Welcome to Creative, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment and famous for its Sound Blaster sound cards, Speakers and more. Use Your Laptop As Oscilloscope: Oscilloscope is an electronic test instrument that allows projection of voltage signals to be displayed and learned. A specific circuit in the oscilloscope creates repeated moving signals from left to right. This repetition creates non-repeating wav. In addition to the fun, fast, hands-on features of the original, the new model offers enhanced sound quality with pure 16-bit linear sampling, improved DSP effects, smooth FX switching, a more versatile pattern sequencer (with a new shuffle feature), and easier data management with SD-card compatibility. CL-Projects “Linear Galaxy”: is the follow up of Linear Universe (see below). Linear Galaxy is a sound bank for the Roland D-50 & D-550 containing 64 new and original patches (8 banks of 8 patches). Linear Galaxy focuses mainly on atmospheric and ambient pad sounds demonstrating the full potential of the Roland D-50. Sound Cards free download - Letasoft Sound Booster, Sound Forge Pro 14, RecordPad Sound Recorder, and many more programs.
The D-50 introduced LA Synthesis (linear arithmetic), which is a method of synthesis that combines ROM samples of attack and sustain waveforms in order to build instrument sounds. Sounds are built using four tones, two 'upper tones' and two 'lower tones'.
The PG-1000 editor can be used to make patch editing easier. Patches can be saved to an M-256D or M-256E RAM card and its patch memories are maintained with a standard CR2032 lithium battery.
The D-50 is monotimbral but can be expanded to 8-part multitimbral with the M.EX multimode expansion (which also adds 192 patch memories). Roland also released a series of 4 memory cards (PN-D50-01 through PN-D50-04) containing patches but no additional sound waveforms. Eye and I Productions has also produced six Voice Crystal expansion cards for the Roland D-50.
The rackmount version of the Roland D-50 is the Roland D-550. It was followed by the Roland D-5, D-10, D-20, and D-110.
The D-50 was also implemented as a plugin card for the Roland VariOS.
Year Released: 1987
Keyboard: 61 keys with velocity and aftertouch
Polyphony: 16 notes
Multitimbral: 1 parts
User Patches: 64
ROM: 128 kb (100 waveforms)
Effects: reverb, delay, chorus, flanger, and 2-band EQ
Screen: 40 x 2 character backlit LCD
Dimensions: 974 mm x 332.5 mm x 94 mm
Weight: 10.7 kg
User Demo Videos
Items for Sale on Reverb
Cards With Sound
Reverb Roland D-50 Ableton Instrument Rack (FREE)
Roland Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer 1987 - 1989 Black ($549)
Roland D 50 + 5 Cards, 3 Pedals and Case ($1,011.82)
Custom padded cover for Roland D-50 Synthesizer D50 D 50 ($49)
Roland TD-07KV V-Drums Electronic Drum, (2) KRK RPG5G4 Monitors, Monitor Stands, GP D719 Pedal, Pearl D-50 Chair, (3) Drum Sticks, (2) 1/4 Cables Bundle ($1,369.99)
Roland TD-07KV V-Drums Electronic Drum, Mackie Thump12A, GP D719 Pedal, Pearl D-50 Chair, Tascam TH02, (3) Drum Sticks Bundle ($1,369.99)
Roland TD-07KV V-Drums Electronic Drum, GP D719 Pedal, Pearl D-50 Chair, Tascam TH02, (3) Drum Sticks Bundle ($1,099.99)
Roland D-50 Synthesizer 1988 * Sounds * Books * Software * Cable ($1,043.44)
Roland D-50 Linear Synthesizer with PG 1000 Programmer ($1,201.53)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer Clean D50 Keyboard Serviced //ARMENS//. ($1,099)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($880)
Iball sound cards app. Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($940.99)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($529)
Full set Boxed ! Roland D-50 + PG-1000 + 2 cards and accessories! ($2,045.22)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($743.74)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($675)
Roland D-50 - Voice Crystal X 256 RAM Card - Loaded w/ Bo Tomlyn's Top 40 Sounds ($98.99)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($746.22)
Roland D-50 used condition with flight case and 2 sound cartriges ($631.12)
Roland D-50 61-Key Linear Synthesizer ($700)
Korg X50-61 Music Synthesizer in Very Good Condition with Soft Case ($490)
Graphic Display Upgrade - Roland W-30 A-50 A-80 D-70 JW-50 E-96 G-600 G-800 RA-800 ($137.19)
Roland D-50 / D-550 ROM Card METRA SOUND Hubertus Maas Set ($112.56)
Roland MT-32 Multi Timbre Sound Module. Vintage Gamer synth module w/ D-50 sounds. 2nd listed ($249.95)
ROLAND D-50 / D-550 / D-05 Patch Bank - 'Atmospheric Textures and FX, VOL. II' ($7.99)
Roland D-50 End cap, upper left, and bender panel D50 ($39.95)
Roland Voice Crystal 2 for D-50 Memory Card ($65)
Roland D-50 Voice Crystal 5 ($99.99)
Tarjeta Coleccion Especial LATINA Para Roland D-50 D550 Con los Mejores Sonidos ($175)
ROLAND D-50 Full set of 54 Pushbuttons Tact Switches New D50 Micro Switch ($25.23)
ROLAND D-50 / D-550 / D-05 Patch Bank - 'Atmospheric Textures and FX, VOL. I' ($7.99)
Roland D-550 / D-50* Mainboard NEW ($229)
Roland D-50 Power Supply ($75)
Roland D50 D550 Sound Bank - Card Hubertus Maas - Set 64 new patches 128 Tones - METRA SOUND ROM ($123.95)
Roland D50 Slide Pot - EWANA0X10B14 ($8.39)
Korg M50-61 [Black] Music workstation Synthesizer in Mint Condition ($700)
Unique in the world ! PPG, Fairlight, Jupiter, OBX.. 8 cards for D-50 .. 1989 Never Opened .. ! ($999.17)
Roland D-50 Komplettset 54 Taster ($21.89)
Roland 'G' Key for D-50 / JX8P / JX10 / Juno2 & others ($10.99)
Roland 'A' Key for D-50 / JX-8P / JX-10 / Juno2. & others ($10.99)
Roland '#/b' Key for D-50 / JX-8P / Juno 2 / VK1 & others ($9.99)
Roland D-50 D-550 Linear Synthesizer New Back-light Replacement ($29.99)
ROLAND D-50 OS FIRMWARE UPDATE UPGRADE 2.22 ( Later version ) D50 Eprom ($22.70)
Virtual PG-1000 editor / programmer - Roland D-50 / D-550 - LOGIC v4 - X ($34.99)
ROLAND D-50 OS FIRMWARE UPDATE UPGRADE 2.22( latest version ) D50 Eprom ($12.65)
ROLAND D-50 OS FIRMWARE UPDATE UPGRADE 1.10 ( old version ) D50 Eprom ($18.91)
Roland M-256E D-50 Sound Card ($95)
ROLAND White Top-C key for D-50 JX-10 JX-8P Juno-6/60, Jupiter-6/8, Juno-2, JX-3P.. Very Rare !. ($19.99)
ROLAND D-50 OS FIRMWARE UPDATE UPGRADE 1.10 ( old version ) D50 Eprom ($18.91)
Bright Blue Back-Light For Roland, A-50, A-80, D-70, DM80R, DM800, E-96, GC ($29.99)
[Manifiesto] [Sounds] [Manuals] [Links] [Apps] [Related Articles] [Users Space]
🔥 Welcome – Manifiesto 🔥
CULT TO THE GREATEST SYNTH
OF ALL TIME
THE ONE AND ONLY, THE MYSTIC…
THE ETHEREAL, THE UNIVERSAL…
THE ONE THAT PUT SOUND TO THE BEST SONGS IN THE HISTORY OF HUMAN KIND…
THE ONE THAT INSPIRED US…
TO EXPLORE THE LINEAR UNIVERSE
DEEP INSIDE THE ABYSS OF SOUNDS… WE MEET OUR SOUL…
BETWEEN SAMPLES AND PARTIALS…
CHORUS AND REVERBS…
THERE LIES A SECRET,
THAT ONLY REVEALS…
TO THE CHOSEN ONES.
NEW! “D50 Notes & Soundscapes”
An ambient video-album recorded from sunrise to sunset, using only my Roland D-50 from 1987. All custom sounds, no external effects. Enjoy!
Download this album from our music section.
The Great Cult of D50 Archive: This is the DEFINITIVE collection of Roland D50 patches. Thousands of sound banks organized by producers ready to use in SYSEX format. You´ll need a SYSEX transfer application like MIDI OX (Win) or SySex Explorer (Mac). You´ll need three lives to try all the sounds contained in this zip file. For better search, you can use Bobbyblues Guide to soundbanks.
– Roland D50 Factory Patches (sysex format)
– Voltage Drift and Descent Into Madness Soundbanks (sysex format)
– Roland D550 Factory Patches (sysex format)
Download Linear Sound Cards & Media Devices Driver
– Roland D50 User Manual
– Roland D50 Service Manual
– Roland D550 Manual
– Roland D550 Service Notes
– Roland D50 Creative Book (PDF): One of the best guides to take full advantage of your Roland D50/550.
Many thanks to Rik Vanhoenaker for providing the following files!
– Roland D50 Blank Chart(Programming Template)
– MIDI implementation
– MIDI implementation chart
– Roland PG-1000 Owners Manual
– Roland PG-1000 Service Manual
– Set-Ups Roland D50 Operating Manual by Terry Fryer (very rare)
🌎 Links / General Info
Legowelt Roland D05 Sitewith demos and patches.
Polynomial – Roland D50: Lot’s of technical info, pictures, manuals, links, etc. Great resource to discover the internals of your D50/550!
BobbyBlues – Roland D50: One of the best. Includes a complete list of all the commercial sound banks (complete with patch lists!) + demos, sysex files and more.
Roland D50 Users Group on Facebook
Roland D50 M.EX Expansion Board (by Musitronics): Makes your D50 multitimbral, speeds up the whole system, triples up the internal memory space and more.
Roland D50 – How it works?: Great explanation by Bobbyblues.
Recommended Commercial Banks
Pulsophonic’s “NEW BORN” : 64 new patches for D50/550/05: ¡An amazing collection of ambient/evolving/space sounds for your D50!
CL-Projects “Linear Galaxy”: is the follow up of Linear Universe (see below). Linear Galaxy is a sound bank for the Roland D-50 & D-550 containing 64 new and original patches (8 banks of 8 patches). Linear Galaxy focuses mainly on atmospheric and ambient pad sounds demonstrating the full potential of the Roland D-50. The sounds are very well suited to be used in ambient and new age music.
Mark Rushbury “Sountracks” patch bank: This is a special collection of 64 sounds for the Roland D-50/D-550, particularly suited for soundtracks and ambient music, but can be used in many genres. Each sound here is an individual patch with no external effects or processing. Pads, atmospheres, analogue synths, ethnic sounds, keys, guitars and otherworldy textures – all 64 sounds are demoed! Available as a sysex midi file to load into your Roland D-50/D-550. Price is £13.99
CL-Projects “Linear Universe”: Focuses mainly on atmospheric and ambient pad sounds demonstrating the full potential of the Roland D-50. These sounds are very well suited to be used in ambient and new age music but nothing can stop you from using these sounds in other types of music. Every musician who owns a D-50 synthesizer and plays or loves ambient, new age music, should have this sound bank. You won’t regret it.
- D50Librarian (sysex librarian / editor for Windows, very good!)
- Roland D50 Editor for iPad (MidiDesigner Panel)
- Roland D50 Editor / Librarian for Patch Base (iOS)