Roland D-05 Sequences from Knobcon 17

Gestelt flips us through      11/09/17

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The Roland D-05 was released on 909 day which also coincided with the Knobcon Synth show in Chicago. Youtube user Gestelt, grabbed some footage with a direct feed of a selection of sequences from the show floor, where the D-05 was on display racked up next to an SE-02 (see our (review)

The D-05 is a Boutique recreation of the D-50 synthesizer from 1987, featuring 16 voices, just like the original. Shipping soon at an expected US price of $349

D-05 Specs:

  • Perfect re-creation of the original D-50 digital synthesizer from 1987
  • Digital Circuit Behavior modeling and authentic user interface for complete accuracy
  • Combines PCM sample-based attack waveforms with synthesized sustained waveforms, with ring modulation available
  • Includes original D-50 sounds plus lots of new ones, and can even load D-50 patches
  • Built-in polyphonic 64-step sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Completely portable, with battery power (4 x AA) and built-in speaker
  • Compatible with Roland Boutique series accessories like the K-25m keyboard unit (sold separately)
  • Built-in effects (reverb, chorus) and EQ

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