Roland GAIA SH-01 37-Key Synthesizer

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Tweak real knobs and sliders on the three-oscillator Roland GAIA 37-key synthesizer, and build huge virtual-analog sounds for a not-so-huge price.

Earth-Shaking Analog-Modeling Fun!
Virtual analog synthesis is at your fingertips with the Roland GAIA SH-01, a 37-key little beast of a synthesizer featuring an old-school control panel with lots of knobs, sliders, and buttons just begging to be tweaked. Thanks to three virtual-analog engines -- each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO -- and 64-voice polyphony, the GAIA SH-01 is capable of producing a massive wall of sound. Best of all, you don't have to be an electronic music genius to use it. A natural sense of curiosity ("What happens when I do this?") will take you far on this synthesizer, and its inviting, logical layout will help you understand synthesis from left to right.

Geek Out on Three Synths and Onboard FX
The triple-stacked virtual analog engine is really three complete synths in one. The source of the Roland GAIA SH-01's huge sound, a trio of oscillators drive a threesome of multimode resonant filters, multi-shape LFOs, and amplifiers, as well as nine envelope generators. Sixty-four polyphonic voices allow you to play without dropping notes.

Use dedicated control knobs to fine-tune an array of multi-effects, including reverb, distortion, fuzz, bit crash, flanger, phaser, pitch shifter, low boost, and delay with panning and tempo sync. To get dozens of fun variations, you can layer up to five simultaneous effects. How cool is that?

If you ever need a little help getting started on a song, you can play around with the arpeggiator for instant inspiration. Just hold a note or chord and let the arps do the rest. Tap tempo lets you easily set the tempo by tapping the keys, while the phrase recorder tracks your performance by recording your movements on both the keyboard and the control panel. Controller data may be played back independently to complement your real-time playing.

Hands-On Control
On the GAIA's front panel, there's a full complement of sturdy knobs and sliders, as well as the Roland D-Beam controller, which you can wave your hand over to achieve interesting effects.

You can connect the Roland GAIA SH-01 directly to a Mac or PC with a USB cable, and then stream audio directly to your software of choice. The keyboard's USB ports can also be used to transmit and receive MIDI data, or to store your patches and phrases to a USB memory stick. Making it extra versatile, the GAIA SH-01 has an EXT input for integrating external devices like an MP3 player.

Portable, Space-Saving Design
Compact and lightweight (less than 10 pounds), the 37-key GAIA SH-01 can be powered via AC or 8 rechargeable Ni-MH AA batteries -- your choice -- making it ideal for mobile musicians, students, or studio owners short on space. When performing live, the batteries should provide four to five hours of solid power.

Features:
- 37-key synthesizer keyboard with virtual analog synthesis, effects, and more
- 3 virtual analog engines -- each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO -- for building huge sounds
- Layer up to 5 simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
- 64-Voice polyphony eliminates note drop-out
- Straightforward control panel has buttons, knobs, and sliders
- D Beam, arpeggiator, and phrase recorder help you express yourself
- USB ports let you connect to a computer or save user patches to USB flash drives
- Lightweight, compact keyboard sports 37 full-size keys
- Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience

Keyboard:
- 37 keys (velocity sensitive)
- Maximum Polyphony: 64 voices

Sound Generator Section:
- Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)
- (Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3
- PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)

Patch Memory:
- Preset: 64
- User: 64

OSC Section
- Oscillator waveform: SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, SUPER SAW
- Knobs/Sliders: PITCH, DETUNE, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth

Modulation:
- Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation
- (Tone 2's OSC 2 is applied as modulation to Tone 1's OSC 1.)

FILTER Section
- Filter Type: LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)
- Knobs: CUTOFF, RESONANCE, KEY FOLLOW
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Envelope Depth

AMP Section
- Knobs: LEVEL
- Envelope: Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
- LFO Section:

LFO Shape: TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample
- Knobs/Sliders: RATE, FADE TIME, PITCH DEPTH, FILTER DEPTH, AMP DEPTH
- Tempo Sync: ON/OFF

Effects:
- DIST: Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash
- FLANGER: Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter
- DELAY: Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)
- REVERB: Reverb
- LOW BOOST: Low Boost

Knobs:
- Control 1, Level
Controllers
- Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
- D BEAM Controller

Arpeggiator:
- Preset pattern: 64

Phrase Recorder:
- User: 8
- Number of Track: 1

Jacks/Connectors:
- OUTPUT jacks (L/MONO, R) (1/4 inch phone type)
- Headphone jack (Stereo 1/4 inch phone type)
- PEDAL jack (TRS phone type)
- MIDI Connectors (IN, OUT)
- USB COMPUTER (supports USB Hi-Speed Audio/MIDI)
- USB MEMORY (supports USB 2.0 Hi-Speed flash memory)
- EXT IN jack (Stereo miniature phone type)
- DC IN jack

Power Supply:
- DC 9 V (AC Adaptor or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride AA batteries x 8)
- * Batteries sold separately.
- * Zinc-carbon batteries or alkaline batteries cannot be used.
Current Draw: 600 mA

Battery life for continuous use:
- Approximately 5 hours
- * Using rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries
- * Approximately 4 hours if USB memory is connected
- * Differs depending on the conditions of use

Accessories
- Owner's Manual, Guide Book, CD-ROM (USB DRIVER), DVD Video, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U), Power Cord

Options
- Keyboard Stand: KS-18Z(*), Pedal Switch: DP series, Expression Pedal: EV-5, USB Memory: M-UF2G
- * Make sure that this instrument is mounted at a height that is no higher than 1 meter.

Size and Weight
- Width: 27-3/16 inches
- Depth: 12-1/2 inches
- Height: 3-15/16 inches
- Weight: 9 lbs. 5 oz.

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