The D-50 Linear Arithmetic (LA) Synthesizer, introduced in 1987, helped to define the sound of the late 80’s.
The Roland D-50 uses a mixture of short, sampled “attack transient” waveforms, blended with digitally-synthesized sustaining sounds. This technique, which Roland dubbed “LA Synthesis” offered the realism of expensive (at that time) digital samplers, the expressiveness of a synth, and the polish of digital effects. The combination made the D-50 one of the best-selling professional keyboards ever.
With the new Roland D-50 DCB Software Synthesizer, the sound of the D-50 is now available to Roland Cloud users.
- Recreation of D-50 from the company that made the original
- Digital Circuit Behavior (DCB) faithfully captures every detail
- Authentic user interface with all original controls and parameters (including those found on the sought-after Roland PG-1000 hardware programmer)
- All the original presets plus new sounds
- 32-bit and 64-bit VST2, VST3 and AU support
- Simple installation and updates via Roland Cloud Manager
Pricing and Availability
The new D-50 VSTi is available as part of Roland Cloud, a software service now in ‘beta’. Pricing starts at about US $20/month.