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Roland MKS-100

Roland MKS-100 Synopsis

Rack version of S-10, with guitar mode

Architecture is basic sampler (i.e. sample is digitally processed). S-5xx and S-7xx also have digital filters.

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Key Features

  1. Aftertouch: None
  2. Architecture Class: sampler
  3. Audio IO: headphone, input 1 output
  4. Audio Source: samples (15kHz or 30kHz). Sample editing includes looping, combine, reverse, level adjust, resonant low or high pass filter (12 or 24dB slopes?)
  5. Communication Interface: MIDI In, Out, Thru
  6. Effects: None
  7. EG: 3 level, 4 rate
  8. Expansion: Floppy drive 2.8" Quick Disk (QD) drive
  9. Filter: None
  10. Form Factor: 2U rack
  11. Key Scaling: None
  12. LFO: Vibrato with delay
  13. Memory:
    • Multi Memory: 0
    • Patch Memory: 0
    • PCM Memory: N/A
    • Sample Memory: 128kB?
    • Sequencer Memory: N/A
  14. Multitimbral: 1 4 via samples, but not via MIDI
  15. Pedal Inputs: record
  16. Performance Control: auto-bend, arpeggiator (up and/or down or random), mono mode for GR guitar
  17. Polyphony: 8
  18. Power: AC
  19. Released: 1986
  20. Sequencer: No
  21. Signal Class: digital
  22. Velocity: sample switch/mix, EG rates (R1, R2), volume


  1. Owners manuals:

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