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Roland   SA-09 Organ

Saturn 09 (1980)

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"Early analog synthesizer dedicated to organ sounds with different modes, mixing. The brother   RS-09 is quite similar but adds and extra string version. 


 Main Data 

Roland saturn 09



Company: Roland
Model: RS-09
Class:  synthesizer
Keyboard : 44 keys
Display: none
Dates: 1980
Country: Japan
Weight: 6 kg
Dimensions: 676 x 306 x 102 mm
PSU: internal
Price: 200€


Synthesis:  analog sub
Polyphony: full 
Multimbric: 1 part
Oscillator: 1 oscillator structure
Noise generator: none
Filter: lowpass
LFO: vibrato
Envelope: attack  + decay 
Memory: 1 sound (4 variations)
Sequencer: none
Arpeggiator: none
FX:  analog chorus  MN3009 BBD

44 keys not sensible keyboard

Back panel terminal connectors:
- gate out
- Sustain pedal input
- headphones out
- 2 outputs with 3 levels impedance switch


none

- No official VST plugin
- no known samples library

Have some SA-09 sample set you want to share? CONTRIBUTE :) 

 - No user manual


- No service manual

If you have them write us, so we can share them for free -  CONTRIBUTE :) 

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 In details 

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VOICE  full analog synthesizer based on master oscillator S10430 with octave divide down AY-3-214.  

The SA-09 is focused on typical analog Organ sounds (the "sound source"). The keyboard features some minimal performance sound control:

1. Transpose

lower  keyboard to 1 octave range.

2. Tone filter adjust

A simple filter emphasis cutoff EQ.

3. Vibrato LFO / Chorus

A volume modulation (vibrato) with variable frequency and a 2 modes chorus.

4. Envelope 

- variable sustain time (can be switched off) 
- 2 attack preset : first one is Organ and second one is a kind of piano attack with decay.
Also a special "accent" mode switch.

Roland SA-09

Sound source: Organ 

Feeling like Bach? well this section sounds absolutely not like a church organ... not even a B3... Very retro sound, the Organ section feature some individual tonal controls:

Octave mixer

Organ have different octave feet that can be mixed: 8' 4' 2' 1'

Organ I -II / Tone

4 different kind of organs.
Organ I-II-III-IV all a bit different with variable brightness.

organ SA09

Our Verdict 

"Very basic organ concept, and very limited. Check out the bigger version RS-09 which is still affordable. " 

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CONS

- limited
- not really an hammond

PROS

- vintage 
- chorus

Roland SA09

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