RS-50

Synthesizer

RS-50
Discontinued

The RS-50 Synthesizer is designed so musicians can forget about MIDI and focus on playing. This easy-to-use keyboard 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.

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
1,033 mm
40-11/16 inches
Depth
294 mm
11-5/8 inches
Height
103 mm
4-1/16 inches
Weight
5.5 kg
12 lbs. 3 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

Downloads

Updates & Drivers

  • RS-50 System Update Version 1.03

    This is the latest operating system update for the RS-50. Please refer to the readme.pdf document for the update procedure.

    This update resolves an issue dealing with Bulk Loading "All" data back into the RS-50.

    Note to PC Users:
    If you are having problems sending these files from your sequencer, or if you need a sequencer to send these files, download the PCSMF Update Application located here.
    If you do not have a program to unzip this download, you can download WinZip here.

    Note to Mac Users:
    You will need the Q-MIDI Application if you do not have access to a sequencer program.

  • RS-50/-70 Editor Windows

    This is the Windows version of the RS-50/70 Editor/Librarian application.

Support

If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
You can also contact our Product Support department by phone or email.
In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.

Owner's Manuals

Support Documents