Roland introduces the new D-05 Linear Synthesiser into his Boutique Series. Recreating one of the iconic synth of 1987: the Roland D-50 in occasion of his 30th anniversary. With a brand new Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) technology that makes this new module sounds great.
Roland D-05 Review – The history of the classic D-50
The Roland D-50 was one of the most used synth keyboard ever made. This instrument helped to define the sound of the late ’80s and early ’90s from pop music to film soundtracks. Thanks to its revolutionary Linear Arithmetic Synthesis. A unique mix of sampled attacks and synthesised sustaining waveforms plus the studio quality built-in chorus, reverb and EQ.
Roland D-05 Review – The Heritage of the D-50
Roland D-05 Review – New Improvements
The major improvements are the 64-steps polyphonic sequencer with shuffle and gate timing function and an arpeggiator with different modes for adding more movement to the evocative linear synthesis. You can switch between different patterns and sounds saved for the performance and effects (reverb) too. It has a built-in audio/MIDI soundcard and a micro USB bus powered. The Roland D-05 has all of the original D50 presets and all the sounds from expandable cards (384 factory presets vs 64 of the original d50). If you have the original D-50 and you have designed your own sounds, you can send patch data via SysEx to the new D-05.
Roland D-05 Review – In Conclusion