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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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bargada_fino a part-time user from New Zealand writes:
I've had two of these things, the second one replacing the first when it died. The sound I found most useful on it was Grankas on a D-110 Drums/Bass soundcard. I haven't come across a sound like it anywhere else, and I used it a lot. I got quite a few useful sounds out of it by combining presets, too.

A word of warning, to anyone who has one of these or is considering getting one: These things are VERY touchy about voltage. BOTH of mine got killed by voltage that was too low. Both times I was playing in outdoor venues powered by generators (that were not putting out the voltage that was required). One of them said it was putting out 230v, but was actually putting out 175.

So if you use one of these in such a setting, make sure that you have voltage protection (I didn't) or that the voltage is tested beforehand.


Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Thursday-Dec-16-2010 at 02:58
HEXWHY a professional user from Canada writes:
I owned a D110 when it was first released. I was looking for value. i got it. Once you understand the topology of it's architecture it's a breeze to navigate. That wasn;t my problem with the D110. It's most obvious defect is it's noise floor. I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned that. Especially with the internal effects. The Proteus 1 blew it out of the water for usefulness. I rarely used it, the odd interjection in the mix, there was an animated bell like sound that was memorable. Compare it sonically with a JD800 and it's not even a contest. the D110's claim to fame in that era was it's multi timbral power. In my mind sonic quality and depth of fidelity are much more important attributes. I can overlook a noisy Polaris, or a noisy anything as long as it's inherent sound upstages the noise factor.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Friday-Sep-17-2010 at 00:46
cityburner a professional user from Hannover writes:
the interface is the Hell but for me no problem. Drums sound very good and you can use them as waves and ringmodulate them in a program. there is one weak point that i don't like: The 4 DCO'S don't start at the same Phase.they are diferently phase-shifted and because of that you kann hear strange Phase-Distortion in bass-range if you use 2 or more DCO's with the same octave and Output.Roland did never solve this bug.Only D50 has not this Problem but all the others of the D-family like D5, D10, D20, D110.

Rating: 3 out of 5 posted Saturday-Apr-18-2009 at 11:13
Anthony Bennett a hobbyist user from USA writes:
Nothing special here. I owned the D-10 at one point and sold it, but there were a couple of sounds that I really wanted to have, so I bought the D-110. The manual was and still is useless to me. I'm not a programmer at all, but I can find what I need with the basic. I took this thing and combined it with a Korg X5DR, Roland U110, all driven by a Roland XP10. Wow, it's the bomb now. I guess it needed the extra push. If I'm on the move and need something fast, I'm grab my Korg Triton Le. For sit down and just relaxing, Roland D110 powered by the above boards mentioned and it's wonderful. Shoot man, I've even tried it with my casio 1200. Sell it, no and trust me, the D110 doesn't die easy. I'll rate it a 4.0 at best because it's OLD and only because of that

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Sep-10-2008 at 13:40
FSOL used it extensively on their groundbreaking "Lifeforms"-album. It is a special LAS synth, that can make everything from teletubbies sounds to great basses, and lots of strange sounds unfound elsewhere. 4 DCO's that are best used for the waveforms that can be filtered, a nice delay effect & a great ringmodulator are the key features to mention. IMO far more exciting than the D-50, but it takes some time to program and get the best out of it. For lovers of synth-type sounds; this one has its own little place in sound heaven just like the Kawai K4r/K4. Both are highly recommended and fairly cheap. Get the PG-10 controller or Emagic soundiver for programming. Using the front panel only, can be a very frustrating experience.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Monday-Mar-08-2004 at 17:42
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