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Average rating: 4.2 out of 5
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shawn a hobbyist user from united states writes:
at first i had to admit, i was frustrated a bit by the interface, and the manual seemed more about listing tech facts than about why you would do something. but with a little investigation, i'm learning to do more and more with this synth and for the most part it is accomplishing exactly what i bought it for, sound editing and creation as well as an all purpose controller.i haven't had a whole of experience with other sound generating devices, but i simply love the ability the d70 has to generate pads, strings, basses, and even analog sounds.the brasses are nice too. to me this synth offers a hybrid between traditionally sampled pcm sounds and the ability to edit them into entirely new waveforms,with some degree of limitation but pleasantly effective. the only thing missing is more memory to store my own custom patches and there are data ram cards for that providing i could find some. if anyone knows where i could find data ram cards for the d70 please give me an email. thanks

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Thursday-Jan-04-2001 at 12:07
Wilmar Boer a part-time user from The Netherlands writes:
This is a great synth. But use it only as synth, use it for the weird sounds. Don't try to use it for realisting sampled instruments because there are other modules (EMU Proteus) doing that job better.

Try to understand LA Synthesis and create your own sonic textures.

Are there any Emagic Sounddiver users out there, feel free to mail me, I have some questions.

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Tuesday-Dec-05-2000 at 05:35
Johan a professional user from Finland writes:
D-70 I have used the Roland D-70 for about 2 years, I bought it for 12 years ago then 1 year later I went to a music Folkhighscool in Lappfjärd studying sound technoligy, and I forgot that I owned a D70 when I went home some time ago I found it again in closet. I played a few times on it and i can just say it's a great synthesizer whit the most powerful sounds I have ever herd! Great going ROLAND!!!

Rating: 1 out of 5 posted Wednesday-Nov-01-2000 at 09:13
joel berrettini a professional user from USA writes:
i bought a D70 new when they first came out AFTER owning a U220. the 76 kets are great... i use it with a PulsarII, SUPERNOVAII Rack, ASR 10 rack, and other misc rack gear. i traded mine in 5 years ago in milwaukee and today i bought it back from a guy for $350.00. it still had some of the patches i programmed into it years ago. but i need a manual, or atleast how to restore the factory presets. i think i have to hold down 2 buttons while i power it up.....which two please send mail if you can on how to do it. thanx

Rating: 4 out of 5 posted Saturday-Oct-28-2000 at 14:41
Jamie a professional user from Philadelphia PA writes:
I don't understand what the love/hate relationship is with the D-70. I've had two of them and loved them both. I had to give up the first one for college tuition. Understandably, the D-70 isn't really too flexible in the sound engineering department, so don't even try comparing it to a Wavestation if making custom sounds is what you're into. however, it's editiing capabilities are certainly adequate. The D-70 was designed as a perfomist's keyboard, and because of that, it's lightweight, has an excellent-feeling weighted action 76-note keyboard (how many 76 key synths with 30 voices can you get used for under $600 these days???) The sounds are extremely rich, and in my opinion, the piano sounds are outstanding for live performance. The grand piano patch in particular is excellent because you don't only have on the fly control over the bringhtness in both soft and hard action, but you can layer a bright tine-electric piano and strings on top of it, just by pressing two buttons. Screw Yamaha with the CS-line marketing, the D-70 did it all first without calling it "analog modeling". For the dollar, the sounds are excellent, the master keyboard is outstanding, sound creation is limited, but more-than adequate, on-the-fly sound control is excellent, and is a recommended board for anyone doing light gigging without a need for a lot of equipment. Someone said earlier the D-70 is really a U-20/U-110 player (in fact the main board is listed as U series, not D series), and this is true, but it's also an A-50 master controller, and has the same drum sounds as the R70

Rating: 5 out of 5 posted Sunday-Aug-20-2000 at 02:39
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