Roland has announced a new software version of its D-70 synthesizer to its Roland Cloud service, Anthology 1990.

Originally released in 1990, the D-70 was the successor to 1987’s D-50 and combined sample playback with digital synthesis.

According to Roland, Anthology 1990 features “breathy flutes, luscious layered voices and big, beefy basses” and has an intuitive interface designed to make production easy. It has 64 synth patches, sampled from the original model.

The  Roland Anthology 1990 Synth, which contains meticulous and sampled sounds from this decade. Warm basses , pads or even the typical Grand Pianos are of course included. Alongside this is has 4 velocity layers per note and supports multiple instruments per plug.

Altogether 64 presets are present, which give users many sound possibilities of this virtual sound generator. Roland's typical filter , envelope , LFO , effect section , tuning and an integrated limiter allow users to creatively create their own sound ideas. 

Here's what Roland has said about the Anthology 1990:

“Welcome to Roland Cloud's early Spring release, or our 4.2 "April Update."  This time, we're ecstatic to deliver to you the sounds from one of our favorite synths from the last century via the latest addition to our Anthology series. After downloading and using the aptly named "Anthology 1990," we're sure that you'll see why we're excited.”


  • Ultra-Deep Sampled replica of its legendary counterpart from 1990
  • 64 patches
  • 4 velocity layers per note
  • ADSR resonant filter for lush sustains and harmonic decays
  • Multiple instruments supported per plug in instance
  • Advanced multi-threaded loading and streaming for fast and smooth workflow
  • Multiple instruments supported on separate MIDI channels
  • VST and AU compatible

Anthology 1990 is only available to subscribers of Roland’s cloud-based service, Roland Cloud.