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Average rating: 3.8 out of 5
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anthony bennett a hobbyist user from united states writes:
Just purchased a d10. The one thing I'm really confused about is the key transpose. It just doesn't correspond with my other keyboards so far as note changes. When playing upper level in C,C# or any note, I transpose my other keyboard to the same note but the differenceis aweful. The D10 sounds dead. Please tell me what to do.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Wednesday-May-12-2004 at 06:23
Clyde Atkinson a part-time user from USA writes:
I'll try and post my comments again as Synth Site took them down the last time I posted them. I bought a D10 when they first came out, it was an OK synth with sort of usable sounds (they were different from the rest of my setup). Unfortunately, I quickly discovered an inherent chip defect (does not respond properly to midi volume changes) which Roland said was not a problem, so no fix. If you change volume while holding a note or notes, the D10 does not change volume until you trigger new notes, a real pain if it is midied into your setup and all the rest of your rig responds properly. As the D10, D20, and D110 all use the same chip, the problem affects all three units. Fortunately my dealer gave me a full refund when Roland would not fix the problem.

Rating: 2 out of 5 posted Sunday-Jan-18-2004 at 22:31
Nik a hobbyist user from UK writes:
I bought my D10 in 1988 sold it in 1991.Loved it.Sometimes it would fail to come on at all so I placed a ting flat head screwdriver under the Rom chip ( very gently )and levered the chip upwards, this always did the trick.I performed may a gig with this my Atari and c-lab notator.I wish i hadn't sold it though I'm on the lookout for one now as it happens.....

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Sep-02-2002 at 19:42
Olaf a hobbyist user from Germany writes:
I bought mine 12 years ago. Played a lot mixed to music from CD. I also did some sessions with midi sequenzers on my Amiga (yes, it was before the PC became multimedia!). I played less and less and stored it then for some years.

Today I LOVE it really! As I found a lot of patches on the web and loaded it with my PC, my D-10 awakes to life. So many fat analog pads, nice solo sounds, some software to make sound editing easier - that's all you need.

I can recommend this thing. It's not too expensive. Only thing is: some of the micro switches don't work properly, that's a common (or the one and only) problem of this synth.

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Jan-22-2002 at 17:44
Lunatique a part-time user from U.S.A. writes:
D-10 was my first and only keyboard for 10 years(Korg Triton LE being my second, and most current).

The sounds on it WERE kinda thin, but there were some great electronic style sounds in the presets and in the sound libraries I purchased.

I absolutely loved the drum machine. I couldn't live without it. There really weren't many synths with full-fledged drum machines at the time(I purchased mine in 91').

The 8 part multi-timbral was awesome too. I used a TWO track sequencer(yeah, I know. Talk about limited) with it, and I made some pretty damn impressive music with it. In fact, the demo's I made with the D-10 made me some sales--record companies bought my songs because of the demos I made with the D-10.

Even though I outgrew its capabilities(not enough voices--I hold down a few big chords, and sounds get cut off), and the sounds were nowhere near the quality I wished for, I learned to compose and arrange on it for 10 years. I carried it around the world in a soft case--which caused a lot of banging around. I even put it on a motorcycle and rode with it in the rain(wrapped in plastic bag, of course).

Around the 7th year, keys started to not function. I also started losing sounds from the bank. Now, it's pretty much useless. BUT, without it, I wouldn't be the musician I am today.

It's a great workhorse for banging out ideas quickly.

R.I.P., my darling.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-03-2002 at 04:56
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