In 1993 I bought a second hand D-50 but its keyboard was completely without aftertouch and dynamics was quite hard to manage. On one hand I was fascinated by its timbre on the other hand I realized that the instrument was really a crap and only when driven by an external keyboard I obtained the sounds I had in mind. Thus after almost six/eight months of suffering I gave it away to a musician who used it as an expander. Several years after, Roland had this great idea to reissue a great classic synthesizer such as D-50, in a more compact size. The sound is unmistakably the same.
Roland knows what the people want! forget the old mega heavy Synth from the 80's purchase this boutique synth and enjoy the same quality results for a game changing synth from the past.