)
- 4 x Diskettes

Packed with care + Insured Shipping + Low transport fees.

Don’t let this chance pass you by to buy this fantastic and rare synthesizer!


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