Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05 announced 9/09/17

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Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05 announced 9/09/17

Postby iixorb » 08:32, 9 September 2017

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/D05

Hope it has 16 note polyphony !

"Digital Circuit Behaviour" DCB.... Interesting development.
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05

Postby SoundReverend » 08:43, 9 September 2017

Yes it does, says it on the Specs tab...

https://www.roland.com/global/products/ ... fications/
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05

Postby iixorb » 08:57, 9 September 2017

Good - it does apparently have 16 note polyphony. I'm in then ! My original two D-50's are both suffering from erratic keys and buttons so this new D-05 could be a good direct replacement ( would not have been interested if it was only 4 note polyphonic).

Good 20 min video on it here : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=TjkFNrdOHMg comparing the original D-50's most famous presets on both a D-50 and a D-05...... Will this spawn a new breed of 'Digital Purists'??? !!!
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05 announced 9/09/17

Postby CesarsoundOne » 13:54, 9 September 2017

Great news!!
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Postby marctronixx » 03:09, 10 September 2017

will go great with the SE02 and TR08
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05

Postby iixorb » 23:44, 10 September 2017

iixorb wrote:Good - it does apparently have 16 note polyphony. I'm in then !


Having lived with the idea for a day now, I may pass on this after all. Early indications are that this will cost more than the second hand price of the thing it's based on ( a first for the Boutique range!) and with that small LCD, it could be more of a pain to program than the D-50 was.

The absence of PG1000 type programmability is a shame; of course it would be almost impossible to get all the sliders on the Boutique but instead of taking up a good chunk of 'real estate' with the programming graphics, it would have been nice to have perhaps 10 user assignable sliders there instead. I guess the C1 and C2 will offer some form of real time sound control.

My initial reaction was "yes! Got to get it!" but I've thought about it objectively since.
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05

Postby Manic » 08:58, 11 September 2017

iixorb wrote:
iixorb wrote:Good - it does apparently have 16 note polyphony. I'm in then !


Having lived with the idea for a day now, I may pass on this after all. Early indications are that this will cost more than the second hand price of the thing it's based on ( a first for the Boutique range!) and with that small LCD, it could be more of a pain to program than the D-50 was.

The absence of PG1000 type programmability is a shame; of course it would be almost impossible to get all the sliders on the Boutique but instead of taking up a good chunk of 'real estate' with the programming graphics, it would have been nice to have perhaps 10 user assignable sliders there instead. I guess the C1 and C2 will offer some form of real time sound control.

My initial reaction was "yes! Got to get it!" but I've thought about it objectively since.

I don't think you will get a technical 100% D-50 with all the expansion cards for the same price. And programminh it is a pain anyway without a (software/hardware) programmer. I guess the D-50 plugin on the roland cloud will be a perfect editor for it and will probably still work as an editor when your cloud trial is expired ;) or you can just use the software if you don't plan to perform with it..
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Re: Roland D-50 Boutique - D-05

Postby Bodde » 08:43, 13 September 2017

iixorb wrote:
iixorb wrote:Early indications are that this will cost more than the second hand price of the thing it's based on ( a first for the Boutique range!)


I agree for about 400-450 euro you buy a used real one. The boutique one sounds quite close though.
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