The Roland D-50 is an iconic digital synthesizer that made its mark in the 1980s. Introduced in 1987, it is renowned for its Linear Arithmetic (LA) synthesis technology, combining samples with subtractive synthesis. With a 61-key keyboard and an innovative LCD screen, the D-50 provides a broad range of sounds, from ethereal pads to punchy percussion. Famous presets like “Fantasia” contributed to its success and its impact on pop and electronic music of that era.