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Roland VT-3 AIRA Voice Transformer

Monotone robot voices, sick vocoders, hard-tuned auto-pitch, broken-radio lo-fi, glitchy effects -- the VT-3 does it all, with sliders for real-time control. (3) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Roland's Portable Vocal Transformer -- Based on the VP-303

The Roland VT-3 AIRA Voice Transformer is a throwback to Roland's vintage vocoder, the VP-303. Modeled after this analog vocal effects processor, the VT-3 can immediately transform your voice with everything from reverb, pitch bends, and lo-fi filters to bass and lead synth-like effects. There's even a dedicated Robot button so you can talk like a robot into a connected microphone with just the push of a button. Real-time sliders let you "play" the VT-3, controlling your wet/dry mix, pitch shift, formant shift and reverb mix.

See what Roland's AIRA series is all about with this video:


A More Portable Vocoder

While the VT-3 is modeled after the vintage VP-303, it benefits from the modern twist of not requiring a keyboard for input -- even for vocoder-style effects. That means it's considerably more portable than its predecessor, weighing about one and a half pounds. The VT-3 and your microphone is all you need to transform your voice into new and previously unimagined sounds.

Analog Circuit Behavior Technology

Each AIRA unit is authentically crafted based on the original specifications of the '80s instrument which inspired it. Using DSPs and Analog Circuit Behavior (ACB) technology, Roland has painstakingly created an exact digital copy of the original analog circuits used in the VP-303 vocoder, going so far as to model the behavior of the analog circuits themselves, allowing the VT-3 to function and sound its predecessor -- even without a keyboard -- with the added benefit of new vocal transformation tools like Scatter for glitchy vocal effects.

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Features:

- Roland VP-330-inspired vocal effects processor
- Generate heavily processed vocal sounds in real-time
- Generate pop and electro sounds, VP-330-style vocoder sounds without a keyboard
- Dedicated Robot button for robo-talk effects
- Create lo-fi megaphone and radio-style effects
- Synth, lead, and bass patches for generating synths with your voice
- Control your sound with pitch, formant, and reverb sliders
- Control the mix with mix balance slider
- Three programmable buttons for storing favorite patches
- Scatter function for adding glitch-like effects
- Connect an optional footswitch for additional control
- Bright LEDs ensure visibility, even in dim environments
- Roland Analog Circuit Behavior Technology realistically models analog synths in a more affordable all-digital unit
- 1/4-inch/XLR combo microphone input with +48V phantom power
- 1/8-inch microphone input
- Stereo or mono 1/4-inch master output
- 1/8-inch headphone output
- 1/4 port for connecting an optional footswitch (sold separately)
- USB port
- Built-in USB audio interface with loopback recording to overdub vocals on existing tracks
- Powered via included power supply or via USB

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- Nominal Input Level: MIC IN: -40 to -12 dBu (variable)
- Input Impedance:
- MIC IN (Rear): 4.4 k ohms
- MIC IN (Front): 2.2 k ohms
- Nominal Output Level: OUT: -10 dBu
- Output Impedance:
- OUT: 1 k ohms
- PHONES: 24 ohms
- Memory Scene: Memory: 3
- -Voice Changer:
- Pitch
- Formant
- Robot
- Character
- -Character Type:
- DIRECT
- AUTO PITCH1
- AUTO PITCH2
- VOCODER
- SYNTH
- LEAD
- BASS
- MEGAPHONE
- RADIO
- SCATTER
- Effect Type: REVERB
- Controllers:
- Pitch slider
- Formant slider
- Mix Balance slider
- Reverb slider
- Character knob
- Robot button
- Bypass button
- Phantom switch
- Select switch
- Indicator: Peak indicator
- - Connectors:
- MIC IN jack (Rear): XLR type (balanced, phantom power: +48 V, 10 mA Max)
- MIC IN jack (Rear): 1/4-inch TRS phone type (balanced)
- MIC IN jack (Front): Stereo miniature phone type (plug-in power)
- PHONES jack: Stereo miniature phone type
- OUT jacks: 1/4-inch phone type
- USB port: USB type B (Audio)
- PEDAL jack: 1/4-inch phone type
- DC IN jack
- USB: Audio
- Power Supply: AC adaptor or obtained via USB port (USB bus power)
- Current Draw: 380 mA
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 210 x 175 x 57 mm (8-5/16 x 6-15/16 x 2-1/4 inches)
- Weight: 690 g (1 lb 9 oz)
- Accessories: Owner's manual, Leaflet "USING THE UNIT SAFELY", AC adaptor
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 15 x 10 x 4 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): VT-3
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 323-890-3700

Product Description

Aggressively processed vocals are common in electronic music today, but producing these effects easily and reproducing them live continues to be a challenge. The Roland VT-3 lets you smoothly alter Pitch and Formant and can introduce heavily processed vocal sounds into your studio tracks and live performances with zero hassle.

And it's not just for robot voices. The VT-3 has the power to transform your voice into synthesizers, synth basses, hard-tuned and lo-fi vocals and more. The VT-3 can also be subtle and musical, with built-in reverb, smooth Wet/Dry fader control and instant bypass.

Built for creative speed and live performance, the VT-3 is meant to be played. It has high quality specs and sturdy, brightly-lit controls that are dead simple to use. The controls and functions are smooth and immediate with no popping or clicking or latency issues to worry about, even when switching presets or changing voice characters. Weighing less than two pounds and small enough to slip into a bag, you can take the VT-3 anywhere.

The VT-3 is designed to work seamlessly and look great with other products in the AIRA series.

Choose from 9 different voice characters:

- Pop and electro sounds with two distinct "AUTO-PITCH" effects
- VP-330-style VOCODER sounds without need for a keyboard
- Glitchy effects that sound like something broke (in a good way) with SCATTER
- Loads of lo-fi character with MEGAPHONE and RADIO settings
- Synthetic sounding voices with the ROBOT button.
- Synths you can sing with SYNTH, LEAD, and BASS

Features:

- Change Pitch and Formant in real-time with smooth dedicated sliders
- Large dedicated REVERB and MIX BALANCE sliders
- Save your three favorite settings for instant recall
- Footswitch control for live performance
- Pure green LEDs and brightly lit controls for great visibility
- Lightweight and durable construction for easy portability
- XLR standard combo jack with phantom power and 1/8" inch powered mic jack
- Stereo outputs can be configured as separate mono Wet/Dry channels
- USB audio interface with loopback recording to overdub vocals on existing tracks
- Great for podcasts and live web streaming
- USB bus powered
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Overall: Great Unit. Performs as expected. Low price alternative to hiring different voice actors. I do cartoons for a living and found a great range of sounds for my characters. With the presets, you can have as many as six voices at a time at your finger tips. I don't have a rating for Manufacturer support as I had no reason to call them.
Style of Music: Christian
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