MATRIXSYNTH: Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer SN 912049

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer SN 912049


"This is a vintage Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer.
Sorry I can't play synth so please bear with me.

Signal chain :
Roland 505 - Apollo Twin - Apollo Luna with no post processing plugins used."

Update: looks like this one is for sale:

via this auction

"This is vintage Roland Paraphonic 505 Synthesizer. The unit has been tested for operation, confirmed power on and have the sound, but probably will need a good maintenance to make it great again. Some sliders are a little bit hard to slide up and down.

The top area where the switches and the "Roland Paraphonic 505" logo has been recoat, it's more shinny and darker (black. Some rust also exists in the casing, please review the photos I've taken as part of my description about the physical condition of the unit. I've also made a video demo of the unit confirming the power on and sounding, I'm not a synth player so please bear with my playing :)

The RS-505 is the king of all '70s string synths, being the sister of the VC-330 Vocoder and mother of the classic RS-202. It combines strings, a polysynth, and an enormous, rumbling mono bass section that is known for rivalling that of the Moog Taurus. Includes a super lush quad BBD chorus with external input, the same circuit found in the highly sought after Roland Dimension D Chorus."

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