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How to program the D-05 sequencer

The D-05 includes a Sequencer and an Arpeggiator. They can be used separately or simultaneously. Together they could even offer some type of accompagnement: i.e. With a patch in Split mode you could program a bassline on the Lower Tone with the sequencer and play live  the arpeggiator for the Upper Tone.

The Roland D-05 Arpeggiator settings:

To access the Arpeggiator, press SHIFT + SEQUENCER.

  • Sw (Switch) : to turn the arpeggiator on or off.
  • Typ (TYPE) : To select the type of Arpeggiator:
    • Type 1 : Up
    • Type 2 : Down
    • Type 3 : Up2 (up by 2 octaves)
    • Type 4 : Down3 (down by 2 octaves)
    • Type 5 : RND (Random)
  • Scal (SCALE) : to specify the note value : 8, 16, …
  • Hold : When on, the notes played stays on even after releasing the keys.

The Roland D-05 Step Sequencer settings:

To access the STEP Sequencer, press SEQUENCER.

  • Steps that produce sound are lit; muted steps are unlit.
  • By simultaneously pressing two of the [1]–[16] buttons, you can connect the region between those two buttons with a tie.

How to program the Roland D-05 sequencer and arppegiator.

Playing the Sequencer and Arpeggiator simultaneously.

The Roland D-05 has a very flexible Step Sequencer on top of an Arpeggiator. The question I answer in this video, is how use them simultaneously. Grab a chair and enjoy.

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