Synth Site: Roland: RS-09 strings/organ 09: User reviews Add review
Average rating: 4.1 out of 5
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I got one of these a few years back from a guy for only UK £50, strings are nice, the rest of the sound was garbage like the organ. Stick them thru a smallstone phaser, lovely.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Mar-24-2004 at 03:14
Hans Geurts a professional user from The Netherlands writes:
I'm a composer/musician from the Lowlands and now using digital stuff. But I ran into this thing via Prepal, where the Going Price is $ 450 !?!?! I bought a RS-09 new, somewhere in 1981 I think. Not yet at this price as far as I know! But 1981 should at least be about the year of birth of the RS-09. I think back with very much kindness playing and using this instrument in a new-wave band. Of course it is not comparable with modern synths, but it was really something handier and with better sounds than a contemporary Solina String Ensemble (where is that thing gone?). I can only judge by memory, but it's worth a 5 when you're looking for an early 80's sound!

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Mar-23-2004 at 13:11
Bakis Sirros a part-time user from Athens-Greece writes:
very,very warm,lush strings and organ sounds.pass it thru an analog phaser and you're into strings heaven!it,also,has an ext.input for the onboard chorus!it is excellent for 100 euros...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Saturday-Sep-14-2002 at 19:02
Anna tone 7 a hobbyist user from Denmark writes:
I am a big fan of the strings on this on. Forget the boring organ sound and use those amazing strings - now i just need the Sh-09...

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-17-2002 at 14:43
Richard a part-time user from Richmond, VA USA writes:
Only cost me $100 on ebay, and it was worth every penny. For a synth this old, it still is holding up very well. The polyphony on the strings can be a bit weird, but on the organ, it's perfect. Mixing the two gives a really fat, synth-string sort of sound. For as cheap as they are right now, it definitely couldn't hurt to add a really original synth such as this to your collection.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Monday-Oct-01-2001 at 14:35
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