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Roland V-Synth GT

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Experience a new level of creativity and expression with the V-Synth GT Version 2.0. Combining an unprecedented number of sound technologies under one hood—including Elastic Audio Synthesis, AP-SYNTHESIS, Vocal Designer, COSM-based analog modeling, and PCM wave sampling and playback—our flagship synthesizer gives you the tools to propel your music to a new dimension. The V-Synth GT Version 2.0 lets you easily create sounds that are an extension of your own artistic voice, from the breathtakingly realistic to the never-before heard. The only limit is your imagination.

Multiple forms of advanced synthesis under the control of a friendly, icon-driven interface
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. AP (Articulative Phrase) SYNTHESIS technology models the performance behavior and nuance of acoustic musical instruments for naturally expressive sound Includes Roland’s proprietary Elastic Audio Synthesis engine plus Vocal Designer, playable simultaneously
Sound Shaper II and Pro Edit mode enable easy and efficient user programming, with quick-access onboard help available when you need it with the color touch-screen display with wide viewing angle.

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.

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

Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Resynthesis, ROM, Sampling, Virtual Analog
Oscillators: "*"
Waveforms: Pink Noise, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Triangle, Wave Table, White Noise
ROM Size: 49.5 MB
Osc Modulation: Continuous Controller, Envelope, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Glide / Portamento, Ribbon
Sampling: 32 bit, 64 bit, 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz
Sampling Notes:
AP Synthesis Source Waveforms: 38 types, Phrase Models: Violin, Erhu, Sax, Flute, Multifade
Envelopes: "*"
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Rate 1, Rate 2, Looping, Time
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, Band Reject, Comb, High Pass, Low Pass, Notch, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Input, Keyboard, Knob, LFO, Mod Wheel, Oscillator, Pedal, Pitch Wheel, Portamento, Ribbon
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Noise, Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync, Phase
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 28
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches RAM: 512
Patches ROM: 512
Multipatches RAM: 896
Multipatches ROM: 896
Storage: Internal, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
Patterns: User programmable (supports use of control change
Motifs: 8 types
Tempo: 20–250 BPM
Internal Processing
Sound Generating Section: 32 bits (floating point)
Effects Section: 32 bits (fixed point)
DA Conversion: 24 bits
AD Conversion: 24 bits
Chips and Operating System
Case: Keyboard
Keyboard: 61 keys, Buttons
Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Breath, Pads, Pedal - Filter, Knobs, Modulation 1/8" Jacks, Motion Control, Pitch - Lever, Velocity - Release, Mod - Ribbon, Pedal - Sustain, Tempo Knob, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, Backlit
Display Count H: 320
Display Count V: 240
Display Notes: TFT full color touch screen
Dimensions (WxDxH): 1066 x 411 x 125
Weight: 30 lbs 7 oz
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, USB, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 5
Inputs: 1/4", XLR, SPDIF
General MIDI: GM2 - General MIDI 2
Power: 30w
Year Released: 2007

Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.rolandus.com
Used Price: $1,600-$1,800 - convert

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