Non commercial Roland D-70 Soundbanks


A few sounbanks were programmed by musicians:

Till bank
  • Programmed by Till Maurer (Australia).
  • Beside the original Factory sounds, patches have been programmed from B21. Three sounds use the U7 card. Since there are some new tones (9 different names), not all factory sounds will sound as the original ones. You can find this bank here.

GM bank
  • Programmed by Jeff Glatt (NY).
  • 64 Performances, 127 patches and 124 tones.
  • Many D70 factory sounds in this bank, but with a different position to match the GM standard
  • The sounds in the first bank of the performances are: 11 GrandPiano, 12 Big String, 13 FingerBass, 14 Solo Sax, 15 Trumpet, 16 B3 Organ, 17 Saxes, 18 Rhodes

D70 Alt (Alternative) bank
  • Non commercial? No info found about the programmer.
  • 64 Performances, 120 patches and 120 tones. Some sound require the U2 card.
  • Banks B11-B68 are a copy of the A group patches, but with less tones on. V-swString and V-swBrass are however exactly the same and many patches have the same name.
  • The sounds in the first bank of the performances are: 1V-mxChoir , 2 FluteChime, 3 Synthtrack, 4 StackLead, 5 AcouPiano, 6 DualSax, 7 FBass/Vibe, 8 Organ/Bass
  • You can find the bank here

D70 Module
  • No info found about the programmer.
  • This bank seems to be programmed starting with the Factory bank. There are many patch names with the same name as the factory patches. However it seams only 1 is exactly the same.
  • Four tones use the D-1 card (D70 Sound Elements vol.1
  • Nine tones use the U-31 card (SN-MV30-01 'Rhythm Section')
  • The sounds in the first bank of the performances are: 1 Bass, 2 GRAND/STRG, 3 El.Piano 1, 4 ACC.BASS, 5 VIBES, 6 Lead n Str, 7 CREATOR, 8 FLUTE

D70 Brass Card
  • No info found about the programmer.
  • This bank seems to be programmed starting with the Factory bank. There are many patch names with the same name, but have not the same tones. 17 patches are the same as the Factory. Some names are the same in this bank.
  • Six patches use the U15 Super Brass Card
  • The sounds in the first bank of the performances are: 1 EL Piano 5, 2 Synthage , 3 Rhode Live, 4 Obeqheim 8, 5 Tack Synth, 6 Galaxy, 7 STACK , 8 JX8P Ep

Set BB
  • No info found about the programmer.
  • This bank seems to be programmed starting with the Factory bank. 11 patches are the same as the Factory. Many tones are the same as the factory sounds
  • The same as Set B1 (only some performances different)
  • The sounds in the first bank of the performances are: 1 Piano 1, 2 Piano 2, 3 Rhodes 1, 4 RhodesLive, 5 BaladPiano, 6 Piano+Str, 7 Wurlitzer, 8 Calliopa (7)

Patches


Some patch programming lists have been published in the Roland Users Magazine.
Created by Roland Music Specialists, these are really great sounds:
- Marvin Sanders: SPACEPAD
- Larry Garcia: NO WAY OUT! (this seems to be the same patch like the one the Special Collection Card)
- Mike Rosen: KALIMBA VOX
- Romeo Muisc International in Boston, Chris Brown and Steve Peha: SLINKYSPLT
- Kyle McGee: TECH BASS