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An often overlooked and very underrated Roland gem, with a dedicated fan following of synth programmers. Though this perception is quickly changing as more become aware of it's unique capabilities that are unlike any other Roland LA Synthesizer.

Depending on how you approach it’s programming, it can range sonically from Miami Vice, Lethal Weapon, Saturday Morning Cartoons soundtrack late 80s glory... to 90s and 00s House, Acid House, Techno, Prodigy Firestarter style intensity... to modern EDM bangers... and beyond...

It's sound has been utilized by:
Suzanne Vega, Future Sound Of London, New Order, Joy Division, Information Society, Legowelt, The Residents, Eric Persing (longtime Roland factory patch programmer, Founder of Spectrasonics), and many more.

**Be sure to check out the YouTube sound demo in the photos area of the listing, as well as the YouTube video linked below showing the PG-10 Programmer in action.**

The Roland D-110 has been described by some as "a poor man's D-50" though I don't think that does it justice.

As a current, longtime D-50 and D-70 owner and tinkerer, I'm very familiar with their sound, and while the D-110 shares the same LA (Linear Arithmetic) synthesis architecture of it's 1st Gen D-50 and 2nd Gen D-70 siblings, it's a completely different animal capable of sounds that would be essentially impossible for the D-50 or D-70 to achieve without multiple D-50s/D-70s. That’s not to imply that the D-110 is "better," just different and in certain aspects more customizable and complex when given proper attention.

Sound & Use:
The D-110 is the upgraded, more deeply programmable version of the D-10 synthesizer. It features extensive sound shaping options in it's ability to control and alter tones, partials, and timbres. On it's own, it's interface can be challenging to navigate (aka, menu diving), but with the external PG-10 Linear Synthesizer Programmer (included in this listing), it quickly becomes a sound creation dream, particularly for virtual analog style sounds.

As a 2nd Gen Linear Arithmetic synth, the LA section of the D-110 has improved AM routing of each multi-timbral structure, enabling you to create lush, rich analog-esque pads, thickened basses, squelching leads, and moving polysynth textures by assigning more than one voice to the same midi channel, detuning each voice/oscillator, then mapping to the keyboard.

Also, the virtual analog oscillators (yep, virtual analog) are very nice, and though Roland has always been secretive about LA synthesis (since they were competing with Yamaha and KORG at the time), I have a hunch these are specifically DCO analog oscillators. :)

It also has 63 Roland Drum sounds, 8 Effects, and Internal/External Memory storage.
The D-10, D-50, and D-70 have only 2 Outputs, but the D-110 has 6 Outputs, allowing for creative patch splitting and output routing to external effects, amps, multiple interface/DAW channels, etc.

The PG-10 is pretty much a must have if you want to get the most out of the D-110. It not only makes editing easier and quicker, but adds slider control in real time of fading in/out, filters, sweeps and swells, developing evolving soundscapes, etc. As a side note, the rare-ish PG-10 sells for $200-250 by itself, so I believe this to be a pretty good deal when you consider it includes the D-110 also.

PG-10 Programmer in use:

Excellent and Mint-y, especially when you consider this is 32 years old! All works as it should, and it's in very nice cosmetic shape too!

- Roland D-110 Synthesizer
- Roland PG-10 Programmer
- 9V Power Adaptor (for PG-10)

**MIDI cable(s) can be added for a little extra

Continental USA:
West of the Mississippi ($26)
East of the Mississippi ($34)

Alaska, Hawaii, and International buyers, please message first for a shipping quote. Please understand that International shipping will be expensive due to size and weight.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

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Listed4 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • D-110 and PG-10
  • Matte Black
  • 1988
Made In
  • Japan


Burbank, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2015

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