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Re: Roland D-50 emulation?

Postby Tomás Mulcahy » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:28 pm

The D10 sounds completely different. Smaller. I suspect the converters are not as good, and possibly the microprocessor was slower, so the VA and chorus bit is not calculated as well as it is on the '50.

That said, I never tried to match patch parameters.
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Re: Roland D-50 emulation?

Postby desmond » Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:37 pm

My favourite D-50 patch by far was "Soundtrack" - a great patch that again was used everywhere. Another Eric Persing classic, as was much of the D-50 voicing.

A while back I analysed it (without a D-50 handy) to recreate it on my XV-5080. It's sort of a work in progress - the XV doesn't have exactly the same structure as the D-50, but it does have the D-50 waveforms necessary, and I got close, though with still some work to do. It's very dynamic, so recreating how it responds to velocity and key scaling is a little tricky without having a D-50 to play with.

I remember when the D-50 came out, I was like "At last! Now hopefully the DX7 can DIE!!"... :)
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