Roland Boutique VP-03 Vocoder


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Roland Boutique Series Vocoder Sound Module Inspired by the VP-330 Vocoder Plus

Roland VP-03 is a miniature version of the VP-330 Vocoder Plus, one of the most popular vocoders ever made. Part of the Roland Boutique series, VP-03 brings together the worlds of synthesized sound and the human voice using the latest ACB technology to accurately emulate the sound that made the original so influential. VP-03 has the VP-330's vocoder, human voice and strings sound sources on board and comes with a gooseneck microphone. When paired with the optional K-25m keyboard unit (sold separately) you've got the authentic VP-330 vibe in a reliable, low-cost setup that's highly portable. There are new features, too, including 16 chord memory setups and a voice step sequencer for even more creative potential. Whether you want the classic, electro-infused 'talking robot' sound or the expressive power of shaping synth sounds with the human voice, VP-03 puts it all at your fingertips.

  • Ultra-compact recreation of the iconic VP-330 Vocoder Plus
  • Retains the sound, character and user interface of the original VP-330
  • Gooseneck XLR mic included
  • New features include voice step sequencer and chord memory function for one-finger performance
  • High-quality construction with metal front panel
  • Highly portable for mobile music making
  • Battery operated (4 × AA) or USB powered
  • 24-bit / 96 kHz stereo in/out USB audio interface
  • Built-in powered mini-speaker for instant enjoyment
  • Dual ribbon controllers for pitch bend, modulation and one-touch sound preview
  • Compatible with optional K-25m keyboard unit and DK-01 docking case (both sold separately)

Voice step sequencer
VP-03 includes a voice step sequencer not included in the original VP-330, which allows you to input a single note, chord or your voice into each of the 16 steps, with each step comprising up to six notes. The result is a distinctive rhythmic effect that brings dynamic motion to VP-03. You can use a series of functions to change the order of steps within the sequence for unpredictable and inspiring results. Saving your best sequences to a computer via USB is easy using the backup/restore function.

Chord memory function
Another function not found in the original VP-330 is chord memory, which lets you play back chords using just one finger. With 16 locations available you can quickly store and recall your favorite chords using one of the 16 step buttons. You can also create your own chords and save them into these locations, and back them up to your computer using the backup/restore function.

Connect with external gear
In addition to line and headphone outputs (both in mini-jack format), VP-03 is equipped with a full-size XLR mic input. Simply connect the supplied gooseneck mic to fully unlock VP-03's creative potential, using your voice (or any other sound) to filter and shape the onboard synthesized sounds. You can also connect VP-03 to other devices, either through the standard MIDI in/out ports or via a Micro-B USB connection that handles both audio and MIDI data.

Optional K-25m keyboard unit
VP-03 works especially well with K-25m (sold separately), an optional 25-note keyboard that takes your music making to the next level. Once docked in the keyboard, the module's front panel adjusts to three positions for convenient access to the knobs and sliders. Just attach the included gooseneck mic and you're ready to go!

Battery or USB bus power
Some of the best music is made away from the studio, so the Roland Boutique series runs on 4 × AA batteries, ready for when inspiration strikes. Alternatively, you can use VP-03 with USB bus power. Incredibly portable, VP-03 weighs just 33 oz. with the batteries installed.

USB audio interface for direct recording to your DAW
Via its USB port VP-03 also functions as a high-quality 24-bit / 96 kHz audio interface, providing a simple and reliable way of recording directly to your DAW application. You can keep your favorite settings and voice step sequencer patterns safe, too, via the USB data backup function.

More Information
Manufacturer Roland
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories Dedicated gooseneck microphone
(4) AA Alkaline Batteries
Analog/Digital Digital
Number of Keys None
Weighted Keys N/A
Key Action N/A
Aftertouch N/A
Speakers Built-in 0.5W mini-speaker
Programs/Presets Vocoder, Human Voice, String
Voices of Polyphony N/A
Oscillators per Voice Varies by Sound Engine
Multitimbral N/A
Effects ENSEMBLE (chorus
Sequencer 16 Step/pattern Sequencer with 5 notes and 100ms Sampling voice
Sampling N/A
Internal Storage Capacity N/A
Audio File Playback No
Arpeggiator No
MIDI In, Out
USB Port (to Host) MIDI, Audio, System Updates
USB Flash Drive Port (to Device) N/A
Audio Inputs XLR MIC IN
Audio Outputs 1/8" stereo
1/8" stereo headphone
Control Connections 16-pin port for use with KM-25m keyboard unit (sold separately)
Onboard Controllers 12 sliders
dual ribbon controllers, 3 knobs, 24 buttons, 1 toggle switch
Expansion VP-03 also functions as a high-quality 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface
Width 11-13/16"
Depth 5-1/16"
Height 1-13/16"
Product Weight 2lbs 2oz
Unique Features Includes Voice Step Sequencer and Chord Memory function for one-finger performance

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