The Roland GAIA SH-01 Synthesizer is a lightweight, compact, virtual analog 37-key keyboard with 64-note polyphony. It's capable of generating familiar analog synthesized sounds from popular music’s past but can also create some cutting-edge sounds and textures for today’s modern music styles.
With three virtual analog engines under the hood, you’ll have all kinds of inspirational fun unleashing your creativity as you harness the power of what are basically 3 synths in one. Each has it’s own oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO. The generous 64-note polyphony protects against note dropout so you can layer and build sounds to your heart’s content.
Every function of the Roland GAIA SH-01 has it’s own dedicated knob, lever or button making changes to your sounds and deep synthesis exploration friendly and intuitive. There are no hidden menus to bog you down and keep you from your creative flow. It features a built-in Arpeggiator with 64 preset patterns, an onboard Phrase Recorder and Roland’s famous D Beam controller. The Phrase Recorder not only captures what notes you play but also the moves you make. Twist a knob, push a slider, wave your hand over the D Beam…all your moves are recorded along with the performance so you really hear back what you intended to hear.
The built-in multi-effects take this synth up another notch from anything you may remember from the old days. These include Reverb, Distortion, Fuzz, Flanger, Bit Crash, Phaser, Pitch-Shifter, Low Boost and Delay (with panning and tempo synch). You can have up to 5 effects running simultaneously making for some very interesting textures. Dedicated controls for tweaking the effects to your liking are within easy grasp on the top panel.
Two handy USB ports allow for Hi-Speed direct connection to your Mac or PC using just one cable. You can stream the Roland GAIA SH-01’s audio directly into the DAW of your choice, as well as send and accept MIDI data. The 2nd USB port allows for connection to a Hi-Speed Flash memory stick to back up your important data easily and quickly.
While it’s powerful with a rich set of performance and recording features, the Roland GAIA SH-01 is lightweight, compact and portable. Weighing in at a mere 9.5 lbs and able to operate for approximately 5 hours on DC 9 V or rechargeable nickel-metal hydride batteries, you can bring your GAIA SH-01 virtually anywhere so pick one up today and start tweaking history.
Included with the GAIA SH-01 is the Owners Manual, Guide Book, CD-ROM (USB Driver), DVD Video, AC Adaptor (PSB-1U).
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* Huge sound with three virtual analog engines onboard, each with a dedicated oscillator, filter, amplifier, envelope, and LFO
* Layer up to five simultaneous effects, including distortion, flanger, delay, reverb, low boost, and more
* 64-voice polyphony for massive sounds without note drop-out
* Fun, hands-on control panel that’s great for instant gratification, and for learning synthesis
* Lightweight, compact body with 37 full-size keys
* Runs on AC or battery power for portable convenience
* D Beam, arpeggiator, and Phrase Recorder onboard
* USB ports for saving user patches to USB flash drives, and for audio/MIDI connection to computers
Additional Features Include:
37 keys (velocity sensitive)
Sound Generaor Section
Virtual analog synthesizer sound generator (Number of part: 1)
(Oscillator + Filter + Amp + Envelopes + LFO) x 3
PCM sound generator (Number of parts: 15)
SAW, SQUARE, PULSE/PWM, TRIANGLE, SINE, NOISE, SUPER SAW
PITCH, DETUNE, Pulse Width, Pulse Width Modulation
Attack, Decay, Envelope Depth
Oscillator Sync, Ring Modulation
(Tone 2's OSC 2 is applied as modulation to Tone 1's OSC 1.)
LPF, HPF, BPF, PKG (-12 dB/-24 dB)
CUTOFF, RESONANCE, KEY FOLLOW
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release, Envelope Depth
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release
TRIANGLE, SINE, SAW, SQUARE, Sample
RATE, FADE TIME, PITCH DEPTH, FILTER DEPTH, AMP DEPTH
Distortion, Fuzz, Bit Crash
Flanger, Phaser, Pitch Shifter
Delay, Panning Delay (with tempo sync function)
Control 1, Level
Pitch Bend/Modulation lever
D BEAM Controller
Preset pattern: 64
Number of Track: 1
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
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.
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