Large images ..Available from 03/01/1986 until 11/30/1999
The Roland U-110 was originally meant to be a real workhorse with lots of polyphonic voices (31), multi-timbral capacity and plenty of immediate sounds right out of the box. The unit is not really a synthesizer, but more like a sample playback module, which means that all the onboard sounds are samples with rather limited editing possibilities.
The unit has six separate outputs but no stereo sounds and no internal effect processing. The U-110-leaflet more or less lies where it states that the unit features chorus and tremolo as digital effects. It's true that you can achieve tremolo and also a chorus effect, but only by using two voices for each note, and thus eating up polyphony at the same time. As usual, it's a lot better to run the U-110 through a dedicated external FX-unit.
* Type: Synth/ module/
* Synthesis Type: Digital Sample Playback
o Max: 31
o Typical in use: 31
* Multi-timbral (number of parts): 6
* Oscillators per Voice :
o Min : 1
o Max : 6
* Controllers : Sustain, Aftertouch
* Effects :
o Number of FX units : 1 - What do you mean normally 2??
o Number of different effects : 2
* Drum Section :
o Number of Drum Kits : 1
o Number of Drum sounds : about 30
* Keyboard :
o Number of Keys : 0
o Can send on 1 simultaneous MIDI channels
o Responds to : velocity, after-touch
o Sounds can be split by : keyboard
* Memory :
o Patches : 64
o Performances : 64
* Inputs and Outputs :
o Number of Audio Outs (excluding Phones) : 6
o Number of Audio Ins : 0
o Number of MIDI Outs (excluding Thru) : 1
o Number of MIDI Ins : 1
* Upgrade Options : Up to 4 PCM cards may be slotted into the front.