Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer With Roland K-25m Keyboard

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  • Faithful Recreation Of Classic Roland D-50 Synthesizer
  • Complete With K-25m Keyboard Dock
  • Innovative User Interface With Joystick Control
  • Integrated 64-Step Polyphonic Sequencer & Arpeggiator
  • Battery Operated Or Powered Via USB

Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer With Roland K-25m Keyboard

The Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer is an innovative analog synth, basing its design on the classical Roland D-50 from 1987. The Roland D-05 synth utilises Digital Circuit Behaviour (DCB) to ensure the original sound is faithfully recreated with immense detail. The original D-50 helped to shape the sound of the late 80s, combining a mix of sampled attack and sustaining waveforms to achieve a truly unique sound and musical aesthetic. The vintage-style design of the Roland D-05 Linear Synth, includes a versatile joystick control for navigating presets, as well as selected sounds and accessing different modes. The D-05 Linear Synth comes complete with the Roland K-25m keyboard dock, turning your Roland D-05 into the ultimate portable synthesizer. The key dock allows you to play the synthesizer directly, eliminating the need for a computer or external equipment. #

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Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer

Faithful Recreation Of The Roland D-50

The Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer utilises the Digital Circuit Behaviour (DCB) technology to capture the original’s sound and essence in immense detail. The technology allows the sound and design to get as close the original sound as possible while retaining the warmth and grit associated with classic synthesizer. The original D-50 Synthesizer was a staple in the music world during the late 1980s, helping to define the sound of RnB and other genres within that era. The combination of DCB technology and the same samples used in the original, results in a faithful recreation of a once classic synthesizer. The original tone and sounds have been painstakingly recreated using the DCB technology as well as pairing the exact same PCM attack and loop samples, that were paramount to the D-50’s sound.

Built-In Effects

As well as incorporating the same samples and sounds from the original, the D-05 also incorporates the same integrated FX to enhance your tonal characteristics. This faithful recreation includes the same built-in chorus, reverb/delay and EQ effects, providing a studio-grade polish to your sounds, allowing you to add your own nuances to the way your sounds react. The on-board digital effects can be used for everything from adding subtle reverbs to percussive sounds for a more atmospheric tone; to removing problematic frequencies from a sound using the built-in EQ.

Polyphonic Sequencer & Arpeggiator

One of the most prominent new additions to the design is the integrated 64-step polyphonic onboard sequencer and arpeggiator. The addition of the step-sequencer makes the D-05 ideal for rhythms and patterns on the fly, making it perfect for live performances. One of the most unique features of the sequencer it its ability to store tempo and patch changes, as well as giving you the ability to sequence shuffle and gate timing. The arpeggiator is ideal for adding a sense of movement to your patches, allowing you to bring out a new layer from a sound for added versatility.

Design & Construction

The highly compact design of the D-05 makes it ideal for musicians on the move, allowing you to create sounds and sequences on the fly. The Roland D-05 boasts a rugged enclosure that can withstand the rigors of extensive use. The intuitive interface features joystick control for navigating between parameters, as well as controlling different modes and settings. Its highly portable design also runs on either batteries or via USB power, eliminating the need for an external power source. Additionally, the synthesizer features an integrated, powered mini-speaker, meaning you don’t need an external audio source to play your synth while on the move.

Roland K-25m Keyboard For Roland Boutique Series

Expansion Keyboard

The Roland K-25m Keyboard is an expansion module compatible with all Roland Boutique series synthesizers which allows you to dock and connect the 25 key velocity sensitive keyboard. Measuring less than 12 inches wide the K-25m is extremely compact and incorporates an adjustable stand with 3 positions for optimized viewing and performance. The compact keyboard can also address a range from -4 to +5 octaves when used with the relevant module.


Roland D-05 Linear Synthesizer

  • Perfect sonic recreation of the D-50 from the makers of the original
  • Digital Circuit Behaviour (DCB) faithfully captures every detail
  • Authentic user interface including joystick control
  • All the original presets plus fresh new sounds
  • Compatible with original D-50 patches
  • 64-step, polyphonic onboard sequencer and arpeggiator
  • Rugged construction with metal front panel
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • Battery operated (4 x AA) or USB powered
  • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Compatible with optional Roland Boutique accessories

Roland K-25m Keyboard For Roland Boutique Series

  • 25-Note velocity sensitive keyboard for use with Roland Boutique modules
  • Three-position (including flat) stand tilts the module for better viewing angle
  • High-quality keyboard construction
  • Transforms Roland boutique module into highly portable music making tool