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Roland D50

18-Dec-2017

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Roland D50



Category:  Products / synth / digital/sample

Added: 03-Feb-01  |  Author: admin

New price: discontinued  |   S/H price: 100-200

Roland D50

The well famous Roland D50, the synth that smacked home with 'samploid' sample-attack synthesis technology... this is the synth that launched a thousand house piano riff's, but does all sorts of great gritty 80's sounds, sample & saw mixed pizz sounds... like this get's contemporary etc blending hard fast filter rounded pizz attacks with warbley sawtooth waves etc and the joystick.. morphing axis based stuff like filters etc.... user comments please








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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Boxx
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Activity: Professional
Date: 28-Jul-01

Very misrepresented synth. A true classic in my eyes, with crisp, icy cold digital textures. Maybe not one for dance buffs, but great for soundtracks. "Soundtrack" and "Digital Native Dance" started here!! The Rack mount D550 is occasionally found, but try to avoid as it's MIDI port is quite a bit slower than the keyboard, and it doesn't look half as sexy!!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: JohnnyM
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 24-Nov-01

Bought this about a year ago to get back into keyboard playing and eventually looking at making dance music. The original presets are of course very 80s/digital sounding and I didn't do much with it. Got a Supernova recently and the D50 has been sitting at the back of the room not even plugged in. When I bought the Novation i told the sales guy I had a D50, he did too and he said the patches on the net are amazing, and I must look for some......For some reason I looked for some patches on the net today and boy was I surprised. The D50 is AWESOME at sounding like an old analogue synth, Prophet/Jup/Moog Bass etc..... I'd go as far as saying that the Supernova sounds 'thin' compared to some of the patches I found for the D50. OK it's monotimbral but if you want an analogue lead sound, it's here.....it's back in the mix now.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: mani
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Feb-02

I have a roland D50 (as pictured) and
was wondering how I'd go about
outting my own samples on it. I don't
have any of the instructions and am a
bit stuck.

I do have a memory card though.

any help would be appreciated.

cheers
mani

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Carlos Contreras
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 08-May-02

I'm looking to buy a roland d50 anybody interested inselling theirs please email me as soon as possible

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: tito
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 16-Jun-02

si exsiste un cabezal o modulo igual que el m1rex korg

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: deepak anjaria
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Jul-02

Please inform/send Rolnad D50 synthesiser operating manual.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: bastiaan
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 30-Sep-02

Got one 4 days ago and I just love it. Anyone know where i can find a midi implementation table?

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: marcus
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 03-Oct-02

How the hell do I make cubase vst connect with my D-50?
I have never been working with midi before!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: kevin
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Activity: Professional
Date: 17-Dec-02

I just acquired a D50 and cannot
seem to get sound out, duh!
I am an audio engineer so I do know
how to turn the power on and hook
cables etc.
LOL
It just seems like it is dead, all of the
parameters work but still no sound, I
was trying to find the sysex reinitialize
somewhere on the net but no luck!
Any advice would bee great!
Peace

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: justaguy
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Date: 18-Dec-02

to kevin....possibly the midi "local" is turned off....go the the midi page (window) and make sure it says Local On.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Vlado Neytcev
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Activity: Professional
Date: 31-Dec-02

Hello,dear friends,
I am Vlado Neytcev from Bulgaria and i have my D50 from 1990 year,and i love it verry much and use it normal and specific with chase and delay together, i look about latest operative system upgrade,memory bank expander and i know too for any old ex-pcm chip,but i can't find info about it.I have tree my own
sound banks and about 100 other from internetnet,but realy i am not lesten alls jet:)
Before about 3 years my d50 crashes
and i need good service help,who can
help me with more info about any good
service centre,i prefer in japan,may be
in same roland corporation.
Of coarse my d50 nowadays work,thanx to
one my friend ingeneer,but it sold very
hard and bold two electric components
between two near d50 chips and now the
sound have little noise and i hear any
bad frequence.
Thank you,God to bless alls you:)

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Bastiaan
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Date: 03-Jan-03

Vlado, have you tried emailing Roland? Or even the excellent 'lugnuts' user group at yahoo groups?

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lugnuts/

check those folk out, there are many many people that have the d50 there.
I you want to buy D50 parts/expansions check out www.ebay.de (the germans sell their stuff at relatively low prices, compared to the rest of Europe)

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: mikk
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Activity: Professional
Date: 28-Mar-03

wheres the reverse polarity switch on
the d 50

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: cesar
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Date: 29-Sep-03

necesito manual en castellano del D-50 Roland; y como puedo pasar los patch de la computadora al D-50, y todos los accesorio que sean necesarios.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Guitarman
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 19-Jan-04

First and only owner has D50 for sale
excellent condition (always at home, never
touched a stage). All original parts, two
cards, no dead keys. Will send pics on
demand.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Francisco
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Date: 12-Apr-04

I need the original rom card for ROLAND D50 that card has a sound of hammond and it has acordion if you has sendme a e-mail

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Don
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 21-Apr-04

I bought a D-50 the display scrambles sometimes. If I turn it off and then back on again it might clear or not. The display seems to work or not. The keyboard works fine.
The D above middle C has lost it's velocity sensitivity. It is at 127 all the time. Any Ideas?
If anyone can help please E-mail me
Thanks Don

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Edman aka Fidelic (Born FIdelity)
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 29-Apr-04

I've been using my old man's D50 next to my North Lead 3 - they make a perfect team! The D50's got a real fat sound about it, it even got some filters the NL doesn't (lol!) and besides that, I also use it outside of the studio; the D50 als goes great for backgroundmusic.
The price is a laughter!
:)

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Funkmaster Fidelic (A Born Fidelity)
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Date: 14-Jun-04

I posted my thought here before, just added my mail for replying purposes :)

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Terje Sweden
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Activity: Professional
Date: 01-Jul-04

Use it for floating, vibrating pads in the background, use the chorus as a pannerr and edit the wonderful fat filters live! I use it all time! Juno 106, D50 and JD800 - they are all classic, easy to find (relatively) and superb instruments for ambient, trance and electronica...!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Rocco
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Date: 05-Nov-05

I have a D-50 synth and need to replace some of the broken keys whare can i look to find them ?

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Marius From Norway
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http://www.uhort.no/artist/synthomania
Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 23-Apr-06

The Roland D-50 is my first synth. Its a great synth! I use it al the time genious for pads, basses and leads. You can also make some quite cool fx vith the sampels and the lfos!
I LOVE THIS SYNTH

I left my artist page. Its all played on my roland D-50

Check i out!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Synthomania
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 09-Oct-06

Its my first Synth and I`m never going to sell it. Its just the ultimate string\pad synth! Its so nice an soft! And If U want to it can be insanely powerfull! Its a synth thats living up to its reputation..Wourth its money.. bla blah..

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Steve Kaplan
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 27-Apr-07

Did you turn on your local so the key can work?

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Steve Kaplan
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 30-Apr-07

Owned one since 85 and still gigging with it. The best!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: reinaldo Torres
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www.vjrei.com
Activity: Professional
Date: 09-Jun-08

I just got a D50. Today is June 8 2008. It cost me around
$500 + shipping from eBay.

I am amazed, it is brand new, the original owner never
touched or kept it just fine. It came with the original manuals
wich are very basic. I bought the musitronic expansion to
make it multitimbral. Actually the best thing about the
expansion is adding 2 more memory banks because the
D50 comes with only 64 patches. I do not believe I am
gonna use the multitimbrity much because I only have 8
note of polifony.

But I love the sounds and I can tell I can get a lot from it. Is
very easy to use specially after using a Roland JV-90 :s

I got the PG-1000 programer as well, it is on the way.

I believe is gonna be my baby. I was just playing the
Orinoco Flow pizzicatos and my girlfriend understood what
the keyboard is about. Another friend of mine came over my
place and though it was brand new, I told him it was 20
years old!

is a very very nice keyboard specially if you find the famous
sounds of those famous songs and play them back for your
friends. =)

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: nicola
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Activity: Professional
Date: 20-Dec-08

heyy
i wanted to buy a d50 but i have no clue where to find 1?
is anyone planning on selling one or know some one that wants to sell one?
if u do please email me
thank you
xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Charles
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Activity: Professional
Date: 04-Jan-09

I have a Roland D50 with a Patch Memory Data Rom Card (PN-D50-00). I'm the original owner and it's never been on-the-road, so in good shape. Soft case included. I don't use it, so willing to sell it. Make me an offer but don't waste my time. I'm located in the Ottawa region of Canada. You pay for shipping.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: nick carr
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Activity: Professional
Date: 07-Mar-09

I have a D50 that powers up fine plays fine and puts out sound but the audio outputs are very noisy like white noise and the patches are faint sounding? Does anyone know what this problem might be? should I replace the battery? or could it be something more serious?
thank you to all out there for taking the time to read this.
peace
nick in studio city

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: GAR
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Activity: part-timer
Date: 30-Mar-09

TO EVERY ONE OUT THERE.I DO HAVE A D50/I CAN SELL WHO EVER WANTS A COPY.I AM THINKING OF SELL MY D50 OR EXT,FOR AN LOPTOP MAC.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: GAR
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Date: 30-Mar-09

I DO HAVE D50 MANUEL BOOK.I ANYONE CALL ME ABOUT A RECOPY
EMAIL ME AT (GARNK7@YAHOO.COM

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: admin
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Date: 31-Mar-09

the manual is on this page already - top right, under PRODUCT RESOURCES

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Rob Morgan
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Date: 04-Jul-09

[quote] nick carr wrote: I have a D50 that powers up fine plays fine and puts out sound but the audio outputs are very noisy like white noise and the patches are faint sounding? [/quote]
Nick, I've just aquired a D50 with the exact same problem, and I've managed to isolate it to the Chorus unit. You can test this for yourself by choosing any of the noisy patches, then editting the Upper and Lower elements and turning off the Chorus under the Common area of each. Set the Depth parameter to zero to turn it off. I haven't diagnosed the chorus hardware yet and can't offer a complete fix, but in the interim, if you're patient enough to do this with each patch, you will get back a working D50 minus Chorus.Rob M

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Rob Morgan
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Date: 05-Jul-09

Correction to Chorus problem diagnosis - reduce the chorus Balance parameter to zero.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Rob C
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 25-Aug-09

I still have my Roland D-50 and the PG1000 both fully working.
wouldn't sell it, this is a keeper!
Didn't like programming without the PG1000 so I bought one.
Thereafter, programming is so much simpler using midi and sliders.
(well worth getting if you have and plan on keeping your D-50)
only downside is the mono-timbral midi but, retrofits are available for multi-timbral upgrades.
The D-50 still amazes me with it's pads and atmospheric sounds
a timeless masterpiece being Roland's first digital keyboard to compete and beat the DX7.
Hell, this still looks good today with a much better build quality than modern day plastic synthesizers.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: eric
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 05-Nov-09

nececito un manual en espanol me interesa saber como octavar los sonidos de la seccion derecha del teclado hacerlos graves y la seccion izquierda agudos en modo split la calidad de los sonodos no se comparan con los teclados nuevos es por eso quisiera poder trabajar con este teclado poruqe tiene los sonidos bastante limpios.gracias!!

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: santos vargas
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Activity: Professional
Date: 09-Nov-09

i just bought a roland d50 they assuure that was in a workin condition
it powers onn but there no sound, on the display it only shows difrent letters no patches can somebody helpe out.
thanks

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: cruz
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Date: 20-Apr-10

[quote] cesar wrote: necesito manual en castellano del D-50 Roland; y como puedo pasar los patch de la computadora al D-50, y todos los accesorio que sean necesarios. [/quote] hey compa quisiera saber como le haces para pasar los effectos de la computadora al teclado ho que programa necesito para poder hacerlo espero tu respuesta asap gracias

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: dana proulx
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Activity: Hobby-ist
Date: 08-May-10

how do you take yhe cover off the d-50? need to change battery? yes i know you unscrew the screws!! how do you pull the cover off...screws on the bottom side are still on??

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: andy
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Date: 09-Apr-11

excellent string sound

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: Josh
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Activity: Professional
Date: 22-Oct-11

Someone just donated a D-50 to my church. The thing looks like it was left outside for a couple years. I am not kidding. I took the bottom cover off and there is rust and mold in it. It is so sad. It powers on but plays no sound. No characters are displayed were words should be, making me think it cant read the patches. Does anyone have any ideas? I personally own several Roland products and would love to get this baby running.

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Product:  Roland - D50
Name: aaaaa
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Date: 12-Aug-12

bueno muy bueno

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