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 ROLAND S50, S550 Sampler

Roland S50, S550 synthesizer
Roland S-550 Rack of the S-50 thx Micromoog
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Built 1986
Type: digital
Hybrid: no
16 Voice / Stimmen
8x Multitimbral
standard Memory / Speicher
Value / Wert in 2017 ca. 160 (rare)
Synthesis: sampler

OSC Features ram samples 768KB max. 12bit
Wave Shapes samples
1 OSCs
1 Filter static LPF freezes when cut lowered 4? Pole
2 LFOs sine
2 Envelope Generators 8time-level?

MIDI Control / Triggering
61 Keys with velocity aftertouch

Arpeggiator no
Sequencer no
(ID 394)
  deutsch - german
ABOUT Rolands first "big" Samplers and it's rack variants with Monitor and integrated edit-Software.
ABOUT Rolands erster großer und seine Rackvarianten und Monitoranschluss zum bequemen Editieren der Samples.
DETAILS 12bit, 30khz max., built in edit software with Monitor connector..
DETAILS 12bit, 30khz max., eingebauter Editor und Monitoranschluß
SOUND lofi sampling
SOUND lofi sampling..
VERSION S330 1HE rack, S550: rare S50 rack, S50: keyboard. optional roland seq. software.
VERSION S330 1HE rack, S550: seltenes S50 rack, S50: keyboard. optional roland seq. software.
Roland S-50 Sampler Rack S550
Roland S-550 Roland S-50 Sampler Rack S550 synthesizer

Roland S-550
Roland S-550 Roland S-50 Sampler Rack S550 synthesizer IMAGE

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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