Roland D-110

Multi Timbral soundmodule (1990)

It's basically a Roland D10 in a Midi module with 6 aux outs, with digital LA synthesis


OVERVIEW 1 unit starndard rackmount, with Midi led, lcd display, volume pot and 18 push buttons.
Edit is a true nightmare!

- Roland D10 same in a 61 keys keyboard
- Roland PG-10 Programmer for quick edit

Terminal connectors:
- Midi Interface 
- main signal out + 6 separate outs MULTI OUT
- headphones out (front)
- memory card slot (front)


OSCILLATORS  intel 16 bits CPU 8097BH manages 32 voices (DAC PCM54HP BB) polyphony or partial (a patch is composed by up to 4 partial); each partial being either a synth waveform (saw tooth or square with variable width) or any one of the internal 256 PCM samples. Finally Each pair of partials (1&2 and 3&4) an be assigned a Structure (13 models, see below).

PCM The sample PCM are divided into two banks, each with 128 samples.
PCM A: transient attacks (The attack samples concentrate on providing the attack envelope segments of behavior of instruments. )
PCM B:  same as A but in looped form. 
NOTE: 63 samples are dedicated to drums and percussion

SOUND HIERARCHY "The D-110 can produce a maximum of 32 voices using 32 Partials at the same time, A partial is the smallest unit of sound within the. D-110. A Tone consists of one to four Partials. A Tone made of only  one Partial can be played 32 voice polyphonically, but a Tone Of two  Partials has 16 voices, and a Tone of four Partials is 8 voice polyphonic" very complicated. Rackmount is even worst! not intuitive at first try with few logic.


The partial combines partial synthesis elements with a digital ring modulator in 7 possible pathways or algorithms: (p= pcm sample / s= digitally generated wave).
Compared to D50, the D110 adds 6 more structures, 5 with ringmods + 2 with linear partials (sample / awve)

LFO single triangle-shapped modulator , very simple compared to bigger D50.

ENVELOPE 3 main groups for pitch, amplitude and filter with very similar specs: 5 times+ 4 times.

FILTER: digital resonant lowpass for SYNTH part (not pcm) like D50 

Memory and effect

MEMORY  Preset Patches: 128  +  User Patches: 64. 
Sounds can be saved to Midi sysex dump or to memory card (models: M256 , M512e, M128)

EFFECTS eight onboard digital effects: small and medium rooms, medium and large halls, plate, and three delays. Additionally you can set reverb/delay time and effect level.

Roland D110 Specifications

Year Released: 1990
Model: d110
Country: Japan
This is a 1-space rack unit. 

Synthesizer Section
Keyboard: 61-key, velocity sensitive
Maximum Polyphony: 32 voices
Number of Multitimbral Parts: 8
Memory Capacity Timbres: Internal 128 (editable)
Memory Capacity Patches: Internal 128 (editable)
Memory Capacity Rhythm Sets: Internal 32, User 32
System Common Effects: Reverb (8 types)
EFX: 13

OS: latest is VER. 1.13
Display: 16 characters x 2 lines backlit LCD

Power Consumption: 12 watts
Dimensions: 482 mm x 286 mm x 44 mm 
Weight: 3.7 kg 

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