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Roland D-05 Synthesizer Review

In this Sonic Lab review, Gaz Williams takes a look at the new Roland D-05 synth module.

The Roland D-05 is a ‘Boutique’ recreation of Roland’s D-50 synth from the 80’s. The D-05 recreates the digital circuitry of the original using what they call Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB), digitally modelling the circuits and using the actual audio samples used in the original keyboard.

The Roland D-05 adds some features not found on the original D-50, including a 64-step polyphonic sequencer and featuring the complete D-50 Sound Library from rare D-50 Memory Cards – close to 900 preset sounds.

Check out the D-05 review and let us know what you think of it in the comments!