VP-7

Vocal Processor

VP-7: Vocal Processor

Background Vocals for Every Keyboardist

Features

For keyboardists in need of great background vocals, the new VP-7 vocal processor is ready to sing! Create harmonies instantly, from a single voice to a full-scale choir, with a microphone and a MIDI connection to the keyboard of your choice. It’s simple. Just select a sound type from the front panel, and play. The Human Voice section provides rich and expressive choral backing by just playing the keyboard — no singing required. The Vocal Designer section can automatically generate 2-voice or 3-voice backing harmonies based on the lyrics that you sing into the microphone. And for classic robot-voice effects, the Vocoder button lets you instantly sound like a vintage vocoder.

  • Generate vocal harmonies instantly — no vocal skills required
  • Dedicated buttons for instant access to the preset sounds
  • Four expressive Human Voice sounds, three Vocal Designer choirs, plus vintage vocoder, echo, and reverb
  • Dedicated knobs for volume, mic level, harmony mix, and Ambience level
  • Bundled with DR-HS5 microphone (designed for Roland’s Vocal Designer products)

Ultimate Expression
The VP-7 lets you create “virtual vocals” with spoken or sung phrases from your own voice. Whether you need a basic harmony or perhaps a vintage vocoder sound, the VP-7 can deliver the interactive, expressive vocal backing you need. Play the desired harmony notes on the keyboard, and sing. You can even generate harmonies without singing at all — just play and let the VP-7’s Human Voice section do the vocalizing for you.

Easy Control
Operating the VP-7 couldn’t be easier. Even though the unit itself is compact, the dedicated buttons and knobs are large and clearly labeled. Four knobs provide instant control over volume, Mic level, Harmony mix, and Ambience level. Large front-panel buttons are provided for selecting the Human Voice type (Female Choir, Boys Choir, Gregorian Choir, and Jazz Scat), for selecting the Vocal Designer type (Duet, Trio 1, and Trio 2), for Bypass, and for activating the Vocoder section.

On Time, On Budget
The VP-7 can be used for a wide variety of musical applications. It’s ideal for musicians who perform alone or in small groups, for example, and who need an interactive, real-time backing chorus. The creative possibilities are vast, as are the time/money savings that this instrument can provide.

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Specs

Tones
Human Voice: Female Choir, Kids Choir, Gregorian Choir, Jazz Scat
Vocal Designer: Duet, Trio1, Trio2
Vocoder: Vocoder1, Vocoder2, Vocoder3
Variation: Male
Maximum Polyphony
64 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Master Tune
438 Hz to 442 Hz
Nominal Input Level
INPUT (MIC): -50 to -10 dBu
Controller
Harmony Knob, Ambience Knob, Tuning Knob
Connectors
Headphone Jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Output Jacks (L/MONO, R): 1/4 inch phone type, Line Input Jack: Stereo miniature phone type, Mic Jack: 1/4 inch phone type or XLR type (with phantom power), Foot Pedal Jack (Bypass on/off), MIDI Connector (IN), DC IN jack
Power Supply
DC 9 V: AC Adaptor
Current Draw
550 mA
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Hands-free Microphone DR-HS5, MIDI Cable, Tutorial DVD, Guidebook, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Power Cord
Options
Pedal Switch: DP Series, Desktop stand and PDS-10 bracket: BKT-S, Pad Stand: PDS-10
Size and Weight
Width
240 mm
9-1/2 inches
Depth
144 mm
5-11/16 inches
Height
64 mm
2-9/16 inches
Weight
800 g
1 lbs. 13 oz.
0 dBu = 0.775 V rms
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.

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