V-Synth GT

Elastic Audio Synthesizer

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V-Synth GT: Elastic Audio Synthesizer

The World’s Most Expressive Synthesizer

Features

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
  • Color touch-screen display with wide viewing angle

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! Just click on the Download tab above to get the Version 2.0 update, along with detailed documentation on all the newly added features.

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Specs

V-Synth GT: Synthesizer Keyboard
Keyboard
61 keys (with velocity and channel aftertouch)
Sound Generator Configuration
Dual-core (2 Tones per Patch: Upper and Lower)
Sections per Tone
Oscillator (envelope x 4 + LFO x 1) x 2, Modulator x 1, COSM (envelope x 2 + LFO x 1) x 2, TVA (envelope x 1 + LFO x 1) x 1, Multi Step Modulator x 1, Tone-FX x 1, AP-Synthesis (Articulative Phrase Synthesis) x 1 (*), Vocal Designer x 1 (*): * Usable on either upper or lower (not both)
OSC1/OSC2 (Oscillator 1, 2)
Analog Modeling: 14 waveforms (SAW, SQUARE, TRIANGLE, SINE, RAMP, JUNO, HQ-SAW, HQ-SQUARE, NOISE, LA-SAW, LASQUARE, SUPER-SAW, FEEDBACK-OSC, XMOD-OSC), PCM/VariPhrase (Preset waveforms + Sampling waveforms), External Input
MOD (Modulator)
4 types (RING, FM, ENV-RING, OSC-SYNC)
COSM
16 types (OD/DS, W-SHAPE, AMP, SPEAKER, RESONATOR, SBF1, SBF2, COMB)
Multi Step Modulator
Provided independently for the Upper Tone and Lower Tone Tracks per Tone: 4, Maximum Number of Steps: 16, Templates: 16, Tempo: 20--250 BPM
AP Synthesis
Source Waveforms: 38 types, Phrase Models: Violin, Erhu, Sax, Flute, Multifade
Vocal Designer
Carrier: Oscillator x 2, Modulator x 1, COSM x 2, TVA x 1, Multi Step Modulator x 1, Vocoder: 4 types (Stereo, Mono, Vintage, Enhance), Formant: 7 types (Maximum)
Zones
Upper Tone: 16, Lower Tone: 16
Arpeggiator
Patterns: User programmable (supports use of control change messages), Motifs: 8 types, Templates: 16, Tempo: 20--250 BPM
MIDI Parts
1
Maximum Polyphony
28 voices (varies according to the sound generator load)
Internal Memory
Projects: 1, Patches: 512, Tones: 896, Wave Memory (RAM): 64 MB
Internal Storage
Internal Flash Memory: 49.5 MB
External Storage Device
USB Flash Memory
Effects
Tone-FX: 63 types, Chorus: 8 types, Reverb: 18 types, 4-band system EQ, Input Effects (Mic/Sampling)
Sampling Frequency
Internal: 44.1 kHz, DIGITAL IN/OUT: 96, 48, 44.1 kHz
Signal Processing
Internal Processing: Sound Generating Section: 32 bits (floating point), Effects Section: 32 bits (fixed point), DA Conversion: 24 bits, AD Conversion: 24 bits
Nominal Output Level
MAIN OUT: +4 dBu, DIRECT OUT: +4 dBu
Nominal Input Level
INPUT (L, R): -10/-20 dBu, MIC IN: -50-- -10 dBu
Display
320 x 240 dots backlit TFT full color touch screen
Controllers
Pitch Bend/Modulation Lever, Time Trip Pad, D Beam Controller (Twin Beam), Assignable Control Knobs (C1, C2), Assignable Switches (S1, S2), V-LINK Button
Connectors
Headphone Jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type), Main Output Jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch TRS phone type), Direct Output Jacks (L, R) (1/4 inch phone type), Input Jacks (L, R) (1/4 inch phone type), Mic Jack (1/4 inch phone type/XLR type, phantom power), Hold Pedal Jack, Control Pedal Jacks (1, 2), MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT, THRU), USB Connectors: COMPUTER (supports USB 2.0 file transfer, USB 1.1 USB MIDI, and USB Audio) MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Flash Memory), Digital Audio Interface (24-bit, IEC60958): COAXIAL (IN, OUT) OPTICAL (IN, OUT), AC Inlet
Power Supply
AC 115 V, AC 117 V, AC 220 V, AC 230 V, AC 240 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Consumption
30 W
Accessories
Owner's Manual, Quick Start, Driver Install Guide, CD-ROM (USB Driver), Power Cord
Options
Keyboard Stand: KS-12, Pedal Switch: DP series, Footswitch: BOSS FS-5U, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF128, Microphone: DR series
Size and Weight
Width
1,066 mm
42 inches
Depth
411 mm
16-3/16 inches
Height
125 mm
4-15/16 inches
Weight
13.8 kg
30 lbs. 7 oz.
*The specifications are subject to change without notice.

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