This video, via Classic Vintage, demos the Roland RS-505 Paraphonic String Synthesizer, a classic 70s string synth.
- Full polyphony – Full
- 1 VCO per section (Synth, Bass, Strings)
- LFO in synth
- Filter w/ cutoff, resonanc
- VCA with ADSR in Synth, AR in Bass.
- 2 Preset Strings, 3 Preset Bass, 4 Preset Synth Waveforms
- 49 note keyboard
- VCF CV In, Trigger, Gate
If you’ve used the Roland RS-505, share your thoughts on it in the comments!
4 thoughts on “The Roland RS-505 Paraphonic String Synthesizer”
It would be nice to know which outboard effects are being used here. Nice sound!
Strymon Big Sky, which gets full credit for the lush sound. 🙂
The first studio I ever worked in had the little brother of this, the RS-202. It was nowhere near as pleasing to the ear as the RS-505. We didn’t really use it much except for putting its output through my SH-2 and triggering it from the sequencer. 🙂
That is one gorgeous synth and really beautiful music played on it!!!