Synth Site: Roland: D-50 Synthesizer: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.4 out of 5
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wily writes:
I just got my D-50, its in a very good condition, even thought I just repair it for some minor mulfuntion that cost me alot! I love teh sound and portamento features, I think the aftertouch is not too sensitife, couse I really have to push real hard to get the result, its not efective (may be its just my unit) I wonder, I want the factory presets for the D-50 in exclusive format ( .EXL) so I could bulk load it from my KORG MIDI Data Filer. please help! email me!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Jul-29-2000 at 10:42
midi a professional user from AZ writes:
I think the PG300 was for the Alpha Juno series series, JU-1 and JU-2 and also the rack-mount MKS-50. The PG800 was for the JX8p/MKS-70/JX-10, the PG10 was for the D10/D20/D110 and the PG200 was for the JX3p, MKS-30 and the GR700. The D50/D550 were ground-breaking in 1987 but all of the waves were in ROM including the saw/sine waves. All in all, one of Roland's shining moments had it not been for the Korg M1 released in 1988.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-09-2000 at 03:15
b3tech a part-time user from USA writes:
black and fat, just the way I likes 'em! the "soundtrack" patch is used on "end of the innocense" by don henley and "I don't want to live without you" by foreigner. just so you'll know. I disagree that you should look to sample playback boards for realistic sounds. if you compare most sample keyboards to the real thing in anything they try to imitate, they're so far off, it's not even funny. whether you're talking about a piano, electric grand, wurly, rhodes, clav, hammond pipe organ or whatever. on the other hand, the DX7, D50 and other non sample boards are realistic in that they sound like a DX7, D50 or whatever. romplers will never become their own instrument the way older boards have. they'll just keep on getting staler and staler as the years pass by. and REAL instruments will appreciate in value. the DX7 beats the D50 in the bell/EP department. while the D50 is great for strings, brass, analog and spacey pads. both are good for bass sounds, although probably not dance music bass. the minimooog is good for that as everyone knows. I like the key action, editing is a bitch without the manual, even though I have the PG1000. I think the filter sounds good. all in all a thumping good axe. I highly recommend picking one up if you have the means. a must have for any child of the 80s.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Mar-09-2000 at 01:27
Clarence a professional user from USA writes:
Analog-sounding digital pads and atmospheric sweeps. A ragin' B3 organ sound. Deep basses. Wacky fx sounds. That's what you get from a D-50.

Don't expect anything realistic out of this unit. Leave that for the sample playback machines.

A staple in the 80's sound.

The MIDI sometimes conks out on me, so I isolated mine on its own MIDI out channel.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Feb-26-2000 at 23:33
Kevin Robinson a part-time user from USA writes:
I have to admit that I really love the factory sounds on this board. In fact, I like them so much that I purchased the Factory ROM card from another internet user.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-27-2000 at 04:15
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