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Roland DEP-5

 

 


 

roland dep5

info Country: Japan
Weight: 5 Kg
Dimensions: 482 (w) x 47 (h) x 289 (d) mm
audio demo trend price : 100€
manual demo video comments

Roland DEP-5
Digital Effects Processor (1984)

 

Early digital multieffect rackmount unit includes: reverb, gate reverb, chorus, delay and equalizer with handy and intuitive tweak controls.

Tweaking real-time pots is nice for sure! but beware of frequent digital clicks and pops.

display
dep5 roland

info RACKMOUNT single unit.
The main panel features fluorescent VDF display, 8 buttons, 9 knobs and a led-meter from -20 to +6 dB peak.

Back panel terminal connectors:
- Midi interface (limited to program change function)
- main stereo out
- input stereo signal, impedance switch between +4 / -20dB
- bypass pedalswitch input
- patch change pedalswitch input.





edit TECH main core I8097 16b its MPU at 12 mHz (at IC26) and DAC is a Burr-Brown PCM54HP.
Effect sound generation at 16 bits resolution and 32 kHz sampling frequency.
Fact: Roland Claims internal 28 bits processing.


DAC

 


edit
SOUND unit DEP5 generates 4 effects categories combined into 11 algorithms flows:

poy - chorus
poy - reverb
poy - reverb + modulation
poy - chorus effect on reverb
poy - chorus + reverb in parallel
poy - reverb+ chorus in series
poy - non-linear reverb
poy - non-linear reverb + modulation
poy - non-linear reverb + chorus
poy - chorus + delay
poy - non-linear reverb + modulation
poy algorithm table picture




edit REVERB range time from 01.s to 99 s and 4 presets with adjustable early reflection, later reverberation and pre-delay time parameters: room, hall, plate and special (like "kitchen" - lol)


algorithm
NON-LINEAR REVERB also known as GATED cuts the reflection at a certain gate time that can be set in a range from 1 to 999 ms.




delayDELAY
up to 2 seconds of recording with special stereo panning mode and phase invert.


delay



edit CHORUS
a single LFO frequency range from 0,3 to 10 Hz with variable depth from 0 to 50%.


chorus




reverb reflection EQUALIZER plain 3 EQ bands:
- low: 100 Hz boost-cut from +12 dB to -12db
- high: 10 KHz +12 -12 dB
- parametric: from 300Hz to 12 KHz boost or cut +12 to -12 db.



roland dep5

 

 

edit MEMORY:
- 99 sound slots
- 29 ROM presets can be recalled anytime from system
Patches can be saved only using Midi exclusives.


dep5 battery replacement
BATTERY REPLACEMENT: RAM system contains a 3V battery lithium CR-2032 soldered to the mainboard.


 


effet
EDITOR there is quite no computer-based editors but one from Midiquest (commercial):

dep5 editor



 

edit RELATED FAMILY:

roland dep3 DEP-3 is a slimmed-down version that misses both chorus and delay.

 

 

effet VST PLUGIN no official DEP-5 VST PLUGIN however some "non-linear" alternatives:

  name price demo
Valhalla VintageVerb

-Valhalla VintageVerb

-TC electronics NONLIN2

COMMERCIAL

Valhalla VintageVerb

TC electronics NONLIN2



demo AUDIO DEMO

demo linear then changed to non-linear
demo too much reverb
demo synth return
demo panning delay
cloud sound We need more DEP-5 demos! want to send some? HERE for upload!


video VIDEO SELECTION

dep5 with guitar with korg monopoly + roland sh101
guitar demo with Korg Monopoly synthesizer with roland sh101

 

 

dep5 unit

 

Company: Roland
Model: DEP-5
Class: Effect processor
Dates: 1984
Price: 100€
Synthesis: sampling digital
Resolution: 16 bits
Sampling Freq: 32 kHz
Algorithms: 11
Delay time: 2 seconds
LFO: 0,3 to 10 Hz
Equalizer: 3 bands
Memory: 99 slots
DAC: PCM54HP
CPU: I8097
Demo: 4

 

algorithm
MANUAL

manual
SERVICE MANUAL

 

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signal path
delay
Signal path

 

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dep 5

 

 

 

parametric EQ effect parameter rackmount
awardSPECIAL AWARDS:

solid
cheap as hell

solid
real-time tweaks



comment
SMART BUY

REVIEW "Dep-5 may be considered technically obsolete with typical metallic reverb, but it is still a creative unit, good for weird infinite echo and chorus is cold enough for atmospheric synth pads."

manual manual
-realtime controls - limited band
-creative sound combo
- metallic sound
-now cheap -obsolete


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Roland Dep5 3.0 out of 5 based on 51 ratings. price €100