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 ROLAND W30 Digital Synthesizer + workstation sequencer

Roland W30 synthesizer
W30 pic thx to joerg (link)
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other ROLAND gear..
Built 1989
Type: digital
Hybrid: no
16 Voice / Stimmen
8x Multitimbral
standard Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 190 (rare)
Synthesis: workstation

OSC Features 12bit sampler ca.600KB rompler 512KB
Wave Shapes samples rom+ram
2 OSCs
1 Filter lpf reso 4 Pole
1 LFOs sine
2 Envelope Generators 8time-level

MIDI Control / Triggering
0 Keys with velocity aftertouch

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer workstation sequencer
(ID 272)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT a sampler with RAM and ROM samples, along with the S50 sampler it was the wirst sampling workstation from roland, also the monitor edit was very special (internal edit mode on the S50 sampler.. using a TV), 12 Bit.. Also a Sequencer in there .. often used by prodigy (live I saw 2 of them..) - strange - got rare these days. want it stereo: 8 voices. Hack Mode (at your own risk) Press "user" twice - enter "user setting" mode. while keeping tempo pressed, trigger F1 twice quickly.
ABOUT Ein Sampler mit ROM Wellenformen und Sequencer, wenn auch eher wenig RAM, es ist eine Workstation und in etwa auf dem Level des S50, 12Bit. Prodigy haben davon sogar 2 auf der Bühne gehabt. seltsam rar geworden inzwischen. Stereo mit 8 stimmen.
DETAILS disc drive (DD) to save the samples. 12bit / 30khz sample rate, plays at 16bit, no FX. one of rolands sample based workstations. well the sample rate wasn't that high,but together with the sampler s50 it started some sample based boom. no cutoff mod in realtime
DETAILS disklaufwerk (DD) an bord. 12bit / 30khz sample rate, spielt ab mit 16bit, keine Effekte, keine cutoff mod in Echtzeit.
SOUND LoFi Samples / at its time it was a real bread and butter workstation..
SOUND LoFi samples / damals normale Workstation für MIDI Studios..
VERSION SCSI with KW-30 upgrade / V1.10
VERSION SCSI mit KW-30 upgrade / V1.10

ROLAND or Boss, Edirol formerly Ace, Acetone
roland synth manufacturer logo - Hersteller Logo

Roland was founded in 1972 by Ikutaro Kakehasi, Japan (prior companies: ace (drum machines and electronic organs and kakehashi musen), first synthesizer: 1972 - Mr. Kakehashis biography is available as a book from Robert Olsen.
- DIN SYNC: same as tb303, TR606, TR707 (also with MIDI)
Pins - Roland DIN sync:
from left to right: PIN 3 tempo clock, PIN 5 fill in, PIN 2 ground, (middle pin!), PIN 4 reset & start, PIN 1 start/stop

Official Intl. Site :

Roland wurde 1972 von Ikutakro Kakehashi gegründet, nachdem er Ace aufgebaut hatte. Von Kakehashi gibt es ein Buch vom PPV Verlag.

Offizielle Site (D)


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