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2018/06/17 22:51:24 (permalink)

Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack?

I am going to re-record an album where D-50 was used, and buying a sample pack seems more affordable than buying the keyboard. Budget is tight for this people. The sound need to be as good as the original. I don’t yet know of the patches used, must it is one or more of the strings, and pads. One sound might be a soft warm lead sound.
 

Seems there is a soft-synth, but it seems you need some hardware or at least expensive subscription. I hope for something like Kontakt samples or Komplete synth.
 
Here is the Roland one:
https://www.rolandcloud.com/catalog/legendary/d-50
 

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/17 23:24:30 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jarsve 2018/06/18 10:05:20

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 00:20:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jarsve 2018/06/18 10:05:17
PinkNoise DeepFlight 2
http://kontaktbanks.com/kb_deepflight2.html
There was also a special UVI library called Synth Legacy with some D-50 sounds, but the PinkNoise one goes deepest (and lowest at $25).
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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 10:05:13 (permalink)
Wow. Thank you guys. Both seems Incredible.

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 15:34:10 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jarsve 2018/06/18 18:13:06
I've got a working D-50 with the original factory patches and a second set of additional factory patches. If you have MIDI for your synth parts and we could figure out which patches were used, theoretically I could record the audio tracks for you. Of course, I'd have to know more about the scope of your project and how much time would be involved. . . .

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 18:14:09 (permalink)
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I've got a working D-50 with the original factory patches and a second set of additional factory patches. If you have MIDI for your synth parts and we could figure out which patches were used, theoretically I could record the audio tracks for you. Of course, I'd have to know more about the scope of your project and how much time would be involved. . . .


Thank you. That i sa good idea.
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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 18:50:26 (permalink)
I believe the Roland Cloud is free for 30-days.
You might want to give that a whirl.
 
Bounce the D50 tracks as audio.
If you decide to cancel... you've still got access to those specific tracks.

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 18:53:53 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jarsve 2018/06/18 21:16:46
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I am going to re-record an album where D-50 was used, and buying a sample pack seems more affordable than buying the keyboard. Budget is tight for this people. The sound need to be as good as the original. I don’t yet know of the patches used, must it is one or more of the strings, and pads. One sound might be a soft warm lead sound.
 

Seems there is a soft-synth, but it seems you need some hardware or at least expensive subscription. I hope for something like Kontakt samples or Komplete synth.

Here is the Roland one:
https://www.rolandcloud.com/catalog/legendary/d-50




Here is an interesting discussion about D-50 emulations.  https://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=420219&hilit=D50
 
Some seem to blame Roland for keeping a tight grip on the samples used.
 
The D-50 soft-synth emulation now offered by the Roland Cloud appears to be the real deal, with all the original presets.
 
I must say first that I am not a fan of subscription plans.
 
But since I have a hardware Roland JV-1080 rack, I would love to get my hands on a soft-synth version.  So I looked into the Roland Cloud subscription thing, and that may be a way to go depending on a few things...
 
1. Free 30 day trial, no obligation.  Full access to every instrument in the collection.
2. $19.95USD per month to subscribe.
3. You do not have to subscribe for consecutive months.  Can be stopped and re-started.
4. After 12 months accumulated subscription time, you will be given a free perpetual license to one instrument that you select from the collection.  https://www.rolandcloud.com/yours-loyalty-program
 
So for your project, you could do the first month free, and if you still needed more time with the D-50 sounds for your tracks, you could rent for additional months, ala carte, as/when needed.

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 18:59:58 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Jarsve 2018/06/18 21:16:42
JRR has UVI Digital Synsations which includes a D50 for $20 at the moment. Might be worth a look.

https://www.jrrshop.com/uvi-digital-synsations

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 20:01:52 (permalink)
Yup and you get a 25GB sample library to go with! 
 
But that's probably the cheapest way to get those sounds, other than borrowing an old synth from someone.

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 20:35:44 (permalink)
Yes, I was tempted myself until I saw that abacab ;)
I wonder if you can install each instrument individually or does it have to be all or nothing?

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 20:39:06 (permalink)
Didn't realize digital synsations had one. I think I got it for free or about $1

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 21:10:46 (permalink)
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Yes, I was tempted myself until I saw that abacab ;)
I wonder if you can install each instrument individually or does it have to be all or nothing?



Hmmm.  According to the UVI website specs, they have now compressed it down to 10GB FLAC lossless encoding from 25GB in WAV.  https://www.uvi.net/en/vintage-corner/digital-synsations.html#specs

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/18 21:58:30 (permalink)
Good find abacab. I have been giving it a serious listen.

Enjoyed this video review (the D50 starts at about 11:30):- https://youtu.be/XuZxF7j89zE

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/19 01:35:38 (permalink)
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Good find abacab. I have been giving it a serious listen.

Enjoyed this video review (the D50 starts at about 11:30):- https://youtu.be/XuZxF7j89zE



Ha! Good find ZT!  I must say I can really appreciate that YouTube guy's enthusiasm, even with the English subtitles, LOL!!!  He can play the crap out of those iRig keys! 
 
But I'm still not sold on samples of a digital synth, because I would expect any good emulation for a synth of that era to be able to produce the sounds digitally.
 
I bought my first synth, a digital Casio CZ-1000 back in the mid-80's (which used Casio's version of phase distortion, a close cousin to Yamaha's FM used in the DX-7), after taking a demo tour of the available synths in my budget range in the local music store.  In the end it came down to that one and an analog Roland Juno (Juno-something, cannot recall) that was a very cool analog synth, but with no MIDI, no patch memory, and only 6 voices. That was fun, but I went home, broke but happy with the Casio.  It had some great printed manuals that explained all about oscillators, ADSR, envelopes, etc.  School, LOL!
 
My only regret to this day was possibly not grabbing that Roland Juno new when I had the chance!  LOL!  Hindsight 20/20 and all that!
 
I have had several other digital synths after that from Roland, Alesis, and Korg (the X-series, that followed the M1).  Most of them were romplers, that tried to emulate acoustic instruments with sample sets, rather than through organic synthesis.  They were successful and made great sounds, but...
 
There is something about synthesis, whether analog or digital, that is different from sampling.  I realize that the D-50 used single cycle waveforms to begin the synthesis process, but that is to be expected with a digital method, that is not actually using analog oscillators.  Even many modern soft-synths use single cycle samples in their oscillator sections.
 
So the Casio CZ series, the Yamaha DX-7, and the Roland D-50 were the new kings of the digital synth era, for a while anyways...
 
So this has been long-winded, but have you checked out Dexed, a FREE Yamaha DX-7 emulation with a buttload of DX7 libraries freely available on the net?  https://www.kvraudio.com/product/dexed-by-digital-suburban
 
Highly recommended, and is probably the most accurate DX-7 emulation available.  The sounds this can make will blow the D-50 away, IMHO. 

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Re: Anyone know of a good Roland D-50 sample pack? 2018/06/19 11:21:48 (permalink)
That's a good freebie DX7 abacab. Considering I once dreamt of owning a real DX7 back in the day I now have more "DX7" emulators than I know what to do with (and I'm a guitar player, lol).

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