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ROLAND D20 SYNTH - $90

condition: fair
make / manufacturer: ROLAND D20 SYNTH
model name / number: ROLAND D20

The D-20 makes a great budget or alternative D-50. It's more closely related to the D-10 and D-110 synthesizers but adds an 8-voice sequencer with a rhythm track. The D-20 is a digital synth that employs linear arithmetic synthesis (LAS). It's a confusing synthesis / editing method composed of tones, partials and timbres. Basically it all boils down to tricky programming which, if you know what you are doing, can have interesting and unique results. Reverb effects and internal / external memory storage are also available on the D-20. Definitely worth a listen.ROLAND DESCRIBE THE D20 as a "Multi Timbral Linear Synthesiser Multi Track Sequencer": dedicated followers of instrument fashion will probably prefer to call it a music workstation. This one has a 61-note keyboard which is sensitive to attack velocity but not aftertouch (nor can the D20's sounds respond to aftertouch). The synth is multi-timbral and has an onboard digital drum machine, an onboard digital reverb, an onboard sequencer and an onboard disk drive. Notice the onboard bit: we're talking living in a box, here. But is this integrated approach really able to provide, in one instrument, all the music-making power that today's musicians require?

Essentially you can use the D20 in any one of three modes: Synth, Rhythm and Sequencer, each accessible from a dedicated front-panel button. Each of these modes can also be set to either of two configurations: Performance or Multi Timbral. The former allows you to play a Patch (which consists of one or two Tones, organised in whole, split or dual modes) on the keyboard while the latter gives you access to eight independent Timbres (each consisting of a single Tone) which can be played multi-timbrally from an external MIDI device or internally using the onboard sequencer. The D20 provides you with 128 Preset and 64 Programmable Tones (of course you can edit the Presets and store the results in the Programmable memories). PLEASE NOTE: THIS SYNTH IS A 1988 AND IS SOLD AS IS. 10 KEYS DON'T HAVE SOUND. PROBABLY NEEDS CLEANING. OTHERWISE SEQUENCER AND FLOPPY DISK WORK 100% CASH AND CARRY LOCAL PICKUP ONLY NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE DO NOT EXCEPT CASHIERS CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS. CASH ONLY LOCAL PICKUP NO EXCEPTION WHAT SO EVER. show contact info 90.00
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