RS-50

Synthesizer

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Just Play.

Roland's new RS-50 Synthesizer sports an all-new collection of CD-quality sounds, cool performance features and simple Direct Access buttons for selecting Patches-all at an entry-level price.

  • - Affordable 61-note synthesizers with easy access to Roland's latest sounds
  • - Hundreds of all-new Patches based on CD-quality waveforms
  • - Direct Access Buttons make selecting sounds simple via categories
  • - Phrase/Arpeggio Generator and Multi Chord Memory
  • - Rhythm Guide function for jamming along with several preset rhythm patterns
  • - D Beam Controller for realtime control using an infrared beam of light
  • - Includes editor software for Mac and PC
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Outstanding New Sounds

The RS-50 is the essence of RS-70 being condensed and packed under the metal chassis. It is loaded with not just new Patches, but also with an entirely new set of CD-quality waveforms, such as new acoustic piano with delicate nuances. Bundled editor software makes it easy to dive in and program your own sounds.

Made for Performance

With the new Multi Chord Memory function, musicians can play a variety of complex chords using a single note. Or trigger phrases at the touch of a key using the Phrase/Arpeggio Generator. The RS-50 also features a Rhythm Guide function for jamming along with several preset rhythm patterns.

Loaded with Extras

The RS-50 features Roland's popular D Beam Controller for controlling functions like pitch or filter cutoff using an infrared beam of light. The D Beam can also be used to control Roland's unique Active Expression feature, which makes it easy to fade in a second sound or change the volume and timbre.

Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity)

Sound Generator

Maximum Polyphony
64 voices
Multitimbral Parts
16
*Two Tones can be assigned to each part (Patch), and can be split or layered.
Wave Memory
32 MB (16-bit linear equivalent)

Preset Memory

Original Tones
640
Patches
Original: 384, General MIDI 2: 256
*Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
Rhythm Sets
2
Performances
8

User Memory

Patches
128
*Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
Rhythm Sets
2
Performances
8

Effects

Multi-Effects
47 types
Reverb
8 types
Chorus
8 types

Rhythm Guide

Preset Patterns
32
Tempo
5-300 BPM (with tap tempo function)

Multi-Chord Memory

Preset Chord Sets
16
User Chord Sets
8
*12 chord forms can be assigned to each set.

Phrase / Arpeggio

Templates
342
User Templates
8
Styles (Variations)
473

Controllers

D Beam Controller
1
Pitch bend / Modulation Lever
1
Control Knobs
5

Others

Display
20 characters, 2 lines (Backlit LCD)
Connectors
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R)
Headphones Jack
MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
Hold Pedal Jack
Control Pedal Jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Current draw
1,000 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual
AC Adaptor (ACI Series or PSB-1U)
CD-ROM (Editor program for PC / Mac)
Options
Pedal Switch: DP-2, DP-8
Foot Switch: BOSS FS-5U
Expression Pedal : EV-5

Size and Weight

Width (W)
1,033 mm40-11/16 inches
Depth (D)
294 mm11-5/8 inches
Height (H)
103 mm4-1/16 inches
Weight
5.5 kg12 lbs. 3 oz.

All specifications and appearances are subject to change.

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