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Roland V-Synth 61-Note Synthesizer

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Opening new worlds of sound and motion.

It combines multiple oscillator technologies with realtime control of a waveform's pitch, time, and formant. It also features user sampling for creating new waveforms, powerful COSM filtering, a killer arpeggiator, and a host of realtime controllers including the revolutionary TimeTrip Pad. Over 300 PCM waveforms with up to 24-voice polyphony. Variphrase technology for manipulating waveforms. Intuitive touchscreen interface. Global reverb, chorus, and multi-effects. USB port for WAV/AIFF file import, WAV export and simplified MIDI connections. 2 stereo line outputs, stereo mic/line input, and S/PDIF digital I/O.

FEATURES
  • Flagship 61-note synthesizer with multiple oscillator technologies, user sampling, and new COSM filtering for incredibly dynamic new sounds
  • New variable oscillators based on analog modeling, user samples, and over 300 PCM waveforms with up to 24-voice polyphony
  • Independently manipulate the pitch, time, and formant of sampled waveforms using VariPhrase technology ” a first in a synthesizer
  • Revolutionary TimeTrip Pad allows realtime manipulation of waveforms
  • Intuitive touchscreen interface with over 20 knobs and sliders, plus twin D-Beams
  • Powerful COSM processing including filter modeling, resonator and side band filter, plus global reverb, chorus, and multi-effects
  • New programmable arpeggiator provides additional rhythmic and timbral controls
  • USB port for WAV/AIFF file import, WAV export and simplified MIDI connections
  • 2 stereo line outputs, stereo mic/line input, and S/PDIF digital I/O
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4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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5.0

Ultimate Synth!

By Dreamtronix

from California

This synth is unmatched for sound design and programming and overall quality (it's a Roland of course!). If you just want to play pre designed patches that everyone else has on a synth, this is not the one for you. If you want to create out-of-this-world sounds that no other synth can touch, then say hello to your dream synth.

 
5.0

GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

If you are into any type of electronic music you must get this keyboard

 
5.0

Bad A** Synth!! Great for Electronic

By JChief40

from Kansas City, KS

If you only buy 1 keyboard: GET THIS ONE

 
5.0

makes me squeel like a little girl

By deny your dan

from salt lake city

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I recently added this to my arsenal, and am very pleased with my purchase. I mainly do noisey industrial, and the v-synth fits the parameters for both a live tool, and as a studio tool. I have never used an easier piece of Roland gear in my life, no deep menu diving with this bad boy, everything is laid out in front of you on the color screen...my only complaint is the lack of a sequencer (no biggie, I use Cubase SX3 for that), and the quirky usb mode when loading in samples from my pc...I highly recomend this to anyone who likes to mangle their sounds...not for the piano based keyboard player at all...

 
5.0

A very specialized Synth

By XeNO

from Chicago

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This is a sound desinger's synth--completely. 24-note poly is not bad--you have continuous resampling ability. Many of you might be afraid of this from Roland's reputation on the old 9000--don't worry they got it right this time. When doing vocal harmonies--they will still sound fake, but it's much better than the usual chipmunk to James Earl Jones you usually get on standards samplers. EFX and processing options go on for quite a bit and all in all this is a very fun piece of gear to work with. The best part is drawing your filter sweeps...

 
4.0

This synth is loaded.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

The V-Synth is a very expensive board, but makes up for it with quality. As a user more familiar with the 16 part multitimbral/4 layer construction mode of sound design, this board will look a bit confusing to the beginning synth user. Built in Modular synthesis is AWESOME. Basically this synth is most useful if you already have a good patch on another synth and you want to resample it. You have the ability to combine analog with PCM synthesis and vice versa thanks to the modular capabilities. The ability to resample internal patches is very useful when you run out of editing options in a patch, which basically allows you to endlessly stack on as much synthesis on one sample as you want. The sound construction capabilities of this board are very broad. Those familiar with digital samplers will have no problem figuring this board out, especially since the pitch degradation annoyance when adjusting wave time is solved with Variphrase. My biggest complaint about this board is the limited polyphonic range. 24 notes just doesn't cut it. My Yamaha CS1x has better polyphony, but this board allows you to adjust the key follow on almost every parameter section, which is useful for drum sounds and other non-chromatic instrument samples. This board is not expandable in any way, which isn't exactly a plus either. Those looking for expandability and simpler, more conventional patch construction should look to the Roland Fantom X. This board isn't just for the entrenched sound designer. This board has great features for live use like the patch pallette, which gives you enough pallette memory for 64 patches, which basically eliminates the hassle of scrolling endlessly through patches or having to reorder your patch numbering for a live show. Roland's website offers free patch updates too, as well as updates to the OS of the V-Synth. For those needing a good studio board, go with the V-Synth. It is a very unique board that gives you unparralleled sound design capabilities.

 
5.0

This is not for realistic sounds!

By Myst Fan232

from Northern California

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This is a very unusual keyboard and not a simple sample playback unit. It is NOT a rompler or the ultimate VA synth. It is performance based and NOT that cool for multi sound applications...Roland assumes you already have a slew of keys and modules and are ready for new stuff to add to it. The controllers for live playing are amazing, the FX solid Roland style. The presets are not too good but show fantastic potential. Roland did NOT include a bunch of expansion ports only USB to Computer slots and a card slot for storage. 24 notes MAX and thats if you do not use complicated patches..but the sound you achieve may well use a lot of the memory and may never be forgotten! Why settle for awkward interfaces when playing and the same old same old synth sound. Get some space in the music! This is not a workstation it is a unique and one of a kind unit for the more advanced user familiar with synthesis, although new programmers can easily experiment them selves into a trippy patch pretty easily.The PCM wave forms provided can be overwritten with your own. Using a few spippets of a sound from a mike or from your favorite soft syth can lead to a patch no one else ever dreamed of. It is an expensive board but solidly built and as you read this review I guarantee that someone is tweaking a patch you will be hearing on a hit song. This unit produces ethereal sounds, as well as everyday Pads and can surprise the programmer with ease. This is an exellent board for experimenting and I believe it to be the next step in electronic music. The USB interface allows you to import waves from your computer and REALLY twist them into beautiful or bizarre strutures that can move around. And you control that live in real time! You do your home work on the computer than manipulate the sound into something not easily obtained on a generic sample CD> Indeed, I bet sample CDs will soon be sold with sounds designed on this synth. I better be quiet before I give away a secret or something. You can buy this keyboard and save a fortune in sample CDs and sound like your own imagination, not some body else's. Players/programmers like the 'Crystal Method' had grabbed these, they may be the next secret weapon! ^__^With Roland's reputation for innovation and quality, this is a good deal.This is not for the every day, ordinary synth artist but for the Dreamers!

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