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Roland V-Synth-XT

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Description
Named the “Synthesizer of the Year” at the 2004 MIPA Awards, Roland’s groundbreaking V-Synth now has a travel-friendly offspring. The XT is a portable new V-Synth with some spectacular tricks up its sleeves — and with enough synthesis and audio-processing power to make heads spin. It’s fully stocked with a potent array of synthesis types, including the V-Synth’s famous Elastic Audio Synthesis engine, plus analog-synth modeling, vocal modeling, and classic D-50 emulation. Add to that a rich lineup of COSM effects, external audio processing, a touch-sensitive color display, eight universal edit knobs, and you have an instrument that redefines rack/tabletop technology.

The original V-Synth’s factory soundset was a showcase of twisting, bending, otherworldly sounds. But the V-Synth is no one-trick pony, as evidenced by the new batch of unique “playable” patches created by an A-list group of star artists and producers. The patches might sound classic at first touch, but they explode to animated life when modulated. Start on familiar terrain, then hit the launchpad V-Synth style!
Sound Shaper

Experts onboard! The XT’s innovative Sound Shaper function allows you create new sounds with the virtual “know-how” of professional sound designers. By selecting your destination sound type — whether a pad, bass, lead sound, etc. — this macro function guides you quickly through relevant parameters while editing. Complex editing is made easy.

The XT provides a variety of input paths for sampling and external-audio processing. You can sample directly into the synth via its audio inputs (XLR and 1/4-inch), you can import samples through USB (WAV and AIF format), or you can feed live audio to the XT for processing in real time. The front-panel Hi-Z input allows the XT to function as a unique and powerful effects rack for guitar or other instruments, the XLR input (with phantom power) allows the XT to be utilized as a full-blown vocoder. USB audio streaming enables computer-aided sound design and additional audio-processing possibilities.

Physically speaking, the XT is the most flexible rack unit Roland has ever manufactured. It can be mounted in a rack, where it can be positioned flush or tilted and locked at an angle that best suits your working environment. Or, if you prefer, you can take the XT out of the rack, and place it on a flat surface. Its angled profile is designed to make the XT work perfectly as a standalone tabletop unit. Whether used in a rack or on a tabletap, the XT’s large, color touch-screen display provides luxurious navigation, and its row of eight universal edit knobs makes using the synth fast, friendly, and expressive.
VC-1 & VC-2 Built-in

In addition to its user sampling, elastic-audio manipulation, and analog-synth modeling, the XT comes pre-installed with Roland’s VC-1 (D-50 emulator) and VC-2 (Vocal Designer). It’s like getting two additional instruments for free!
VC-1 The VC-1 transforms the XT into Roland’s legendary D-50 synthesizer. Relive the D-50 in all its glory. Every circuit and precise detail of this legendary synthesizer has been faithfully modeled. It doesn’t just sound like a D-50, it is a D-50.
VC-2 The VC-2 brings advanced vocal modeling to the V-Synth XT platform — from legacy vocoders to massive choir models with a level of expression never before achieved from conventional voice-processing algorithms.
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Technical Specifications
Type: Digital
Synthesis: Physical modelling, Resynthesis, ROM, Subtractive, SuperSaw, Virtual Analog
Oscillators
Oscillators: "*"
Waveforms: Pink Noise, Pulse, Pulse Variable, ROM, Saw Down, Saw Up, Sine, Square, Super Saw, Wave Table, White Noise
Osc Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Input, Knob, LFO, Oscillator, Pedal
Envelopes
Envelopes: "*"
Evelope Paramerters: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
Filters
Filters: 2
Types: 12dB Slope (2-pole), 24dB Slope (4-pole), Band Pass, High Pass, Low Pass, Resonance
Filter Modulation: Breath Controller, Envelope, Input, LFO, Oscillator, Pedal
LFO
LFO: 2
LFO Parameters: Sample & Hold, Saw Up, Saw Down, Sine, Square, Triangle, Clocked, Delay, Freerun, Key Sync
Polyphony & Tuning
Polyphony: 24 voices
Timbrality: 16
Tuning: Standard
Modes: Mono, Polyphonic, Split
Patches
Patches RAM: 512
Storage: Flash Card, Internal, PCMCIA, SD Card, USB
Editing: MIDI, USB
Arpeggiator
Patterns User programmable, (support use of control change messages) Motifs 8 types Tempo 20 to 250 BPM
Multistep Modulator Tracks 4 Maximum Steps 16 Tempo 20 to 250 BPM
Effects
MFX (Multi-effects)41 setsChorus8 setsReverb10 setsSystem EQ4 bands
Case
Case: Rack
Rack Size: 19", 3U, Full
Controls: Aftertouch, Modulation - Audio Input, Breath, Faders, Joy Stick, Knobs, Velocity - Release, Pedal - Sustain, Velocity, Pedal - Volume
Display Type: LCD, TouchView
Display Count H: 320
Display Count V: 240
Dimensions (WxDxH): 482 x 172 x 177
Weight: 9 lbs. 12 oz.
Connections
Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, SPDIF, USB, Stereo Main, Stereo 2, Stereo Headphone
Audio Output Count: 6
Inputs: 1/4", XLR, SPDIF
MIDI Ports: IN, OUT, THRU, USB
Power: 16w
Production
Year Released: 2006
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Product Links
Company Product Sites:
[+] www.rolandus.com
Pricing
Used Price: $750-$1,499 - convert
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