Stephane Pigeon sounds for the Roland D-70


Stephane Pigeon did design sounds for many roland synths over the years. Roland sold a collection of 4 cards for the D70 of Stephane Pigeon. These came without booklet and case. Looking back now they seemed quite reasonable priced, probably I didn't have the money then to buy more.
See more info about Stephane Pigeon on his website.
These cards were sold by Roland Benelux only (not available anymore).
Price of the cards in those days: €22,68


Stephane Pigeon Card: D-70 sounds No.1


This card uses the internal waveforms of the D70. 18 patches of this card were taken by Roland Japan and put on the Global Collection:
Tropical, Cathedral, Pizzagogo, Percstring
Slap ! , Trump ens., Big Ben, Orion
E. Organ (renamed to Brideorgan Patch)
Ethnic, From Peru, DLM Synth, Harpsynchd
BreathOrgn, Wet Synth, Reso Split, Thunder
Syn Bass

64 performances, 107 patches, 128 tones.
All Patches in the B group are 1-tone patches.

Programmed July 1990

There are still some interesting patches on this card that didn't make the global collection. Listen yourself:
Demo on Youtube


The sounds in the first bank of the performances are:
11 BreathyStr
12 AnalogStrg
13 Ethnic
14 BrightPipe
15 Like D-50
16 Guitsplit!
17 Slow Voice
18 Pipe Solo


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photo: (thanks to) Alex Baumann




Stephane Pigeon Card: D-70 sounds No.2


This card uses U-110 waveform data for most of the Tones/Patches (U1 t/m U7 cards).
64 performances, 116 patches, 114 tones.
Programmed August 1990

As this card uses sounds from many different PCM cards, the function of this cards was likely a tool for demoing at Roland dealers when customers were interested in buying a PCM card. (With 7 cards programmed in one bank, and only 2 slots for these cards you'll need to swap PCM cards all the time…)
The A patches have been programmed with more tone combinations,
the B patches are single tone sounds.
From the A patches, 60 use card voices, 4 patches use internal voices (A85-A88).
From the B patches, 40 use card voices (B11-B58), 12 patches use internal voices (B61-B74)

11 Patches have the same name as patches with card no.3 but the sounds are not the same or have different patch settings. I..Strings is 2x on this card, one is a tone combination patch, the other is a solo patch.



The sounds in the first bank of the performances are:
1 Harpsy /U1
2 Baroque/U1
3 Positiv/U1
4 Church1/U1
5 Church2/U1
6 Ensembl/U1
7 SteelDr/U2
8 Xmas /U2


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photo: (thanks to) Alex Baumann





Stephane Pigeon Card: D-70 sounds No.3


This card uses U-110 waveform data for some of the Tones/Patches (U11 and U12), but many internal waveform patches also.
64 performances, 102 patches, 114 tones.
Programmed July 1990

The A patches have been programmed with more tone combinations (3 patches use single tones), the B patches are single tone sounds.
From the A patches, 20 use card voices (A11-A34), 43 patches use internal voices (A85-A87).
From the B patches, 3 use card voices (B11-B13), 35 patches use internal voices (B14-B56)


The sounds in the first bank of the performances are:
1 Efcts1/U11
2 Efcts2/U11
3 Efcts3/U11
4 Thundr/U11
5 Efcts4/U11
6 Efcts5/U11
7 Efcts6/U11
8 Chime /U11


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photo: (thanks to) Alex Baumann





Stephane Pigeon Card 4: D-70 sounds No.4


This card uses the internal waveforms of the D70. Some sounds on this card are really outstanding, and probably will make you want an D70 right away. Great programmed aftertouch. Probably the best D70 card around.
64 performances, 64 patches, 121 tones.
Programmed february 1991

Follow this link to a youtube demo I made.


The sounds in the first bank of the performances are:
11 Guitar duo
12 Strings
13 Tropical
14 Cathedral
15 Sax
16 D70 Split
17 Fantasia
18 Vibnstring


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Announcement in the Benelux magazine of Roland Corp (for those who can read dutch..):

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