MATRIXSYNTH: Roland RS-202 Strings Synthesizer SN 520753

Monday, June 08, 2020

Roland RS-202 Strings Synthesizer SN 520753

via this auction

"The 61-key Roland RS-202, released in Japan in 1976, is a classic analog synthesizer that can produce rich string tones as well as bass sounds that are especially warm and vintage-sounding (think “disco strings”). It also features a vibrato effect and Roland’s famous ensemble/chorus. One cool thing about the RS-202 is that the entire keyboard is polyphonic (i.e. you can play all the keys at the same time). The pitch range of string instruments (contrabass to violin) is roughly split between the two string patches, covering a wide range of tones. The Roland RS-202 is widely considered one of the best string synths from this era, and the instrument has a huge legacy.

This synthesizer is in very good condition, with some signs of use overall (please see photos), including scratches and slight yellowing of the keys. The entire unit has been thoroughly tested by our professional technician and works perfectly."

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