Roland GAIA 37-Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer

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  • Roland GAIA 37-Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer

    With its massive sound, hands-on ease, and affordable price, the GAIA SH-01 is a high-performance value with old-school charm. The triple-stacked engine puts potent virtual analog synthesis under your fingertips, yet the control panel is so fun, friendly, and inviting, even first-timers can create great sounds. The signal flow is simple to grasp, with logically arranged knobs, sliders, and buttons. Hands-on control and fat sound make this little powerhouse a joy for music students, songwriters, session players, and live performers of all styles and skill levels.

    Sink your teeth into the new triple-stacked virtual analog engine, comprising three complete synths for incredibly thick, powerful sound. Unleash the beef of three oscillators that drive a trio of multimode, resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, plus nine envelope generators. It’s like having three synthesizers in one! With 64 polyphonic voices onboard, the GAIA SH-01 makes it possible to play massive sounds without experiencing note drop-out. From the silkiest reverb to the grittiest growl, the SH-01’s instantly selectable multi-effects will catapult your sounds into another spatial dimension. You can layer up to five simultaneous effects for dozens of variations. The onboard effects include reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. Dedicated control knobs are provided for tweaking the effects in real time.

    At less than 10 pounds, the GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact, and great for musicians on the go. The 37-note keyboard is full-size, however, so performers can play naturally and comfortably. The synth can be powered via AC or batteries for the ultimate in portable convenience. A battery-life indicator on the front panel ensures that you won’t lose power unexpectedly. When used in conjunction with a battery-powered amp such as Roland’s CUBE Street, MOBILE CUBE, BA-330 or KC-110, the GAIA SH-01 can be played and heard anywhere! The front panel puts every control directly under your fingertips. There are no hidden menus, no nonsense. Just play and move the knobs and sliders, or wave your hands over the invisible D Beam for dramatic effects. The logically designed front panel shows the signal path from left to right. It helps beginners understand synthesis, while experienced players will love the instant gratification of hands-on control during performance.

    Roland GAIA 37-Key Virtual Analog Synthesizer Features:

    • Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
    • Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
    • 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
    • Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
    • Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
    • Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
    • D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
    • USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers
    • Keyboard: 37 keys
    • Maximum Polyphony: 64 voices

    Sound Generator Section

    • Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)
    • PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)

    Patch Memory

    • Preset: 64
    • User: 64

    OSC SECTION

    Oscillator waveform:

    • Saw
    • Square
    • Pulse/pwm
    • Triangle
    • Sine
    • Noise
    • Super Saw

    Knobs/Sliders:

    • Pitch
    • Detune
    • Pulse Width
    • Pulse Width Modulation

    Envelope:

    • Attack
    • Decay
    • Envelope Depth

    Modulation:

    • Oscillator Sync
    • Ring Modulation

    FILTER SECTION

    Filter Type:

    • LPF
    • HPF
    • BPF
    • PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)

    Knobs:

    • Cutoff
    • Resonance
    • Key Follow

    Envelope:

    • Attack
    • Decay
    • Sustain
    • Release
    • Envelope Depth

    AMP SECTION

    • Knobs: Level

    Envelope:

    • Attack
    • Decay
    • Sustain
    • Release

    LFO SECTION

    LFO Shape:

    • Triangle
    • Sine
    • Saw
    • Square
    • Sample

    Knobs/Sliders:

    • Rate
    • Fade Time
    • Pitch Depth
    • Filter Depth
    • Amp Depth

    EFFECTS

    DIST:

    • Distortion
    • Fuzz
    • Bit Crash

    FLANGER:

    • Flanger
    • Phaser
    • Pitch Shifter

    DELAY:

    • Delay
    • Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)

    OTHER

    Controllers:

    • Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
    • D BEAM Controller

    Arpeggiator:

    • Preset pattern: 64

    Phrase Recorder:

    • User: 8
    • Number of Track: 1

    Jacks/Connectors:

    • Output Jacks (L/mono, R) (1/4 Inch Phone Type)
    • Headphone Jack (Stereo 1/4 Inch Phone Type)
    • Pedal Jack (Trs Phone Type)
    • Midi Connectors (In, Out)
    • Usb Computer (Supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/midi)
    • Usb Memory (Supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Flash Memory)
    • Ext in Jack (Stereo Miniature Phone Type)
    • Dc in Jack
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