Roland D50 Sample Collection 009

Roland D50 SynthesizerIn 1987 the Roland D-50 synth was released, during a period when music was, generally dominated by the sound of the Yamaha DX7. The DX7 used a form of digital synthesis which Yamaha called FM/Frequency Modulation (for examples of DX7 sounds see our Yamaha FS1R and TX802 samples) . Although the D-50 was also a purely digital synth it used a digital representation of analog subtractive synthesis PLUS the new sam[le + synthesis method of creating sound. Using ridiculously short samples of real acoustic instruments it was possible to create a realistic attack portion of a sound followed by a more conventional synth sound for the decay, sustain and release elements.

 

Roland D50 Sample Collection 009

Our nineth DVD of Roland D-50 samples focuses on Rolands excellent string sounds. As explained short samples of real strings were in the D-50 so the distinctive start of strings was surprisingly nailed. As the other stages of the string sound are very similar to saw waves the Roland D-50 was brilliant for creating string pads, leads, basses etc. For this collection we loaded the synth with the soundbank Str3&4 which contains some excellent string patches which we sampled at 24-bits using professional quality MOTU interfaces in our recording studio. Taking long samples enabled us to create extremely good loop points which is rather important with string patches. To capture the true essence of the synth we sampled 4 notes in every octave rather than the 2 per octave on our earlie collections. Our old Roland D-50 has seen better days and it is now somewhat noisey so we decided it would be better to use our trusty Roland VariOS fitted with the VC-1 D-50 Card (see http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/may05/articles/rolandvc1.htm). This article insists that, using an oscilloscope, there is no difference between the two when the VariOS is set to D-50 output. However when we listened we did notice, but only on one or two patches, that there was a tiny tiny difference. Overall we favour the clean output of the VariOS. As we produce these collection primarily for our own personal use you can be sure that we have done our utmost to get the best possible samples.

Sample collection 009 (the 65 patches are listed below) is part of our 41.66 GB Roland D50 10 DVD sample collection. This immense collection is sold at a very reduced price but you are welcome to buy the single DVD, if you really want to.

 

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Roland D50 Synthesizer   KONTAKT / EXS24 / WAV

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65 Roland D50 sound patches at 24-Bit resolution

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D-50 Sounds Sampled In Budget Collection 009

Below is a list of the D50 sounds which we sampled to create collection 009.

Voices/Patches BANK Str3&4:

D-50 String Sounds Sampled

BANKS 1 & 2 BANKS 3 & 4 BANKS 5 & 6 BANKS 7 & 8

K11 Flute Strings
K12 Sax Strings
K13 Schweller String
K14 Ghostly Strings2
K15 Gite Strings
K16 Sinthy Sweep
K17 GLOSS STRNGS
K18 Slow Strings 2
K21 Slow JP8 Strings 2
K22 HarpsichordStrin
K23 Smooth Strings
K24 Horns and String
K25 Smooth Stgs G is
K26 IMAGE 1
K27 INTERSANCTOM
K28 Jean Luc Solo

K31 Jete Strings 1
K32 Jete Strings 2
K33 Solina Violin4fe
K34 Jupiters Strings
K35 Solo Digital Vio
K36 JX Twice
K37 KARAJAN VIOLINE
K38 KURZWEIL DIGI ST
K41 KurzweilStringsQr
K42 Solo Violin 2
K43 MARCATO EDIT
K44 Marcato Ensemble
K45 Melodie Strings
K46 Solo Violin 3
K47 METALBOW
K48 Space Strings 1

K51 Space Strings 2
K52 Spacious Strings
K53 Noisestra
K54 Oberheim 1987 S
K55 OBX
K56 Old Violin
K57 Stimmen Vocoder
K58 Only Strat Blue
K61 ORCHESTER VIOLIN
K62 Orchestrato Stri
K63 ORGANSTRINGS
K64 Pad Breath
K65 Park Strings 1
K66 Park Strings 2
K67 Pastelles String
K68 PittzzZA

K71 Pizz Pad
K72 Pizzacatt-o-rama
K73 Stavinsky Orcst
K74 PressureMe StgsD
K75 PressureMe Strin
K76 STRENSMBL
K77 ProtoBrass Strin
K78 String - Breath
K81 Psycho Funk
K82 Psycho Strings
K83 Psycho Strings
K84 Psycho Strings
K85 QUATETT VIOLINS
K86 String Choir 1
K87 Rich Stings
K88 String Choir 2

 

Other D-50 String Sounds Sampled

BANKS 1 & 2 BANKS 3 & 4 BANKS 5 & 6 BANKS 7 & 8

K90 String Orchestra
K91 Strings Circa 19
K92 STRINGS N BELLS
K93 STRINGS N BELLS 2