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.
Affordable 61-note synthesizer with easy access to Roland’s latest sounds
Hundreds of all-new Patches based on CD-quality waveforms
Direct Access buttons permit easy sound selection by category
Powerful Arpeggio/Phrase Generator and Multi Chord Memory
Rhythm Guide metronome with preset patterns and several variations
D Beam Controller for realtime control using an infrared beam of light
Includes editor software for Mac and PC
61 keys (with velocity)
16 *Two Tones can be assigned to each part (Patch), and can be split or layered.
32 MB (16-bit linear equivalent)
Original: 384, General MIDI 2: 256 *Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
128 *Two Tones can be assigned to each Patch.
5-300 BPM (with tap tempo function)
Preset Chord Sets
User Chord Sets
8 *12 chord forms can be assigned to each set.
Phrase / Arpeggio
D Beam Controller
Pitch bend / Modulation Lever
20 characters, 2 lines (Backlit LCD)
Output Jacks (L/MONO, R) Headphones Jack MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT) Hold Pedal Jack Control Pedal Jack
DC 9 V (AC Adaptor)
Owner's Manual AC Adaptor (ACI Series or PSB-1U) CD-ROM (Editor program for PC / Mac)
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.
If you have questions about operating your Roland product, please check our Knowledge Base for answers to the most common questions.
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In addition, we have a library of Owner’s Manuals and Support Documents that you can download and reference.