Roland S-10

Roland S-10 Digital Sampling Keyboard
Manufacturer Roland Corporation
Dates 1986
Technical specifications
Polyphony 8 voices
Timbrality 4-parts
Synthesis type analog
Filter Hi-pass, Low-pass filters
Aftertouch expression No
Velocity expression Yes
Storage memory 256k, 4.4 seconds total sample time
Keyboard 49 Keys

The Roland S-10 Digital Sampling Keyboard is a 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer, produced by Roland Corporation in 1986.[1][2][3] In the following year of 1987, an upgraded rack-mounted version, the Roland S-220 was released. The upgrade doubles the voice amount to 16, with 5 audio outputs, and only a 30kHz sample-rate.[4]

Features [ edit ]

The sampling specs of the keyboard consists of a 12-bit, a sample rate of both 15kHz and 30kHz, an auto-loop function, and MIDI control. The keyboard contains 256k of internal memory, which is divided into 4 banks (equal to 64k per bank). All 4 banks can be utilized simultaneously. The maximum sample time allotted is 4.4 seconds (1.1 seconds per bank). Effects are stackable and can be combined for up to five effects to be used at the same time. Samples can be stored and loaded through a built-in 2.8" floppy disk called the Quick Disk drive.

Power [ edit ]

The unit runs on AC power or batteries for portable use.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Roland S-10 | Vintage Synth Explorer".
  2. ^ Colbeck, Julian. "Mu:zines:Roland S-10 Sampling Keyboard".
  3. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (8 February 1986). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Vintage Synth Explorer: Roland S-220".

External links [ edit ]

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