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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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Matthias a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
I´ve bought my D10 a week ago for less than 90$. For the age of the synthesizer the sounds are very good. Not the accoustic ones but the synth sounds. I love this machine.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jul-19-2001 at 11:40
Jordan a hobbyist user from England writes:
Dan - you can order replacement microswitches from Roland dealers. They only cost a few pence each. I believe it's not too hard to solder them onto the board to replace the old non-working items, although I haven't tried it myself.

As to the synth itself, I can't say I love mine too much. Bought on a whim after years of not having a synth, I didn't really know what I was getting, and I find it's a bit too flat and thin for my tastes, and certainly nowhere near as good as the Junos I'd had previously (like, durr, the world cries...). One or two good sounds in there though, especially when spiced up with outboard effects, but don't expect anything really 'analogue' in a lush or squelchy stylee or for that matter anything really digital. No Jupiters or DX7s here. Presets are cheesy as hell, but there's quite a few libraries of user sounds out there, some of which do have some cool sounds in such as organs and even decentish strings. Not too brilliant for wierdness, but maybe that's just my crap programming :)

Software programmers such as Soundiver help a lot, but it has some annoying touches, such as programmed pitch vibrato only works (on mine anyway) on key-down and stops when you lift off - weird and pointless. Bang goes that Polymoog emulation I was working on...

Excellent key feel and build quality - microswitches excepted - pull it up a bit, but it doesn't really shine enough in any particular area to recommend it with any great enthusiasm. Bit of a yawn really. Can't seem to let it go though...

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-12-2001 at 15:11
Frank Rojer a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
I am a user of the Roland D10 keyboard since 1987 with Notator Logic (Atari version). Now I am using it with Audio Logic Platinum on an Apple G4. This keyboard is a very reliable workhorse.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jun-12-2001 at 05:12
Bissarro Contreras from Chihuahua, México. writes:
El Roland D-10 es un gran teclado. Por el poco dinero que puedas gastarte en uno, obtienes un teclado muy sólido de excelente manufactura con Midi out, in, thru, 8 partes multitimbral, y además un modesto pero efectivo sequenciador de 8 tracks. Suena muy decentemente y es completamente editable, la respuesta de los filtros es también confiable a diferencia de muchisimos otros teclados mas modernos, creo que no debería estar tan devaluado.

posted Thursday-Apr-05-2001 at 20:38
Rob Cottingham a hobbyist user from Canada writes:
When a burglar stole my first synth -- my beloved DX-100 -- the insurance company came through with a D-10. That was 1988, and I've been in love ever since. Those warm analog sounds mixed with crisp digital give me endless hours of just plain farting around... but the keyboard is firm enough that playing it's a joy as well.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Feb-27-2001 at 22:05
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