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Roland V-Synth GT Synthesizer

New Version 2.0 upgrade adds a new library of cutting-edge sounds, 27 new effects, a sample import feature, improved knob response, and more. (36) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Revolutionary Sound Creation
Inside the V-Synth GT Version 2.0 is a dual-core sound engine that powers a staggering number of onboard synthesizer technologies, including Elastic Audio Synthesis, Vocal Designer, AP-SYNTHESIS, COSM analog modeling, and PCM wave sampling and playback. Each core is its own independent synthesizer that can combine any or all of these technologies to create a tone, and two tones can be layered, split, or morphed to create a single patch.

The original V-Synth GT contains hundreds of onboard patches and tones, and the Version 2.0 update adds many hundreds more cutting-edge sounds to expand the instrument's already powerful abilities. A new Import File feature is also included in Version 2.0, allowing you to import individual patch and tone files, as well as your own waveforms and loops for creating completely original sounds.

Tools of Expression
Tones in the V-Synth GT start with analog-modeled waves, PCM waves, or an external audio source, which you can then process with familiar synthesis tools like ADSR envelopes, LFOs, and filters. However, this is only the beginning of the sound creation story. Roland's astounding AP-SYNTHESIS recreates the ever-changing nuance, feel, and phrase articulation of non-keyboard instruments such as strings, brass, and woodwinds, and you can apply these characteristics dynamically to any V-Synth GT sound as you play. Next, Elastic Audio Synthesis and VariPhrase technology let you change the pitch, formant, and length of sampled sounds in real time, making them come alive with authenticity. Finally, the Vocal Designer, an onboard vocoder with advanced voice modeling, allows you to use the most natural instrument of all--the human voice--to add the ultimate expression to V-Synth GT sounds. With these emotive synthesis tools at your disposal, you have complete control to create sounds the way you want to hear them, sounds that are the product of your own unique musical vision.

Depth and Motion
For further sound enhancement, each V-Synth GT tone has its own dedicated COSM-based multi-effects processor. These "Tone-FX" offer an enormous range of processing options, including delay, filter, and modulation effects, as well as guitar-type effects such as distortion and COSM amplifier models. 22 new Tone-FX have been added with Version 2.0, bringing the onboard total to 63. To add the finishing polish to your patches, there are 8 types of chorus and 18 types of reverb (5 new reverbs being added with the Version 2.0 update).

To impart a sense of motion to the sound, each tone has a Multi Step Modulator that automates changes to oscillator, filter, and LFO parameters. There's also a built-in arpeggiator, which automatically creates arpeggios as you play the keyboard. Version 2.0 adds many enhancements that make working with these motion features faster and easer, such as templates, block copying, tap tempo, external synchronization, and more.

Realtime Control and Deep Editing
The V-Synth GT is chock-full of ways to control the sound quickly and easily, all in real time. The full-color touch screen is gorgeous and intuitive to use, and the response of the eight universal control knobs has been in enhanced in Version 2.0 to make adjustment of complex sound parameters tight and precise. Sound Shaper II lets you create tones fast by bringing the most relevant editing parameters to the surface, and Version 2.0's multiple editing enhancements make deeper sound tweaking a breeze, even if you've never programmed a synthesizer before. And to make sure you don't get lost along the way, there's extensive online help built in that provides an explanation of the current function with a simple touch of the screen.

For even more realtime control, there are multiple dedicated buttons and sliders for adjusting sounds on the fly, and unique dynamic performance controllers like the Time Trip Pad and D Beam. The pitch bend/mod lever--an essential component of any synthesizer--has been augmented in Version 2.0 with a Chromatic Bend feature that allows you to change the pitch in semitone steps. When used in conjunction with the Vocal Designer, this is particularly useful for live emulation of the unusual vocal effects made popular with pitch-correction software plug-ins.

Audio I/O and Computer Connectivity
On the V-Synth GT Version 2.0's rear panel, there are two sets of analog stereo outputs, as well as a stereo line input and an XLR mic jack (with available phantom power) for using the onboard sampling features and processing external sounds with the synthesis tools and effects. Coaxial and optical S/P DIF digital I/O is also provided, supporting sample rates up to 96 kHz.

MIDI and footswitch connectors round out the rear panel, along with two different types of USB connectors: the MEMORY jack lets you to hook up a USB memory device (such as a flash drive) for quick file transfer, while the COMPUTER jack allows you to swap files with a Mac or Windows PC and use the V-Synth GT as a USB audio and MIDI interface for the computer. This audio/MIDI functionality lets you easily integrate with your favorite DAW software, including recording audio via the external inputs, capturing your keyboard performances as audio or MIDI data, and using the V-Synth GT to process sounds coming from the DAW.

Get Version 2.0 Now, Free of Charge
Upgrading an existing V-Synth GT is easy. And best of all, it's free! Simply download the update from Roland to get Version 2.0, along with detailed documentation on all the newly added features.

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Dimensions (WxDxH): 42.64 x 16.44 x 5.00 in.
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700
Customer Reviews
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Sound: The sounds are pretty good, bearing in mind that this synth wasn't designed to be the best imitator of acoustic instruments.Not real practical if you are looking for things like pianos and organs...get the Fantom for that. This was designed to create never-before-heard sounds, and that is exactly what it does. I like the unusual, synthy sounds. And the vocal designer.....omg, what can I say....heaven, I'm in heaven..... Feature: There were no accessories included other than just the manual. The controls on this thing are amazing. I still think a built in sequencer would have been nice, considering the price, or the option to have 76 keys instead of just 61. More polyphony would have been good too. I think the factory sound banks could have been bigger though.....I do like to start with a factory sound and then tweak it, rather than start from scratch. Ease of Use: I think this synth in pretty intuitive. I haven't had a chance to dig real deep into it yet, but I think navigating it is very easy, I found my way around on it in no time. Quality: I must say, she is a beauty.....I just have to sit and stare at it sometimes. Impressive, when you are looking at all the bells and whistles. I think it is pretty solid, I dont see any weaknesses in it as of yet. Value: I think the price is steep, but this is a one-of-a-kind synth, a must have if you are as obsessed with keyboards as I am. Manufacturer Support: Haven't needed to contact them . The Wow Factor: Of course I wanted it....I own it, duh. It's a beautiful instrument. And yes, I get all twitterpated when I am around it. :) Overall: I chose this one because it was so different than the other workstations that I own. It does stuff that they cant do. I expect to keep it around for a very long time!
Style of Music: Contemporary Christian , Pop, Rock
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Sound: sounds are varied and all incredible. you can create just about any sound on this thing, and everything works great. the d-beam and time trip pad give this thing incredible expression and even though it is really complicated, you can get whatever sound you're aiming for. Feature: so many features... I've been using mine for almost a month and I've probably only scraped the surface of what this machine can do. Effects are a little slim, but considering all the ways you can shape your sound I don't care much. Ease of Use: the touch screen and all the knobs work great, I just gave it an 8 because the manual takes some "thoughtful interperetation." still, once you read the manual and figure everything out, it is really easy to find a sweet spot. Quality: It is built to the point where chuck norris would have a hard time breaking it. Value: totally worth the price. you get so many features, such great sound, and so much entertainment that it is worth every penny. Manufacturer Support: I haven't dealt with roland, I just based this rating off of the manual that came with it. The Wow Factor: duh, I own it. Overall: Overall: great sound, and it is just incredibly fun! Its pro quality (and cost) but it is really entertaining and will blow anything out of the water.
Style of Music: anything
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