Roland

RS-09

Synthesizer

Main Details
Maker Roland Company
Function
Additional Model ID Organ/Strings 09
Channels/Tracks
  • Duo/Polyphonic × Voice
  • 2 VCOs (String or Organ) × Voice
Form Factor Keyboard
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In Japan
Date Produced 1979 - 1980
Notes The RS-09 is an analog string and organ synthesizer (similar to the Saturn-09 which only produced an organ sound). It's old, it's cheap and they're usually worth finding! The string sound and organ sounds are nice, fatty analog sounds. The organ and string sections can be played simultaneously or individually. An ensemble/chorus effect and external sound input are welcome features. But aside from all this, there isn't much else left to this synth. A simple 2-vco architecture with simple and limited editable parameters, no patch memory and a small keyboard.

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