Roland D-50 Vintage Synth Review


The latest synth4ever video offers a review of the Roland D-50, a vintage digital synth from 1987.

The D-50 is a 16-voice polyphonic synthesizer, based on Roland’s LA (Linear Arithmetic) synthesis engine, which combines samples, virtual analog synthesis and integrated effects. The synth engine offered innovative capabilities and new sonic possibilities when it was introduced, which helped make it a hit for the company.

Video summary:

“In this synthesizer review of the Roland D-50, I provide an overview of the synth, it’s digital sample-based linear arithmetic synthesis engine, play Roland D-50 sounds, and provide my final thoughts on the Roland D50 including pros and cons.”

Topics covered:

00:00 – Intro
01:15- Overview
14:12 – Sounds & Patches
30:27 – Pad Sound Design
32:49 – Pros
36:42 – Cons
40:12 – Final Thoughts


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